28th January 2014
NBC orders gay-themed TV series developed by Ellen DeGeneres 6
7:17 PM — US television network NBC has ordered a gay-themed series which will be developed by Ellen DeGeneres.
29th October 2013
Ellen DeGeneres developing new lesbian comedy 8
10:53 AM — US TV star Ellen DeGeneres is developing a sitcom featuring a lesbian lead character.
11th October 2013
Survey by GLAAD shows drop in LGBT representation on US television 1
1:40 PM — Fewer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters are part of the new US TV season compared to last year, LGBT media advocacy group GLAAD has revealed.
7th August 2013
Obama: I have ‘no patience’ for Russia’s anti-gay laws 29
10:58 AM — President Obama says he has “no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”
16th May 2013
US: ACLU pushes ‘Modern Family’ TV show creators to allow gay characters to get married 6
5:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has begun pushing the producers of US television show Modern Family, to write an episode in which the gay couple featured on it, get married.
13th May 2013
NBC’s gay sitcom The New Normal cancelled after just one season 22
2:05 PM — US television network NBC has announced that its new sitcom The New Normal, which features a gay couple and the surrogate mother of their child, has been cancelled after just one season, amidst falling ratings.
26th April 2013
US: Philadelphia City Council passes landmark bill for LGBT benefits 2
2:26 AM — The City Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has approved a bill which has been hailed as landmark legislation for strengthening LGBT rights in the city.
17th April 2013
US: Major League Soccer player suspended for using homophobic slur
12:35 AM — A Major League Soccer (MLS) player in the US who previously apologised for using a homophobic slur against another player during a recent match, has been suspended for three games, and fined an undisclosed amount.
12th April 2013
Study: Support for equal marriage boosted by television portrayal of gay couples 41
1:55 AM — A poll has found that in the US, more people say their perception of gay people has been positively influenced by television's portrayal of them, than say it has had a negative impact.
12th February 2013
Indiana: Homophobic students and parents seek to ban gay classmates from attending prom 24
12:42 PM — A school in the US state of Indiana is in the spotlight after some students and parents urged for gay people to be banned from attending a prom.
31st December 2012
President Obama gives Chuck Hagel his backing — despite gay rights row 12
2:14 PM — Despite facing renewed criticism for his previous anti-gay remarks, Chuck Hagel, who is tipped to become the next US defence secretary, has President Obama’s support.
18th September 2012
Update: Baseball player apologises for homophobic slur, is suspended without pay 20
7:08 PM — Canadian baseball player, Yunel Escobar, has apologised for causing offence through having what was perceived as a homophobic slur, written on his face during a game.
14th September 2012
US: Advert for anti LGBT church, shown during new gay TV show 17
9:12 PM — An advert for a new series of sermons at a church which opposes the rights of LGBT people, aired during a break in between a new NBC series about a gay couple with a child.
13th September 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo: 70 percent of NFL players support equal marriage 6
9:11 PM — NFT football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, was the focus of a recent controversy, when his club was asked to silence his advocacy of equal marriage rights, and he has now spoken out again saying that a large percentage of NFL players feel the same as he does.
12th September 2012
US: Coach allegedly kicked player off college team for kissing his boyfriend 35
12:31 AM — A college football player in the US has spoken out after he was allegedly kicked off his team for kissing his boyfriend at a match he attended.
7th September 2012
Connecticut: Priest reprimanded for participating in his cousin’s same-sex wedding 20
2:00 AM — The Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, has rebuked a priest for participating in his cousin's same-sex wedding in New York City, despite him only doing a reading and that he didn't wear his vestments.
1st September 2012
Previously banned gay family show will air in Utah after all 6
12:19 AM — An NBC show which features a gay couple, their surrogate and her family, which was removed from the schedule of a Utah TV network for being "inappropriate" has been picked up by another station in the state.
30th August 2012
GLAAD index names best and worst in LGBT friendly broadcasting 3
10:19 PM — The sixth annual Network Responsibility Index has been published by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and includes details of networks and shows which have accurately reflected, or not, the LGBT community through their broadcasting.
25th August 2012
TV station: Gay family show banned for being “inappropriate during family time” 26
11:14 PM — A television station based in the US has come under heavy criticism for their decision not to air a new NBC sitcom about a gay couple, their surrogate and her family.
20th March 2011
Ricky Martin and Anderson Cooper take home GLAAD awards 25
2:12 PM — Last night, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) honoured Ricky Martin, Anderson Cooper and NBC's 30 Rock among many others with awards for their contribution to the LGBT community.