1st November 2013
US: Defence Secretary says refusing same-sex IDs is ‘wrong’
1:14 PM — Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has criticised nine US states for failing to grant full spousal benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian members of America's armed forces.
3rd October 2013
US: Lesbian charged over underage relationship to be released from jail 3
4:58 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the 19-year-old Florida lesbian charged with having sexual relations with her 14-year-old girlfriend has accepted the terms of a new plea deal.
16th August 2013
US: Lesbian teenager accused of continuing to have contact with underage girlfriend 22
7:41 PM — Florida teenager Kaitlyn Hunt, who was accused lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age, for having a relationship with a 14-year-old, has now been accused of continuing contact with the girl.
1st July 2013
Gay binational couple in the US first to receive confirmation of green card approval after DOMA ruling 3
4:59 PM — A Bulgarian man in the US, who is married to an American man, has become the first gay spouse to receive confirmation of approval for a permanent resident visa, following the US Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
18th June 2013
US: Attorney representing lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl asks judge to step down 15
6:05 PM — The attorney representing a lesbian teenager who was charged with a felony for having sexual relations with her younger girlfriend, has asked for the presiding judge to remove himself from the case.
31st May 2013
US: Teen charged for hate crime shooting of trans woman 1
5:44 PM — A 16-year-old has been arrested for robbing and shooting a 22-year-old transgender woman in an attack she says was motivated by him finding out about her gender identity.
24th May 2013
US: Anonymous hackers target Florida State Attorney over charges against lesbian teenager 4
5:34 PM — US hackers collective Anonymous, has set its sights on Florida's State Attorney, over felony charges brought against an 18-year-old lesbian, for having a relationship with a girl four years younger than her.
US: Lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl, rejects plea deal 10
5:04 PM — A florida lesbian 18-year-old, has rejected the plea deal she was offered, after being charged with felony offences for having a relationship with a girl four years younger than her.
23rd May 2013
Florida: Lesbian teen expelled from school and charged over same-sex relationship 25
6:52 PM — Campaigners have condemned the arrest and expulsion of a lesbian high school pupil for having a same-sex relationship with a younger student.
9th May 2013
Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist announces marriage equality support
5:54 PM — Charlie Crist, the former Governor of Florida, declared his support for marriage equality in what appears to be the latest stage of his evolution from Republican to Democrat politics.
7th May 2013
US: Authorities urged to solve murder of black trans women in three states 5
4:43 PM — Two organisations in the US are calling for action by authorities, following the murder of several black, transgender women across three states.
19th April 2013
Florida: Gay publisher blasts GLAAD for giving award to Adam Lambert 29
6:53 PM — The decision of US LGBT advocacy group GLAAD to honour Adam Lambert with an award has angered the boss of a Florida gay publication.
5th April 2013
US: Senator Bill Nelson declares support for marriage equality as ‘God created us all with rights’ 17
3:53 PM — Florida Democrat Bill Nelson has changed his position on same-sex marriage, adding to a recent outbreak of support which has seen the Senate tip in favour of marriage equality.
4th April 2013
Busta Rhymes launches anti-gay tirade in Miami burger restaurant 21
6:04 PM — Rapper Busta Rhymes has been accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at an employee at a Miami restaurant and calling the lesbian owner a "bitch".
3rd April 2013
US: Florida Senate committee approves bill for same-sex domestic partnership registry 5
1:39 AM — A Florida Senate committee has approved the state's first bill to allow domestic partner registration, including specific rights for same-sex couples.
25th March 2013
US: South Florida to get first gay retirement home 3
3:57 PM — South Florida is to get its first gay retirement home, Secret Garden in Wilton Manors.
19th March 2013
Florida: State appeals court makes key ruling in Facebook gay hate case
2:57 PM — In an apparent first in Florida law, a state appeals court has ruled that posting threats on one's personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law.
6th March 2013
Florida: 12 charged in connection with the hazing death of gay student Robert Champion 9
11:51 AM — Twelve former members of Florida A&M's university marching band have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a gay student.
8th February 2013
Miami: Judge rules gay man and lesbian couple can all be named on child’s birth certificate 24
7:05 PM — After a two year court battle a judge has ruled that a gay man who gave his sperm to a lesbian couple for artificial insemination can have his name on the child's birth certificate along with the two women.
10th January 2013
US: Florida Senate to consider gay ‘domestic partnership’ bill 2
12:40 AM — A bill which would allow gay couples to enter into "domestic partnerships," with a view to extending some marital rights to same-sex couples, was filed in the Florida Senate on Wednesday.