10th February 2015
US confirms it will appoint gay diplomat to promote global LGBT rights 4
1:40 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed he will appoint an openly gay LGBT Rights Envoy.
26th September 2014
UN: Human Rights Council to vote on LGBT resolution 1
6:16 PM — The United Nations' Human Rights Council is expected to vote Friday on a resolution that addresses violence and discrimination directed at LGBT people around the globe.
6th August 2014
American pastor: God should drop a nuclear bomb on the US because we have gay ambassadors 28
12:26 PM — Pastor Rick Scarborough has claimed that God would be justified in destroying the US due to the fact that it now has openly gay ambassadors.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
19th June 2014
US to announce new measures against Uganda following introduction of anti-gay law 12
5:45 PM — The US will today announce new measures against Uganda, following the introduction of a new anti-gay law introduced earlier this year.
15th June 2014
US: 119 members of Congress want Brunei trade deal called off over ‘stone the gays’ law 12
12:51 PM — Over a hundred members of the US House of Representatives have signed a letter urging the government to call off a trade deal with Brunei over its new anti-gay law.
7th June 2014
Uganda: Officials ‘confident’ anti-gay minister will still become UN parliament head 30
4:59 PM — Ugandan officials say they are "confident" that anti-gay politician Samuel Kutesa will become head of the UN general assembly, as there has been no "formal protest" from Western leaders.
17th May 2014
Obama: We should reaffirm our commitment to equality to fight anti-gay laws 2
11:55 AM — Barack Obama has said the world needs to "recommit" to the principle of equality to halt an upsurge in anti-gay discrimination, in a statement commemorating IDAHOT.
28th April 2014
Uganda proposes new law to tackle NGOs promoting ‘very bad homosexuality’ 6
6:52 PM — Uganda says it plans to introduce a new law that would prohibit non-governmental organisations from promoting homosexuality.
26th March 2014
Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill: John Kerry is the real anti-gay villain, not Uganda’s President Museveni 30
10:58 AM — The editor of Spiked has used colonial racist language in an article attacking America’s Secretary of State for urging Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to understand that homosexuality is not a choice.
14th March 2014
US suspends some aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 2
12:53 PM — The United States has suspended some aid to Uganda's ministry of health as a response to the country's passing of anti-gay laws.
27th February 2014
John Kerry compares Ugandan anti-gay law to apartheid and anti-Semitism 4
1:23 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has compared Uganda's newly introduced anti-gay law with anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and apartheid in South Africa.
26th February 2014
John Kerry: Arizona’s Governor should ‘make the right decision’ and veto anti-gay bill 3
6:45 PM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Arizona's Governor to "make the right decision" and veto a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination.
25th February 2014
Several countries cut aid to Uganda over anti-gay law 49
12:32 PM — One day after Uganda's President signed into law a bill making homosexuality punishable with life imprisonment, several countries have already said they will cut aid to the country.
John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law 8
10:59 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry says his country is now reviewing its relations with Uganda, following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign anti-gay legislation.
14th January 2014
US Secretary of State blasts Nigeria’s ‘dangerous’ anti-gay law 2
11:41 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Nigeria for banning same-sex marriages and for further criminalising homosexuality.
30th September 2013
UN releases LGBT rights video featuring John Kerry and other foreign ministers 5
6:52 PM — A video featuring high-ranking foreign officials from 11 countries - who last week called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people - has been released.
27th September 2013
UN holds top level meeting on the need to protect LGBT rights 7
11:13 AM — A group of 11 countries have called on UN member states to repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT people.
30th January 2013
Gay former congressman Barney Frank misses out on temporary US Senate vacancy
7:27 PM — Ex-congressman Barney Frank has been overlooked to serve as the interim US senator for Massachusetts.
4th January 2013
US: Gay ex-congressman Barney Frank definitely wants temporary US Senate job
3:15 PM — Barney Frank has told Massachusetts' Governor, Deval Patrick, that he is happy to take up a temporary role as a US senator for the state.