28th March 2013
US: Tennessee’s reintroduced ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies 12
12:48 PM — Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which would have required teachers to tell parents if their child confided in them about their sexuality, has died before a House Subcommittee.
14th March 2013
US: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill would force teachers to send gay students to psychiatrists 11
3:44 PM — The newly revised 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which has been proposed for the US state of Tennessee, includes a clause which would mean teachers would be made to send gay students to a psychiatrist.
6th February 2013
US: Author of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill compares homosexuality to ‘shooting heroin’ 28
1:41 AM — The author of a newly revived bill proposing to outlaw any teaching about homosexuality in schools, has now compared being gay to "shooting heroin".
31st January 2013
US: ‘Gay’ dog saved after being condemned to being put down 27
2:46 PM — A dog in Tennessee was reportedly rescued, after being left at a kennel by his owner who thought he was gay. He had been scheduled to be put down today.
US: Dog condemned to death row because his owner thought he was gay 32
1:05 PM — A dog in Tennessee will be put down today at an overcrowded kennel. He came to arrive there because his owner thought that he was gay.
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill revived, now requires students to be outed to parents 21
12:24 PM — The "Don't Say Gay" bill has been revived, and now says that teachers in Tennessee should have to inform parents if a child confides in them about being gay.
17th January 2013
University of Tennessee considers offering gender neutral housing 10
7:43 PM — The University of Tennessee is considering offering gender neutral dorms to students.
15th January 2013
Anti-gay Christian group: It is ‘dangerous’ to say the bible is inclusive of gay people 31
6:05 PM — The leader of the Evangelical Alliance has responded to an article which claimed the bible could be inclusive of gay people, to say that suggestions of a new biblical interpretation are "dangerous".
11th January 2013
Comment: I wish the Guardian’s Suzanne Moore would stop digging 18
11:31 AM — In a comment piece for PinkNews, Zoe Stavri argues that Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore should apologise for her recent transphobic outburst.
4th December 2012
US: Evangelical Christian man fakes being gay for a year as research for a new book 58
11:30 PM — An evangelical Christian man from Tennessee has cause controversy by pretending to be gay for a year, as research for a new book, and has received criticism from the LGBT community.
3rd October 2012
US: Christian student hospitalised with ‘alcohol enema’ hits out at media coverage 60
7:56 PM — A University of Tennessee (UT) student who found fame after 'butt-chugging' enough wine to put him in hospital has now denied using an alcohol enema because of his Christian faith.
9th August 2012
Tennessee: University employee threw away gay newspapers 26
3:07 PM — An employee at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee is being investigated after she was seen throwing away dozens of copies of a local gay newspaper from a communal area.
5th May 2012
Tennessee: Yearbook profile of a gay student provokes controversy 92
6:12 PM — The publication of an article about a gay student in the yearbook of Lenoir City High School has provoked outrage, after one of the board members of the school wrote a blog-post asking for the journalism teacher to be sacked, and for a police investigation into the matter.
1st May 2012
Tennessee’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill to be dropped 11
9:50 PM — The so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bill, which would have interdicted elementary and middle school teachers from discussion of homosexuality and gender identity, looks set to be dropped without a vote, after a key Republican sponsor announced that he simply would not bring it up, local media organisations report.
18th April 2012
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill advances through the House 43
10:35 PM — Republicans who dominate the Tennessee Legislature have moved one step closer towards passing a bill that would interdict elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality and gender identity.
2nd March 2012
US principal resigns after ‘telling gays they were going to hell’ 78
10:37 AM — A high school principal in the US state of Tennessee has stood down following allegations she told gays students they were 'going to hell'.
26th May 2011
Lawsuit to be filed over Tennessee’s anti-gay law 14
5:46 PM — A lawsuit will be filed against a new Tennessee law which bans employment protections for LGBT employees. The law, signed by governor Bill Haslam this week, bans cities and municipalities from making their own anti-discrimination ordinances and bans any area from having stronger protections than are available at state level
24th May 2011
Tennessee governor signs bill to wipe out gay legal protection 70
6:09 PM — The governor of Tennessee has signed a bill which gay rights campaigners say will wipe out all any laws which protect LGBT people from discrimination. Governor Bill Haslam signed the law yesterday. It bans cities and municipalities from making their own anti-discrimination ordinances and bans any area from having stronger protections than are available at state level.
21st May 2011
Tennessee Senate approves ‘don’t say gay’ bill 629
12:08 AM — Tennessee’s Senate has passed a bill that proposes to introduce a ban of discussing homosexuality within schools. The bill, approved by 5 votes to 4 at the Senate will ban all teachers in public elementary and middle schools from talking about the subject.
28th April 2011
Anger over Tennessee’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill 195
11:04 AM — The US Senator who introduced a bill to ban discussion of homosexuality in schools says he has received hundreds of angry letters from parents around the world. Republican Stacey Campfield's bill, if approved, will ban all teachers in public elementary and middle schools from talking about the subject.