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February 17, 2014

Former and possibly future First Daughter credited with helping father Bill Clinton evolve on gay marriage

The only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton calls the rights of LGBT people  'the unfinished business of the 21st century.'

Former and possibly future First Daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke at a Human Rights Campaign event in Las Vegas on Sunday (16 February) and adapted a line from her famous mother when making a point about LGBT equality.

'My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century,' she said. 'That is certainly true. But so too are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century.'

November 14, 2013

In the world of Sandy Rios, Christians are filled with sugar, spice, and everything nice

Sandy Rios knows Christians. The American Family Association radio has serious doubts about the late October story about a Christian couple refusing to tip a gay waiter and calling him a ‘fag'.

November 13, 2013

A new poll has found that more Americans feel it is acceptable for teenagers to wear clothing with the flag of the side that lost the Civil War to school than the gay rainbow pride flag

Americans find the public display of the Confederate Civil War rebel flag more appropriate than the rainbow gay pride flag according to a recent poll.

A Public Policy Polling robocall telephone poll reported last week that 43% of those surveyed thought that high school students should be allowed to wear Confederate flags while at school, whereas only 28% thought it was appropriate for students to wear the rainbow gay pride flag in school.

Only 9% of Americans thought it was more appropriate to wear the rainbow gay pride flag to school than the Confederate flag.

September 20, 2013

Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association made claims following rumors of Clinton having a lesbian affair

A homophobic commentator has made the claim that Hillary Clinton could become the first ‘lesbian president’ of the United States.

Bryan Fischer, of the anti-gay American Family Association, made the claims on a video released on the AFA’s website, in which he asserts that Clinton may be having a lesbian affair with her transition office chief Huma Abedin, wife of disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner.

May 16, 2013

Is also donating part of the proceeds from pre-sale of his new album to the Human Rights Campaign

Matthew Morrison once had to awkwardly come out as straight to a magazine writer who assumed he was gay.

But that doesn't mean the Glee star is not a fully supportive of LGBT equality. Earlier today, he  released new video for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in which he speaks out for gay marriage.

HRC, the largest LGBT advocacy organization in the US, got Morrison to take part in its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign which also recently featured Hillary Clinton, among others.

March 26, 2013

Sandy Rios, of the American Family Association, said that children are being abused by gay rights advocates and Bill and Hillary Clinton support gay marriage because of their sexuality

Sandy Rios of the anti-gay American Family Association warned that ‘homosexual advocacy’ is ‘raping children’ in school and that Bill and Hillary Clinton support gay marriage because they are either bi or even gay.

Speaking on American Family Radio on Friday (22 March) Rios reacted to recent polls showing young people support marriage equality.

She said this was due to the media brainwashing children to hear ‘nothing but positive things about homosexuality and its effects’.

March 18, 2013

Former Secretary of State has revealed her support for same-sex marriage, fueling rumors she will run again for president in 2016

Hillary Clinton has come out for marriage equality.

On Monday (18 March), the US Democrat made the announcement in an online video released by the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign.

In the five-minute video, she says gays and lesbians are ‘full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship.’

‘That includes marriage,’ Clinton says, adding she backs same-sex marriage both ‘personally and as a matter of policy and law.’

December 25, 2012

Rick Warren: 'Gay marriage might become the rule someday. That doesn't mean I think it's right'

The daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is carving out a career for herself with NBC News and recently sat down with controversial pastor Rick Warren for a chat.

Among the topics was Warren's views against homosexuality and marriage equality. Clinton asked during an interview on NBC's Rock Center how those views square with his Christianity.

December 1, 2012

What will Secretary of State Clinton say about same sex marriage when she leaves the Obama administration?

The political future of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets as much press as the country's looming fiscal cliff. Now the chatter focuses on her on gay marriage position. She is one of the few top tier Democrats to keep silent on the topic.

In the 2008 Democratic party primary, she supported civil unions. This put her in the mainstream. All top tier candidates in that election, including then Senator Barack Obama, favored civil unions over same sex nuptials.

November 29, 2012

The US Secretary of State has released a blueprint to control the AIDS epidemic within the next four years

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has revealed a plan to control the AIDS epidemic in the next four years.

According to a State Department document unveiled today (29 November), Clinton says the goal of an ‘AIDs-free generation’ by starting more infected people on AIDS drugs, circumcising men in high-prevalence countries and making sure every pregnant and infected woman is treated.

November 22, 2012

Former First Daughter is a special correspondent for the network's news division

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had her ads in support of gay marriage pulled by NBC News.

Buzzfeed.com reports that because Clinton works as a special correspondent for NBC, the network scuttled plans by backers of Washington state's marriage equality bill R-74 to use an ad by Clinton.

November 18, 2012

Secretary Clinton has set the standard for LGBT rights and US foreign policy

November 12, 2012

US Secretary of State Clinton wants firms to make a ‘global impact’ on LGBT equality as she praises Out on the Street Summit in London

Hillary Clinton has supported moves to bring governments and companies together to push gay rights worldwide.

The US Secretary of State has spearheaded diplomatic efforts to improve the human rights of LGBT people in some of the most dangerous countries in the world.

And, in a letter to business people holding a summit in London on gay, bi and trans equality, she urges the world’s leading corporate giants to make an impact.

July 24, 2012

US Secretary of State announces additional $150 million in funding International AIDS 2012 Conference

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at this week's International AIDS Conference and said the US is committed to achieving an 'AIDS-free generation.'

To help accomplish this, Clinton announced that the US is providing $150 million in additional funding that will, in part, be earmarked for putting an end to mother-to-child transmission of AIDS by 2015.

July 12, 2012

In preview clip, he arranges anonymous hookups online

Imagine if Bill and Hillary Clinton had a son named Thomas instead of a daughter named Chelsea.

Now imagine that the son was gay - and very hot.

That's essentially the situation in the new USA Network series Political Animals which premieres on Sunday (15 July).

In the six-episode series, Sigourney Weaver plays former First Lady Elaine Barrish is currently serving as the Secretary of State and running for the presidency herself.

July 5, 2012

'I really want to thank you for standing up for the rights of LGBT people everywhere'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared via video on Thursday (5 May) to accept the World LGBT Award at the World Pride gala dinner at the Langham Hotel in London.

'I want especially to acknowledge all the people who are working hard to advance human rights in their own communities and countries... making a difference everyday, often at great cost to themselves,' Clinton said.

Clinton received the award from Pride London and the Kaleidoscope trust for her work in supporting gay rights worldwide.

July 3, 2012

LGBT US flag tribute to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 4 July

US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has been honored with a unique work of art for her gay rights work.

International gay organization Kaleidoscope Trust has given her a huge American flag with the full text of her historic speech to the United Nations, where she called for global LGBT rights, sewn into it.

The US ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis Susman, received the flag at the American embassy today in advance of Independence Day, 4 July tomorrow.

July 3, 2012

First Pride London bosses scale back World Pride to ban floats, now they say you can have shopping trolleys instead

Pride London bosses have told marchers joining World Pride’s procession through the streets of the British capital that, while they aren’t allowed cars, busses, or floats, they can use shopping trolleys.

Bikes, roller skates and non-motorized scooters are also permitted.

Just last week event bosses had to scale back the parade on 7 July, banning floats, cars and busses after a cash-flow crisis left them unable to afford full safety and crowd-control measures.

June 29, 2012

Three French activists have had only water and no food for five days to force François Hollande to act on gay rights at UN

Three activists are on their fifth day without food in a bid to force French President François Hollande to act on gay rights in the UN.

The activists from the French committee for International Day Against Homophobia include IDAHO’s global founder, Louis-Georges Tin.

Tin says newly elected President Hollande promised him in May that he would bring a resolution to the UN, demanding the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide.

June 27, 2012

US Secretary of State will reportedly not attend Pride London gala dinner where she will be honored with gay rights accolade

Hillary Clinton will not be in London to accept her World Pride award in person, according to reports.

June 27, 2012

84 congressmen request immediate action from the Obama administration on 70 cases of gay, bi and trans Hondurans killed since 2009

US Congressmen have called for action on the violence suffered by the LGBT community in Honduras.

In a letter addressed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, over 80 US congressional Democrats expressed 'concern about the recent increase in violence' against the gay, bi and trans communities in the Central American country.

According to human rights organizations in Honduras, over 70 LGBT individuals have been murdered since the 2009 coup d'etat when the Honduran army ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

June 26, 2012

Joe McElderry winner of X Factor 2009 will be performing free of charge at a London Pride gala dinner next week

Gay 21-year-old X Factor winner Joe McElderry is joining 150 artists to perform for free at a gala dinner celebrating World Pride in London.

The dinner on 5 July will include giving an award for promoting LGBT rights worldwide to Hillary Clinton, supported by international gay charity Kaleidoscope. Although it isn’t confirmed whether Clinton will be in attendance, the awards dinner will be on 5 July from 8pm.

June 12, 2012

Says barriers are being broken down, 'but there is still much more to be done' 

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released an LGBT Pride Month video today (12 June) highlighting areas of progress but pointing out how much still needs to be done.

Starting on a positive note, Clinton says: 'In the United States and around the world, progress is being made. The tireless advocacy of generations is bending the arc of history. Barriers are being torn down, discriminatory laws repealed, and millions are now able to live more freely and participate in the future of their communities and countries.'

May 18, 2012

The US Secretary of State sends 'powerful' message to world on gay rights as four men are due to be hanged for sodomy in Iran

World Pride organizers say Hillary Clinton's formal acceptance of a gay rights award sends a 'powerful' and 'poignant' message to the world as four men in Iran await execution for sodomy.

Pride London and global LGBT organization Kaleidoscope Trust will honor the US Secretary of State with the World LGBT Award at a star-studded black tie dinner in the British capital for World Pride on 5 July.