3rd June 2012
Facebook, Grey’s Anatomy honoured at the final leg of GLAAD media awards 1
8:36 PM — The social networking website Facebook, the TV series Grey's Anatomy, and the website Huffington Post were among those honoured at the final leg of the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
Video: Jason Alexander apologises for ‘gay cricket’ comment 38
8:20 PM — Jason Alexander, former star of Seinfeld, has apologised after he made comments on Craig Ferguson's The Late Late Show which were deemed homophobic by gay rights activists and LGBT blogs.
Scottish sport is steeped in homophobia, report says 165
6:30 PM — Homophobic bullying is rife in Scottish sports, from grassroots to elite levels, with the government taking 'little or no specific action' to tackle anti-gay prejudices, according to a scathing report released today.
Video: Australian celebrities launch a high-profile campaign for equal marriage 10
5:37 PM — As the Out4Marriage campaign gathers momentum in the UK, celebrities in Australia have lent their voices to a high-profile equal marriage campaign, launched today.
Poland and Latvia host gay pride marches 17
12:56 AM — Hundreds of gay and trans men and women, together with their supporters, marched through the capitals of Poland and Latvia today, demanding greater acceptance and rights in their respective societies, where they still face high levels of homophobia and transphobia.
JC Penney releases another pro-gay ad for Father’s Day 41
12:13 AM — Partly in celebration of Father's Day, and partly in response to the criticisms it received for releasing a pro-gay ad featuring a lesbian couple, the US clothing retailer JC Penney has released another pro-gay ad, this time featuring two dads.
2nd June 2012
US: Conservative Judaism approves equal marriage 18
11:49 PM — The Conservative faction of American Judaism has formally come out in support of equal marriage, nearly six years after lifting a ban on ordaining gay men and women as rabbis.
1st June 2012
Target Corp. releases gay pride t-shirts, angers anti-gay groups 23
10:12 PM — US retail giant, Target, has begun selling gay pride t-shirts on its website in order to raise money for a pro-equality group, earning thus the wrath of anti-gay groups around the country.
Green Lantern is to be reintroduced as a gay man 107
9:25 PM — One of the oldest and most established characters in DC Comics, Green Lantern, will be revealed as gay in the forthcoming title, it has been confirmed.
New York court: Not slander to falsely call someone ‘gay’ 17
12:22 AM — A mid-level appeals court in Albany, New York has ruled that it is no longer slander to falsely describe someone as gay.
31st May 2012
Rabbi Jonathan Romain chastises religious opponents of equal marriage 32
11:58 PM — A leading Rabbi has said that those who oppose marriage equality on religious grounds are taking a 'pick and mix' approach to the scriptures, and might as well support stoning children or slavery.
Tory councillor in Thanet left homophobic message on bisexual colleague’s voicemail 23
11:26 PM — The person who left a homophobic voicemail message on a bisexual councillor's phone in Thanet District Council has been identified as a Tory fellow-councillor, which has led the police to caution him for malicious communications.
30th May 2012
Thailand: Trans woman becomes the first to win elections to public office 17
11:36 PM — A trans woman has won a historic seat in local elections in Thailand, thereby becoming the first openly transgender person to hold public office in the country.
Maryland: Anti-equality campaigners deliver twice the number of signatures needed for state referendum 23
11:00 PM — Opponents of equal marriage in Maryland have provided more than twice the required number of signatures in order to bring forth a statewide referendum on the issue during November's presidential elections.
Jim Paratore, pro-gay television producer, dies aged 58 4
10:34 PM — Acclaimed television producer, Jim Paratore, who launched the TMZ website and produced The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Rosie O'Donnell Show, has died at the age of 58.
Sky Atlantic to celebrate British gay icons 11
10:14 PM — The satellite television channel, Sky Atlantic, is set to broadcast a three-part series on British gay icons, to coincide with Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
29th May 2012
Dharun Ravi apologises for spying on gay roommate 31
11:26 PM — The student who was convicted of using his webcam to spy on his gay roommate during an intimate encounter with another man, and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, has apologised for the first time.
First gay couple in the world to marry imagine a dead Berlusconi for artwork 15
9:33 PM — A gay couple, who were the first to be married in the world, have created an art installation which is a life-like waxwork of the former Italian premier, Silvio Berlusconi, imagined on a death-bed.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols says equal marriage will damage society 134
8:41 PM — The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, has warned of 'damaging consequences' to society, and of severing the bonds which bring it together, if equal marriage were introduced.
28th May 2012
Reports: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, would be revealed as gay 32
10:54 PM — After it was revealed that a major character of DC Comics would come out as gay, lesbian or bisexual, sources close to the company have suggested that the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, might be that character.