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
The White House now has a gender-neutral bathroom 17
4:07 PM — In a symbol of solidarity with the LGBT community, the Obama administration has unveiled a gender-neutral bathroom within the White House.
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.
3rd February 2015
Obama commends Robbie Rogers for ‘inspiring a whole lot of people around the world’ 4
4:02 PM — President Barack Obama has commended out gay footballer Robbie Rogers for "inspiring a whole lot of folks around the world."
28th January 2015
Petition to White House to enact Leelah’s Law needs 30,000 names in five days 5
6:49 PM — With only a few days to go until its deadline, a petition to the White House to enact a federal law banning the controversial practice of 'conversion therapy' has reached two-thirds of its target.
4th January 2015
US: Mike Huckabee quits Fox News ahead of rumoured Presidential run 10
4:50 PM — Republican Mike Huckabee - who once blamed a school massacre on gay people - has stepped away from his show on Fox News, ahead of a rumoured run for President.
US: 74-year-old veteran is first to receive gender surgery on Medicare
4:00 PM — A 74-year-old transgender Army veteran has become the first person to receive gender reassignment surgery on a government Medicare plan.
16th November 2014
US: Barack Obama appoints new LGBT Liaison
6:06 PM — Barack Obama has appointed a Democratic activist to the role of LGBT Liaison within the White House.
27th September 2014
Watch: Sarah Palin gets White House address wrong in speech to anti-gay conference 26
1:47 PM — Republican Sarah Palin managed to get the address of the White House wrong in her speech to an anti-gay group.
15th September 2014
Clinton adviser: Gay rights will be Obama’s greatest legacy 26
5:20 PM — A former adviser to Bill Clinton has claimed that gay rights will be Obama's biggest legacy.
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.