2nd May 2014
US: Georgia same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses, post rejection letters on Twitter
12:54 PM — Same-sex couples in Georgia applied for marriage licenses yesterday before posting their rejection letters online, to peacefully protest the state's marriage ban.
1st May 2014
US: Republican lawmaker warns of the dangers of gay anal sex in surreal ‘garbage truck’ letter 98
10:42 PM — A Republican state representative from South Dakota has written a letter warning of the dangers of gay sex, titled 'A One Way Alley for the Garbage Truck'.
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'.
US: Idaho man donates cemetary plot, so lesbian veteran can be buried next to her wife 9
8:53 PM — An Idaho man has offered to give up his plot in a military cemetery, so that two lesbians barred from being interred together can still be buried side-by-side.
US: Denver Mayor celebrates a year of civil unions in Colorado 2
8:12 PM — The mayor of Denver Michael Hancock made efforts to mark the first year of same-sex civil unions in Colorado with a special reception.
Video: First trailer for ‘The Case Against 8′ HBO Prop 8 documentary 1
7:55 PM — Directors have released the first trailer for an HBO documentary following the case against California's same-sex marriage ban Prop 8.
US: Rhode Island groups warn against constitutional convention fearing anti-gay repercussions
4:50 PM — A coalition of human rights groups held a press conference on Wednesday in Rhode Island calling for the defeat of a measure to allow a constitutional convention in the state.
US: Judge dismisses defendants in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ban challenge
4:08 PM — In a trial challenging the US state of Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban, a federal judge has dismissed three defendants.
Fresh controversy at college which disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black from ceremony 5
2:33 PM — A speaker due to replace disinvited gay screenwriter Dustin Lance Black at his former college has now pulled out of a commencement ceremony there following anti-gay sentiment made in sermons some years ago.
US: Man sentenced to six months in jail for shooting man at pride parade 6
12:54 PM — A Florida man has been sentenced to six months in prison for shooting a gay man with a BB gun at a pride parade.
30th April 2014
Global Women’s Rights Awards pulls event from Brunei-owned hotel over ‘Taliban-like’ stoning law 32
9:51 PM — The organisers of the Global Women's Rights Awards have pulled their event from the Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, after the country introduced a law calling for gays to be stoned to death.
Watch: Trans activist Janet Mock turns tables on TV host by asking about her genitals 16
8:58 PM — Trans activist Janet Mock has turned the tables on a TV host, asking her some of the invasive questions about her body that trans people face in interviews.
US: South Carolina campaign aims to educate about anti-gay bullying in schools 2
8:32 PM — A new campaign has launched in the US state of South Carolina, aiming to provide resources on anti-LGBT bullying in schools.
US: New Hampshire bill asks for clarification on out-of-state same-sex marriages 1
8:18 PM — The House in the US state of New Hampshire has sent a bill to the state governor asking for clarification on same-sex marriages from other states which took place prior to the state's own equal marriage law.
US: Lawsuit hopes to allow gay couples to marry in Ohio
4:54 PM — A lawsuit has today been filed with a view to allowing gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Ohio to marry.
US actress Laverne Cox set to produce and star in documentary about trans teenagers 1
1:34 PM — Laverne Cox will produce and take part in an hour long film about transgender youths.
US: Ohio civil rights attorneys plan lawsuit against same-sex marriage ban
12:48 PM — A lawsuit seeking to force the US state of Ohio to allow same-sex couples to marry is being planned by civil rights attorneys.
Fox News host jokes: ‘George Clooney is gay’ 4
12:11 PM — A Fox News pundit has insisted he was only "joking" when he called George Clooney gay.
29th April 2014
United Methodist Church extends benefits to same-sex spouses and partners 3
11:25 PM — Despite not allowing same-sex marriage, same-sex spouses working at any general agency of the United Methodist Church will be entitled to state benefits.
US: Widowed Pennsylvania woman sues state for not recognising her marriage for tax benefits 1
11:07 PM — A woman in the US state of Pennsylvania has sued the state after it refused to recognise her out-of-state marriage to her late wife.