11th June 2012
Video: Southern Baptist pastor defends Obama’s equal marriage endorsement 44
11:49 AM — In a video watched tens of thousands of times over the weekend, a Southern Baptist pastor in Dallas, Texas has criticised negative reactions to President Obama's personal endorsement of marriage rights for gay couples.
10th June 2012
New York judge declares Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional 24
2:43 PM — A federal judge in Manhattan has joined judges in California and Boston to rule the anti-equality Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.
8th June 2012
US study: Young bisexual and questioning people at more risk of alcohol abuse 10
1:57 PM — Bisexual students and those questioning their sexual orientation are more at risk of alcohol abuse than their gay and straight counterparts, a US study suggests.
LA: West Hollywood approves rainbow street crossings for June 5
1:09 PM — The local council for the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles has approved a measure to paint a street crossing in rainbow colours for the month of June.
7th June 2012
Boy Scouts of America to review gay leader ban 15
4:03 PM — Presented with a 275,000 strong petition, the Boy Scouts of America will review a motion to allow individual units to lift the ban on gay leaders if they choose, but a spokesman has said there is no plan to amend the policy.
Video: Internet radio host, 14, hacked after saying Obama was ‘making kids gay’ 165
1:23 PM — A 14-year-old American boy has drawn international ire for his conservative radio show, in which he said President Obama was encouraging children to turn gay.
6th June 2012
Obama heads to the West Coast to lobby the LGBT community 33
9:32 PM — President Obama is headed on a two-day trip to the West Coast, aimed at lobbying the LGBT community, especially with an eye to fundraising for the forthcoming presidential elections, US media organisations report.
US: Equal marriage in Washington delayed, set to be decided by referendum 26
7:45 PM — Equal marriage in the state of Washington, which was passed through the legislation earlier this year, has been delayed from becoming law, as opponents submit more than 200,000 signatures to force the measure through a referendum this November.
Poll: 73 percent of young Americans support equal marriage rights for gay couples 73
6:02 PM — A poll released today has found 54 percent of Americans believe the marriages of gay couples should be legally recognised with 73 percent of those aged 18-34 in favour of such a move.
Equality advocates slightly ahead on Minnesota marriage question 2
3:16 PM — The opponents of a measure which would introduce a constitutional ban on marriages for gay couples in Minnesota have edged slightly ahead, according to a recent poll.
Californian appeals court will not rehear arguments for Proposition 8 17
1:04 PM — Arguments about the constitutionality of California's voter-approved ban on gay marriages will not be reheard after the motion failed to secure enough support among judges.
5th June 2012
Utah: Mormons march in their hundreds at gay pride parade 42
5:28 PM — Almost three hundred members of the Mormon Church, all of whom define themselves as straight, joined the gay pride march in Salt Lake City, Utah, in order to show their support for gay rights.
Reform Jewish Rabbi welcomes Conservative equal marriage progress 1
2:58 PM — A senior US Reform rabbi has welcomed progress from the Conservative faction of American Judaism after it approved guidelines for performing same-sex weddings last week.
Janet Jackson calls to ‘stop the hate’ towards transgender people in new documentary 15
11:32 AM — Janet Jackson is set to become the executive producer of a documentary covering the lives and struggles of transgender people around the world.
4th June 2012
Video: Michelle Obama proud to support marriage equality 18
9:26 PM — Nearly a month after US President Barack Obama came out in support of equal marriage, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, has spoken of her support for the right of gay couples to marry, while answering questions from her Twitter follows.
3rd June 2012
Facebook, Grey’s Anatomy honoured at the final leg of GLAAD media awards 1
8:36 PM — The social networking website Facebook, the TV series Grey's Anatomy, and the website Huffington Post were among those honoured at the final leg of the 23rd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
Video: Jason Alexander apologises for ‘gay cricket’ comment 38
8:20 PM — Jason Alexander, former star of Seinfeld, has apologised after he made comments on Craig Ferguson's The Late Late Show which were deemed homophobic by gay rights activists and LGBT blogs.
JC Penney releases another pro-gay ad for Father’s Day 41
12:13 AM — Partly in celebration of Father's Day, and partly in response to the criticisms it received for releasing a pro-gay ad featuring a lesbian couple, the US clothing retailer JC Penney has released another pro-gay ad, this time featuring two dads.
2nd June 2012
US: Conservative Judaism approves equal marriage 18
11:49 PM — The Conservative faction of American Judaism has formally come out in support of equal marriage, nearly six years after lifting a ban on ordaining gay men and women as rabbis.
1st June 2012
Target Corp. releases gay pride t-shirts, angers anti-gay groups 23
10:12 PM — US retail giant, Target, has begun selling gay pride t-shirts on its website in order to raise money for a pro-equality group, earning thus the wrath of anti-gay groups around the country.