30th May 2014
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people 3
8:31 PM — Trans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.
US: Anti-gay Republican attacks Fox News for not being homophobic enough 10
7:51 PM — An anti-gay Republican activist has claimed that Fox News is "buying the homosexual propaganda" by failing to be homophobic enough, saying the network is influenced by "homosexual friends".
28th May 2014
US: Historic LGBT sites to get national landmark status 7
9:31 PM — Historic LGBT sites across the US will be considered for recognition as national landmarks, it has been announced.
LGBT advocate from the Stonewall riots dies aged 93 4
2:18 PM — Storme DeLarverie, the lesbian activist who took part in the New York Stonewall riots in 1969, has passed away aged 93.
27th May 2014
Alabama football coach: I’ve been on teams with gay players before 1
9:13 PM — The head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide has said he would have "no problem" recruiting a gay player, because he has been on teams with "folks like that" before.
26th May 2014
Fox News pundit says claims that California shooter had ‘homosexual impulses’ were ‘misunderstood’ 13
10:16 PM — Fox News psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig has said the public "misunderstood" her when she claimed Elliot Roger, who murdered six people in California, had "homosexual impulses".
US: Gay male student crowned prom queen in Connecticut 10
9:54 PM — A gay male student at a Connecticut school has been crowned prom queen.
US: Equality lawyer says same-sex marriage will be in 50 states ‘within a year’ 43
9:30 PM — A leading marriage equality lawyer has said that same-sex marriage in all 50 states is likely to be a reality within 12 months.
21st May 2014
Poll finds that 55% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage 2
7:37 PM — According to a new poll, support for same-sex marriage in the US is at its highest ever at 55%.
20th May 2014
US comedian: There’s a gay mafia and they should shut the f**k up 40
10:46 PM — An American comedian has claimed that there is a "gay mafia" attacking people, and said that gays should "shut the f**k up".
US: Utah must recognise 1,000 same-sex marriages performed before injunction 3
3:49 PM — A federal judge has ruled that the marriages of more than a thousand same-sex couples in the US state of Utah performed before a stay was issue to stop them from taking place, must be recognised by the state.
Ruling on same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania expected soon 2
3:46 PM — After the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit to push for equal marriage last year, Pennsylvania is expecting a ruling on legalising same sex marriage in the state today.
18th May 2014
Poll: 47% of Americans think Michael Sam kiss was inappropriate for TV 93
1:54 PM — 47 percent of Americans think that it was 'inappropriate' for Michael Sam's kiss with his boyfriend to be broadcast on TV.
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.