19th September 2014
US: Church prohibits same-sex couple from receiving communion 50
11:01 PM — A same-sex couple was recently told by their Lewiston, Montana Catholic Church that they would no longer be able to receive communion due to their same-sex marriage held over a year ago.
15th September 2014
US: Facebook agrees to meet with drag performers about “real name” policy 4
10:35 PM — Supervisors at Facebook have come to a brief cease-fire with drag performers, agreeing to meet with a handful to discuss their policy requiring users to use legal names on profiles.
1st September 2014
US: Attorney who fought ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ dies in road accident 2
1:48 PM — One of the attorneys who was part of a team which successfully challenged the US Military ban on gay and lesbian people serving, 'don't ask don't tell', has died in a road traffic accident.
24th August 2014
US: Seattle man allegedly murdered gay couple as ‘vengeance’ for Middle East 129
4:34 PM — A Seattle man murdered a gay couple as "vengeance" for US intervention in the Middle East, prosecutors claim.
1st August 2014
US: Judge doubles recommended sentence for Seattle gay club arsonist 4
11:55 AM — An arsonist who pleaded guilty to an arson attack on a Seattle gay nightclub has been handed a ten-year prison sentence - double the length of the sentence requested by the prosecution.
4th July 2014
US: Suspected Seattle murderer may have met victims on gay hookup app 1
3:54 PM — A man suspected of killing two gay men in Seattle may have met his victims on a gay hookup app.
3rd July 2014
US: Suspect in Seattle double gay murder spotted in New Jersey armed robbery
12:07 PM — The chief suspect in the murder of two gay men in Seattle last month has reportedly been recorded committing an armed robbery in his home state of New Jersey.
7th June 2014
US: Seattle police hunting for suspect over murder of two gay men 34
3:49 PM — Seattle police are hunting for a suspect, wanted in connection with the murder of two gay men.
5th June 2014
The most gay-friendly city in the US might not be the one you’d expect 3
6:22 PM — A list of the most gay-friendly cities in the US is out, and the one that took the top spot might not be what you were expecting.
4th May 2014
US: Suspect pleads guilty to setting fire to Seattle gay bar on New Year’s Eve 4
2:16 PM — A man has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge, after setting light to a Seattle gay bar on New Year's Eve.
10th April 2014
US: Seattle mayor supports scout leader who was banned for being gay 2
9:30 PM — The Mayor of Seattle has defended a scout leader who was fired for being gay and has refused to leave his post.
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.
22nd January 2014
US: Catholic school president resigns after ‘firing’ vice principal for being in a same-sex marriage 14
2:47 PM — The president of a Catholic school in Seattle has resigned following lengthy protests over the decision to fire the former vice principal for marrying his same sex partner.
2nd January 2014
US: Police investigate suspected arson attack on gay club packed with New Year revellers
12:22 PM — Police are investigating a suspected arson attack following a fire at a packed gay club on New Year’s Day in the US city of Seattle.
18th October 2013
Video: ‘Unromantic’ woman makes heartfelt proposal to her girlfriend from the top of a bus 4
5:32 PM — Alissa from Washington accused her girlfriend Jeanne of being unromantic, and the response she got was not what she was expecting. An emotional marriage proposal from the top of a bus in downtown Seattle with a live band and her friends and family surrounding her took place.
25th April 2013
US: Attacker used dating apps to rob and rape gay men 4
6:59 PM — Police in the US state of Washington say a man used gay dating phone apps to set up encounters with gay men at remote locations and then robbed them at gunpoint.
31st December 2012
Travel: Arts, music and delicious food in Seattle 4
4:04 PM — Microsoft, Nordstrom, Amazon.com and Starbucks are just a few of the companies headquartered in Seattle, Washington, The Emerald City. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, iconic music venues and some of the freshest and delicious food on the west coast.
16th November 2012
US: Seattle Judges donate their time to marry same-sex couples in Washington on first available day 4
11:39 PM — Seattle City Hall will open for a special event on a Sunday following a new law taking effect, which will allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Washington.
19th April 2012
Catholic priests applauded by parishes for not backing anti-equality referendum 49
12:27 AM — At least six Catholic parishes in Washington have opted out of the petition drive for Referendum 74, which calls for a public vote with the intention to ban equal marriage.
1st July 2011
Seattle man says ‘God told him’ to rape and stab lesbian couple
10:18 AM — A man in Seattle, US, has admitted the rape and stabbing of a lesbian couple, claiming that "God told" him to do it. Isaiah Kalebu, 25, is accused of breaking into the couple's home in July 2009 and and torturing and raping them repeatedly before stabbing them.