23rd October 2012
US: New York Mayor donates $500,000 towards equal marriage efforts 7
1:16 AM — The Mayor of New York City has offered $500,000 (£312,000) from his personal fortune towards the push for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
21st October 2012
Angelina Pivarnick apologises for ‘ignorant comments’, now supports equal marriage 13
12:30 AM — Former Jersey Shore cast-member, Angelina Pivarnick, has changed her stance on equal marriage, after a debate this week during which she said she didn't think gay people should be allowed to get married.
20th October 2012
US: Alderman Moreno will still block Chick-fil-A opening until policy change is official 4
1:25 AM — A Chicago alderman has, for the second time, threatened to block the opening of a new branch of Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chicken restaurant, which has been involved in a controversy over its apparent opposition to equal marriage.
11th October 2012
US: Seattle based department store backs equal marriage referendum in Washington
10:46 PM — A large fashion retailer based in the US state of Washington, has joined other large employers in publicly voicing their support for equal marriage, which will be voted on by Washington residents next month.
Rick Santorum: Equal marriage would destroy churches, families and ‘disintegrate’ marriage 55
3:25 AM — Rick Santorum has joined the campaign against equal marriage in the state of Washington, and has said that if it became a reality, churches and families would be destroyed.
6th October 2012
US: The number of LGBT characters on TV has increased, GLAAD study finds 21
1:50 AM — The number of gay and bisexual characters in the upcoming US television season, including cable TV, is on the rise, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
18th September 2012
Update: Baseball player apologises for homophobic slur, is suspended without pay 20
7:08 PM — Canadian baseball player, Yunel Escobar, has apologised for causing offence through having what was perceived as a homophobic slur, written on his face during a game.
US: Clergy plan to announce support for equal marriage this week 5
2:14 AM — A group of pastors from across the US are to rally this week in Maryland, in support for equal marriage rights.
12th September 2012
Report: The US is less productive because of LGBT discrimination in the workplace 5
10:54 PM — Discrimination against LGBT employees in the US government, on all levels, is proving costly to the taxpayer, a new study claims.
5th September 2012
Democrats endorse equal marriage, and ‘appropriately represent’ LGBT community 10
12:48 AM — The Democratic National Convention has kicked off, and has been praised for appropriately representing, and embracing the LGBT community in the US.
28th August 2012
Gay couple sue airline after dildo taped to top of their luggage and displayed on baggage carousel 79
5:19 PM — A gay couple from Virginia is suing Houston-based United/Continental Airlines after baggage handlers allegedly removed a sex toy from one of their checked bags, leaving on show before it went back on the carousel.
23rd August 2012
Psychological tests for trans pilots in US is abandoned owing to a one-woman campaign 5
5:16 PM — Psychological testing for trans people who wish to become pilots has been abandoned after one woman sustained a three-year campaign.
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
22nd August 2012
Minnesota representative urged to step down following gay-sex scandal 23
8:58 PM — A member of the of the Minnesota House of Representatives has been urged to step down by his party leaders after admitting to having a gay-sex liaison with a 17-year old he met on the internet.
21st August 2012
Lesbian couple in Nevada lose baby after hospital denies them rights 58
1:13 PM — A lesbian couple in Nevada lost their baby after a hospital denied them their domestic partnership rights.
17th August 2012
Gunman responsible for Family Research Council shooting is charged 33
10:26 AM — The gunman who opened fire at the offices of The Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington DC yesterday, whose full name is Floyd Lee Corkins II, has been charged with assault with intent to kill and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.
16th August 2012
American politician makes history by becoming Florida’s first out gay legislator 2
3:17 PM — David Richardson has become the first openly gay legislator of Florida. The 55-year-old forensic accountant said he was comfortable having made Florida history on election night.
13th August 2012
Judge agrees to hear case for overturning Nevada’s equal marriage ban
4:18 PM — A federal Nevada judge said last Friday in Reno that he’ll listen to the arguments of a national gay rights advocacy group who wish to challenge the state's ban on marriage equality.
Homophobic slur made on gay-friendly Midwestern church 5
1:24 PM — A homophobic slur appeared in a vandalised car parked outside a church in St Paul, Minnesota, where a service was taking place for an openly gay Lutheran pastor.
Arizona judge questions validity of trans marriage in divorce case 88
12:09 PM — Thomas Beatie, the trans Arizona man who became pregnant in 2008, is being blocked from divorcing his wife of nine years by a state judge who is questioning the validity of the marriage.