2nd May 2013
US: Anti-gay pastor Greg Laurie to lead National Day of Prayer events at the Pentagon 5
4:43 PM — LGBT campaigners say a pastor who has preached against equal marriage shouldn't be allowed to lead today’s National Day of Prayer events at the Pentagon and Capitol Hill.
1st May 2013
American Family Association: Gay rights has turned the world ‘upside down’ 15
6:11 PM — A spokesman for the anti-gay American Family Association has lamented about the advancement of gay rights, and expressed a distaste at the idea that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), may lift its ban on gay members.
26th April 2013
US: Philadelphia City Council passes landmark bill for LGBT benefits 2
2:26 AM — The City Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has approved a bill which has been hailed as landmark legislation for strengthening LGBT rights in the city.
8th April 2013
US: Electronic Arts notes anti-gay campaign as reason for ‘Worst Company in America’ award 12
3:21 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is a highly likely contender to win the award for the Worst Company in America, for the second year running, and the company's COO said he thought an anti-gay campaign was partly to blame, but said he was "proud" of the company for supporting issues such as equal marriage.
27th March 2013
US: Bud Light beer comes out in support of equal marriage 1
4:47 PM — As part of a social media campaign to raise awareness and support for equal marriage, US beer company Bud Light, has offered its support to the cause, as the US Supreme Court considers arguments around two cases.
US: Hundreds of thousands take to social media to support equal marriage 7
2:45 AM — Thousands of social media users have taken to Facebook and Twitter, to change their profile pictures to an altered version of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) logo, in support of equal marriage.
Beyoncé and Madonna come out in support of equal marriage 4
1:46 AM — Beyoncé has joined thousands online in showing her support for equal marriage on her Facebook page, on the first day that the US Supreme Court has taken on two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans.
8th March 2013
US: Parents of Tyler Clementi demand apology from anti-gay group for speech referring to their son’s suicide 7
3:55 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, the teenager who committed suicide in 2010, have demanded an apology from an anti-equal marriage advocacy group, the spokeswoman for which recently referred to his death during a speech.
6th March 2013
US: Senate confirms first lesbian Asian American to the federal bench 2
7:15 PM — The US Senate has confirmed the first lesbian Asian American for a seat on the federal bench.
1st February 2013
‘Closeted gay’ former New York Mayor Ed Koch dies aged 88 9
4:41 PM — Ed Koch, the outspoken former mayor of New York City, who famously refused to discuss his sexuality with reporters, has died of congestive heart failure aged 88.
29th January 2013
US: Business coalition formed to push for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act 5
4:41 PM — A coalition of businesses has formed in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, to allow equal marriage rights to same-sex couples federally.
15th January 2013
Whoopi Goldberg to be honoured by Human Rights Campaign award 3
6:14 PM — Actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg will be the recipient of the Human Right's Campaign's 2013 Ally for Equality award, as recognition for her long term efforts to support gay rights.
7th January 2013
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
22nd December 2012
Possible US Defence Secretary nominee: Comments about gays “do not reflect my views” 17
1:45 AM — A former US Senator, and Barack Obama's likely choice for Defence Secretary, apologised on Friday for "insensitive" remarks he made about an openly gay nominee for an ambassadorship.
28th November 2012
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill 11
5:56 PM — More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Alabama attack not due to homophobia says lesbian victim 17
10:13 AM — A lesbian in Mobile, Alabama, who was severely beaten by her girlfriend's brother on Thanksgiving Day, says she does not think she was attacked because of her sexual orientation.
25th November 2012
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
20th November 2012
US: Anti-gay campaign group NOM sees financial donations plunge 22
11:18 AM — National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), the American campaign group that is staunchly opposed to LGBT equality, has seen a large drop in its financial donations.
19th November 2012
Chicago: Trans activist leaves group over HRC donation 15
1:16 PM — A Chicago transgender activist has left her volunteer post because the organisation she worked for accepted funding from the Human Rights Campaign.
8th November 2012
Analysis: A new dawn for LGBT America 5
9:40 PM — After an extraordinary US election result with voters in three states passing equal marriage rights for gay couples, Scott Roberts sums up the highlights of an incredible week for America.