26th April 2013
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
8th March 2013
US State Department launches new online LGBT travel guide 6
1:16 PM — The US State Department has launched a new website designed to help LGBT travellers.
31st December 2012
Taiwanese diplomat: I am not gay or in a relationship with Taiwan’s president 6
9:58 AM — Taiwanese legislators have grilled their new diplomat to the United States over his perceived sexual orientation and rumours of a relationship with Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou.
27th November 2012
US discusses anti-gay bill with Uganda 16
3:33 PM — The US State Department’s envoy to Africa has met with Uganda’s parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill as a “Christmas gift”.
30th April 2012
UK issues global LGBT rights report, where US lags behind 28
11:45 PM — The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued its annual Human Rights and Democracy report today, where a separate section outlines the state of LGBT rights around the world, and the government's own commitment to it. The corresponding report from the US State Department, however, is three months overdue, and for the third time in a row.
29th December 2011
Video: US sets Hillary Clinton’s landmark UN speech to music 11
12:18 PM — The US State Department has released an uplifting video of the groundbreaking speech given to a United Nations summit in Geneva by Hillary Clinton earlier this month.
30th November 2011
Russia reacts to overseas “interference” on St Petersburg “gay propaganda” law 29
2:00 PM — A senior official in the Russian government has said he is "perplexed" by the US statement condemning a proposed law which could severely hinder freedom of expression for LGBT people in St Petersburg. Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, said the US State Department's comments were "incorrect".
13th May 2011
US condemns ‘odious’ Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill 72
10:58 AM — The US State Department has strongly condemned Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill. Addressing journalists yesterday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said: "No amendments, no changes, would justify the passage of this odious bill."