9th September 2014
US: Democrats call for end of gay blood ban 7
10:59 AM — Democrats in the US have called for the Obama administration to end a ban on gay men donating blood, tissue and organs.
2nd September 2014
US: Farm fined $13,000 for refusing gay weddings to stop hosting all ceremonies 7
3:12 PM — A New York state farm which was previously fined for refusing to host a same-sex wedding has now said no couples will be allowed to get married there.
US: Senior lawyer faces ‘severe’ punishment for calling AIDS the ‘gay plague’ 21
9:30 AM — A lawyer in the US state of Virginia is facing "immediate and severe" action after sending a company-wide email calling AIDS the "gay plague".
20th August 2014
US: Virginia officials prepare for same-sex marriages to begin 3
4:22 PM — Officials in the US state of Virginia are preparing for same-sex marriages to begin on Thursday, as long as the US Supreme Court does not intervene.
14th August 2014
US: American Football player announces he is gay 4
2:55 PM — Arizona State University offensive lineman Edward Sarafin is the first active Division I Football player to come out as gay
29th July 2014
US: Michigan Democrat introduces law that will ban gay conversion therapy 2
2:58 PM — Democratic State Representative Adam Zemke of Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sponsored legislation outlawing conversion therapies in the state of Michigan.
22nd July 2014
US: College denies it refused to house trans student 2
6:30 PM — A Christian college in Oregon has denied claims that it refused to provide on-campus accommodation for a trans student, but said he would not be allowed to live in dorms without having gender reassignment surgery.
US: Georgia seeks to have lawsuit challenging gay marriage ban thrown out 4
12:39 PM — The Attorney General in the US state of Georgia has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
14th July 2014
US: Fox news mocks the idea of gender-neutral toilets 10
2:53 PM — Fox news presenters have shown that they are confused by the idea behind a university’s new gender-neutral toilet labels.
8th July 2014
US: Episcopal churches go to court over $500 million in property over gay priests 5
6:04 PM — Several dozen Episcopal churches in the US state of South Carolina are suing the national church over the introduction of gay priests, stating that they should be able to retain property when they leave the church.
2nd July 2014
US: Florida same-sex marriage ban to face legal test 2
12:18 PM — The US state of Florida's same-sex marriage ban will face a legal test today.
25th June 2014
Poll: Only 13% of Americans know gays do not have federal discrimination protections 4
4:53 PM — A large majority of Americans are currently unaware that gay and lesbian people are not protected against discrimination under the workplace, a poll has found.
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.
16th June 2014
Solider gets honourable discharge 35 years after being kicked out of US Army for being gay
2:59 PM — A soldier has been given an honourable discharge thirty five years after being kicked out of the army for being a lesbian.
13th June 2014
US study shows 21% increase in anti-LGBT physical violence 3
5:46 PM — A US study has found a marked increase in anti-LGBT physical violence, and a disproportionate rise in anti-trans violence.
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.
9th June 2014
US: Gay couples persuade Wisconsin county clerk to issue marriage licences
5:55 PM — A group of almost a hundred gay couples has persuaded a county clerk in the US state of Wisconsin to accept applications for marriage licences by refusing to leave her office.
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.