2nd November 2012
US: Equal marriage advocates rally in Maine ahead of 6 November referendum 1
1:14 AM — Hundreds of people came out to rally in Maine ahead of Monday's referendum on equal marriage, in an attempt to get more people to vote 'yes' on Question 1, which would legalise same-sex marriage in the state.
UK: Cardinal Keith O’Brien named Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ 60
12:29 AM — Stonewall, Britain’s largest gay rights charity, has named the UK’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, for the title of “Bigot of the Year” as part of its annual awards ceremony.
1st November 2012
Governor O’Malley: Equal marriage law has a ‘real shot at prevailing’ in Maryland 9
3:00 AM — Governor Martin O'Malley, a strong supporter of the campaign to legalise equal marriage in the state of Maryland has said he thinks that if it keeps raising money, it is possible that the campaign will succeed.
US: Maryland polls now deadlocked on same-sex marriage decision
2:28 AM — The state of Maryland, which just two weeks ago looked set to become the first US state to legalise same-sex marriage by referendum, is now deadlocked on the issue, polls indicate.
Survey: LGBT retirees have almost a third more in the bank than the overall US population 4
1:30 AM — On average, people from the LGBT community had set aside more money ahead of retirement, and expected to need more money in retirement than the overall population, a study has shown.
31st October 2012
US: $16 million Minnesotan marriage amendment campaigns are the largest ever 3
12:46 AM — The main groups supporting and opposing the Minnesotan constitutional marriage amendment have raised in total, around $16 million, with equal marriage supporters having raised almost twice than those opposed to it.
30th October 2012
US: Priest of forty years speaks out in favour of equal marriage in Maryland 13
7:52 AM — A Baltimore priest who had served his parish for almost forty years, spoke out in a sermon urging Catholics to vote in favour of equal marriage in Maryland.
US: Ice hockey teams stand up against homophobia in sport 2
7:25 AM — A hockey conference based in Oregon, has spoken out against homophobic bullying in sport with a view to ensuring equality and fairness for gay athletes.
29th October 2012
Katy Perry to be honoured with a ‘Hero Award’ by the Trevor Project 6
8:38 PM — Singer-songwriter, Katy Perry, is to be honoured with a 'Hero Award' from the US suicide prevention organisation, The Trevor Project.
US: Bishop urges followers to vote against ‘intrinsically evil’ policies, including equal marriage 12
8:00 PM — A bishop in the state of Wisconsin has spoken out urging voters to choose only candidates who are opposed to equal marriage and abortion, saying that those in favour of such policies were "intrinsically evil".
Lana Wachowski: ‘I made Cloud Atlas in order to challenge transphobia’ 9
2:14 AM — The co-creator of new film, Cloud Atlas, Lana Wachowski, has said she hopes that the film can challenge the attitudes of transphobic people.
ITV commissions new gay sitcom starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi 23
1:36 AM — A new sitcom has been commissioned by ITV, which is set to feature Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple.
US: Barack Obama endorsed by the New York Times for his support of equal marriage 7
1:09 AM — The New York Times has endorsed Barack Obama for the November presidential election in the US, citing his support of same-sex marriage as one of its main reasons.
28th October 2012
Ian McKellen: ‘Being forced to hide my homosexuality made me a great actor’ 16
12:19 AM — Speaking at a school in London, Sir Ian McKellen said that he thinks hiding his sexuality for years was pivotal in perfecting his acting skills.
27th October 2012
Mitt Romney: ‘Some gays are actually having children. It’s not right’ 81
2:17 PM — Mitt Romney was recently accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
Zachary Quinto: LGBT supporters have ‘only one choice; in the US election 26
1:38 AM — Gay actor and supporter of LGBT rights, Zachary Quinto, has said that, in the upcoming US Presidential Election, LGBT rights supporters have "only one choice" when it comes to picking a candidate.
26th October 2012
US: Obama endorses equal marriage measures in three states for November ballots 14
12:06 AM — US President Barack Obama has announced his support for measures in three US states, which would make equal marriage legal.
25th October 2012
US: Ex-Maine bishop says voting for equal marriage is ‘unfaithful to Catholic doctrine’ 11
11:23 PM — The former bishop of Maine today released a statement saying that any Catholic who votes in favour of equal marriage “is unfaithful to Catholic doctrine.”
US: 100 Catholics stand up for equal marriage in Maine through newspaper adverts 10
10:53 PM — A pro-marriage equality group in Portland, Maine, is reiterating its support for the referendum on equal marriage in November, by launching a new campaign of newspaper adverts in the state.
Adam Barta: Equal marriage debate with Angelina Pivarnick brought ‘outpouring of support’ 2
12:45 AM — Adam Barta, who defended equal marriage in a heated debate with an ex-Jersey Shore cast member, has said that he has seen a huge amount of new support for equal marriage, as a result of the controversy.