7th November 2012
US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage 14
5:08 AM — The US state of Maryland has voted in favour of civil equal marriage in a public referendum.
2nd November 2012
HRC releases anti-Romney election video 46
9:23 PM — With 3 days to go before the US 2012 Election Day, America’s largest LGBT advocacy group has released an advert that attacks Mitt Romney’s stance on gay rights.
1st November 2012
US: HRC urges investigation into anti-gay texts 3
12:11 PM — The Human Rights Campaign is taking action over controversial anti-equal marriage text messages.
US: Maryland polls now deadlocked on same-sex marriage decision
2:28 AM — The state of Maryland, which just two weeks ago looked set to become the first US state to legalise same-sex marriage by referendum, is now deadlocked on the issue, polls indicate.
31st October 2012
Brad Pitt donates $100,000 towards equal marriage fight 9
4:25 PM — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 (£62,000) to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support equal marriage initiatives in several US states.
24th October 2012
Lana Wachowski: I used to think there was something ‘wrong’ with me 16
5:34 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender earlier this year, says she almost committed suicide as a young adult because of her identity struggles.
3rd October 2012
US: Gay rights group releases huge study of LGBT youth 6
12:15 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has surveyed over 10,000 LGBT youth aged between 10 and 13 in the largest known sample of its kind in the US.
1st October 2012
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
6th September 2012
Michelle Obama addresses gay Democrats at party convention 9
10:20 AM — US First Lady Michelle Obama has addressed a group of LGBT Democratic party members at a lunch event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign in Charlotte.
26th August 2012
Republican Mayor of San Diego speaks out in favour of equal marriage 4
1:05 AM — In a TV advert which is to be broadcast during the Republican National Convention, The Mayor of San Diego, California, has spoken urging voters to support equal marriage for all.
6th August 2012
US: Gay rights group donates $1m to marriage equality efforts
10:06 PM — US gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has donated $1m to marriage equality efforts in four states. Campaign groups in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington will each receive $250,000.
27th March 2012
Secret documents reveal anti-gay marriage group planned to divide gay and black voters 48
4:36 PM — Confidential documents made public in a court in the state of Maine today revealed the leading opponents of same-sex marriage planned to defeat campaigns by "fanning the hostility" between black and gay voters and by casting President Obama as a radical enemy of marriage.
5th January 2012
Michele Bachmann bows out of presidential candidacy race 34
11:24 AM — Michele Bachmann has confirmed she will not be the Republican party's candidate in the US presidential elections this year. Bachmann pulled out of the race after receiving just 5% of the vote in the Republican voter caucuses in her home state of Iowa this week.
30th December 2011
Best big companies for gay staff in the US revealed 8
1:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has released its annual rankings of US companies by the support they give to LGBT employees, and revealed that nearly a quarter of the 850 companies surveyed scored full marks.
18th October 2011
Call for New Jersey teacher to be sacked for anti-gay Facebook comments 52
5:44 PM — Gay rights groups are calling for the sacking of a New Jersey teacher who wrote on Facebook that homosexuality is "perverted" and "breeds like cancer". Viki Knox, who works in Union High School in the Union Township school district, made the comments last week.
12th October 2011
Gay rights campaigner Frank Kameny dies aged 86 25
10:14 AM — Frank Kameny, the US gay rights campaigner, has died aged 86. The activist, who was sacked from his government job as an astronomer in 1957 for being gay, was one of the leading lights of the US gay rights movement.
4th October 2011
Obama ‘still working’ on gay marriage views 95
10:06 AM — US President Barack Obama says he is "still working" on his personal view of gay marriage. A year ago, he said his views on the issue were "evolving".
3rd October 2011
Obama attacks Republican booing of gay soldier 26
10:23 AM — Barack Obama has criticised Republican presidential candidates for staying silent when a gay soldier was booed at an Orlando debate. Stephen Hill, who is stationed in Iraq and spoke via a videolink, was booed for asking whether the candidates would reinstate the ban on openly gay troops.
16th September 2011
Gay troops prepare for end of military ban 25
11:24 AM — The ban on openly gay US troops will come to an end on Tuesday, 18 years after it was signed into law. Despite some attempts to derail the repeal, the process is on track.
6th September 2011
Lesbian congresswoman Tammy Baldwin hopes to become first out gay senator 21
5:00 PM — US congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has entered the race to win retiring Wisconsin senator Herb Kohl’s seat in 2012. If she is successful, she will become the first openly LGBT senator.