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 7
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.
9th May 2014
US: Bill seeks to grant equal social security rights to same-sex couples
8:48 PM — A new bill seeks to allow the US Social Security Administration to give equal rights for benefits to legally married gay and lesbian coupes.
2nd May 2014
US: Washington state appoints first gay Supreme Court judge
2:31 PM — Washington has appointed gay judge Mary Yu, who performed the state's first same-sex marriage, to the state Supreme Court.
19th April 2014
US: Washington police seek suspect after alleged anti-gay assault in nightclub
2:58 PM — Olympia police are searching for a man who punched a gay man in the face and yelled anti-gay slurs at him in a nightclub.
22nd February 2014
US: Washington bill would class ‘gay cure’ therapy as unprofessional conduct for therapists 10
11:25 PM — Therapists who attempt to "cure" gay teens could soon be charged with unprofessional conduct under a new bill in Washington state.
18th October 2013
Video: ‘Unromantic’ woman makes heartfelt proposal to her girlfriend from the top of a bus 4
5:32 PM — Alissa from Washington accused her girlfriend Jeanne of being unromantic, and the response she got was not what she was expecting. An emotional marriage proposal from the top of a bus in downtown Seattle with a live band and her friends and family surrounding her took place.
26th September 2013
US: Washington National Cathedral to mark Matthew Shepard’s death with ‘Honouring LGBT Youth’ weekend 1
4:10 PM — Washington National Cathedral has announced that it will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Matthew Shepard's murder with a weekend of events to honour LGBT youth who have suffered bullying, discrimination and violence.
6th September 2013
US: Washington Ford’s Theatre to produce 15th Anniversary play on murdered Matthew Shepard
12:11 PM — The Ford's Theatre in Washington is to produce a play called "The Laramie Project," based on the young gay man Matthew Shepard murdered in a gay hate crime in 1998.
5th August 2013
Amazon founder and major equal marriage campaign funder Jeff Bezos acquires the Washington Post 7
10:13 PM — The billionaire founder of e-commerce company Amazon Jeff Bezos has agreed to purchase the Washington Post for $250m. He and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos were the largest financial supporters of the state Washington's campaign to secure same-sex marriage.
18th July 2013
US: Judge strikes down pretrial motions in case of florist which refused service to same-sex wedding
5:51 PM — A judge in the US county of Benton struck down motions filed on both sides of a discrimination case brought against a florist who refused to provide services to a same-sex wedding.
30th April 2013
US: Lawmaker’s office says gay people should ‘just grow their own food’ if stores discriminate against them 22
1:01 PM — The office of Washington Senator Mike Hewitt had an unusual response to a constituent who was concerned about his backing of a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gay people on the grounds of religious belief.