Va. Gov. McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order
January 12 2014 8:00 AM ET

McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order

Sunnivie Brydum

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed four executive orders immediately after his inauguration today, including one that outlaws discrimination against LGBT state employees.

State Department Warns LGBT Americans Traveling to Russia
January 10 2014 7:46 PM ET

State Dept. Warns LGBT Olympic Spectators

Sunnivie Brydum

In advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for American citizens.

Janet Napolitano Discusses LGBT Rights on 'Meet the Press'
January 07 2014 3:54 PM ET

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

Michael Regula

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

December 31 2013 3:27 PM ET

Boy Scouts to Openly Allow Gay Youth Beginning New Year's Day

BSA will openly accept openly gay men under the age of 18 beginning Jan. 1

December 31 2013 12:35 PM ET

Houston Mayor Annise Parker to Marry Longtime Partner Kathy Hubbard

She also confirms she will run for Texas statewide office in 2018

December 30 2013 7:42 PM ET

Michelle Obama Congratulates Robin Roberts On Coming Out

And Five Other Things You Need to Know Today

Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon 59 Years After Suicide
December 24 2013 12:39 PM ET

Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon 59 Years After Suicide

Michelle Garcia

The man responsible for efforts to end World War II by breaking Nazi code will receive a royal pardon, years after he was chemically castrated and committed suicide

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub
December 20 2013 3:17 PM ET

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

Nicholas Cimarusti

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes
December 19 2013 4:15 PM ET

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates
December 19 2013 2:49 PM ET

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

Daniel Reynolds

White House press secretary Jay Carney is denying that the choice of out athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to represent the U.S. during the Winter Olympics is part of a pro-LGBT agenda.

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!
December 18 2013 2:49 PM ET

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Michelle Garcia

Rachel Maddow says the U.S. delegation to the Russian Olympics seems like a snub.

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections
December 18 2013 2:48 PM ET

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Sunnivie Brydum

Philadelphia's Republican governor is making waves with his newly expressed support for employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in his state.

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