16th July 2014
US: Record numbers as Transgender Lobby Day attacks ENDA religious exemptions
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.
1st June 2014
US: Republican congressman to speak at NOM’s anti-gay rally 5
2:19 PM — A Republican Congressman has been announced as a speaker at the National Organisation for Marriage's anti-gay event next month.
5th March 2014
Arizona Senator comes out: ‘I’m gay, I’m Latino, and it’s okay’ 4
9:39 PM — An Arizona state Senator has come out as gay, after the state's governor had to veto a senate bill which would have legalised anti-gay discrimination.
13th February 2014
US: Gay Republican is first to feature partner in political ad 7
12:05 PM — An openly gay Republican has become the first to feature his same-sex partner in a political ad.
6th February 2014
Gay former American Idol star announces bid for Congress 1
6:51 PM — Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has announced his intention to run for Congress in his native North Carolina.
5th December 2013
Virginia Congressman accused of urging Republicans not to fund gay candidates
6:20 PM — Virginia Representative Randy Forbes is under fire for allegedly urging his Republican Party colleagues not to support gay congressional candidates.
5th November 2013
US Senate passes bill protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination 7
10:55 AM — A bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans has passed the US Senate – but it faces immense hurdles in the House of Representatives where the Republican Party holds the balance of power.
4th November 2013
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).
30th October 2013
US: Ban on LGBT discrimination gains key Senate vote
6:37 PM — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin's support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) means all 54 Democrats in the US senate are backing a pivotal piece of LGBT legislation.
2nd October 2013
Comment: Does the US Congress represent LGBT Americans? 17
1:22 PM — Having undertaken an internship on Capitol Hill, British student Cai Wilshaw writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how America still has a long way to go when it comes to LGBT political representation and equality.
23rd September 2013
Gay husband of Facebook co-founder formally running for US Congress 15
3:08 PM — Sean Eldridge, an investor and the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has officially launched his campaign for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat in 2014.
5th August 2013
Uruguay: Equal marriage law comes into effect 11
12:49 PM — Same-sex couples will be allowed to marry in Uruguay from today.
24th July 2013
Colombia: First ever civil union legally recognised 2
10:51 PM — For the first time in Colombia, a judge has recognised the civil union of a gay couple.
24th June 2013
US: 67 Congress members take part in NOH8 on The Hill III 1
6:57 PM — Ahead of the US Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Defence of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 ban on equal marriage, the NOH8 Campaign has today released NOH8 portraits for the 67 Members of Congress who took part in its third NOH8 on The Hill event.