6th July 2013
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow: My support for LGBT rights is ‘legitimate and essential’ 5
12:43 PM — In his third visit to Belfast as House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow told the audience of Amnesty’s annual Belfast Pride lecture that although Northern Ireland is “considerably behind” when it comes to LGBT rights, “if it’s won through in the rest of the kingdom it will prevail in Northern Ireland”.
11th March 2013
Video: Anti-gay Harlem Shake video urges Jamaica to ‘keep the buggery law’ 12
1:59 PM — An anti-gay video has surfaced on YouTube encouraging Jamaican lawmakers to keep the countries ‘buggery law’.
7th March 2013
Gay Los Angeles city council candidate elected
6:57 PM — Los Angeles City Council District 11 has elected its second consecutive gay man for city council.
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.
28th February 2013
Minnesota congressman: homosexuality is an ‘unhealthy sexual addiction’ 47
5:26 PM — Minnesota Republican congressman Glenn Gruenhagen has said that homosexuality is a choice and a form of sexual addiction.
12th January 2013
Malta: Labour government would grant civil partnerships and trans identity law if elected 9
9:45 PM — The leader of the Labour party in the Maltese House of Representatives has said his party would allow gay couples to have civil unions, a gender identity law for trans people, and that he would appoint a minister for civil rights and equality.
4th January 2013
Comment: A story about politics, friendship and equal marriage by a schoolboy 19
12:34 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Matthew Davies, a young college student in rural Hampshire explains how he previously felt unable to tell his friends to support equal marriage – until now.
4th December 2012
Germany: Angela Merkel faces party divide over tax breaks for gay couples 11
8:12 AM — Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a divide within her ruling Christian Democratic Union party, over tax reliefs for gay couples, which have so far been reserved for married, straight, couples.
30th November 2012
Interview: Jean-Luc Romero talks on the fight against AIDS, social media, and equal marriage in France 1
8:38 AM — Jean-Luc Romero, a French politician, author, and active campaigner against HIV/AIDS, after having been the first French politician to be openly HIV-positive back in 2002, he has focussed his career on "the human", and human rights. He is the President of the Elected Leadership Against AIDS, the founder of the progressive political party, Aujourd'hui Autrement.
23rd October 2012
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
20th October 2012
US: Alderman Moreno will still block Chick-fil-A opening until policy change is official 4
1:25 AM — A Chicago alderman has, for the second time, threatened to block the opening of a new branch of Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chicken restaurant, which has been involved in a controversy over its apparent opposition to equal marriage.
11th October 2012
Rick Santorum: Equal marriage would destroy churches, families and ‘disintegrate’ marriage 55
3:25 AM — Rick Santorum has joined the campaign against equal marriage in the state of Washington, and has said that if it became a reality, churches and families would be destroyed.
13th September 2012
US: Democrats call on Republican aide to quit after he sent a video of a Senate hopeful at gay pride 18
7:45 PM — Calls for a Republican political aide to resign have come after he sent links to a video of an openly gay Democratic Sentate hopeful dancing at a gay pride event, along with a message questioning her "heartland values".
5th September 2012
Democrats endorse equal marriage, and ‘appropriately represent’ LGBT community 10
12:48 AM — The Democratic National Convention has kicked off, and has been praised for appropriately representing, and embracing the LGBT community in the US.
30th August 2012
Uganda: Play banned by authorities for gay storyline 4
12:21 AM — A Ugandan play tackling the difficulties of being gay in the country has been cancelled, ahead of a planned run at the country's National Theatre in Kampala.
29th August 2012
Northern Ireland: Peer who compared homosexuality to bestiality quits 33
2:18 AM — An Ulster Unionist Party peer has stepped down after making comments describing gay marriage as "deviant", and describing a Gay Pride march though Belfast as "offensive".
22nd August 2012
South Carolina creates first LGBT Political Action Committee 1
6:55 PM — A new political action committee has been created in South Carolina to fight for equality, and to end discrimination against its LGBT residents.
7th August 2012
Germany: Call for equal tax benefits for gay couples 18
5:35 PM — Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, have called for gay couples in civil unions the same tax breaks as married couples.
1st August 2012
Author and essayist Gore Vidal dies aged 86 33
10:08 AM — American author and political commentator Gore Vidal has died aged 86 at his home in Los Angeles.
24th July 2012
Brighton: Green councillor ‘accountable to God’ in equal marriage vote 140
9:41 AM — A councillor from Brighton has said she is 'accountable to God above any political party' after becoming the only member of the city council to vote against supporting civil marriage rights for gay couples.