17th April 2015
It has been 50 years since the first gay rights protest outside the White House 11
7:08 PM — It has been half a century since a historic picket outside the White House demanding gay rights.
9th April 2015
White House’s first gay male social secretary to leave
11:32 AM — Jeremy Bernard was the first man and the first gay person to hold the role.
21st February 2015
US: Florist who refused to serve same-sex wedding rejects legal settlement 103
3:51 PM — A florist in the state of Washington who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding has rejected a proposed legal settlement.
8th January 2015
US judge rules state can sue florist who refused gay couple 4
2:55 PM — A judge in Washington has ruled that the state can sue a florist who refused to provide a gay couple with flowers for their wedding.
3rd November 2014
Gay rights group honours rapper Macklemore 3
12:08 PM — US rap star Macklemore has been honoured by LGBT rights organisation the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
25th September 2014
US: Washington Olympic Committee lacks LGBT membership
10:43 PM — An LGBT-supported organisation advocating for the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Washington, DC is reportedly lacking LGBT members.
US: US government sues companies over illegal sacking transgender employees 3
9:31 PM — In an historic action Thursday, the federal government brought suits against two companies who have been accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
US: Social justice group holds vigil in Washington
5:23 PM — Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter (BTWLM), a social justice campaign, will hold a vigil and make a call for peace in Washington, DC this Saturday.
19th September 2014
US: Church prohibits same-sex couple from receiving communion 50
11:01 PM — A same-sex couple was recently told by their Lewiston, Montana Catholic Church that they would no longer be able to receive communion due to their same-sex marriage held over a year ago.
24th August 2014
US: Seattle man allegedly murdered gay couple as ‘vengeance’ for Middle East 129
4:34 PM — A Seattle man murdered a gay couple as "vengeance" for US intervention in the Middle East, prosecutors claim.
30th July 2014
US: Activists calling for LGBT inclusion in immigration reform stage sit-in
8:25 PM — A group of LGBT activists have staged a sit-in on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, saying they won't leave the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus until the caucus issues a statement urging President Obama to include LGBT populations in potential executive action on immigration.
24th July 2014
US: Washington state program gives at-risk groups access to PrEP for no cost
10:11 PM — The Washington State Department of Health has started a drug assistance program that helps state residents at risk of HIV infections pay for expensive daily pill that could reduce the risk of contracting HIV.
11th July 2014
US: Gay couple claims they were kicked out of a Washington cab for kissing 9
10:11 PM — A gay couple say they were kicked out of a Washington state taxi cab last weekend after the two shared a quick kiss.
28th June 2014
US: Washington state to convert most domestic partnerships to marriages on Monday 6
5:54 PM — Washington state will convert thousands of existing same-sex domestic partnerships into marriages on Monday.
22nd June 2014
US: Transgender priest to preach at Washington National Cathedral 4
3:47 PM — A transgender priest will make history today, becoming the first openly trans person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.
20th June 2014
US: Less than 2000 people show up to NOM’s anti-gay rally 20
1:01 PM — NOM's anti-gay 'March for Marriage' rally was a dismal failure, with less than 2000 people turning up.
19th June 2014
US: Texas Governor stands by comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism 7
4:57 PM — The Governor of Texas has stood by comments he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, saying the comments "stand on their own."
14th June 2014
US: Police officer kisses boyfriend in front of Westboro Baptist Church protest 10
5:09 PM — A police officer has been derided by the Westboro Baptist Church, after sharing a kiss with his boyfriend in front of their protest.
6th June 2014
Washington DC Pride will feature US military color guard for the first time 1
5:33 PM — For the first time in its history, this year the pride parade in Washington DC will feature the US military color guard.
4th June 2014
US: Washington students cheer principal after he comes out during Pride speech 4
10:41 PM — The principal of a Washington high school was loudly cheered by his students, after coming out during a Pride speech.