24th July 2014
Governor of New York launches LGBT task force 3
4:46 PM — The Governor of New York has launched a statewide task force to collect sexual orientation data on residents as part of efforts to improve LGBT services.
20th July 2014
Rapper Troy Ave is obsessed with asking people to pick between a gay son or a ‘retarded’ son 30
4:38 PM — Rapper Troy Ave has come under fire for a series of tweets repeatedly asking people to pick between having a gay son or a "retarded" son.
16th July 2014
US: Young Republican quits after ranting about ‘United States of Gaymerica’ 8
2:19 PM — A member of the New York Young Republicans has quit, after an anti-gay rant in which he condemned the "United States of Gaymerica".
2nd July 2014
Video: Joan Rivers officiates impromptu same-sex wedding at book signing 6
11:53 AM — Joan Rivers has officiated a same-sex wedding for two fans at a New York book signing.
29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
US: More than a million people to attend New York Pride parade 13
4:02 PM — More than a million people are expected to attend New York City's Pride parade today.
US: Empire State Building lights up rainbow ahead of New York Pride parade
1:14 PM — The Empire State Building lit up in rainbow this week, in honour of today's New York Pride parade.
24th June 2014
US: Campaign launched to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy ‘in the next five years’ 10
2:33 PM — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has today launched a campaign aiming to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy in the US within "the next five years".
US: Boy Scouts to march in NYC Pride in historic first 1
11:47 AM — A group of gay and allied Boy Scouts will this year march in New York City Pride for the first time, in defiance of a ban on gay scouting leaders.
21st June 2014
US: New York party promoter banned from using phrase ‘NYC Pride’ 3
12:43 PM — A New York party promoter has been banned from using the phrase 'NYC Pride' in its advertising, following legal action from the city's pride parade organisers.
US: New York Senate blocks ‘gay cure’ therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill
11:18 AM — The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned 'gay cure' therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination.
20th June 2014
US: Trans violinist to play Pride concert at Carnegie Hall 1
2:03 PM — A transgender violinist will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York next week, following a successful crowdfunding campaign
15th June 2014
New York mayor: I won’t march in St Patrick’s Day parade until it includes gay people
6:17 PM — New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has said he will continue to boycott New York's annual St Patrick's Day parade until it includes LGBT people.
11th June 2014
US: New York Assembly set to vote on ‘gay cure’ ban for minors 5
11:25 AM — The New York State Assembly is set to vote today on a proposed ban on therapy to 'cure' homosexuality in minors.
9th June 2014
Neil Patrick Harris makes out with husband during racy Tony Awards drag performance 8
3:34 PM — Neil Patrick Harris performed at last night’s 68th annual Tony Awards in his Broadway character Hedwig and kissed his husband David Burtka during the performance.
28th May 2014
LGBT advocate from the Stonewall riots dies aged 93 4
2:18 PM — Storme DeLarverie, the lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969, has passed away aged 93.
25th May 2014
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.
23rd May 2014
US radio hosts fired after transphobic on-air comments 5
7:13 PM — Two radio hosts from upstate New York have been fired for mocking transgender people on their radio show.
Technician who wore mariachi outfit to work claims CNN fired him ‘for being gay’ 14
1:52 PM — A former CNN technician is suing the news channel for $60 million, claiming he was fired due to his sexual orientation.
4th May 2014
US: Oprah Winfrey attends wedding of same-sex couple at New York Public Library 1
5:09 PM — Oprah Winfrey attended the wedding of American TV couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, who have become the first same-sex couple to marry inside the New York Public Library.