4th March 2014
Kansas: Gay rights groups call to have sexual orientation added to law banning discrimination 1
7:34 PM — Following the progression of a bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination, gay rights groups are calling for sexual orientation to be added to a Kansas anti-discrimination law.
US: Indiana bill would deny tax benefits to same-sex couples 1
7:20 PM — Despite an instruction from the federal tax agency in the US, the state of Indiana has introduced a measure to deny tax benefits to same-sex couples.
Jamie Lee Curtis to produce film about gay baseball icon 2
6:28 PM — Jamie Lee Curtis is set to produce a film based on the life of gay, former baseball player Glenn Burke.
Update: Kentucky Governor will hire lawyers to appeal ruling to allow out-of-state gay marriages 3
5:56 PM — Despite an announcement by the Kentucky Attorney General that he would not appeal against a ruling to recognise same-sex marriages performed in other states, its Governor has other plans.
US: State of Kentucky accepts ruling that it must recognise out-of-state gay marriages
5:27 PM — The US state of Kentucky won't fight against a ruling made last week which meant the state must immediately recognise out-of-state same-sex marriages.
Boston Mayor appears hopeful for agreement between St Patrick’s Day organisers and gay veterans
4:53 PM — The Mayor of Boston has continued pushing for a group of gay veterans to be allowed to march in the St Patrick's Day parade in his city, and appeared hopeful that the group would be able to strike a deal with organisers.
Ellen accused of being ‘transphobic and disrespectful’ over Liza Minnelli ‘impersonator’ jibe 35
12:33 PM — Television star Ellen Degeneres has been accused of being "transphobic and disrespectful", for a joke she made about Liza Minnelli whilst hosting the Oscars.
Elton John: There is light at the end of the tunnel on HIV 4
10:58 AM — Sir Elton John spoke of the importance of removing the stigma surrounding HIV at his annual fundraising Oscar party over the weekend.
3rd March 2014
US: Maryland to vote on trans anti-discrimination bill 1
9:08 PM — Lawmakers in Maryland are due to vote on a bill which would ban discrimination against trans people.
New York Mayor joins equality march as main St Patrick’s Day parade bans gays 5
8:40 PM — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday joined a pro-gay St Patrick's Day march, due to the state's main parade banning gay groups.
Michigan clerk says she would issue gay marriage licences if told by a judge 2
7:36 PM — Despite being called in defence of a Michigan law banning same-sex marriage, a county clerk admitted she would issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, if ordered by a judge.
US journalist: ‘Gays are sore winners’ for opposing Arizona bill to legalise anti-gay discrimination 17
7:25 PM — US Journalist George Will, has called the gay community "sore winners" over vetoed legislation in Arizona.
US: Texas men in half-century relationship marry ‘in the name of God’ 6
6:52 PM — A gay couple in the US state of Texas who have been together for 53 years, married before a crowd of hundreds.
Media outlets report fake story that Ugandan President’s daughter came out as gay 7
5:53 PM — Various news websites have picked up and reported a satirical website's story that the Ugandan President's daughter has come out as gay.
Jared Leto wins oscar for trans role in Dallas Buyers Club 9
7:48 AM — Jared Leto has won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rayon, a trans woman with AIDS in the 1980s era drama set amidst the HIV/ AIDS crisis.
2nd March 2014
US poll: 56% support marriage for same-sex couples 2
4:17 PM — A new poll published recently has found that 56% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples.
Rufus Wainwright: ‘Coming out to my parents was a nightmare’ 3
3:09 PM — Musician Rufus Wainwright has revealed how his parents "reacted horrifically" when he came out as a gay teenager in the late 1980s.
1st March 2014
Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Uganda and Nigeria’s presidents are on the wrong side of history’ 32
2:01 PM — Speaking out against harsh new anti-gay laws passed in Uganda and in Nigeria, Hollywood star Whoopi Goldberg has described the presidents of the countries as being on the "wrong side of history" when it comes to LGBT rights.
28th February 2014
US: Boy Scouts of America loses Disney funding over exclusion of gay adults 9
7:50 PM — Despite lifting its ban on gay youth members, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), may need to rethink its policy on gay adult members and volunteers, as Disney, a large donor, has cut its level of funding because of the ban.
Michigan same-sex marriage ban challenged in ongoing lawsuit
7:41 PM — A court challenge to Michigan's same-sex marriage ban wrapped up on Friday with a Harvard University professor, an expert on marriage in the US.