26th June 2014
US: Republican Senator announces support for equal marriage after HRC endorsement
12:09 PM — A Republican senator in Maine has become the fourth sitting Republican to indicate support for same-sex marriage, following an endorsement for her re-election from a major gay rights group.
5th June 2014
US: Rights groups urge rejection of Obama-nominated judge opposed to equal marriage
8:50 PM — Pro-gay groups are urging the Senate to block Barack Obama's appointment of a district judge who opposes same-sex marriage.
9th May 2014
Poll: 53% of LGBT people are not out at work 11
12:55 PM — A poll by a leading US human rights group has found that over half of LGBT people are still in the closet at work.
3rd May 2014
HRC urges groups to cancel events at Brunei-owned hotels over ‘stone the gays’ law 5
5:08 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has written to every organisation holding an event at Brunei-owned hotels, urging them to relocate over the country's 'stone the gays' law.
26th April 2014
US: Human Rights Campaign launches $8.5m initiative in deep south states 3
7:41 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a massive $8.5m (£5m) gay rights initiative across Misssisippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
28th March 2014
Sally Field: Raising a gay son ‘one of the greatest privileges of my life’ 10
9:03 PM — Actress Sally Field has written a heartfelt letter about raising her gay son Sam, in support of legal efforts to prevent US states passing anti-gay laws.
1st March 2014
Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Uganda and Nigeria’s presidents are on the wrong side of history’ 32
2:01 PM — Speaking out against harsh new anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and in Nigeria, Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg has described the presidents of the countries as being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to LGBT rights.
17th February 2014
Chelsea Clinton: LGBT rights remain ‘unfinished business of the 21st century’ 5
4:03 PM — Chelsea Clinton says the battle for LGBT rights still has a long way to go.
24th January 2014
US: Obama has mentioned the word ‘gay’ more than any other president 4
4:16 PM — A report has found that Barack Obama has used the word 'gay' more times than any other US president in recent history.
9th December 2013
US: Situation for LGBT people working for larger employees is improving 3
7:11 PM — The situation for LGBT people working in larger corporations is improving in the US, following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA six months ago.
14th November 2013
US: Texas school refuses allowing trans student to wear a tuxedo in graduation photo 3
10:33 AM — A trans student in Texas was denied being able to wear a tuxedo for his yearbook portrait, prompting the Human Rights Campaign to launch an online petition trying to convince the school to live up to its own non-discrimination policies.
24th October 2013
Credit Suisse launches LGBT Equality Index
1:33 PM — From this week, Credit Suisse’s private banking clients in the US will be able to buy into a portfolio of blue-chip companies with LGBT-friendly policies.
22nd October 2013
US: Catholic school teacher sacked for marrying her girlfriend 45 minutes after the ceremony 9
7:49 PM — A lesbian Catholic school teacher in the US state of Arkansas has said she was told she could not return to work just 45 minutes after getting married to her girlfriend.
11th October 2013
NOW: Video celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day
12:59 PM — A video posted today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day.
3rd October 2013
US Vice President cancels speech at LGBT event due to government shutdown 3
5:21 PM — US Vice President Joe Biden has cancelled a planned appearance with gay rights group the Human Rights Campaign, because of issues surrounding the current government shutdown in the country.
23rd September 2013
Human Rights Campaign calls Pope Francis’ comments on gay issues ‘a remarkable moment’ 9
5:58 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has called on the Catholic hierarchy to follow Pope Francis' message, which indicated a softening of stance on gay issues.
20th September 2013
Jennifer Lopez to be honoured with Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality award 3
4:24 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that Jenifer Lopez will be honoured with the 2013 Ally for Equality Award.
12th September 2013
Video: Wentworth Miller talks staying closeted as an actor – ‘I chose a lie to keep my career’ 12
1:36 PM — British-born American actor Wentworth Miller, who came out as gay in a letter sent to St Petersburg last month, spoke recently on his reasons for staying closeted at the height of his fame, saying he "chose a lie" to keep his career.
25th August 2013
Video: Gay and lesbian people included in Martin Luther King’s ‘unfinished dream’ at 50th Anniversary 4
3:45 PM — Thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and pledging that his vision also included equality for gay and lesbian people.
1st August 2013
Human rights group calls on Hollywood to stand up against Russian anti-gay laws 13
8:10 PM — A leading human rights group has set its sights on Hollywood as its next ally to stand up against an increasing anti-gay atmosphere in Russia, including the recent passage of anti-gay laws.