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.
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.