28th July 2014
US: Council for Global Equality urges attention to LGBT African youth at White House summit
6:45 PM — The Council for Global Equality, a group representing international human rights activists focusing on global LGBT issues, has called on President Obama to pay “particular attention” to “the next generation” of LGBT Africans at next month’s Africa Leaders Summit.
11th July 2014
Anti-gay activist: Gays just want a ‘cheap orgasm’ and can’t handle being ‘real men’ 53
3:45 PM — An American anti-gay activist has taken to the airwaves to say that men who have sex with men are just looking for a “cheap orgasm”, because they can’t handle the pressure of being a “real man” and marrying a woman.
23rd June 2014
US: Attorney claims gay people are ‘absolute thugs’ for wanting discrimination protections 16
4:45 PM — An attorney from the anti-gay Christian legal group Liberty Counsel has said legislation to protect LGBT people against discrimination is "a tragedy", and that gay people are "absolute thugs" for trying to gain equality.
18th June 2014
US: White House officials to meet with gay rights activists
3:28 PM — Just days after President Barack Obama agreed to sign an executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, White House officials are to meet with gay rights activists.
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.
21st February 2014
Ugandan President Museveni calls on Obama to help determine ‘if there are people who are born gay’ 23
4:55 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement criticising US President Barack Obama for his reaction to the former's decision to sign into law the country's anti-gay law, and reiterating his intention to sign it.
19th February 2014
Kenyan politicians respond to Obama plea by forming new anti-gay group 12
3:25 PM — Politicians in Kenya have criticised US President Barack Obama after he warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
17th February 2014
Obama applauds gay Missouri football player Michael Sam for coming out 2
2:20 PM — President Barack Obama has praised University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay ahead of a critical moment in his career.
Obama tells Ugandan President: Signing anti-gay law would be a huge step backwards 12
10:45 AM — President Barack Obama has warned Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
13th February 2014
US Sochi delegation member Caitlin Cahow ‘humbled’ by experiences in Russia 20
7:32 PM — US Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who attended the Sochi Winter Olympics, has said that she experienced no issues when visiting Russia.
30th December 2013
US evangelist: The Pope is ‘not the judge’ on homosexuality 26
2:15 PM — A US evangelist has spoken out against the Pope's recent softening on gay issues to say that he is "not the judge" on such issues.
23rd December 2013
Video: LGBT Republican group condemns video urging gay people to enroll for affordable health care 17
2:53 PM — A US LGBT Republican group has condemned a video campaign aimed at encouraging gay people to sign up for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, calling it "cynical" and "pathetic."
18th December 2013
Obama won’t attend Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi but will send gay inclusive delegation 14
10:47 AM — US President Barack Obama has named two gay sports stars as part of America's delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia - but in a significant move has confirmed that he will not be attending the event himself.
10th December 2013
Obama speaks at Mandela’s eulogy: ‘Around the world people are still persecuted for who they love’ 13
6:16 PM — Speaking at the eulogy for Nelson Mandela, President Obama made a powerful speech about equality around the world, noting LGBT rights as part of the speech.
3rd December 2013
Obama announces $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV 5
12:12 PM — President Barack Obama has announced a $100 million funding initiative by the US National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.
8th November 2013
Obama praises Senate for passing bill against LGBT discrimination 1
12:00 PM — A bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans passed the US Senate last night with President Barack Obama describing it as an "important step" to "help end injustice".
6th November 2013
Illinois Governor to sign equal marriage into law this month 4
5:56 PM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state later this month.
5th November 2013
US Senate passes bill protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination 7
10:55 AM — A bill banning workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans has passed the US Senate – but it faces immense hurdles in the House of Representatives where the Republican Party holds the balance of power.
4th November 2013
Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace 6
1:21 PM — Ahead of a key vote, President Barack Obama has called on the US Congress to pass a law protecting workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on US Congress to ban LGBT discrimination 5
12:26 PM — Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has written an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA).