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.
US high school survey findings conclude that LGBT teens are exceptionally prone to ‘risky behaviour’ 24
11:20 AM — A report released in the US yesterday found that LGBT teens are more likely to engage in "risky behaviour" including smoking, drinking alcohol and carrying guns, than their heterosexual counterparts.
6th June 2011
Westboro baptist homophobes stage protest at national basketball finals in Dallas 28
1:13 PM — Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church yesterday protested outside the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals in Dallas, Texas, over the NBA's new policy on hurtful language toward LGBT people.
3rd June 2011
White House launches LGBT website 61
3:03 PM — The White House has launched a website aimed specifically at LGBT people and highlighting President Obama’s ongoing support of and commitment to the LGBT community.
2nd June 2011
American chain store sells Gay Pride t-shirts – but only in selected stores 4
10:44 AM — American clothing chain Old Navy is selling Gay Pride t-shirts and donating the proceeds to the It Gets Better Campaign. However, the t-shirts, which are emblazoned with rainbow-coloured messages such as "Love Proudly" are only being sold in 26 out of over a thousand stores nationwide, most of which are in urban areas.
1st June 2011
United Methodist Church votes in favour of same-sex resolution 9
3:16 PM — At the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church last weekend, a groundbreaking same-sex marriage resolution was narrowly approved.
Harvey Milk’s nephew to kick off this weekend’s Pittsburgh gay pride rally
2:29 PM — Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk, will speak on Friday at the Pride Advocacy Rally which kicks off this year's Pittsburgh Pride festival in Pennsylvania.
Gay couples in Chicago queue up for civil union licences 9
12:21 PM — In Chicago, gay and straight couples are flocking to the Cook County Clerk's downtown office of records to acquire the state's first civil union licenses.
31st May 2011
Gallup poll reveals Americans believe 25 per cent of their population are gay or lesbian 26
12:56 PM — The findings of a Gallup poll conducted in the USA last month have revealed that Americans estimate 25 per cent of their fellow countrymen and women are gay or lesbian.
27th April 2011
Horses killed in Midwestern barn fire in apparent gay-hate arson attack 25
11:47 AM — Eight horses owned by a gay man were killed in a barn fire in Ohio on Monday in what police believe was a homophobic hate crime.
3rd March 2011
Wyoming Senate votes down bill preventing recognition of out-of-state gay marriages 3
12:12 PM — Legislation that banned the recognition of same-sex marriages outside of the state of Wyoming was narrowly voted down yesterday afternoon by a 16-14 vote.
8th December 2010
Jesse Jackson calls for gay marriage equality 22
11:51 AM — The Rev Jesse Jackson has called for California's ban on gay marriage to be struck down. The Baptist minister and civil rights activist spoke at a gathering outside the San Francisco appeals court where the latest hearings on the ban are taking place.
1st December 2010
Lesbian couple have marriage bid rejected 20
11:05 AM — A lesbian couple were turned away from a registry office yesterday when they tried to apply to marry. Colette French and Katie Green, both 21, were turned away from Petersfield Register Office in Hampshire and refused a letter of rejection, which is usually given to couples denied a marriage.
30th November 2010
Need to find a condom? There’s an app for that 2
11:00 PM — Launched ahead of World AIDS day, a new Apple iPhone application helps people find their nearest condom dispenser in two US cities. The launch of iCondom in the USA follows the launch of an app for Paris and Marseilles.
9th November 2010
Straight couple denied civil partnership again 34
5:36 PM — A straight couple from London have once again been denied a civil partnership. Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, both 26, expected to be turned away from Islington registry office this morning but said they would take legal action over the refusal.
8th November 2010
Travel companies ‘need to do more to be gay-friendly’ 16
7:12 PM — Although plenty of travel companies now advertise themselves as being gay-friendly, a survey shows that many need to do more to justify the claim.
8th October 2010
Washington DC Methodist Church approves same-sex marriages 4
4:29 PM — Worshippers at Washington DC's Foundry United Methodist Church voted 367 to 8 last month to allow same-sex marriages to take place at the church and to allow its clergy to perform said ceremonies.
7th October 2010
Fewer than half of Americans are against legalising same-sex marriage, poll finds 5
4:11 PM — According to results released by the Pew Research Centre yesterday, a new poll has found that fewer than half of Americans are against legalised same-sex marriage.