7th September 2012
Lesbian couple escalate adoption rights battle, attempt to have equal marriage ban deemed unconstitutional 5
7:40 PM — A US couple have escalated their own same-sex adoption battle to encompass their state's ban on same-sex marriages. The couple said they are fighting for equality not for themselves, but for the right of their children.
Maryland: Footballer who supported gay rights campaign attacked by delegate 29
3:23 AM — An American Footballer who recorded a video supporting a marriage equality group in October 2011, has just been attacked by a delegate of the state, who said that he should be punished for speaking out.
Massachusetts: State lawmakers call for appeal on surgery for trans prisoner 15
2:28 AM — State lawmakers in Massachusetts have begun the process of attempting to have a decision made by a judge to give a trans woman prisoner gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.
Connecticut: Priest reprimanded for participating in his cousin’s same-sex wedding 20
2:00 AM — The Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, has rebuked a priest for participating in his cousin's same-sex wedding in New York City, despite him only doing a reading and that he didn't wear his vestments.
Video: Time to ‘stop’ discrimination against gays and lesbians, says Obama 6
1:29 AM — President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and talked about the Democrats support for the LGBT community. The video addresses Obama's past support for LGBT people, and in his speech he acknowledges that "we still have a long way to go, but we will get there."
5th September 2012
9-year-old Boy Scout quits, says he doesn’t like unfairness of anti-gay rule 32
8:04 PM — A nine-year-old Cub Scout has quit over the Boy Scouts of America's policy which does not allow any gay member, volunteer or staff member.
Matrix Director, Lana Wachowski speaks out about her transition 10
7:38 PM — One half of the 'Wachowski siblings' has spoken out about the difficulties of transitioning, her gender reassingment surgery, and about getting over those difficulties.
Minnesota: Gay parenting study becomes focal point of anti equality campaign 15
6:51 PM — An anti marriage equality group have used a recent study, which investigated the mental health of adults raised by same-sex and opposite-sex couples, which suggested children of the former have more problems in their adult life, to push for equal marriage bans, ahead of November's election.
Singer’s mum: Thin Lizzy would have opposed “anti-gay” GOP using their song 4
2:57 AM — The mother of Thin Lizzie singer, Philip Lynott, would have been strongly against the Republicans using his music during their national convention because of the party's stance on equal marriage.
Judge orders that trans convict be given gender reassignment surgery in prison 11
2:29 AM — A Judge in Boston, Massachusetts has ruled that a trans woman must be given gender reassignment surgery in prison, in order to treat her gender dysphoria. This is believed to be the first ruling of its kind.
Four US Marines arrested for possible homophobic assault outside California gay bar 11
2:02 AM — Police in Long Beach, California, have arrested four members of the US Marine Corps for assaulting men outside a popular gay bar in the area.
Democrats endorse equal marriage, and ‘appropriately represent’ LGBT community 10
12:48 AM — The Democratic National Convention has kicked off, and has been praised for appropriately representing, and embracing the LGBT community in the US.
4th September 2012
Democrats expected to endorse equal marriage in their platform today. 13
2:23 AM — At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the party are expected to allow equal marriage in their platform, making them the first major party to do so.
Ohio: Court reverses custody ruling for lesbian’s former partner 3
1:39 AM — A court in Ohio has reversed an earlier decision to allow a lesbian custody access to the biological daughter of her former girlfriend, now saying that she has no right to custody.
University stands by controversial study on children of gay parents 42
1:12 AM — The University of Texas has made a statement defending a report published in July which suggested that children born to parents who had a gay relationship have more problems in adult life than those born to married, straight parents.
2nd September 2012
Billionaire GOP supporter disagrees with platform, says he supports gay marriage 13
9:47 PM — A supporter of the Republican Party has broken with their consensus on equal marriage, and said that he is in support of the movement towards equality.
Historic gay sex convictions will be able to be deleted from October 14
8:51 PM — From October, men with historic convictions for having consensual gay sex will be able to apply to have the convictions removed from official databases.
In a legal first, a trans woman who was convicted of public indecency has her sentence altered 4
8:24 PM — In a legal first, a trans woman has had her sentence altered due to the now unsuitable nature of a community order she was issued before gender reassignment.
Eagle Scouts return their medals in protest against Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy 7
7:41 PM — Many Eagle Scouts in the US have returned their medals to the Boy Scouts of America in protest to their anti-gay policy which does not allow any gay members, volunteers or staff.
Student aims to start study to ensure safety and comfort for gay retirees 2
7:01 PM — A masters degree student in Canada has hopes that a new study will lead to comfortable and safe retirement homes aimed at LGBT retirees.