30th January 2013
US: Gay boy scout hopeful for national change after vote on anti-gay policy 1
12:38 AM — The family of a Californian teenage boy scout who was denied the Eagle Scout award because he was openly gay, has welcomed an upcoming vote by the Boy Scouts of America's board, on whether to drop a national ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
29th January 2013
Frank Ocean due to press charges against Chris Brown over car park brawl 3
12:26 PM — Bisexual R&B star Frank Ocean will reportedly press charges against Chris Brown following an altercation at a recording studio in Los Angeles on Sunday night (27 January).
Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco: Allowing gays to marry ‘is like legalising male breastfeeding’ 139
11:11 AM — Legislating for equal marriage is like legalising male breastfeeding, according to the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone.
23rd January 2013
Essex: Gay father and businessman calls for UK surrogacy reform 38
6:28 PM — Barrie Drewitt-Barlow from the British Surrogacy Centre says gay couples would benefit from a change in UK law in order to commercialise the sector.
18th January 2013
US: California synagogue takes action against Boy Scouts anti-gay policy 6
12:15 AM — A synagogue in California has been the latest in a list of religious groups, and businesses to reject the Boy Scouts of America's policy, described as "damaging" as it does not allow openly gay members, volunteers or staff.
16th January 2013
US: Man facing hate crime charge for spraying anti-gay graffiti
3:19 PM — A man from Southern California is facing felony hate crime charges, after officers caught him spray painting an anti-gay slur on campus buildings of his university.
Maine: Transwoman receives honourable discharge from US Marines 3
1:08 PM — A transgender woman who went absent without leave from the US Military 31 years ago has received an honourable discharge.
15th January 2013
Oregon & California health insurance companies told to cover transgender patients
1:31 PM — Regulators in Oregon and California have directed several health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
9th January 2013
US: Tributes to LGBT campaigner Jeanne Manford 3
12:52 PM — Jeanne Manford, the founder of an international organisation for parents and relatives of LGBT family members has died at her home in California.
3rd January 2013
California’s governor seeks to restore gay ‘cure’ ban 7
11:33 AM — California Governor Jerry Brown has now appealed a court injunction that has so far prevented the enforcement of a new law designed to ban gay conversion therapy for children.
30th December 2012
Video: The first couples to have same-sex marriages celebrate in Maine 2
2:49 PM — Michael Snell and Steven Bridges of Portland were among the first gay couples to marry in the US state of Maine after same-sex marriage became legal in the early hours of yesterday morning.
24th December 2012
US: Gay rights pioneer Richard Adams dies aged 65 4
3:38 PM — Tributes have been paid to Richard Adams, who died last week after a short illness at the age of 65.
22nd December 2012
US court suspends California’s ban on therapies to turn gay teenagers straight 28
3:33 PM — A three-judge panel in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended the implementation of a new law banning therapists offering treatment to young gay people to turn themselves straight.
7th December 2012
US: Supreme Court agrees to hear landmark same-sex marriage cases 18
8:52 PM — The US Supreme Court has decided to hear two landmark equal marriage cases in the coming term.
5th December 2012
Confusion for California’s gay ‘cure’ ban after judges issue opposite rulings 9
10:21 AM — For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state's new law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.
4th December 2012
California: Judge blocks new ban on ‘gay cure therapy for young people 33
9:03 AM — A federal judge has temporarily blocked California from a new law that bans licensed psychotherapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation of young people. The judge’s actions only apply to three providers that appealed to him to overturn the legislation.
3rd December 2012
US Supreme Court fails again to decide on equal marriage cases 5
3:33 PM — The US Supreme Court once again failed today to indicate whether it plans to hear multiple cases related to equal marriage.
1st December 2012
US: Gay “conversion therapy” advocates seek injunction to halt ban in California 19
1:15 AM — The yet to be implemented law banning discredited "gay cure" therapy in the state of California has been challenged by a Christian legal group, which said it violates privacy, and freedom of speech.
29th November 2012
California representative calls on US Congress to ban gay ‘cure’ treatments for kids 3
12:50 PM — California Democratic Representative Jackie Speier has introduced a resolution in the US Congress calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors.
22nd November 2012
California: First openly gay court of appeal judge appointed 1
6:59 PM — The Governor of California Jerry Brown has made Californian judicial history by appointing the first openly gay justice to serve on the California Court of Appeals.