23rd June 2014
US: Attorney claims gay people are ‘absolute thugs’ for wanting discrimination protections 16
4:45 PM — An attorney from the anti-gay Christian legal group Liberty Counsel has said legislation to protect LGBT people against discrimination is "a tragedy", and that gay people are "absolute thugs" for trying to gain equality.
13th June 2014
Dominican Republic: Police chief maintains ban on gay officers 3
3:17 PM — The Dominican Republic's Chief of Police has said that he does not allow any gay officers.
11th June 2014
US Attorney General: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay members is a ‘relic of prejudice’ 1
11:00 AM — The US Attorney General has attacked the Boy Scouts of America for their ban on gay adult members, describing it as a "relic of prejudice".
24th May 2014
New Boy Scouts president: I won’t repeal the ban on gay adult members 7
12:44 PM — The new President of the Boy Scouts of America supports the principle of removing a ban on gay adult members, but has warned that "reopening the issue" now would provoke a split in the movement.
17th May 2014
US: White House backs Hagel’s efforts to review transgender military ban 1
4:08 PM — The White House has tentatively backed a review of the policy banning transgender people from openly serving in the military.
11th May 2014
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to allowing trans people in military 3
5:59 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that he is "open" to finally allowing trans people to serve openly in the military.
28th April 2014
US: Sailor discharged from Navy for being transgender 12
9:58 PM — A transgender sailor says he was discharged from the US Navy last year because of his gender identity.
US: Tennessee wedding venue refuses to hold commitment ceremony for two Iraq veterans 2
7:36 PM — A wedding venue in Tennessee has refused to allow two gay Iraq veterans to hold their commitment ceremony there.
2nd April 2014
Family Research Council: Allowing gays in the military has caused its ‘absolute destruction’ 22
8:30 PM — The vice-president of the Family Research Council has said that the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell in 2011 has caused the 'absolute destruction' of the US military.
13th March 2014
US: Former Surgeon General urges lifting ban on trans people in the military 1
9:52 PM — A report backed by the former US Surgeon General has urged the lifting of a ban on transgender people serving in the military.
7th March 2014
Fox host: ‘Allowing gays makes the military like lab rats, which is why Putin invaded Ukraine’ 22
9:08 PM — A Fox News host said that allowing gays to openly serve has made the military "laboratory rats in some radical social experiment", and blamed Obama's 'pink crayon' policies for the current conflict in Ukraine.
7th January 2014
This gay Marine waited 57 years to not be remembered as dishonourable. He got his dying wish 13
7:58 PM — A US Marine who was dishonourably discharged from the military for being gay almost 60 years ago has been given his dying wish to have an honourable discharge.
26th September 2013
Video: Pentagon highlights extension of benefits to same-sex military couples 1
7:23 PM — The US Department of Defense has released a video which highlights a case study of a same-sex military couple receiving equal benefits, following a change in policy earlier this month.
17th September 2013
Tony Perkins: ‘Allowing gay military couples leave to travel to where they can marry is discriminatory’ 36
7:18 PM — Tony Perkins of the anti-gay Family Research Council, has voiced his disapproval at the Pentagon's announcement that gay couples will be allowed leave to marry, if they live a certain distance from a state which legally recognises same-sex marriage.
31st August 2013
US: Gay sergeant who criticised ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy dies in car accident 11
11:04 AM — Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic who was discharged from the US Army after criticising the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, has died in a traffic accident.
14th August 2013
Gay US military personnel to be granted leave to marry in states where equal marriage is legal 1
5:38 PM — The Pentagon has announced that same-sex couples in the US military will be able to get up to ten days leave in order to marry in a state where equal marriage is legal.
13th August 2013
US: Navy submarine sailor proposes to boyfriend on return from six-month deployment 8
5:11 PM — A submarine sailor in the US Navy proposed to his boyfriend on returning from a six-month deployment this week.
31st July 2013
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
29th July 2013
US: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell opponent Senator to challenge military handling of sexual assaults 2
3:53 PM — A Democratic US Senator who was one of the main opponents against the now repealed ban on gay and lesbian people serving openly in the military, has now set her sights on tackling the way sexual assaults are handled in the military.
24th June 2013
US: Acting Air Force Secretary becomes highest ranking openly-gay member of Defense Department
9:24 PM — The new acting Air Force Secretary, Under Secretary Eric Fanning, has become the highest-ranking openly-gay person at the US Defense Department.