19th June 2013
US: Third Republican Senator comes out in favour of equal marriage 4
5:47 PM — A third Republican US Senator has come out in favour of equal marriage, following the lead of two others earlier this year.
Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant 25
2:16 PM — Several months after Michelle Shocked alarmed fans at a San Francisco gig by going on an anti-gay rant, during which she said "god hates fags", the country singer has been invited back to perform, and to have the chance to really explain what she meant.
Liberace’s ex-lover claims he had six year relationship with Michael Jackson 19
2:26 AM — The former lover of late entertainer Liberace, and the subject of a feature film starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, has said in an interview that his love affairs also included Michael Jackson.
18th June 2013
US: Attorney representing lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl asks judge to step down 15
6:05 PM — The attorney representing a lesbian teenager who was charged with a felony for having sexual relations with her younger girlfriend, has asked for the presiding judge to remove himself from the case.
Study: Most US gay people find the majority of religious organisations to be ‘unfriendly’ 9
5:03 PM — A study has revealed that the majority of gay Americans are much less religious compared to the US population, and around a third have said they have felt unwelcome in a place of worship.
Cindy McCain: By next presidential election, both US parties will support equal marriage 9
4:19 PM — Cindy McCain, the wife of former GOP presidential nominee Senator John McCain, has said she thinks there will be a "major turn", and that both major parties will support equal marriage by the next US presidential election.
US: Illinois equal marriage group pledges $500,000 effort to promote same-sex marriage
1:28 AM — An equal marriage advocacy group in the US state of Illinois has announced that it is gearing up for a large-scale campaign to promote same-sex marriage ahead of the 2014 state election.
US: Advocates hope to get equal marriage question on 2014 Arizona ballot
12:54 AM — Supporters of equal marriage are hoping to get the question of legalising equal marriage on a ballot in the state of Arizona, as soon as 2014, in order to undo a voter-approved constitutional ban on the practice.
US: Russian gay people urge boycott of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics 10
12:32 AM — Gay people from Russia and the former Soviet republics who are living in the US have urged a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, because of growing fears that LGBT people are not safe in Russia.
17th June 2013
US: Baltimore Pride features mass same-sex wedding
6:30 PM — During this year's Baltimore Pride parade, the city's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated a mass wedding of over 20 couples, in an emotional and symbolic move.
Study: US media outlets more likely to feature pro-equal marriage viewpoints 3
5:18 PM — According to a new study, news stories in the US are more likely to present pro-equal marriage viewpoints than those in opposition to it.
US: Knox County to add LGBT protections to hiring procedure
2:17 PM — The anti-discrimination act for employment by Knox County in Tennessee, is to be updated in order to protect LGBT people, despite officials say that such discrimination is already not allowed.
16th June 2013
US: Boy Scout leaders reprimanded for marching with gay pride parade 14
1:51 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reprimanded two scout leaders who took part in a gay pride parade with several scouts.
15th June 2013
Mixed martial arts boss to fighter who linked equal marriage to incest: ‘Leave talking to smart people’ 7
1:16 AM — The head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has commented on a recent controversy in which a fighter asked whether equal marriage would lead to incest, by saying that he "should leave talking to smart people" and "stick to finger painting".
Canada: Hockey player apologises after tweeting anti-gay slur about NBA player 2
12:55 AM — A hockey player from the Canadian city of Winnipeg has become embroiled in controversy, as he promptly apologised for tweeting an anti-gay slur, but not before causing offence.
14th June 2013
San Francisco: Gay blogger sentenced for taking toilet photo of gay supervisor Scott Wiener 2
5:45 PM — A San Francisco gay rights blogger has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge after taking a photograph of a gay politician in a toilet.
US: Anti-gay congressman accidentally takes wrong door and attends pro-LGBT event 8
4:24 PM — A Republican congressman, who is an adamant defender of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies equal benefits to married same-sex couples, accidentally attended a pro-gay event when he took the wrong door at Capitol Hill.
Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights 21
2:11 PM — Singer Chris Brown has surprised fans by starting a campaign which vows to stand up for equality, for gay people, and other minority groups.
Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets 12
1:44 PM — A US Republican Senator has come under fire after his 15-year-old son posted homophobic and racist comments on several social media sites.
Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains
12:46 PM — A survey in America has found that an overwhelming number of LGBT people say society has become more accepting, despite 4 in ten people having experienced rejection from a friend or family member because of their identity.