13th July 2014
Obama fist bumps Texas restaurant employee for gay rights protest 13
2:00 PM — President Barack Obama fist bumped an employee at an Austin barbecue restaurant, after he loudly protested for gay rights.
5th July 2014
US: Houston church groups submit signatures to trigger referendum on equality law 11
1:07 PM — Houston church groups have submitted signatures to block a planned LGBT equality law, potentially sending to to a public vote.
2nd July 2014
US: LGBT monument vandalised with ‘666’ graffiti 8
1:07 PM — An LGBT monument in the US state of Texas has been vandalised, and tagged with "666", written in red paint.
1st July 2014
US: Austin transwoman denied service at lingerie shop 16
7:36 PM — A Texas transwoman was denied service at an Austin lingerie store, Petticoat Fair, after being asked to provide identification stating she was female. The woman, Kylie Jack, was also told she needed to have bottom surgery before being able to have a fitting.
US: Anti-trans Texans accused of electoral fraud in petition to overturn Equal Rights Ordinance 7
12:05 PM — Anti-trans lobbyists in Houston, Texas have been accused of using illegal electoral methods in their attempts to overturn a recent pro-LGBT equality ordinance.
25th June 2014
Comment: Banning ‘ex-gay’ therapy would only hurt people who want to change 195
2:47 PM — Earlier this week, PinkNews reported that Jeremy Schwab authored a Texas GOP policy defending the use of 'ex-gay' therapy. Unhappy with the article, here is Mr Schwab's response, and defence of the use of the therapy.
24th June 2014
US: Campaign launched to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy ‘in the next five years’ 10
2:33 PM — The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has today launched a campaign aiming to end gay-to-straight conversion therapy in the US within "the next five years".
22nd June 2014
US: Man pleads guilty to brutal homophobic kidnapping, hate crime charge dropped 27
7:05 PM — Prosecutors have dropped a hate crime charge against a man who brutally assaulted a victim he found on a gay hookup app, after he plead guilty to kidnapping.
Video: Rick Perry parody mocks ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ comparison 1
6:28 PM — Funny or Die have released a parody video, mocking Texas Governor Rick Perry for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Texas ‘ex-gay’ activist: I know at least 500 people who have changed their sexuality 50
4:26 PM — A Texas 'ex-gay' activist has claimed he knows "at least 500" people who have had their sexuality changed.
US: Man finally arrested over shooting of teen lesbian couple 1
1:10 PM — A man has finally been arrested for the alleged shooting a teenage lesbian couple, after a two-year manhunt.
20th June 2014
Texas GOP Chair: Party was ‘forced’ to pass platform endorsing gay cure therapy 3
4:46 PM — The chair of the Texas Republican party has claimed that delegates were "forced" to pass a platform endorsing gay cure therapy, due to a loophole in conference rules.
Texas Governor admits he ‘stepped right in it’ by comparing gays to alcoholics 16
12:18 PM — The Governor of Texas Rick Perry, has admitted that he "stepped right in it", when he compared homosexuals to alcoholics, saying he should have talked about employment instead.
19th June 2014
US: Texas Governor stands by comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism 7
4:57 PM — The Governor of Texas has stood by comments he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, saying the comments "stand on their own."
18th June 2014
US: Texas denies same-sex couple parental rights to twin sons 13
1:21 PM — A Texas gay couple have been denied parental rights to their newborn twin sons, despite biologically fathering one each.
16th June 2014
US: Rick Perry distances himself from ‘homosexuality is like alcoholism’ comparison 7
3:17 PM — Rick Perry has backed away from his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, admitting he got "deflected" onto a "contentious issue".
14th June 2014
Chris Christie: Texas Governor was wrong to compare homosexuality to alcoholism 4
12:51 PM — Republican Chris Christie has rebuked Texas governor Rick Perry, for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
13th June 2014
Video: Anderson Cooper ridicules Texas Republican for endorsing ‘gay cure’ therapy 8
1:52 PM — News anchor Anderson Cooper has demolished the argument of a Texas Republican who claimed experts were divided on 'gay cure' therapy.
8th June 2014
US: Texas Republicans approve ‘gay cure’ therapy endorsement 11
1:38 PM — The Texas Republican party has adopted a state platform that endorses the use of therapy to 'cure' homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Gay Republican group ‘stop fighting’ endorsement of ‘gay cure’ therapy in Texas platform 15
4:37 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans group has said it will stop fighting attempts to introduce an endorsement of 'gay cure' therapy in the Texas Republican platform.