19th June 2012
Gay rights activists decry Dharun Ravi’s early release from jail
10:37 PM — Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who was sentenced to 30 days for spying on his gay roommate, who later killed himself, has been released from prison ten days early -- a move that has prompted sharp criticism from local gay rights activists.
29th May 2012
Dharun Ravi apologises for spying on gay roommate
11:26 PM — The student who was convicted of using his webcam to spy on his gay roommate during an intimate encounter with another man, and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, has apologised for the first time.
21st May 2012
Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days over filming roommate’s gay kiss
7:50 PM — A US student who was convicted of using a webcam to secretly film his room-mate sharing a gay kiss, who eventually committed suicide, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison.
19th May 2012
50 Cent is 100% for gay marriage but not gay men that touch ‘your little buns’ in elevators
4:03 PM — The rapper 50 Cent has told a magazine that he is backing President Barack Obama's personal support of equal marriage for same sex couples, but argues that organisations should be created to protect the rights of heterosexual men, who might be at risk of gay men touching them up in an elevator.
26th December 2011
The top USA LGBT stories of 2011
11:01 AM — We've already brought you the weirdest and most unexpected stories of 2011 as well as the most important UK stories of 2011, now we bring you the most important stories from the USA.
14th December 2011
Parents of gay US suicide teenager launch charitable foundation in his name
2:09 PM — The parents of a gay teenager who killed himself last year have launched an anti-bullying foundation named in his honour.
15th September 2011
Interview: Don Lemon, CNN’s openly gay anchorman
3:19 PM — Don Lemon is an Edward R Murrow Award-winning reporter and news anchor for CNN. As the weekend face of CNN Newsroom he can be seen each week in more than 100m US households. He publicly came out in his recent book, Transparent. Laurence Watts caught up with him to find out more.
16th August 2011
More details emerge in gay suicide case
1:15 PM — More details have emerged in the case of a US student who killed himself after his roommate allegedly filmed him having sex with a man. Tyler Clementi, 18, a student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, jumped from the George Washington Bridge last September.
27th July 2011
Student in gay suicide case wants charges dismissed
4:57 PM — Lawyers for a student accused over the suicide of his gay roommate say the charges against him should be dismissed and that prosecutors withheld evidence. Dharun Ravi, 19, of Plainsboro, New Jersey, is accused of invasion of privacy and bias intimidation in the case of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi (pictured).
24th May 2011
Roommate of gay suicide student pleads not guilty to intimidation
2:46 PM — The roommate of a New Jersey student who committed suicide has pleaded not guilty to a number of charges. Tyler Clementi, 18, jumped to his death after allegedly discovering that his roommate Dharun Ravi had secretly recorded him having sex with another man and showed the footage to classmates
20th April 2011
15 charges for US student in gay suicide case
5:51 PM — A student accused of secretly recording his roommate having sex with a man has been charged with 15 offences. Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, jumped to his death last September after Dharun Ravi, 19, allegedly filmed him and showed the footage to classmates.
18th April 2011
US study: Gay teen suicide risk higher in conservative areas
10:38 AM — An American study suggests that attempted suicide rates among gay teenagers are higher in areas considered less liberal. Researchers said youths were more likely to try to kill themselves in areas without gay-supportive school programmes.
22nd March 2011
Parents of gay suicide student don’t want roommate punished ‘harshly’
3:24 PM — The parents of a US student who committed suicide after being taped having sex say they want his roommate prosecuted but not punished "harshly".
20th March 2011
Ricky Martin and Anderson Cooper take home GLAAD awards
2:12 PM — Last night, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) honoured Ricky Martin, Anderson Cooper and NBC's 30 Rock among many others with awards for their contribution to the LGBT community.
22nd December 2010
Parents of gay suicide student will sue university
2:52 PM — The parents of a New Jersey student who jumped to his death after his roommate allegedly broadcast his gay sex session are to sue his university. Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old student at Rutgers University, killed himself by jumping from the George Washington Bridge in September.
19th October 2010
Wear purple on Wednesday in memory of gay teen suicides
5:24 PM — After a spate of suicides among gay US teenagers, people across the world will wear purple tomorrow to honour their memory. More than 1.3 million people have pledged on Facebook to mark 'Spirit Day', which was created by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan.
7th October 2010
New Jersey senator says he’ll introduce anti-bullying legislation on US college campuses
12:04 PM — The senator of New Jersey, Frank Lautenberg, announced yesterday that he planned to introduce legislation requiring colleges to adopt a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment. This comes in the wake of a student's recent suicide after his involvement in a gay sexual encounter was secretly filmed and broadcast online.
6th October 2010
Texas vigil for 13-year-old homophobic bullying victim
4:55 PM — A vigil was held in Texas, US, yesterday for 13-year-old Asher Brown, who killed himself last week after suffering anti-gay bullying. The student shot himself just hours after telling his step-father he was gay on September 23rd.
Glee ‘to highlight gay suicides’
11:10 AM — Gay-friendly US comedy Glee will reportedly dedicate an episode to the issue of LGBT suicides. After the reported deaths of five US teenagers who were gay or thought to be gay, the show's makers want to highlight how homophobic bullying can change lives.
4th October 2010
Hundreds attend vigil for US gay student who jumped from bridge
4:37 PM — Hundreds of people joined a vigil last night for 19-year-old student Tyler Clementi, who killed himself after his sexual encounter with a man was streamed online without his knowledge.