22nd July 2012
Ohio school agrees to pay $30,000 to student hurt in anti-gay attack 8
9:32 PM — A school in Ohio has agreed to pay $30,000 to a gay student who was attacked by a classmate. Zach King, who was 15 at the time of the November 2011 attack, suffered a concussion and lost several teeth in the incident, which was filmed and put on the internet.
New York celebrates one year of gay marriage 5
9:29 PM — New York will celebrate one year of marriage equality this week. The marriage equality law came into action on July 24th last year, making New York the sixth US state to give gay couples the right to wed. On the first day, 659 gay couples married.
US: Mothers’ group complains about Ryan Murphy sitcom The New Normal 27
9:25 PM — US mother's coalition One Million Moms has attacked Ryan Murphy's latest sitcom, The New Normal, for portraying a gay couple who have a baby by surrogate. The group, which has previously boycotted JC Penney and Gap for supporting gay rights, said Glee creator Murphy's new NBC show "subject[s] families to the decay of morals and values".
Boston mayor says ‘anti-gay’ Chick-fil-A not welcome 16
9:23 PM — The mayor of Boston has said that fast food chain Chick-fil-A will find it "very difficult" to open in Boston because of its statements on marriage equality. Mayor Thomas M Menino suggested he would block the chain from opening in the city because it "discriminates against a population".
Tabloid claims global Grindr outage caused by overactive Olympic athletes 31
1:53 PM — The arrival of thousands of athletes and their national support staff caused the gay networking app Grindr to crash a British tabloid newspaper claims.