21st September 2012
Maine: Opponents of equal marriage receive $250,000 boost 9
8:57 PM — An anti-equal marriage group are flooding money into an organisation in Maine, opposing the change for equal marriage in the state's referendum in November.
Authors find publisher which allows protagonist of novel to remain gay 18
8:31 PM — Authors of a novel for young adults who were told by a prospective publisher that they must change the sexuality of their protagonist, from gay to straight, have found a new publisher who has allowed him to remain gay.
Chick-fil-A says its donations had been ‘mischaracterised for many months’ 21
12:02 AM — Just more than 24 hours after news broke that Chick-fil-A had pledged to stop funding anti-equal marriage groups, they have released a statement saying their donations were "mischaracterised", and that they had been trying to get out of any political debate for months.
20th September 2012
US: Philadelphia affordable housing for elderly LGBT people gets the go ahead 6
11:44 PM — Organisers of a new, affordable housing project aimed at elderly LGBT people in Philadelphia, have received approval at a state, federal and local level..
Canada: Census may have erroneously counted roommates as same-sex couples 8
11:02 PM — The Canadian census which reported a huge increase in the number of same-sex couples may be skewed due to the way the couples were counted, and may not be as many as previously thought.
19th September 2012
Maryland: Footballer and Governor to host event in support of equal marriage 2
10:26 PM — The Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, has said he will join football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, to host an event raising money towards legalising equal marriage in the state.
Video: Jesse Tyler Ferguson announces engagement to his boyfriend 6
9:26 PM — Star of popular US TV series, Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, has announced that he is engaged to his boyfriend, and not only that, he has established a company to advocate equal marriage for all.
Chick-fil-A make promise to stop funding anti equal marriage groups 30
8:42 PM — Fast food company, Chick-fil-A, have confirmed that they will no longer fund anti-equal marriage groups, and sent a statement of respect for people of all sexual orientations.
18th September 2012
US: Couple to sue restaurant that cancelled gay wedding because of ‘bad Feng Shui’ 17
8:25 PM — Legal action is being taken against the owner of a small chain of Asian restaurants in New York, who cancelled the wedding party of a gay couple because of bad Feng Shui.
US: First government trans awareness ad campaign launched 7
7:52 PM — A new campaign of adverts has launched in Washington DC, with a view to increasing awareness and understanding of the "non gender-conforming" community of the city.
Update: Baseball player apologises for homophobic slur, is suspended without pay 20
7:08 PM — Canadian baseball player, Yunel Escobar, has apologised for causing offence through having what was perceived as a homophobic slur, written on his face during a game.
US: Bisexual pride day could officially become a reality in Berkeley 8
6:48 PM — Bisexual Pride Day, separate from other LGBT pride events across the globe, could officially come into existence in the city of Berkeley, North California, if approved by the council there.
US: Clergy plan to announce support for equal marriage this week 5
2:14 AM — A group of pastors from across the US are to rally this week in Maryland, in support for equal marriage rights.
Canada: Baseball player took to the field with a homophobic slur on his face 6
12:22 AM — Suspension or a fine have been suggested as punishment for a Canadian Major League Baseball player who participated in a game, with a homophobic slur written on his face.
17th September 2012
US: Trans prisoner may be given legal costs as well as surgery 3
8:03 PM — The legal costs of a trans woman incarcerated in a male prison, who has been allowed to have gender reassignment surgery whilst still serving her sentence, may also be eligible to have her legal costs covered, a court has ruled.
16th September 2012
Rupert Everett: Gay parents? I can’t think of anything worse 184
5:13 PM — Rupert Everett, star of the, St Trinians films, has been criticised by gay rights advocates for saying that he thinks only straight couples should have children.
Study: Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell had no negative impact on US military 14
4:27 PM — A new study has revealed that the repeal of the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military, one year on, had no negative impact on the US military.
US: Oklahoma Judge denies name-change for those transitioning 53
3:12 PM — A judge in Oklahoma has denied two trans people the right to change their name to fit with their transition, ruling that they were appealing to change for fraudulent purposes.
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.