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27 January 2009US State Department gays ask for equal treatment for same-sex partners 1 More than 2,000 employees of the US federal government who work overseas have written to the new Secretary of State asking for equal treatment for same-sex partners.
26 January 2009Maryland gay rights group was monitored as terrorist threat 6 Democratic party politicians in Maryland have announced plans to legislate against surveillance of non-violent groups after a gay rights activists were targeted by state police.
26 January 2009Video: Gay Mayor ignores resignation calls and goes back to work 5 The Mayor of Portland, Oregon has said he "still has a very positive contribution to make" despite admitting he lied about his relationship with a teenager.
26 January 2009Disgraced preacher Ted Haggard in new gay sex revelations 9 A leading US evangelical pastor who was forced to resign in 2006 after revelations of a three-year gay relationship with a prostitute has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a young church member.
26 January 2009Activists consider new ballot measures at Prop 8 strategy meeting 1 More than 400 activists gathered in California on Saturday to consider the best way to overturn a ban on gay marriage in the state.
26 January 2009Tom Hanks backtracks on un-American comments about gay marriage opponents 7 Actor Tom Hanks has said he should not have described Mormons as un-American for their support of a ban on gay marriage.
26 January 2009Teenager says he did not have illegal sexual contact with gay Mayor + A young gay man has given an interview to an Oregon paper about his relationship with the Mayor of Portland.
26 January 2009Sean Penn wins Screen Actors Guild award for role as gay politician Harvey Milk 3 Sean Penn last night won the Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of the gay politician Harvey Milk in the film Milk.
23 January 2009Hillary Clinton’s Senate replacement backs federal protections for LGBT people + The Governor of New York has announced that he has chosen Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the Senate vacancy left by Hillary Clinton, who was confirmed as US Secretary of State earlier this week.
23 January 2009Hollywood cop turned reality TV star suspended amid porn accusations 12 A police officer in Hollywood has been taken off duty after it was alleged he starred in a porn film five years before he joined the force.
23 January 2009Texas attorney general vows to fight gay divorce case 2 A gay couple who legally married in Massachusetts may be denied the right to divorce in the current home state.
23 January 2009Religious zealots find White House website’s entry on gay rights 100 Homophobic Christian groups in America have discovered the new President's support for gay rights.
22 January 2009Gay mayor faces multiple calls to resign after lying about sex with teen 13 The first gay person elected as Mayor of Portland should resign, a local LGBT publication has said.
22 January 2009Biopic of gay politician Harvey Milk nominated for eight Oscars 5 A dramatisation of the life of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
22 January 2009Majority of Florida voters favour an end to ban on gay adoption 6 A new poll has found that 55% of people in Florida would support the repeal of a law banning gay people from adopting.
22 January 2009Court rules New Orleans can grant benefits to same-sex partners 1 A homophobic Christian group has failed in its attempt to stop the city of New Orleans granting health benefits to the domestic partners of employees.
22 January 2009Amnesty highlights ongoing violence against trans people in Honduras + A leading human rights group has said that transgender women who work as sex workers in Honduras are frequently attacked by clients or police officers.
22 January 2009Obama retakes oath of office after inaugural hiccup 2 The Chief Justice of the United States visited the White House last night to administer the oath of office to the President.
21 January 2009Gay mayor faces investigation into relationship with teenager 5 The Mayor of the US city of Portland's relationship with a teenage male will be investigated by the Oregon Attorney General.
21 January 2009Comment: Gay bishop’s eyewitness account of Obama’s inauguration 9 Gene Robinson, the Anglican Bishop of New Hampshire, has returned to blogging after a break of several months to share his experiences of the inauguration celebrations in Washington DC.