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.
US: Teen denied Eagle Scout badge for ‘not meeting standard on sexual orientation’ 57
12:35 AM — A scout in California has been denied the Eagle Scout badge by his scoutmaster because of his decision to come out as gay, despite, he claims, not being told he would not be awarded the badge.
3rd October 2012
US: Lawsuit to challenge California ban on gay ‘cure’ therapy 9
12:54 AM — A Christian group are set to sue in an attempt to reverse California's new law which will ban gay 'cure' treatments for people under 18 from January 2013.
2nd October 2012
UK: BACP warns against gay conversion therapy 16
12:09 PM — Britain's largest professional body of psychotherapists has warned its members against attempting to "convert" gay people, after discovering practitioners were still offering the "treatment".
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents thought he was gay and tried to ‘cure’ him 15
12:48 AM — Film star-turned-politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out saying that his parents thought he was gay when he was a teenager, and that they took him to a doctor in order to try to "cure" him.
1st October 2012
Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I don’t have to be for gay marriage’ — despite carrying them out 12
6:23 PM — California’s former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken of performing two marriage ceremonies for gay couples during his eight years in office - although he is quick to point out that it doesn’t mean he is for “gay marriage”.
California bans teenage gay ‘cure’ therapy 19
5:55 PM — Campaigners and medical professionals have welcomed California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to ban teenagers from accessing discredited treatments that seek to reject an LGBT identity.
15th September 2012
US: New hotel to scrap “clothing optional” tradition in favour of LGBT families 11
4:06 PM — A new hotel set to open in January, in Palm Springs, a destination popular with gay travelers, has unveiled a twist; it is to be marketed specifically towards LGBT families.
5th September 2012
9-year-old Boy Scout quits, says he doesn’t like unfairness of anti-gay rule 32
8:04 PM — A nine-year-old Cub Scout has quit over the Boy Scouts of America's policy which does not allow any gay member, volunteer or staff member.
Four US Marines arrested for possible homophobic assault outside California gay bar 11
2:02 AM — Police in Long Beach, California, have arrested four members of the US Marine Corps for assaulting men outside a popular gay bar in the area.
3rd September 2012
John Travolta had six-year affair with me, says male pilot 27
4:17 PM — Hollywood actor John Travolta is continuing to face accusations that he’s been having sexual relationships with men, this time from a 62-year-old Californian pilot.
2nd September 2012
Eagle Scouts return their medals in protest against Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy 7
7:41 PM — Many Eagle Scouts in the US have returned their medals to the Boy Scouts of America in protest to their anti-gay policy which does not allow any gay members, volunteers or staff.
31st August 2012
Los Angeles artist not to be charged for Chick-fil-A graffiti 12
3:20 PM — A Los Angeles artists who allegedly painted the words 'Tastes Like Hate' on a Chick-fil-A restaurant following the announcement that their president was against marriage equality, is not going to be criminally charged.
Bill to allow lesbian women equal access to fertility services passes California senate 2
11:39 AM — The California State Senate this week voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that ensures women in same-sex relationships - and single women - can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships.
29th August 2012
Bill to ban gay conversion ‘therapy’ may be signed into law in California 12
5:29 PM — A groundbreaking new bill which would ban anti-gay "therapy" has passed the California Assembly and is on its way to state governor Jerry Brown.
28th August 2012
Prop 8 contributor and church youth leader indicted on child abuse charges 18
10:47 AM — A church youth leader in California who donated money to the anti-marriage equality Proposition 8 campaign has been indicted on charges of child molestation.
23rd August 2012
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
17th August 2012
California watchdog approves $49,000 fine for anti-marriage equality group 7
3:02 PM — A campaign watchdog agency in California yesterday approved a $49,000 fine against the campaign committee for Proposition 8.
14th August 2012
Thousands join campaign to oppose American Scouts’ anti-gay policy 14
1:02 PM — A campaign has begun on Change.org to urge California’s Golden Empire Council to reinstate 22-year-old Eagle Scout Tim Griffin and to reject the Boy Scouts of America’s policy barring LGBT scouts and leaders.
1st August 2012
US: Supreme Court asked to hear Proposition 8 appeal 26
11:14 AM — Proponents of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on gay marriages in the US state of California, have asked the Supreme Court to overturn two lower judgements that it was unconstitutional.