18th June 2014
US Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay black federal judge 4
12:31 PM — The US Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of the first openly gay black judge in the federal courts.
16th June 2014
US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination 13
5:18 PM — Barack Obama has confirmed plans to sign an Executive Order banning homophobic workplace discrimination among federal contractors.
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.
Obama: My administration supports all fathers, gay or straight 1
11:11 AM — Barack Obama has paid tribute to gay fathers, during his annual Father's Day proclamation.
14th June 2014
US: LGBT groups drop support of anti-discrimination law ENDA over ‘religious freedom’ exemption 11
1:21 PM — Several prominent LGBT groups have dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over a 'religious freedom' exemption.
11th June 2014
Obama: It’s great that discrimination laws now protect trans students
3:37 PM — Barack Obama has welcomed a ruling that trans students should be protected from discrimination.
5th June 2014
US: Washington Times claims taxpayers have to pay for ‘tranny grannies’ after Medicare changes 5
10:50 PM — The Washington Times is claiming taxpayers will have to pay for "tranny grannies", after Medicare ended a ban on gender confirmation therapy.
US: Rights groups urge rejection of Obama-nominated judge opposed to equal marriage
8:50 PM — Pro-gay groups are urging the Senate to block Barack Obama's appointment of a district judge who opposes same-sex marriage.
31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
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.
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.
12th May 2014
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
4th May 2014
US: First openly gay bishop announces divorce from partner 23
11:50 AM — Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church, has announced he is to divorce his partner.
3rd May 2014
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
26th April 2014
Human Rights Watch: Obama should use Malaysia visit to raise sodomy ban
1:50 PM — Human Rights Watch has said that Barack Obama should use his visit to Malaysia to raise gay rights issues in the country.
AFA: Harvey Milk stamp is honouring a ‘known sexual predator’ and ‘paedophile’ 19
12:19 PM — The American Family Association has attacked the release of a stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk, describing him as a 'known sexual predator'.
21st April 2014
US: Family suing Florida for same-sex marriage to attend White House Easter Egg Roll 1
12:49 PM — A lesbian family who are suing the state of Florida will today attend the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, hosted by the Obamas.
16th April 2014
US: Obama picks gay bishop for closing prayers at Easter Breakfast 5
8:33 PM — Barack Obama picked an openly gay bishop to deliver the closing prayers at the annual White House Easter Prayers Breakfast on Monday.