22nd June 2014
Dominican Cardinal: Gay US ambassador should ‘take his pride elsewhere’ 48
4:56 PM — A Catholic cardinal in the Dominican Republic has attacked the country's openly gay US ambassador, telling him to "take his pride elsewhere".
US: Gay congressman marries same-sex partner 2
2:47 PM — A Democratic congressman has married his same-sex partner, becoming only the second ever to do so while in office.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
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.
19th June 2014
US to announce new measures against Uganda following introduction of anti-gay law 12
5:45 PM — The US will today announce new measures against Uganda, following the introduction of a new anti-gay law introduced earlier this year.
17th June 2014
US: Judge sceptical of Colorado’s defence of same-sex marriage ban
5:11 PM — In a hearing on Monday, a federal judge seemed sceptical about the future of the state of Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, and the state's defences of it.
13th June 2014
US: Southern Baptist Convention condemns trans people 2
12:23 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention has passed a motion condemning all laws protecting trans people.
12th June 2014
US embassy in Tel Aviv faces internet backlash for raising pride flag 13
6:40 PM — The US embassy in Tel Aviv has received a backlash of online comments for raising a rainbow flag in celebration of pride week.
11th June 2014
US: Wisconsin records office not processing same-sex marriage licences
3:28 PM — The Vital Records Office in the state of Wisconsin, will not yet process the marriage licences of hundreds of same-sex couples who have already married in the state.
US: Southern Baptist Convention elects leader who thinks Satan ‘broke’ homosexuals 11
10:41 AM — The Southern Baptist Convention has elected a leader who believes that homosexuality is a "con job" conceived by Satan.
9th June 2014
Baptist leader: Split is unavoidable on same-sex marriage, there is no ‘third way’ 11
5:23 PM — A Southern Baptist Church leader has rejected calls for a middle-ground compromise on same-sex marriage, calling on every individual church to declare its position.
US: Murdered Baltimore trans woman was ‘fun-loving, caring’
4:39 PM — A friend of a trans woman murdered in Baltimore last week has paid tribute to her.
8th June 2014
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
7th June 2014
Puerto Rico: Openly gay lawyer nominated for Supreme Court
3:22 PM — A lesbian lawyer has become the first openly gay person to be nominated for Puerto Rico's Supreme Court.
5th June 2014
George Takei hopes Japan will follow in America’s footsteps for equal rights 3
7:06 PM — Star Trek actor George Takei, has admitted that he hopes gay rights will become more of a dominant part of society in his country of ancestry, Japan.
3rd June 2014
Illinois: Republican governor candidate wants to ban equal marriage 7
6:52 PM — Republican candidate Bruce Rauner says that he’d be willing to repeal the same-sex marriage law that was recently introduced in Illinois.
US: Southern Baptist Convention motion attacks laws protecting trans people 5
2:31 PM — A motion submitted to the Southern Baptist Convention condemns all transgender anti-discrimination laws, gender confirmation surgery, and efforts to protect trans people.
US: Play cancelled after lead actor sacked for challenging anti-gay heckler 28
12:39 PM — An actor in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been sacked after physically removing a homophobic audience member.
31st May 2014
US: Obama proclaims June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in honour of Stonewall riots 4
1:44 PM — Barack Obama has announced that June will be recognised nationally as LGBT Pride Month, in honour of the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.