18th May 2014
US: Obama nominates gay man as ambassador to Vietnam 6
12:52 PM — Barack Obama has nominated a gay diplomat to be the US ambassador to Vietnam, the first appointment of a gay US ambassador in Asia.
17th May 2014
Obama: We should reaffirm our commitment to equality to fight anti-gay laws 2
11:55 AM — Barack Obama has said the world needs to "recommit" to the principle of equality to halt an upsurge in anti-gay discrimination, in a statement commemorating IDAHOT.
16th May 2014
US: Idaho gay rights campaigners protest after same-sex weddings stopped in state
7:46 PM — Hundreds of campaigners took to the steps of an Idaho courthouse to protest a stay which was placed on the issue of marriage licences to same-sex couples in the state.
14th May 2014
US: NOM’s bid to intervene in Oregon marriage ban case thrown out 4
7:45 PM — An Oregon judge has thrown out the National Organisation for Marriage's bid to intervene in a court case to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban.
Kardashians snub Beverly Hills hotel because the owner is the anti-gay Sultan of Brunei 4
1:29 PM — Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to shun a hotel chain owned by the Sultan of Brunei - due to his country's new rules on stoning to death people who are gay.
11th May 2014
US: Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to allowing trans people in military 3
5:59 PM — US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that he is "open" to finally allowing trans people to serve openly in the military.
8th May 2014
US: California Assembly votes to revamp birth certificates for same-sex parents 3
9:14 PM — California's State Assembly has passed a bill which will revamp birth certificates, allowing them to reflect same-sex parents as well as straight ones.
Prominent American author believes UK is more welcoming than US of LGBT characters 7
6:55 PM — The UK is more accepting of gay and bisexual characters in their books, according to author Cassandra Clare.
4th May 2014
Cuba to host international LGBT conference for the first time ever 7
8:02 PM — Cuba will next week host an international LGBT conference for the first time ever.
3rd May 2014
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
2nd May 2014
US: Man announces he will run for President, unveils anti-gay manifesto 30
3:37 PM — Tennessee-based Darrell Trigg has announced his candidacy in the 2016 US Presidential elections, and revealed several anti-gay manifesto points.
29th April 2014
US: Department of Education confirms anti-trans discrimination is illegal
8:03 PM — The US Department of Education has confirmed that discrimination against transgender students is prohibited under an existing policy from the 1970s.
26th April 2014
US: Christian college attempts to shut down student newspaper over pro-gay article 13
12:59 PM — A Christian university is confiscating copies of the campus's student newspaper, after it ran a story about a gay student.
25th April 2014
US: Figure skater Johnny Weir’s estranged husband ‘heartbroken’ over split 3
10:38 PM — The estranged husband of Johnny Weir has said that he still loves the figure skater, but that he is 'conniving'.
22nd April 2014
Poll: Majority of Republican voters continue to oppose same-sex marriage 7
7:46 PM — Despite changes across the US in support of same-sex marriage, a study has shown that Republican voters continue to oppose it.
21st April 2014
US: Pennsylvania couples file for summary judgement in same-sex marriage ban case
4:16 PM — A group representing Pennsylvania gay and lesbian couples in a same-sex marriage ban case has filed for summary judgement, which would mean a quick ruling.
20th April 2014
US evangelist: Putin is ‘doing what’s right for Russia’ with anti-gay laws 45
9:26 PM — Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has said in an Easter discussion that Vladimir Putin is 'doing what's right for Russia' by implementing anti-gay policies.
Tracy Morgan: I don’t know why people keep bringing up my anti-gay rant 10
5:57 PM — 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has complained that people are constantly trying to 'surround his career' with allegations of homophobia.
19th April 2014
US: LGBT conference boycotts Brunei-owned hotel over ‘stone the gays’ law 2
10:42 PM — A pro-gay conference due to be held at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei will move to a different venue, after the Asian country changed the penal code to call for gays to be stoned to death.
Arkansas judge: I will rule on same-sex marriage ban within fortnight 1
3:22 PM — An Arkansas judge has said he will issue a ruling on a same-sex marriage case within the next two weeks.