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.
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.