17th March 2013
Ian McKellen to officiate at Patrick Stewart’s wedding, and has performed civil partnership ceremonies 3
7:58 PM — Sir Ian McKellen has announced that he is to officiate at fellow actor Patrick Stewart's wedding, and said that he has officiated at civil partnership ceremonies before.
15th March 2013
US: Massachusetts gay rights group claims it was excluded from St Patrick’s Day parade 2
4:25 PM — A gay rights advocacy group has voiced its anger at being excluded from a local St Patrick's Day Parade in Massachusetts, however organisers say that they just applied too late.
12th March 2013
US $1.5 million study launched to find out why 75% of lesbians are obese 55
6:03 PM — The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to spend $1.5 million (£1.01 million) on a study to learn why 75% of lesbians are obese and why gay men are not.
7th March 2013
Massachusetts: School faces backlash and accusations of ‘blasphemy’ for staging gay biblical play 16
6:47 PM — The head of a school in the US state of Massachusetts says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections.
27th February 2013
US: College fraternity raises over $16,500 for trans brother’s surgery 5
6:26 PM — A college fraternity in the US has raised over $16,500 to cover the cost of surgery for new member Donnie Collins, who is transgender.
Anti-gay group leader: ‘School administrators allowing gender identity policy are like Nazi concentration camp guards’ 12
5:20 PM — The leader of an anti-gay conservative group in the US state of Massachusetts appeared on a Christian radio show yesterday and said teachers upholding a policy in Massachusetts which aims to protect trans students were like "Nazi concentration camp guards".
21st February 2013
Anti-gay group leader: Study doesn’t prove bullying is worse for LGBT kids, ‘if there is such a thing’ 19
4:43 PM — The leader of an anti-gay conservative group in the US state of Massachusetts has claimed that a recent study on anti-LGBT bullying in schools was "propaganda" and went on to doubt the existence of gay and trans students.
18th February 2013
US: Massachusetts issues rules respecting identity of transgender students 3
8:05 PM — The Massachusetts Department of Education has said that students should be able to use facilities like bathrooms and join sports teams according to the gender they identify with.
30th January 2013
Gay former congressman Barney Frank misses out on temporary US Senate vacancy
7:27 PM — Ex-congressman Barney Frank has been overlooked to serve as the interim US senator for Massachusetts.
16th January 2013
Massachusetts: Pro-gay Episcopal bishop to step down
7:13 PM — The outspoken pro-gay bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts says he plans to retire in 2014.
4th January 2013
US: Gay ex-congressman Barney Frank definitely wants temporary US Senate job
3:15 PM — Barney Frank has told Massachusetts' Governor, Deval Patrick, that he is happy to take up a temporary role as a US senator for the state.
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.
27th October 2012
Mitt Romney: ‘Some gays are actually having children. It’s not right’ 81
2:17 PM — Mitt Romney was recently accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
25th October 2012
Romney rejected birth certificates of children from gay parents 25
9:40 PM — Mitt Romney is being accused of deliberately trying to make it harder for same-sex couples to register the birth details of their children during his time as governor of Massachusetts.
8th October 2012
US: Openly gay NBA basketball player to give lecture about equality 1
11:25 PM — Former NBA basketball player, and the first to ever come out, John Amaechi, will speak at a university in Massachusetts about the need for equality in professional sport.
26th September 2012
US: State to appeal against gender reassignment ruling for trans prisoner 21
11:12 PM — The Department of Correction is to appeal against a judge's ruling that a trans woman incarcerated in a male-only prison should be given gender-reassignment surgery as the only way to treat her condition.
11th September 2012
US: Couple to sue Catholic diocese over refused mansion sale 10
12:41 AM — A gay couple are suing a Catholic diocese which allegedly refused to sell them a plot of land and a mansion over priests' fears that they would host same-sex wedding ceremonies on the property.
30th July 2012
US: Catholic diocese backs out of mansion sale on gay wedding fear 54
12:36 PM — An estate agent acting for a Catholic diocese in the US state of Massachusetts accidentally revealed to a gay couple that their purchase of a 44-room estate had fallen through on the anti-gay concerns of the priests.
9th April 2012
Senator John Kerry seeks to prevent lesbian being deported to Pakistan 8
3:37 PM — John Kerry is aiming to help prevent one half of a married lesbian couple in Massachusetts from deported back to Pakistan.
4th April 2012
Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3
9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.