30th July 2014
HRC and Human Rights First produce report into LGBT rights across Africa, ahead of White House summit 6
2:45 PM — A joint report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Human Rights First has outlined the state of anti-gay legislation across 54 African nations, ahead of meetings between President Obama and government leaders from across the continent.
9th July 2014
US: White House hosts first summit on LGBT technological innovation
5:57 PM — The White House has this week hosted its first LGBT Innovation Summit, to bring together cutting-edge technological development with gay rights activism.
1st July 2014
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
30th June 2014
US: Pastor who defied church to support gay son will attend White House pride reception 6
4:51 PM — A Southern Baptist pastor who defied his church to support gay rights will attend an event at the White House today.
21st June 2014
US: White House says Congress needs to pass laws for further same-sex benefits changes 1
4:56 PM — The White House has confirmed that it has extended benefits to same-sex couples as far as possible following the repeal of DOMA, with further changes requiring legislation from Congress.
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
31st May 2014
Parents make heartwarming tribute to 6-year-old transgender son 184
5:04 PM — Two parents have made a moving video tribute to their six-year-old transgender son Ryland.
22nd May 2014
US: White House gathering officially launches Harvey Milk stamps 1
11:26 PM — A gathering took place at the White House on Thursday to officially launch a range of stamps featuring late gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
11th May 2014
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
2nd May 2014
US: Man announces he will run for President, unveils anti-gay manifesto 30
3:37 PM — Tennessee-based Darrell Trigg has announced his candidacy in the 2016 US Presidential elections, and revealed several anti-gay manifesto points.
1st May 2014
Vice President Joe Biden: ‘No downside’ to an executive order banning anti-gay discrimination 1
10:12 PM — Vice President Biden has said there would be 'no downside' to an executive order banning anti-gay workplace discrimination, despite Obama's spokesman labelling it 'redundant'.
26th April 2014
AFA: Harvey Milk stamp is honouring a ‘known sexual predator’ and ‘paedophile’ 19
12:19 PM — The American Family Association has attacked the release of a stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk, describing him as a 'known sexual predator'.
21st April 2014
US: Family suing Florida for same-sex marriage to attend White House Easter Egg Roll 1
12:49 PM — A lesbian family who are suing the state of Florida will today attend the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll, hosted by the Obamas.
20th April 2014
Book: Biden’s backing of same-sex marriage sent Obama ‘scrambling’ to catch up 6
5:19 PM — A new book has claimed that Vice President Joe Biden's surprise backing of same-sex marriage in 2012 pushed Barack Obama into following suit faster than planned.
14th April 2014
US: White House ceremony to launch stamp in honour of gay rights hero Harvey Milk 1
8:19 PM — The White House will hold a ceremony next month to launch a stamp in honour of assassinated gay rights hero Harvey Milk.
4th April 2014
Obama spokesman: It would be ‘redundant’ to ban anti-gay workplace discrimination with executive order 2
9:19 PM — White House press spokesman Jay Carney has claimed it would be 'redundant' for Barack Obama to issue an executive order to ban workplace discrimination.
24th February 2014
White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 3
6:49 PM — Criticising Uganda's new anti-gay law, the White House has reiterated its commitment to having the law repealed, calling it "abhorrent", and "a step backwards".
14th June 2013
US: President Obama urges Congress to pass bill to end anti-LGBT workplace discrimination 6
1:22 AM — US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to pass legislation to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, saying "I want to sign that bill."
30th April 2013
NBA player Jason Collins: ‘I hope other sports stars will follow my lead and come out’ 7
2:04 PM — In his first interview since coming out as gay, basketball player Jason Collins says he hopes other professional athletes will follow his lead.
23rd April 2013
US Radio host: ‘LGBT supporters are misleading millions and homosexuality hurts all of society’ 42
6:32 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey has again used her radio programme to express her anti-gay stance, saying that "homosexual behaviour hurts all of society", and encouraging listeners to "challenge the acceptance of homosexual behaviour".