21st December 2012
Questions over anti-gay past of Chuck Hagel, tipped to become next US defence secretary 5
10:43 AM — Chuck Hagel, who is in the running to become the next US defence secretary, previously suggested an ambassador could be unfit to serve due to his sexuality by describing him as “aggressively gay”.
18th December 2012
KKK step in to counter ‘God Hates Fags’ picket at military memorial ceremony 46
10:04 PM — Your enemy's enemy is your friend? The Ku Klux Klan stepped in to counter a protest by the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church at the Arlington National Cemetery yesterday.
17th December 2012
Obama petitioned to label church that blamed Newtown school shootings on gay rights as a ‘hate group’ 22
1:13 PM — President Obama is being petitioned to class the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the 'God Hates Fags' campaign as a hate group. The church has outraged America by blaming the masacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on the state's equal marriage policies.
13th December 2012
Laurence Watts’ 10 gay news events predictions for 2013 30
10:32 AM — Laurence Watts has unveiled his top ten LGBT predictions for 2013 - how many of them do you think will happen?
Ricky Martin: I wish I could come out as gay again, ‘it’s just beautiful’ 18
12:06 AM — Speaking at the UN on Tuesday, singer, Ricky Martin, spoke about coming out, saying he wished he could do it again, just to inspire people who might be struggling with their own sexuality.
12th December 2012
US: The Mayor of Atlanta announces support for marriage equality 5
11:39 PM — The Mayor of Atlanta has come out in support of equal marriage, after a period of "reflection", saying that he thinks all couples "should have the right to marry".
7th December 2012
Laurence Watts’ 2012 LGBT Predictions Scorecard 13
10:28 AM — In December of last year, Laurence Watts set himself the task of predicting LGBT news events that were likely to happen in 2012 - here is his scorecard for the year.
29th November 2012
Barack Obama: ‘An AIDS free generation is within sight’ 2
9:53 PM — US President Barack Obama has said that an "AIDS-free generation is within sight" in a message ahead of World AIDS day. He pledged to work towards lowering transmissions among gay men.
25th November 2012
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
21st November 2012
US: Obama commended for stance on equal marriage by 10-year-old’s letter 15
12:55 AM — A 10-year-old in the US was surprised to get a reply to a letter she sent to President Barack Obama. She had written to tell him that she appreciated his acceptance of the love between same-sex couples.
16th November 2012
US: Gay voters were key in President Obama’s re-election success 14
2:02 AM — A new study has suggested that the number of gay voters who chose Obama in the recent US election could have been enough to give him the winning advantage over rival Mitt Romey.
15th November 2012
Florida: Gay Republican commits suicide blaming Obama victory 49
10:32 AM — A gay man in Key West, Florida, took his own life two days after Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and cited the president’s victory in a suicide letter.
14th November 2012
Comment: Why ‘straight’ Bob Filner will be better for San Diego than ‘gay’ Carl DeMaio 15
10:43 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Laurence Watts assesses last week’s defeat of Carl DeMaio, a gay Republican who was running to become Mayor of San Diego.
12th November 2012
Uganda to pass anti-gay law before 2013, says Kadaga 112
12:40 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.
7th November 2012
Barack Obama re-elected US President 104
4:20 AM — Barack Obama has reached the projected magic number of 270 electoral college votes needed to be re-elected President of the United States of America.
6th November 2012
US 2012: LGBT history in the making 17
12:28 PM — Election Day has arrived in the United States with millions of Americans going to the polls to vote for the country’s next president, along with landmark public referendums on equal marriage taking place in four different states.
5th November 2012
Poll: LGBT support for Obama on the rise, could carry weight in US election 23
5:02 PM — The number of LGBT voters in favour of Barack Obama, for the US presidential election tomorrow, has risen substantially since two months ago, and could make a difference in the race, which has been very close.
Comment: A Mitt Romney presidential win would be a disaster for LGBT Americans 40
1:20 PM — Writing from the US for Pinknews.co.uk on the eve of Election Day, Laurence Watts makes the case that a Mitt Romney presidency would be a disaster for LGBT rights.
Analysis: US 2012 race draws to a close 2
11:39 AM — Scott Roberts assesses President Obama’s first term as the US heads towards Election Day.
2nd November 2012
HRC releases anti-Romney election video 46
9:23 PM — With 3 days to go before the US 2012 Election Day, America’s largest LGBT advocacy group has released an advert that attacks Mitt Romney’s stance on gay rights.