20th December 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican Michele Bachmann leaves Congress 7
6:30 PM — Notoriously homophobic Republican Michele Bachmann has finished her final term in Congress.
5th December 2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘honoured’ to have anti-discrimination bill named after him 2
11:50 AM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he is 'honoured' to have an Alabama bill which would outlaw anti-gay employment discrimination named after him.
19th November 2014
Republican congresswoman: I backed LGBT equality after my son came out as trans 20
3:18 PM — A Florida Republican says she made a U-turn on LGBT rights after her own child came out as transgender.
8th November 2014
US: Gay Republican Carl DeMaio loses election after sexual harassment claims 3
2:42 PM — Gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio has lost his bid for congress by a tiny margin, after being accused of sexually harassing male staffers.
7th November 2014
US: Clay Aiken making reality series about failed bid for congress 4
1:42 PM — Gay American Idol singer-turned-politician Clay Aiken bombed at the polls this week - but he will star in his own documentary series instead.
24th October 2014
Republican congressman: No gays will go to heaven 38
5:32 PM — Republican congressman Steve King has claimed that no gay people will go to heaven.
12th October 2014
US: Protests disrupt gay Republican’s fundraiser over sexual harassment claims
12:51 PM — A group of protesters attempted to disrupt a fundraiser for gay Republican candidate Carl DeMaio, who is accused of sexually harassing a male staffer.
29th September 2014
US lawmakers: FCC should ban the filtering of gay websites in schools 1
2:21 PM — A group of US lawmakers have called on the Federal Communications Commission to ban schools and libraries from filtering LGBT-themed websites.
19th September 2014
Clay Aiken: Your nude pics deserved to be leaked 25
10:41 PM — Openly-gay North Carolina Congressional hopeful Clay Aiken spoke out this week regarding celebrity nude picture leaks.
27th August 2014
US: Transgender woman concedes Oklahoma House District 88 4
8:36 PM — Retired Oklahoma City police officer and US Army veteran Paula Sophia conceded the race for District 88 in Oklahoma’s House of Representatives. An out transgendered woman Sophia trailed Jason Dunnington by 22 votes.
21st August 2014
US: Anonymous Capitol Hill staffer makes transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles 1
8:19 PM — An anonymous user with an IP address from the US House of Representatives repeatedly made transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles over past days before being banned by the site.
13th August 2014
US: Wisconsin Republican who backs Uganda’s anti-gay law wins primary 5
11:26 AM — A Wisconsin Republican who supports Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act has won a primary, securing the party's nomination to the House of Representatives.
25th July 2014
US: House Representative minimises religious exemption in ENDA 2
8:17 PM — Congressman Jared Polis, an out gay sponsor for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), minimised the religious exemption in the bill earlier this week without an official announcement.
23rd July 2014
US: Anti-gay Republican wins GOP primary in Georgia 8
10:35 PM — Republican Jody Hice, a pastor who once claimed gay people have a secret plot to sodomise America's sons, won the Georgia 10th district GOP primary last night.
16th July 2014
US: Record numbers as Transgender Lobby Day attacks ENDA religious exemptions 1
5:18 PM — A record number of transgender activists and allies have taken part in a lobbying event in D.C. to urge lawmakers to push through a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which does not include the broad religious exemption clause.
27th June 2014
US: House Speaker announces intention to sue Obama over abuse of executive powers 5
3:20 PM — Republican House Speaker John Boehner has announced that he intends to sue President Barack Obama for an abuse of executive powers.
26th June 2014
UK: Trade Union Congress to increase anti-homophobia campaigning following LGBT conference 3
5:57 PM — The annual LGBT conference of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), which includes members from Unite, Unison, the National Union of Teachers and more than fifty other unions, heard Thursday how unions needed to increase their work to combat homophobia.
25th June 2014
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman advances in run for state House
6:03 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has advanced her run for the state's House of Representatives, surviving tough a Democratic primary.
22nd June 2014
US: Gay congressman marries same-sex partner 2
2:47 PM — A Democratic congressman has married his same-sex partner, becoming only the second ever to do so while in office.
18th June 2014
Republican congressman: Anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn’t exist 18
8:03 PM — A Republican congressman says he doesn't believe anti-gay workplace discrimination is a problem.