8th September 2012
Iran news agency: ‘Jews are spreading homosexuality in a world-takeover bid’ 97
8:28 PM — A state-sponsored newspaper in Iran has published a document claiming to have uncovered a secret plot by the Jewish people, particularly in the US and UK, to spread homosexuality worldwide.
Connecticut, New York and Vermont to challenge anti-equality law 5
7:59 PM — Vermont is the latest US state to sign a legal bid requesting an appeals court to rule that the legal definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Julian Clary emotional as crowned Celebrity Big Brother 2012 winner 17
7:30 PM — Julian Clary, was stuck for words as he was pronounced the winner of Big Brother, 2012, at the live final last night.
Fellow NFL footballer defends equality-supporting Ravens player from delegate attack 10
7:03 PM — A Maryland delegate caused a storm of controversy this week when he wrote a letter to the owner of a football team urging him to reprimand one of his players who recorded a pro-marriage equality. A fellow player has now spoken out in a passionate letter, condemning the request as a violation of the first amendment of the US constitution.
Update: Maryland pro-equality footballer backed by team after delegate requested his silence 23
2:18 AM — The team of an American Football squad who were asked by a Maryland delegate to take action against one of their players who stood up for equal marriage rights, has declined to do so.
7th September 2012
Chile: Army general criticised for issuing orders to “avoid gays” 6
8:03 PM — Calls for a top Chilean general to retire have come after he issued orders which instructed recruiters to avoid gays and Jehovah's Witnesses.
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.