14th April 2013
California: Gay lawyer dies at 33 after contracting bacterial meningitis 29
4:08 PM — Officials in Los Angeles are warning gay sexually active men about a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, following the death of a gay man in West Hollywood.
11th April 2013
Video: Gay son of leading ‘conversion therapist’ talks about coming out to him 8
4:28 PM — The gay son of one of the first therapists to write on "gay cure", therapy has spoken about about coming out, saying it was difficult, but that he managed to overcome the issue with his father.
10th April 2013
US: California bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts scheduled for first hearing 12
6:19 PM — A California bill which would remove the tax exempt status from youth groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, if they uphold policies excluding gay members, is to undergo its first committee hearing today.
27th March 2013
US: Chick-fil-A franchisee gives free chicken to pro-equal marriage demonstrators 20
11:43 PM — A Californian owner-operator of a branch of chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A, has given out dozens of free coupons for chicken at a pro-marriage equality rally.
US: Representative plants rainbow flag at Congress to support equal marriage
1:11 AM — On the first day of arguments around two cases around equal marriage at the US Supreme Court, an Orange Country Representative has flown the rainbow flag to show his support for marriage equality.
26th March 2013
US: LGBT books in California Department of Education list are ‘raping the innocence of our children’ says radio show host 14
6:52 PM — A radio show host has said LGBT-themed books are "raping the innocence of our children," after the California Department of Education updated its ‘Recommended Literature List.’
19th March 2013
Video: Gay teen in viral coming out video urges New Jersey Senate committee to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 6
5:52 PM — A gay teenager from New Jersey gave an impassioned speech to a Senate committee considering a ban on gay conversion therapy in the state, after he started a petition with over 110,000 signatures against the therapy, and his recent coming out video went viral.
US: Carly Rae Jepsen to headline at California gay festival 1
1:16 PM — After cancelling her performance at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboee because of the organisation's ban on gay members volunteers and staff, Carly Rae Jepsen has signed up to headline at a gay dance festival in California.
18th March 2013
Video: 12-year-old writes to US Supreme Court justice urging strike-down of Proposition 8 7
4:49 PM — A 12-year-old in California has written a letter to a Supreme Court justice, urging him to strike down Proposition 8, the state-wide ban on equal marriage.
US: California bill would require schools to allow trans students to use appropriate toilets and locker rooms
1:04 PM — Under a newly introduced bill in California, schools would have to allow transgender students to use facilities and participate on sports teams which match their gender identity.
16th March 2013
Supreme Court grants Obama administration the right to argue same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional 13
12:02 AM — President Obama's administration has been granted the opportunity to argue to the US Supreme Court that California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
14th March 2013
California: Gay man viciously attacked in front of cousin 21
6:26 PM — A gay man is recovering after a violent homophobic attack in California – his younger cousin was close by at the time.
12th March 2013
US: Tax-exempt status revoked for ‘gay cure’ group 15
5:44 PM — A US group which claims to want to help people "struggling with unwanted sexuality, and which specialises in "pray away the gay" treatment has had its tax-exempt status revoked.
9th March 2013
US: City Council hopeful may lose place after allegations of using homophobic slurs 6
11:42 PM — A potential for the Glendale, California, City Council may be removed from his position on the city commission, and has already lost political support following accusations of using homophobic slurs online.
7th March 2013
Gay Los Angeles city council candidate elected
6:57 PM — Los Angeles City Council District 11 has elected its second consecutive gay man for city council.
6th March 2013
US: Kiss-in protest planned against mall which ejected gay couple for kissing on the cheek 18
12:51 PM — A kiss-in is to take place on Saturday at a California shopping centre after a security guard allegedly asked a gay couple to leave for kissing each other on the cheek and holding hands.
5th March 2013
US: Gay couple asked to leave shopping centre for kissing and holding hands 11
2:54 PM — A gay couple was asked to leave a California shopping centre for innocently kissing and holding hands in public, it is claimed.
2nd March 2013
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.
28th February 2013
Obama’s administration to file brief urging Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8 4
11:16 PM — The Obama administration is to file a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California's ban on equal marriage, and to take the view that other, similar bans, are unconstitutional.
Poll: 61% of Californians support equal marriage 2
3:08 PM — A month before the Supreme Court is to hear evidence around Proposition 8, a new poll has revealed that 61% of Californians support the right of same-sex couple to marry, a record percentage of support.