25th June 2014
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.
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.
21st June 2014
US: Newly-out Democrat leads Maine Pride parade 2
7:38 PM — A Maine Democrat who came out as gay last year has marshalled the state's biggest Pride parade for the first time.
20th June 2014
Former Montana Governor: Men from the South set off my gaydar 3
5:18 PM — The former Democratic Governor of Montana has said that he often mistakes Southern men for gays, because they are both "a little effeminate".
16th June 2014
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.
US: Senate bill proposes creation of an LGBT rights envoy 2
1:01 PM — A Senate bill proposes the creation of an LGBT Envoy, to work against discrimination and violence around the world.
15th June 2014
New York mayor: I won’t march in St Patrick’s Day parade until it includes gay people
6:17 PM — New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has said he will continue to boycott New York's annual St Patrick's Day parade until it includes LGBT people.
13th June 2014
US: Rhode Island gay mayoral candidate ‘proposes’ to husband in campaign ad 1
6:52 PM — A gay mayoral candidate in Providence, Rhode Island, has debuted a campaign ad recreating his proposal to his husband.
12th June 2014
US: Hillary Clinton says radio host is ‘flat wrong’ for challenging her equal marriage support 65
10:35 PM — Hillary Clinton accused a radio host of "playing with" her words, when he questioned her support for equal marriage.
Hillary Clinton: There’s an ‘increasing backlash’ against LGBT rights 45
6:11 PM — Hillary Clinton says there’s an “increasing backlash” against LGBT rights around the world.
11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
US: New York Assembly set to vote on ‘gay cure’ ban for minors 5
11:25 AM — The New York State Assembly is set to vote today on a proposed ban on therapy to 'cure' homosexuality in minors.
5th June 2014
US: Long Beach elects first openly gay mayor
8:24 PM — An openly gay Democrat has been elected as the mayor of Long Beach, California.
3rd June 2014
Illinois: Republican governor candidate wants to ban equal marriage 7
6:52 PM — Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says that he’d be willing to repeal the same-sex marriage law that was recently introduced in Illinois.
1st June 2014
US: Republican attempt to force referendum on repeal of trans anti-discrimination law fails 6
6:58 PM — An attempt by Maryland Republicans to trigger a referendum to repeal a law giving trans people legal protection from Discrimination has failed.
Illinois Governor: We are now on the right side of history 5
4:47 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has released a statement celebrating the rollout of same-sex marriage, proclaiming the state is "now on right side of history".
31st May 2014
US: Kansas Democrat defects to Republicans over ‘homosexual agenda’ 11
1:30 PM — An anti-gay Kansas Democrat has announced she will defect to the Republicans, citing the "homosexual agenda" and Democratic "hostility" to her views.
17th May 2014
Obama: We should reaffirm our commitment to equality to fight anti-gay laws 2
11:55 AM — Barack Obama has said the world needs to "recommit" to the principle of equality to halt an upsurge in anti-gay discrimination, in a statement commemorating IDAHOT.
13th May 2014
US: Gay singer Clay Aiken wins Democratic nomination for Congress bid 6
8:45 PM — Gay former American Idol star Clay Aiken has won a Democratic primary in North Carolina, securing the party's nomination to run for congress.