27th June 2014
Poll: 61% of Americans think wedding businesses should be required to serve gays 3
7:15 PM — According to a new poll, 61% of Americans think businesses in the wedding trade should be required to serve same-sex couples.
18th June 2014
US: Church expels volunteer over gay commitment ceremony 12
4:12 PM — A Michigan Church has expelled a gay volunteer, after he held a private commitment ceremony with his same-sex partner.
3rd June 2014
US: Illinois lawsuit plaintiffs finally marry after 51 years together
12:18 PM — The lead plaintiffs in Illinois' successful same-sex marriage lawsuit have finally married, after 51 years together.
31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
28th May 2014
US: Mayor of Pittsburgh to marry 20 same-sex couples in mass wedding at Pride 3
10:00 PM — The Mayor of Pittsburgh has announced he plans to marry up to 20 same-sex couples at Pride next month, to celebrate marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
24th May 2014
US: Same-sex couple to marry atop six-storey novelty giant elephant 2
2:08 PM — A six-storey novelty giant elephant will host its first same-sex wedding next month in New Jersey.
US: Couples begin to marry in Pennsylvania as same-sex marriage ruling comes into effect 2
12:19 PM — Same-sex couples across Pennsylvania have begun to marry, as the state's marriage ruling comes into effect.
28th April 2014
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
14th April 2014
US: White House ceremony to launch stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk 1
8:19 PM — The White House will hold a ceremony next month to launch a stamp in honour of assassinated gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
4th January 2013
Gay Israeli MP conducts unofficial same-sex marriage ceremonies outside Rabbinic Court 10
2:01 PM — Gay Israeli member of the Israeli Parliament or Knesset, Nitzan Horowitz has conducted three unofficial same-sex wedding ceremonies in front of the rabbinical court.
19th December 2011
Malaysian student “missing” for three years found after Irish civil partnership 57
11:30 AM — A Malaysian student whose family reported him missing after he stopped contacting them three years ago has been found after pictures of his civil partnership ceremony in Ireland circulated the internet.
3rd October 2011
Gay EastEnders star John Partridge ties the knot 12
1:19 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has had a civil partnership. The star, 40, tied the knot with long-term boyfriend Jon Tsouras at the Trafalgar Tavern pub in Greenwich on Friday.
1st February 2011
Liverpool remembers gay Holocaust victims 8
12:12 PM — Pink and black triangle wreaths were laid in Liverpool this weekend to remember gay victims of the Holocaust. More than 60,000 gay people in Europe were thought to have been persecuted, murdered or interned between 1933 and 1945, during the Nazi reign.
28th January 2011
David Kato buried as pastor condemns homosexuality 22
4:55 PM — Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato was buried today but scuffles broke out at his funeral as the pastor urged gays to repent. Mr Kato, who was murdered in his home on Wednesday, was laid to rest in his village near Kampala.
6th January 2011
First US transgender trial judge is sworn in 8
11:23 AM — Victoria Kolakowski made history this week when she became the first trans person to be sworn in as a trial judge in the US.
15th November 2010
Texas gay couple marry by Skype 3
1:04 PM — A gay couple have circumvented Texas' ban on gay marriage by marrying over Skype. Mark Reed and Dante Walkup used the internet software to link to Washington DC, where a registrar conducted the ceremony.
5th November 2010
Tory MP Chris Grayling named Stonewall ‘bigot of the year’ 36
1:41 AM — Former shadow home secretary Chris Grayling was named 'Bigot of the Year' at Thursday night's Stonewall awards. Award winners included rugby player Gareth Thomas, The Times and actor John Partridge.
12th February 2010
Five men arrested in Kenya over gay wedding plans 19
4:51 PM — Five men suspected of being gay have been arrested in Kenya after local people protested over a planned gay wedding.
Marc Jacobs’ partner confirms the pair are married 7
11:55 AM — Lorenzo Martone has confirmed he and fashion designer Marc Jacobs are married. Martone told a magazine the pair tied the knot on New Year's Eve, although they had yet to sign official documents.
10th February 2010
Gay bishop’s civil partnership postponed 5
5:42 PM — Northern Ireland Bishop Pat Buckley has postponed his civil partnership after his fiance got "stressed out" with the media attention.