5th October 2014
Michelle Obama endorses openly gay Maine candidate Mike Michaud 1
3:56 PM — Michelle Obama has given her endorsement to an openly gay politician running to become the governor of Maine, Mike Michaud.
30th September 2014
US: Trans candidate runs for Wyoming House of Representatives
7:16 PM — Larissa Sneider, a transgender woman from Evanston, Wyoming, recently secured a Democratic nomination to run for the Wyoming House of Representatives.
27th September 2014
Barney Frank: Transgender people don’t have rights legislation because they wouldn’t help lobby 68
5:51 PM — Retired congressman Barney Frank has attacked the head of the Human Rights Campaign for apologising to trans groups, and claimed trans people are only excluded from rights legislation because they wouldn't help lobby for it.
24th September 2014
US: Democrat Mike Michaud on course to become first out governor 6
2:24 PM — Democratic congressman Mike Michaud could be on course to become the first out governor in the history of the United States.
21st September 2014
US: Republican candidate breaks ranks to back discharge petition for anti-discrimination bill 1
12:36 PM — An out Republican congressional candidate has broken ranks with his party to support a discharge petition for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
15th September 2014
Clinton adviser: Gay rights will be Obama’s greatest legacy 26
5:20 PM — A former adviser to Bill Clinton has claimed that gay rights will be Obama's biggest legacy.
10th September 2014
US: Lesbian equality lawyer wins Massachusetts Democratic primary 1
1:28 PM — A Massachusetts equality lawyer who fought against the Defence of Marriage Act could be on her way to becoming the first out Attorney General in a US state.
30th August 2014
US: Former Florida governor attacks incumbent for fighting same-sex marriage
1:47 PM — Former Florida governor Charlie Crist has attacked incumbent governor Rick Scott, for allowing the state to fight against same-sex marriage.
13th August 2014
Republican Congressman: Obama is ‘obsessed’ with promoting gay rights 7
12:33 PM — A Republican congressman has claimed that Barack Obama is 'obsessed' with promoting gay rights.
10th August 2014
US: Pro-gay marriage Hawaii Governor loses seat in primary 18
6:17 PM — Despite backing from President Obama, Hawaii's Governor Neil Abercrombie, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, has been defeated in his re-election bid.
8th August 2014
Congressman at Pride: Don’t talk about Chelsea Manning, I’m just here to party 3
5:48 PM — A congressman has refused to answer questions about trans prisoner Chelsea Manning while appearing at a Pride parade.
29th July 2014
US: Former Florida Governor promises to ban LGBT discrimination if elected
10:32 PM — Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced last Tuesday that he will sign five executive orders benefiting the LGBT community on his first day back in office if he’s elected in November.
26th July 2014
US: The View panellist apologises for suggesting Hillary Clinton is a lesbian 6
1:21 PM — TV host Jenny McCarthy has apologised for suggesting that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian.
5th July 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: Equal marriage is the civil rights issue of our day 4
12:05 PM — Joe Biden has declared that equal marriage is the "civil rights issue of our day", while giving a speech marking Independence Day.
28th June 2014
US: Former Republican Governor files legal brief in favour of same-sex marriage 1
6:12 PM — The former Republican Governor of Floria has filed a legal brief supporting the introduction of same-sex marriage.
27th June 2014
First openly gay congressman attacks Victory Fund for backing gay Republican 2
2:39 PM — The first member of Congress to come out as gay has attacked the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund for backing a gay Republican candidate against a straight pro-equality Democrat.
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.
US: Maryland Democrat candidate fails to become first transgender official in state senate 2
4:13 PM — An equality advocate and retired surgeon has missed out on the chance to become Maryland’s first transgender state senator, after failing to defeat the gay incumbent in Tuesday’s Democrat primary.
US: Republican Representative claims paedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ 10
12:11 PM — A debate on charter schools in Raleigh, North Carolina, was marred Tuesday after a Republican Representative suggested that an amendment to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation might be used to protect paedophiles.
23rd June 2014
US: Bill Clinton to pay tribute to gay rights heroes in televised message 4
5:56 PM — Bill Clinton is to back gay rights in a televised message this week, to mark the first anniversary of the repeal of DOMA.