Council speaker Christine Quinn is hoping to be the first openly gay mayor in the city’s history.
A Chicago man was told he could not give blood because he seemed to be gay.
Californian governer Jerry Brown has signed a bill making gay history lessons a compulsory element of social studies classes in the state.
A woman who left her two young children home alone has been charged with murder after both were killed in a house fire.
Two 25-year-old women have been reprimanded by police after engaging in sex acts in a public park.
A law passed today in Jersey allows gay and heterosexual couples to hold civil partnership ceremonies in churches if the religious organisation consents it.
The supreme court in Ohio ruled today that a non-birth parent was to be refused parental rights to her child.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has decided that Christians who wish to discriminate against LGBTs when providing goods and services may have the legal right to do so.
Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson has spoken out against criticisms of the number of gay characters in the soap.
The city of Cambridge in Massachusetts is to pay gay public workers a higher rate of pay than their straight counterparts to counter an imbalance in federal tax.