15th September 2012
France: Equal marriage bill is criticised for “half-hearted equality” 25
4:44 PM — The French government released details of their proposed equal marriage bill this week, and it received criticism from both conservatives, as well as LGBT rights advocates, who said that it lacks fertility assistance, without which, it is not a fair deal.
US: New hotel to scrap “clothing optional” tradition in favour of LGBT families 11
4:06 PM — A new hotel set to open in January, in Palm Springs, a destination popular with gay travelers, has unveiled a twist; it is to be marketed specifically towards LGBT families.
US: Texas school shuts down entire course, to prevent possibly gay student from joining 75
3:29 PM — The principal of a school in Texas has cancelled an entire course, reportedly to prevent a man he thought might be gay, from enrolling.
Clare Balding talks of the ‘terror’ of coming out and about not fitting in 11
2:27 PM — In an interview with The Times, Clare Balding bares all about coming out in her twenties, not fitting in at school, and becoming a national treasure.
14th September 2012
US: Accused in brutal murder case said he did it to ‘make the world a better place’ 32
10:25 PM — Jury selection will take place next week in a case where the young lover of a Portuguese writer admitted bludgeoning him to death and castrating him.
US: Advert for anti LGBT church, shown during new gay TV show 17
9:12 PM — An advert for a new series of sermons at a church which opposes the rights of LGBT people, aired during a break in between a new NBC series about a gay couple with a child.
Church Group: Telling bullied kids ‘gay is okay’ is the same as saying ‘overeating is okay’ 54
7:55 PM — A new pamphlet published by a church group in Ohio gives "guidelines" on how to deal with questions relating to sexuality and homophobic bullying in schools, including comparing homosexuality to overeating.
13th September 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo: 70 percent of NFL players support equal marriage 6
9:11 PM — NFT football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, was the focus of a recent controversy, when his club was asked to silence his advocacy of equal marriage rights, and he has now spoken out again saying that a large percentage of NFL players feel the same as he does.
US: Pro-equal-marriage sit-in trio found not guilty of trespassing
8:36 PM — On Wednesday, three people arrested in North Carolina for attending a sit-in for equal marriage rights, were found not guilty of trespassing charges.
US: Democrats call on Republican aide to quit after he sent a video of a Senate hopeful at gay pride 18
7:45 PM — Calls for a Republican political aide to resign have come after he sent links to a video of an openly gay Democratic Sentate hopeful dancing at a gay pride event, along with a message questioning her "heartland values".
12th September 2012
Report: The US is less productive because of LGBT discrimination in the workplace 5
10:54 PM — Discrimination against LGBT employees in the US government, on all levels, is proving costly to the taxpayer, a new study claims.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer introduces new, gay, vampire slayer 13
10:06 PM — The producers of the popular comic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, are to introduce a new, gay, male, vampire slayer named Billy, and have spoken about the issues around creating such a character.
US: New bill would ban equal marriage on military bases 16
7:45 PM — The resistance against equal marriage on military bases from a US Senator, has not wavered, as a new bill was introduced yesterday with a view to banning same-sex weddings on military bases.
US: Reverend Jesse Jackson has “no problem” with marrying same-sex couples 8
1:43 AM — Reverend Jesse Jackson has said he would officiate a same-sex wedding, were he asked to do so, and that he has "no problem" with gay relationships.
US: Pueblo council postpones bill giving equal insurance rights to same-sex couples 1
1:19 AM — A council in the US voted to indefinitely postpone a bill which would have allowed gay city employees to add their partners to their insurance benefits.
US: Coach allegedly kicked player off college team for kissing his boyfriend 35
12:31 AM — A college football player in the US has spoken out after he was allegedly kicked off his team for kissing his boyfriend at a match he attended.
11th September 2012
Zac Efron: I am ‘flattered, grateful and honoured’ for gay support 8
2:06 AM — Zac Efron has, for the first time, spoken out in an interview about the support of the gay community, and how grateful, and flattered he is by all of the attention.
US: Hundreds rally in Portland for equal marriage 6
1:39 AM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of Maine have kicked off a public campaign of tv adverts, bumper stickers and yard signs, with a rally in Portland.
Anderson Cooper reveals reasons for coming out when and how he did 18
1:10 AM — Anderson Cooper, the CNN presenter, has spoken out about why he came out this summer, and why he thinks it is important for gay people to be more "visible."
US: Couple to sue Catholic diocese over refused mansion sale 10
12:41 AM — A gay couple are suing a Catholic diocese which allegedly refused to sell them a plot of land and a mansion over priests' fears that they would host same-sex wedding ceremonies on the property.