29th June 2014
US: California nominates lesbian Prop 8 attorney as appeals court judge
2:44 PM — The Governor of California has nominated an attorney who fought against the state's same-sex marriage ban to become an appeals court judge.
23rd June 2014
US: Bill Clinton to pay tribute to gay rights heroes in televised message 4
5:56 PM — Bill Clinton is to back gay rights in a televised message this week, to mark the first anniversary of the repeal of DOMA.
14th June 2014
Rick Santorum: Homosexual behaviour is a choice 66
4:44 PM — Republican Rick Santorum has claimed that homosexual behaviour is a choice.
12th June 2014
US: Hillary Clinton says radio host is ‘flat wrong’ for challenging her equal marriage support 65
10:35 PM — Hillary Clinton accused a radio host of "playing with" her words, when he questioned her support for equal marriage.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
18th May 2014
US: Obama nominates gay man as ambassador to Vietnam 6
12:52 PM — Barack Obama has nominated a gay diplomat to be the US ambassador to Vietnam, the first appointment of a gay US ambassador in Asia.
2nd May 2014
UK: Bristol Tories choose new mayor, after councillor ‘disturbed’ by Ian McKellen school visit withdraws 18
6:53 PM — Bristol's Tory group has nominated another candidate for Lord Mayor, after councillor Chris Windows, who was embroiled in a homophobia row, removed himself from the running.
4th July 2013
US: CBS condemns homophobic language used by Big Brother housemates 3
2:13 PM — US television network CBS has condemned abusive language, including homophobia, used by housemates in the Big Brother House, but has not suggested that anyone will be evicted for using such language.
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.
11th April 2012
Gay equality in presidential race policies ’6 percent higher’ after Rick Santorum exit 15
10:29 AM — Rick Santorum's decision to end his campaign seeking the Republican party's nomination to run for presidential race later this year has boosted the proportion of gay-friendly policies in race by 6 percent, according to an analysis released today.
21st December 2011
Newt Gingrich “told gay Iowan to vote for Obama” 38
1:01 PM — A gay man in Iowa says when he asked Republican presidential candidacy hopeful Newt Gingrich how he would engage gay Americans, the politician told him he should support Obama. The exchange took place at an event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for Gingrich's campaign to win his party's nomination for the presidential elections next year.
15th December 2011
Rick Santorum blames lower US wedding rates on marriage equality 46
10:39 AM — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has blamed the fall in numbers of married Americans on gay marriage, referencing a survey which did not draw that conclusion itself.
27th September 2011
Gay Senator David Norris edges closer to Irish presidency 30
1:51 PM — Gay Irish senator David Norris has moved closer to becoming a candidate in the 2012 Irish presidential election. The independent politician, who recently re-entered the race, needs the backing of one more council to become an official candidate.
20th October 2010
Analysis: Stonewall’s apology for journalist of the year award 32
5:03 PM — As the dust settles on the last week’s events, a key question is: has Stonewall, through the Bill Leckie affair, done itself irreparable damage? Or have valuable lessons been learnt, with outlook for the future rosier than before?