29th October 2012
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.
US: Equal marriage opponent leader downplays ‘deserving of death’ comment by pastor 19
12:07 AM — The leader of the group in opposition to equal marriage becoming legal in the state of Maryland, downplayed a pastor's reading from a scripture which said gay people were "deserving of death".
24th October 2012
Parental rights to be extended for LGBT families in the Netherlands 5
11:44 PM — The government in the Netherlands is looking to change the law to take into account its 25,000 LGBT families, and issues faced by step-parents or sperm donors.
US: Judges hear gender reassignment appeal from incarcerated trans woman
10:44 PM — Attorneys representing a trans woman prisoner made an appeal today to a court in Richmond, Virginia, in an attempt to win her gender reassignment surgery.
Chris Kluwe: First openly gay NFL player will have ‘biggest marketing opportunity in 50 years’ 1
9:58 PM — Equal marriage advocate and NFL Football player, Chris Kluwe has spoken about the possible marketing and endorsement opportunities, surrounding the first openly gay NFL player, whoever that may be.
Chris Brown denies using homophobic slur to attack fan, says it is ‘fabrication’ 3
8:29 PM — A representative has spoken on behalf of R&B star, Chris Brown, and denied accusations from earlier this week, that he used a homophobic slur to attack a fan.
Matt Bomer was not denied the role of Superman because of being gay 4
12:35 AM — Despite recent rumours, a source close to Matt Bomer, star of White Collar, has said that his sexuality was not the reason he did not play superman in Superman Returns.
23rd October 2012
US: Top New York court rejects appeal against equal marriage law 8
11:57 PM — On Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals refused to hear a challenge against the 2011 law which legalised equal marriage in the state.
US: Bill Gates donates $500,000 towards legalising equal marriage in Washington 6
10:24 PM — Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, have personally given $500,000 (£313,000) towards efforts to legalise equal marriage in the state of Washington, pushing the total raised by equal rights advocates to $10.8 million (£6.7 million).
MEPs report Nick Griffin to European Parliament for tweeting gay couple’s address 10
8:59 PM — Just under a week since Nick Griffin caused controversy by tweeting the private address of a gay couple who won a legal battle against the owner of a bed and breakfast for refusing to allow them to stay, he has been formally reported to the European Parliament by Labour MEPs.
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
Chris Brown accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan 28
12:47 AM — R&B star, Chris Brown, has been accused of shouting a homophobic slur at a fan who asked him to sign an autograph for him.