8th June 2015
Republican Senator wants to cancel Pride because it’s offensive to Christians 48
1:24 PM — A state Senator in Arkansas has claimed that a Pride event on a Sunday should be cancelled - because it is "offensive" to Christians.
18th March 2015
Texas lawmakers just broke a record they really shouldn’t be proud of 46
12:27 PM — Texas lawmakers appear to have broken a record that they really shouldn't be proud of.
13th March 2015
US: Elton John speaks out against Georgia ‘religious freedom’ bill 11
11:31 AM — Elton John has spoken out against a proposed law in the US state of Georgia, which would give business owners a "license to discriminate" against gay people.
2nd March 2015
US: Judge strikes down Nebraska’s ban on same-sex marriage 3
3:05 PM — A judge in Nebraska has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
21st February 2015
US: Florist who refused to serve same-sex wedding rejects legal settlement 103
3:51 PM — A florist in the state of Washington who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has rejected a proposed legal settlement.
20th February 2015
US: First openly bisexual governor sworn in
11:20 AM — The first governor of a US state to openly identify as LGBT has officially taken up her office.
13th February 2015
US: Oregon to get nation’s first openly bisexual governor 2
9:20 PM — The state of Oregon will soon have the first openly bisexual governor in US history.
6th February 2015
US: Barack Obama to appoint LGBT rights envoy 14
1:07 PM — Barack Obama is to create a new envoy role within the State Department, to promote LGBT rights around the world.
26th November 2014
US: Arkansas and Mississippi overturn bans on same-sex marriage 1
11:52 AM — Judges in two states have separately struck down bans on same-sex marriage on the same day.
7th November 2014
US: Court fully strikes down Missouri’s same-sex marriage ban 4
4:39 PM — A court has struck down the remaining parts of Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage.
17th October 2014
US: North Carolina magistrate resigns, blames same-sex marriage 52
7:34 PM — A magistrate in North Carolina has blamed same-sex marriage for his decision to resign.
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.
16th July 2014
US: Young Republican quits after ranting about ‘United States of Gaymerica’ 8
2:19 PM — A member of the New York Young Republicans has quit, after an anti-gay rant in which he condemned the "United States of Gaymerica".
6th July 2014
US: Mississippi law legalising anti-gay discrimination now in effect 26
5:59 PM — A Mississippi law that legalises anti-gay discrimination on the grounds of 'religious freedom' has come into effect.
29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
28th June 2014
US: Washington state to convert most domestic partnerships to marriages on Monday 6
5:54 PM — Washington state will convert thousands of existing same-sex domestic partnerships into marriages on Monday.
21st June 2014
US: Ohio group drops plans for November state ballot on equal marriage
3:05 PM — Plans for a state ballot this year to overturn Ohio's same-sex marriage ban have shelved by groups in the state.
US: New York Senate blocks ‘gay cure’ therapy ban, trans anti-discrimination bill
11:18 AM — The New York Senate has blocked bills which banned 'gay cure' therapy for minors, and protected trans people from discrimination.
20th June 2014
Ugandan government: We won’t be blackmailed into repealing anti-gay law 22
8:39 PM — The Ugandan government has said it won't be "blackmailed" into repealing its anti-gay law, after the US stepped up sanctions against the country.
US imposes sanctions against Uganda for anti-gay law 8
12:07 PM — The US has announced sanctions against Uganda, following the implementation of a law which further criminalises homosexuality.