2nd July 2013
US: Abuse charges against gay former Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash dropped 10
6:25 PM — Three lawsuits brought by men who claimed former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash had sexually abused them when they were underage have been thrown out by a judge.
1st July 2013
New York: DOMA plaintiff Edith Windsor honoured as grand marshal of pride 7
12:19 AM — Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit against the United States government resulted in today’s historic ruling by the Supreme Court has led New York's pride parade.
30th June 2013
Video: Lady Gaga wows New York Pride with National Anthem performance 5
11:29 PM — LGBT activist and singer Lady Gaga wowed campaigners in New York City as she opened the weekend's Pride celebrations with a rendition of the National Anthem and a stirring speech.
21st June 2013
US: Brooklyn woman says she was raped at knifepoint ‘for being gay’ 3
1:41 AM — A woman has told police that she was raped at knifepoint in Brooklyn on Sunday, and that she was told by her attacker that he did it because she is gay.
18th June 2013
Cher to perform at New York Pride’s Dance on the Pier party 3
7:08 PM — It's been announced Cher will perform at this year's New York Pride 'Dance on the Pier' party.
13th June 2013
US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for ‘brutal’ childhood abuse 11
4:30 PM — The Brooklyn Supreme Court has awarded $3.5 million (£2.2 million) to a gay activist who accused his cousin of carrying out "brutal" sexual abuse against him as a child - but he says it was "never about the money".
31st May 2013
New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn: I feel uneasy that people might judge me for being gay 4
12:56 AM — Openly gay New York City Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, has released an extract from her autobiography, in which she reflects on sometimes feeling "a faint sense of unease", that she might be judged for being gay.
30th May 2013
New York: Memorial for gay man shot dead in Greenwich Village 3
3:45 PM — A memorial service has taken place in New York City for Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot dead earlier this month.
28th May 2013
New York: Teen charged following attack on gay rights activist 1
11:56 AM — A teenager has been charged in connection with an attack on gay rights activist Eugene Lovendusky in New York City.
21st May 2013
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins honoured with courage award
12:52 PM — Jason Collins, the NBA star who came out as gay earlier this month to a huge amount of media attention, and became the first openly gay player in a US major team sport, has received a courage award from leading gay-straight alliance organisation GLSEN.
New York: Thousands of protesters condemn murder of ‘gay angel Mark Carson’ 6
11:51 AM — Thousands of people marched in Manhattan on Monday to denounce a rise in violence against LGBT people, and in particular the brutal shooting on Saturday of Mark Carson.
7th May 2013
New York: Police seek to trace 4 men in connection with assault on gay couple
5:51 PM — The NYPD is looking for four men who yelled anti-gay remarks at a gay couple walking in midtown Manhattan.
24th April 2013
US: NFL agrees to better protection for gay players against discrimination
1:38 AM — The US National Football League (NFL) has agreed, in an unprecedented move, to better protect gay players against discrimination and harassment, the New York Attorney General has said.
23rd April 2013
US: New York Boy Scouts troop rejects exclusion of gay adult scout leaders 1
1:53 AM — A local troop of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in central New York, has commended the organisation for proposing to lift its ban on gay members, but has rejected the notion that it may maintain the ban on adult scout leaders.
11th April 2013
US: Lesbian daughter of New York mafia boss pleads mercy for her ‘supportive’ father 4
2:49 PM — The daughter of a high-ranking New York mafia boss has pleaded for mercy on his behalf, saying he supported her and her same-sex partner and deserves to spend time with their son.
3rd April 2013
New York: Former LGBT community leader jailed for stealing more than $300,000
3:02 PM — The former head of an LGBT community centre in New York City has been jailed for embezzling more than $300,000 from the organisation.
1st April 2013
US: Muslim caller tells TV host gay Americans should be beheaded 63
2:50 PM — The host of a phone-in programme in New York was left stunned after a caller suggested gay Americans should be beheaded in accordance with Sharia law.
20th March 2013
Ex-Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash accused of hosting ‘crystal meth sex party’ with teenage boy 31
6:56 PM — Former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash has been accused of hosting a "crystal meth sex party" with a teenage boy.
7th March 2013
US: Electronic Arts hosts event focussing on LGBT issues in video games 2
4:15 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is hosting an event in New York today focussing on LGBT issues within the gaming industry.
6th March 2013
US: Senate confirms first lesbian Asian American to the federal bench 2
7:15 PM — The US Senate has confirmed the first lesbian Asian American for a seat on the federal bench.