16th April 2013
US: Baseball team is first professional sports franchise to receive GLAAD award
1:30 AM — A Major League Baseball team from San Francisco is to become the first professional sports franchise to be honoured with a GLAAD Media Award at the 24th annual ceremony next month.
14th April 2013
California: Gay lawyer dies at 33 after contracting bacterial meningitis 29
4:08 PM — Officials in Los Angeles are warning gay sexually active men about a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, following the death of a gay man in West Hollywood.
US: Gay ‘Glee’ actor Jonathan Groff to appear in comedy TV pilot 9
1:22 PM — Jonathan Groff will play a leading role in an upcoming comedy pilot about the lives of three gay men, commissioned for US Cable channel HBO.
29th March 2013
US: San Francisco bar accused of anti-gay discrimination 2
11:59 PM — A San Francisco bar has been accused of anti-gay discrimination by two women who claimed they were kicked out after responding to homophobic remarks, and who have since called for a boycott of the bar.
Michelle Shocked responds to cancelled show following anti-gay rant by staging sit-in 4
2:12 PM — Folk singer Michelle Shocked has responded to the cancellation of dates of her tour following a recent show in San Francisco during which she allegedly went on a homophobic rant, by turning up at a venue anyway and staging a sit-in.
US: San Francisco law professors predict Supreme Court will invalidate Prop 8 and DOMA 7
1:00 AM — Two law professors from San Francisco's Bay Area predicted after two days of hearings around equal marriage, that the Supreme Court would rule to invalidate both Proposition 8 and a the Defense of Marriage Act.
Adam Lambert to be honoured with GLAAD Media Award 4
12:16 AM — GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, has announced that singer Adam Lambert will be honoured with an award at its 24th annual Media Awards in May.
21st March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked responds to backlash after anti-gay rant 35
1:03 AM — US folk singer Michelle Shocked, has responded to a backlash on social media sites, following what was described by fans as a "hate speech" during a performance when she expressed opposition to equal marriage, and LGBT rights.
19th March 2013
US folk singer Michelle Shocked cancels tour after telling audience she ‘hates fags’ 93
11:23 AM — Folk singer Michelle Shocked did just that last night at a gig in San Francisco, when she went on an anti-gay rant forcing concert-goers to leave.
18th March 2013
US: California bill would require schools to allow trans students to use appropriate toilets and locker rooms
1:04 PM — Under a newly introduced bill in California, schools would have to allow transgender students to use facilities and participate on sports teams which match their gender identity.
13th March 2013
San Francisco official urges street named after anti-gay Lech Walesa to be changed 6
4:59 PM — A San Francisco supervisor whose district includes Lech Walesa Street is considering introducing legislation to change its name because of the former Polish president’s recent homophobic remarks.
12th March 2013
New York: Gay club dancer and teacher fired for using email account to arrange Craigslist dates 30
6:54 PM — A teacher who sent out sexually explicit emails of himself wearing only boxer shorts has been fired.
US: Tax-exempt status revoked for ‘gay cure’ group 15
5:44 PM — A US group which claims to want to help people "struggling with unwanted sexuality, and which specialises in "pray away the gay" treatment has had its tax-exempt status revoked.
21st February 2013
Russian Foreign Ministry to investigate US lesbian ex-wives who hid relationship to adopt child 8
7:01 PM — The Russian Foreign Ministry says it will look into a custody case of a Russian child adopted by a US lesbian former couple who allegedly hid their marriage in order to adopt the child.
30th January 2013
US: Gay former American football player charged with assaulting ex-boyfriend
4:47 PM — A retired American football player has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges involving a former boyfriend.
US: Leading sports magazine features gay kiss in Super Bowl preview 6
3:19 PM — The leading sports magazine in America has featured a gay celebratory kiss in a feature around the upcoming Super Bowl.
San Francisco’s public nudity ban goes into force on Friday 13
2:00 PM — San Francisco’s public nudity ban will go into force on Friday – it has been confirmed by a US district court judge.
29th January 2013
Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco: Allowing gays to marry ‘is like legalising male breastfeeding’ 139
11:11 AM — Legislating for equal marriage is like legalising male breastfeeding, according to the Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone.
18th January 2013
US: Judge tipped to allow San Francisco nudity ban 21
6:43 PM — Lawmakers in San Francisco narrowly approved the nudity ban after complaints regarding the city’s famous gay Castro district in November of last year.
15th January 2013
San Francisco plans to rename airport after gay rights hero Harvey Milk 15
12:20 PM — David Campos of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has announced plans for a charter amendment to rename the city's largest airport in honour of the late gay rights activist Harvey Milk.