30th May 2012
Jim Paratore, pro-gay television producer, dies aged 58 4
10:34 PM — Acclaimed television producer, Jim Paratore, who launched the TMZ website and produced The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Rosie O'Donnell Show, has died at the age of 58.
Illinois citizens to sue for equal marriage rights 9
2:30 PM — Illinois residents are to file lawsuits against the state, arguing that the ban on marriages for gay couples is unconstitutional.
Californian ban on ‘gay cures’ for minors may see senate vote today 17
11:36 AM — A bill at California's state legislature which would ban attempts to turn gay minors straight through therapy and require adults to be informed of the unproven effectiveness of such treatments is expected to be voted on at the senate later today.
29th May 2012
Dharun Ravi apologises for spying on gay roommate 31
11:26 PM — The student who was convicted of using his webcam to spy on his gay roommate during an intimate encounter with another man, and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment, has apologised for the first time.
Lead singer of Against Me! cheered at first performance since revealing she is trans 10
5:51 PM — The lead singer of punk band Against Me! was greeted with cheers at her first stage appearance since announcing she is transgender.
28th May 2012
Reports: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, would be revealed as gay 32
10:54 PM — After it was revealed that a major character of DC Comics would come out as gay, lesbian or bisexual, sources close to the company have suggested that the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, might be that character.
Minnesota: Pastor who supports gay rights risks losing his church 75
10:04 PM — A pastor from Minnesota, who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights, and recently voiced support for equal marriage, now risks losing his church completely, unless he can collect enough donations to keep its doors open.
Cynthia Nixon marries partner 11
9:32 PM — One of the stars of Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon, has married her partner of eight years in a quiet ceremony in New York, US media organisations report.
27th May 2012
Video: 80s gay icon Sinitta comes @Out4Marriage for gay couples everywhere 25
1:00 PM — Joining a growing number of public figures, the American singer, ex-girlfriend of both Simon Cowell and Brad Pitt, and sometime X-Factor judge is the latest celebrity to film a video for the Out4Marriage.org campaign, which calls for global equal marriage for gay couples.
26th May 2012
California: Anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional 47
2:54 PM — A district court judge in California has become the third federal judge to declare the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, as unconstitutional.
25th May 2012
Famous gay bar in Los Angeles bans bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal 30
9:17 PM — Twice voted the best gay bar in the world, The Abbey in Los Angeles has banned all bachelorette parties until marriage becomes equal for gay couples.
Jeb Bush calls equal marriage ‘a distraction’ 38
7:57 PM — On a three day visit to Taiwan, the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has said that equal marriage was 'a distraction' in the current presidential campaign, and it was economy that was the most important.
Victory for transgender students over Arkansas University toilet facilities 1
4:19 PM — The ladies’ toilets at Arkansas University are now open to anyone who identifies as female, following a letter from the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
Gay comic book characters under fire from One Million Moms 74
10:02 AM — One Million Moms, the American pro-family group, is up in arms once more after comic book giants DC Comics and Marvel announced homosexual story lines this week.
24th May 2012
Poll: Opposition to equal marriage, especially black voters, hits record low after Obama’s support 31
7:38 PM — Opposition to equal marriage has fallen to a record low, and that this change is connected to President Obama's endorsement of the measure, a new poll by Washington Post and ABC News finds.
Video: Colin Powell supports equal marriage 10
5:21 PM — Just as British Home Secretary Theresa May came Out4Marriage today, across the pond, former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has also announced that he supports equal marriage.
Mariela Castro praises President Obama for gay rights support 9
1:31 PM — Fidel Castro's niece, Mariela Castro, has hailed President Obama for his endorsement of equal marriage, and said that if she were a US citizen, she would vote for him.
Video: Obama campaign releases LGBT manifesto 18
11:39 AM — In a sign that, having come out for equal marriage, President Obama is making LGBT rights one of the pillars of his campaign for re-election, a new video has been released that touts his gay rights record for the past for years, and a manifesto for the next term.
‘Big Bang Theory’ actor, Jim Parsons, comes out as gay 77
11:03 AM — Jim Parsons, who is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the US sitcom 'Big Bang Theory,' has been described as gay and in a 10-year relationship in a profile for the New York Times.
23rd May 2012
In Photos: Harvey Milk Street unveiled in San Diego 8
2:08 PM — A street in San Diego, California has been renamed in honour of the gay rights activist, Harvey Milk, on what would have been his 82nd birthday.