26th October 2012
US amateur boxing in clash over coach’s remarks about ‘gay’ female fighters 12
1:48 PM — The organisation responsible for amateur boxing in the US has been criticised for its failure to remove Hal Adonis from its board, after he said half of all female fighters were either lesbians or child abuse victims.
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.
24th October 2012
Senegal: Gay journalist jailed for stabbing partner 3
9:50 PM — A judge has sentenced a well-known gay Senegalese journalist to four years in prison.
22nd October 2012
New York: Lesbian couple banned from wedding venue 20
8:52 PM — A lesbian couple in New York have filed a discrimination complaint after they were turned away from a wedding venue.
19th October 2012
France delays equal marriage debate 13
6:54 PM — French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has reportedly confirmed that the country's draft equal marriage bill will now be introduced at the later date of 7 November 2012.
18th October 2012
Born to Run (again) Bruce Springsteen backs Obama 1
7:40 PM — After vowing not to participate in this year's US presidential election, Bruce Springsteen says the candidates' differences on LGBT rights and other issues has driven him to publicly endorse Barack Obama.
17th October 2012
US: Cousins accused of attacking gay victim in a park stand trial 9
8:44 PM — Two cousins in the US state of Kentucky charged with attacking a gay man in a park have gone on trial.
16th October 2012
Anti-gay church pickets funeral of lesbian US Army sergeant 34
9:25 PM — Westboro Baptist Church has attempted to disrupt the funeral of US Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson, a married lesbian soldier who was killed this month along with several other people in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
10th October 2012
Russia: Pussy Riot band member released from jail 4
7:33 PM — One member of the Russian LGBT-supporting punk band Pussy Riot has been freed from jail – although the other two women remain behind bars.
5th October 2012
California: Second lawsuit filed against gay ‘cure’ ban 26
2:44 PM — A second federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to overturn California's new ban on gay conversion therapy for those under the age of 18.
3rd October 2012
Chick-fil-A boss: We support ‘Biblical families’ 62
7:11 PM — Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy has voiced his support for "Biblical families" in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.
1st October 2012
Malawi: President Joyce Banda U-turns on gay rights 25
1:36 PM — Malawi's President Joyce Banda believes her country isn't ready to repeal a law which outlaws homosexuality, despite her pledge after taking office to work to overturn the legislation.
27th September 2012
New York: HIV positive men at risk over meningitis outbreak 5
7:01 PM — A deadly cluster of bacterial meningitis has erupted among HIV positive gay men in New York City. It's left one person dead in the last month and another in a critical condition – according to the Associated Press.
25th September 2012
Minnesota: Court acquits HIV man in transmission case 16
6:27 PM — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex.
21st September 2012
New York: Anti-gay razor attack at McDonald’s 10
5:32 PM — The New York Police Department is looking for a suspect responsible for a homophobic attack with a razor blade on a 22-year-old man inside a fast food restaurant in Manhattan.
18th September 2012
US: Support for equal marriage increasing, according to latest polls 6
1:40 PM — Two new national polls show that support for marriage equality in the US is steadily increasing.
31st August 2012
Clint Eastwood to speak at Republican convention – despite being pro-marriage equality 17
10:56 AM — Clint Eastwood is to be guest speaker at the Republican National Convention, despite his pro-marriage equality stance which does not chime with the party's ideology.
20th September 2011
Poll: Young people see online anti-gay or racist slurs as ‘just joking’ 35
2:33 PM — A poll suggests that most US young people are not offended by online anti-gay, racist or sexist slurs. According to an Associated Press-MTV survey, most young people think it's just 'joking around' when their friends use words like 'fag' or 'slut'.