19th October 2014
Neil Patrick Harris to succeed Ellen DeGeneres as Oscars host 1
1:38 PM — The Oscars will be hosted by an out performer for the second year running - after Neil Patrick Harris was announced as the ceremony's new host.
5th October 2014
Michelle Obama endorses openly gay Maine candidate Mike Michaud 1
3:56 PM — Michelle Obama has given her endorsement to an openly gay politician running to become the governor of Maine, Mike Michaud.
10th September 2014
US: Lesbian equality lawyer wins Massachusetts Democratic primary 1
1:28 PM — A Massachusetts equality lawyer who fought against the Defence of Marriage Act could be on her way to becoming the first out Attorney General in a US state.
29th August 2014
Review: The Man Who Made The Beatles is an honest look at the life of a gay music icon
2:30 PM — Nick Duffy reviews The Man Who Made The Beatles for PinkNews, a play about closeted Beatles manager Brian Epstein, on the 47th anniversary of his death.
27th August 2014
US: ESPN apologises for questioning whether Michael Sam should shower with teammates 8
3:45 PM — Sports broadcaster ESPN has apologised for a report questioning whether out St Louis Rams player Michael Sam should shower with his teammates.
15th August 2014
Watch: Andrew Rannells talks Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Jimmy Fallon 1
10:17 PM — Actor Andrew Rannells discussed his upcoming role as Hedwig in Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
8th July 2014
Former NFL player comes out, cites Jason Collins and Michael Sam as inspiration
4:10 PM — A former NFL player has come out as gay, citing “athletes like Jason Collins, Michael Sam, and Brian Sims” for giving him the strength to accept his sexuality alongside his identity as an athlete.
23rd June 2014
UK: Tory activists attempting to unseat gay MP Nigel Evans 19
1:02 PM — Nigel Evans has decried the "whiff of homophobia" in his constituency, which has lead to a Tory grassroots campaign to unseat him.
27th May 2014
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
26th May 2014
Openly gay UKIP MEP elected in Scotland 119
12:39 AM — An openly gay UKIP MEP has been elected in Scotland for the first time ever.
19th May 2014
How to Train Your Dragon’s Gobber to come out as gay in sequel 14
5:25 PM — The animated sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, a children's film set in the Viking period, will feature a gay character, it has been revealed.
17th May 2014
US: Oprah scraps Michael Sam documentary plans 5
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has indefinitely postponed plans to shoot a documentary series following gay NFL player Michael Sam.
15th May 2014
Michael Sam’s agent: Oprah documentary will not film in the Rams stadium 5
6:42 PM — Michael Sam's agent has said that an upcoming documentary about the player announced by Oprah Winfrey will not be allowed to film with his new team.
Oprah Winfrey announces Michael Sam TV documentary 1
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has commissioned a documentary about newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam.
23rd April 2014
US university student claims he was kicked out of fraternity for being gay 5
5:45 PM — A student at the University of Central Florida has started a campaign after he says he was made to leave a fraternity because he is openly gay.
8th April 2014
Gay US scout leader defies sacking: ‘I will remain in my post’ 5
9:25 PM — A gay scout leader who was sacked by the Boy Scouts of America has said he will remain in his post, with the support of his church.
6th March 2014
US: Santa Fe elects first openly gay mayor 1
8:36 PM — Santa Fe has elected its first ever openly gay mayor, former state Democratic party chairman Javier Gonzales.
19th August 2013
Wife of Christine Quinn says NYC mayoral hopeful has received threats for being gay 1
4:46 PM — The wife of New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has said that the candidate has received threats because she is openly gay.
24th June 2013
US: Acting Air Force Secretary becomes highest ranking openly-gay member of Defense Department
9:24 PM — The new acting Air Force Secretary, Under Secretary Eric Fanning, has become the highest-ranking openly-gay person at the US Defense Department.
14th April 2013
Gay former NBA chief: The first openly gay US athlete will be amazed at opportunities given to them 4
9:14 PM — The former executive of a National Basketball Association (NBA) team has said that the first professional sports player to come out in the US will benefit rather than suffer,potentially earning millions in endorsements for being openly gay in the field.