5th September 2012
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.
Gay teen to sue school for failing to protect him from homophobic bully 11
2:23 AM — A gay teenager in Indianapolis who was expelled for bringing a stun-gun to school to scare off bullies, is suing the public school system for failing to protect him from bullying.
South Africa: Gay adoptive parents were asked if child “would become gay” under their care 16
1:50 AM — A couple who have been caring for a four-year-old boy since 2010, the biological parents of whom were homeless alcoholics, have been questioned on their ability to raise the child, apparently because they are gay.
Stevie Wonder apologises for saying “gay people are confused” 60
1:11 AM — Stevie Wonder has apologised for a comment he made about Frank Ocean in a recent interview, saying that he thought men get confused between male bonding and being gay.
New Zealand Prime Minister “Too Gay”, says Conservative leader 20
12:58 AM — The Prime Minister of New Zealand has been mentioned in a pamphlet sent out by an opposing political party, saying that people are disgruntled about his vote in favour of the equal marriage bill.
Northern Ireland: Alliance Party votes in favour of equal marriage 13
12:25 AM — The Alliance Party in Northern Ireland has voted in favour of introducing equal marriage. The motion passed, calling for “equal civil marriage with robust protection for faith groups”.
1st September 2012
Previously banned gay family show will air in Utah after all 6
12:19 AM — An NBC show which features a gay couple, their surrogate and her family, which was removed from the schedule of a Utah TV network for being "inappropriate" has been picked up by another station in the state.
31st August 2012
New Zealand: Churches vow not to officiate same-sex weddings 59
8:48 PM — A majority of New Zealand churches have said that they will not officiate same-sex marriages, following news that an equal marriage bill has jumped the first hurdle towards becoming law.
Stevie Wonder thinks that “some gay people are confused” about being gay 104
8:13 PM — In a recent interview, Stevie Wonder discussed Frank Ocean's recent announcement that his first love was a man, but said that he thinks men can confuse male bonding with being gay.