20th October 2012
US: Same-sex marriage scam angers former couple who thought they were married 8
11:56 PM — A Florida man has spoken out about his anger at being issued an invalid marriage license by an Iowa courthouse, and says his case represents wider problems faced by gay couples who cannot marry in their home states.
Gay boxer wins first fight since decision to come out 32
11:54 AM — Orlando Cruz has won his first fight since publicly declaring that he is indeed a gay man.
12th October 2012
Florida Republican gay group uses image of dead US ambassador in campaign ad 33
6:08 PM — A Florida chapter of the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans has been roundly condemned for reportedly using an image of a dead US ambassador in a pitch to LGBT voters to support the Republican Party.
11th October 2012
New African American anti-equal marriage group vows to damage Obama’s re-election chances 44
1:15 PM — A new anti-equal marriage campaign group of conservative African American faith leaders says it will spend $1 million (£623,100) in an attempt to strip away 25% of President Obama’s support among black voters.
4th October 2012
Puerto Rican pro boxer comes out as gay 26
11:40 AM — Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz has said that he is indeed a gay man.
12th September 2012
Florida: Man charged with infecting teen with HIV
2:54 PM — Keith 'Keyoko' Sumlin faces seven counts, including attempted second-degree murder, lewd and lascivious molestation, and criminal transmission of HIV.
26th August 2012
Republican Mayor of San Diego speaks out in favour of equal marriage 4
1:05 AM — In a TV advert which is to be broadcast during the Republican National Convention, The Mayor of San Diego, California, has spoken urging voters to support equal marriage for all.
16th August 2012
American politician makes history by becoming Florida’s first out gay legislator 2
3:17 PM — David Richardson has become the first openly gay legislator of Florida. The 55-year-old forensic accountant said he was comfortable having made Florida history on election night.
27th July 2012
Florida: Jennifer Carroll apologises for ‘inexcusable’ lesbian affair comment 18
11:47 AM — Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of the state of Florida, has apologised for saying black women who "look like [her]" don't have lesbian relationships.
16th July 2012
Florida Lt. governor says ‘black women like her’ don’t have lesbian affairs 9
10:13 PM — A Florida lieutenant governor accused of having a lesbian affair with an aide has said that "black women who look like [her]" don't have same-sex relationships.
4th May 2012
Methodist conference confirms view of ‘incompatible’ gay relationships 45
11:29 AM — A United Methodist Church conference in Florida has determined gay relationships are 'incompatible with Christian teaching'.
13th March 2012
Former gay porn actor cleared to return to teaching 81
3:44 PM — A former gay porn actor who was fired from his post as a substitute teacher in Florida when the school found out about his past has been cleared for reinstatement.
25th August 2011
US teacher returns after anti-gay rant “did not violate code of conduct” 79
12:02 PM — High school teacher who "almost threw up" on hearing about gay marriage legislation did not "disrupt" the school districts processes.
24th August 2011
US appeals test HIV transmission laws 5
9:57 AM — As the movement to repeal HIV transmission laws gains momentum, two decisions highlight the inapplicability of the laws to gays in at least one US state.
5th June 2011
Homophobic group flies aeroplane banner warning families about Disney’s Gay Day 56
7:05 PM — Today sees the end of the annual Gay Days event at Disney World, Orlando Florida. But just in case families didn't notice a homophobic group hired a aeroplane to fly a banner over the area warning families.
1st June 2011
United Methodist Church votes in favour of same-sex resolution 9
3:16 PM — At the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church last weekend, a groundbreaking same-sex marriage resolution was narrowly approved.
1st December 2010
Mercury ‘turns birds gay’ 12
3:02 PM — Consuming high doses of the chemical mercury makes some birds appear to turn gay, scientists say. It is known that mercury reduces breeding rates in white ibises but scientists in Florida and Sri Lanka were surprised to discover that the higher the dose given to male birds, the more likely they were to try to mate with another male.
29th November 2010
Lesbian-only guesthouse now allows men 37
5:07 PM — A lesbian-only guesthouse in Key West, Florida, is having to allow men in order to survive a tough ecomonic climate. Pearl's Rainbow, an award-winning 38-room guesthouse, has been running for ten years.
8th November 2010
Travel companies ‘need to do more to be gay-friendly’ 16
7:12 PM — Although plenty of travel companies now advertise themselves as being gay-friendly, a survey shows that many need to do more to justify the claim.
3rd November 2010
US mid-term results pose challenges and opportunities for gay rights 13
2:50 PM — The US mid-term elections have seen the Republicans gain control of the lower house, while the Democrats held on to the Senate. According to commentators, the result presents both challenges and opportunities for gay rights.