28th February 2012
Harvard asked to overturn gay expulsions of 1920 9
5:29 PM — Harvard University is being called on to overturn the findings of a secret investigation which saw nine gay students expelled in 1920.
24th February 2012
Petition secures second public vote on gay marriage in Maine 36
3:42 PM — Citizens of Maine will be asked to vote in favour of equal marriage rights for gay couples after a petition by marriage equality advocates secured enough signatures for a second public referendum.
Video: US teen posts coming out video to YouTube 32
1:30 PM — A teenage YouTube user in the US has recorded the conversation in which he comes out to his mother and posted it online saying he hopes it will be an "inspiration".
Maryland senate passes equal marriage law 15
9:42 AM — Maryland's state senate approved a bill last night to give equal marriage rights to gay couples. The bill passed narrowly in a 25-22 vote and has already been approved by the House of Delegates.
20th February 2012
Mitt Romney campaign co-chair resigns on claim he ‘threatened to deport gay lover’ 14
1:27 PM — A co-chairman of Mitt Romney's Arizona presidential campaign and elected official Paul Babeu has been forced to resign amid claims he had threatened to have a gay lover deported.
17th February 2012
Blogger’s son, 7, ‘comes out’ 88
2:50 PM — A blogger has described the moment her 7-year-old son came out to her but accepted she is not sure whether he will turn into a gay adult.
16th February 2012
Chris Colfer and Kevin Bacon join Proposition 8 play 10
2:56 PM — Actors Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer and John C Reilly join a swelling number of celebrities signing up to star in Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play next month.
Brett Ratner to helm pro-gay film campaign for GLAAD 4
2:00 PM — Brett Ratner will produce and direct a GLAAD video campaign to promote equality for gay and trans people following his use of a disparaging term in a press conference last year.
14th February 2012
Actor Matt Bomer comes out 38
9:52 AM — US actor Matt Bomer revealed this weekend he is gay. The star of White Collar, 34, came out at the weekend as he accepted an award for HIV/AIDS activism in California.
13th February 2012
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24
6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.
‘Gay is not okay’ church forced to change sign 39
4:34 PM — A reverend has had to change a sign at his Des Moines church from reading "Gay is not Okay" after a hundred protesters gathered outside.
20th January 2012
Virginia gay adoption battle kicks off 1
5:35 PM — At the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, a battle is heating up over whether adoption agencies should be allowed to discriminate against prospective parents based on their sexual orientation.
19th January 2012
Seventy mayors to press Obama on gay marriage 19
11:03 AM — A number of large-city mayors in the US have formed a coalition with the hope to achieve same-sex marriage equality.
25th August 2011
Murakami novel dropped from reading list for lesbian sex mention 26
3:50 PM — Norwegian Wood, which has sold over 12 million copies internationally, was dropped after parents complained about a female character's reference to sex with a 13 year old girl.
22nd August 2011
US bride refused a dress for ‘illegal’ gay wedding 131
4:55 PM — A US bridal shop has refused to serve an engaged lesbian, though she planned to marry in New York, where gay unions are legal.
Video: Maine’s gay marriage petition starts strong 10
11:52 AM — Supporters of marriage equality in the US state have seen 5,200 signatories on their first day of petitioning.
US country music star Chely Wright weds girlfriend 20
10:12 AM — Singer who described difficulties of being gay in the industry marries partner in Connecticut ceremony.
25th June 2011
Governor Andrew Cuomo: Gay marriage equality makes New York a ‘beacon for social justice’ 88
3:30 PM — After signing the long awaited legislation to allow gay marriage in New York state into law, Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed reporters and said that New York has regained its reputation as a "beacon for social justice."
7th June 2011
Trans prisoner files lawsuit after botched self-castration attempt 21
4:29 PM — A trans inmate in a Virginia prison has filed a federal lawsuit months after a botched attempt at self-castration, claiming the state failed her because of its refusal to provide a sex-change operation.
Unitarian minister in Kentucky refuses to sign marriage licences until gay couples are given marriage equality 64
12:52 PM — A Unitarian minister in Kentucky has pledged that she will not sign any more marriage licences until the state makes same-sex marriages legal.