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.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
8th May 2014
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
7th May 2014
US: North Carolina registrar pledges to sign same-sex marriage licences, defy marriage ban
10:01 PM — A newly-elected North Carolina registrar has pledged to start signing same-sex marriage licenses in November, despite the state's marriage ban.
Monica Lewinsky: Suicide of gay teenager moved me to speak out 9
9:34 PM — Monica Lewinsky, the presidential aide who famously had an affair with Bill Clinton, has said the suicide of a gay teenager moved her to finally break her silence.
2nd May 2014
US: Man announces he will run for President, unveils anti-gay manifesto 30
3:37 PM — Tennessee-based Darrell Trigg has announced his candidacy in the 2016 US Presidential elections, and revealed several anti-gay manifesto points.
13th April 2014
US: Oklahoma trans policewoman runs for State House 5
6:10 PM — An Oklahoma transgender policewoman has announced that she will run for election to the state's House of Representatives.
2nd April 2014
US: Newly out Arizona senator told to ‘act more gay’ by colleague 6
9:56 PM — Newly-out Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo has been told to 'act more gay' by a colleague attempting to have him removed as party whip.
27th March 2014
US: Gay politician announces he’s HIV positive and resigns to run HIV charity 9
12:25 PM — A Democratic Party politician in Massachusetts is stepping down from office in order to become the executive director of an HIV organisation in the state.
11th March 2014
US poll: 61% of Republicans under 30 support same-sex marriage 7
8:42 PM — According to a new poll, for the first time ever a majority of young Republicans are in favour of same-sex marriage.
6th March 2014
US: Santa Fe elects first openly gay mayor 1
8:36 PM — Santa Fe has elected its first ever openly gay mayor, former state Democratic party chairman Javier Gonzales.
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.
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.
30th December 2013
US: Florida Democrats hope to push forward with LGBT rights bills in 2014 2
12:39 PM — Democrats in the US state of Florida have expressed an interest in pushing forward with bills to extend civil rights to LGBT people in 2014.
11th December 2013
US: Borough president calls Brooklyn, NY the ‘lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
3:32 PM — Brooklyn’s president, Marty Markowitz, lauded his district’s gay community and their contributions to the area by calling the borough the “lesbian capital” of the Northeast.
6th November 2013
Illinois Governor to sign equal marriage into law this month 4
5:56 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state later this month.