3rd July 2013
Film director Roland Emmerich offers up to $250,000 towards US equal marriage efforts 3
12:16 AM — Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has offered substantial financial support towards equal marriage efforts in the US, and will match donations by the public.
10th June 2013
US: Gay 9/11 firefighter dies after long period of ill health 6
3:13 PM — The funeral of a gay former firefighter who was among the first to respond to the 9/11 terror attack at the Pentagon will take place on Tuesday.
16th May 2013
US: Studies show majority of voters support equal marriage in Michigan and Virginia 3
2:03 AM — Polls in two more US states have found that a majority of voters support equal marriage, as Michigan and Virginia join states with a majority in support.
23rd April 2013
US: Government says Family Research Council shooter should get 45 years 9
1:53 PM — Prosecutors say Floyd Corkins who planned a mass killing at the headquarters of an anti-gay Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.
26th March 2013
US: Two Democrats add to count of Senators in favour of equal marriage 3
2:43 PM — The number of Democratic Senators who announced their support for marriage equality this week has risen to three, with Mark Begich and Mark Warner both making statements to that effect.
5th March 2013
US: Pastor sentenced for kidnap of girl doesn’t regret keeping her from her lesbian mother 23
6:06 PM — An American pastor who helped a woman flee to Central America to escape a custody battle with her lesbian partner has been sentenced for aiding in an international parental kidnapping.
4th March 2013
US: Health spa refuses to allow ‘abnormal’ gay and transgender customers 13
7:00 PM — A Virginia spa has stated that it has a policy not to accept “abnormal sexually orientated customer” after it kicked out a trans woman.
7th January 2013
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
1st December 2012
US: University volleyball coach says he was sacked for being gay, will sue if not reinstated 7
2:21 AM — A former university women's volleyball coach who was sacked in November, said his department's decision was based on the fact that he is gay.
7th November 2012
US 2012: Mike Huckabee concedes things are not going to plan for Romney 6
2:08 AM — Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee managed to mention the anti-gay fast food chain Chick-fil-A, during an interview about the latest US 2012 presidential exit polls.
24th October 2012
US: Judges hear gender reassignment appeal from incarcerated trans woman
10:44 PM — Attorneys representing a trans woman prisoner made an appeal today to a court in Richmond, Virginia, in an attempt to win her gender reassignment surgery.
11th October 2012
New African American anti-equal marriage group vows to damage Obama’s re-election chances 44
1:15 PM — A new anti-equal marriage campaign group of conservative African American faith leaders says it will spend $1 million (£623,100) in an attempt to strip away 25% of President Obama’s support among black voters.
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.
22nd August 2012
Town rallies to help out victim of homophobic vandalism 12
11:33 AM — A student in Virginia who had his car vandalized four times this year with homophobic slurs has had his car restored and fitted with new features when auto-repair shops throughout the town rallied to his aid in a display of solidarity.
15th August 2012
Mennonite pastor charged with aiding kidnapping in same-sex child custody dispute 25
11:01 AM — A Mennonite pastor in Vermont has been charged with aiding in international kidnapping after he helped a woman flee the US with her child - because she did not want to share custody with her former lesbian partner.
6th July 2012
Virginia: Gym backtracks on gay family membership ban 10
8:55 PM — A Virginia gym has lifted its ban on gay family memberships after telling a gay couple their membership was being revoked. Roanoke Athletic Club told William Trinkle in May that he, his male partner and their two-year-old son were not considered a family under Virginia law and that their membership was being cancelled.
5th July 2012
Virginia gay couple sue gym over discriminatory ‘family’ policy 23
6:30 PM — A gay male couple from Roanoke, Virginia, are suing a gym which allegedly revoked their membership because of their sexual orientation.
19th May 2012
Virginia: Republicans block first openly gay judge 42
6:20 PM — Senior Democrats in Virginia have cried foul after Republicans in the general assembly moved to block the appointment of what would have been the state's first openly gay judge.
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.
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.