22nd September 2012
Video: Emotional TV ad in favour of equal marriage in Washington State 3
12:23 PM — A new TV advertisement has been aired as Washington State heads closer the ballot on whether to retain equal marriage legislation.
Intel ends funding of Boy Scouts troops that discriminate against gay members and leaders 17
11:35 AM — Intel, one of the largest corporate donors of the Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that it will drop all funding to troops that apply the organisation’s discriminatory polices towards LGBT children and leaders.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
US: Freedom to Marry to fundraise in Maryland for equal marriage ballot 1
9:27 PM — A national organisation has joined the effort in Maryland to legalise equal marriage rights in the state, during November's ballot on the issue.
Maine: Opponents of equal marriage receive $250,000 boost 9
8:57 PM — An anti-equal marriage group are flooding money into an organisation in Maine, opposing the change for equal marriage in the state's referendum in November.
Authors find publisher which allows protagonist of novel to remain gay 18
8:31 PM — Authors of a novel for young adults who were told by a prospective publisher that they must change the sexuality of their protagonist, from gay to straight, have found a new publisher who has allowed him to remain gay.
New York: Anti-gay razor attack at McDonald’s 10
5:32 PM — The New York Police Department is looking for a suspect responsible for a homophobic attack with a razor blade on a 22-year-old man inside a fast food restaurant in Manhattan.
San Francisco: Gay rights campaigner arrested on paedophilia charges
1:37 PM — San Francisco police have arrested a veteran gay rights campaigner in connection with paedophilia allegations.
Paris Hilton apologies for saying gay men are ‘disgusting’ 68
11:05 AM — Paris Hilton has issued a lengthy public apology after she was secretly recorded making homophobic comments to a gay friend in a taxi.
Chick-fil-A says its donations had been ‘mischaracterised for many months’ 21
12:02 AM — Just more than 24 hours after news broke that Chick-fil-A had pledged to stop funding anti-equal marriage groups, they have released a statement saying their donations were "mischaracterised", and that they had been trying to get out of any political debate for months.
20th September 2012
US: Philadelphia affordable housing for elderly LGBT people gets the go ahead 6
11:44 PM — Organisers of a new, affordable housing project aimed at elderly LGBT people in Philadelphia, have received approval at a state, federal and local level..
Paris Hilton: Gay men are ‘disgusting’ and most probably have ‘AIDS’ 103
5:19 PM — US reality star Paris Hilton has been caught making a series of homophobic remarks to a gay friend in the back of a taxis.
19th September 2012
Maryland: Footballer and Governor to host event in support of equal marriage 2
10:26 PM — The Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley, has said he will join football player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, to host an event raising money towards legalising equal marriage in the state.
Video: Jesse Tyler Ferguson announces engagement to his boyfriend 6
9:26 PM — Star of popular US TV series, Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, has announced that he is engaged to his boyfriend, and not only that, he has established a company to advocate equal marriage for all.
Chick-fil-A make promise to stop funding anti equal marriage groups 30
8:42 PM — Fast food company, Chick-fil-A, have confirmed that they will no longer fund anti-equal marriage groups, and sent a statement of respect for people of all sexual orientations.
Pink: It’s not a ‘gay marriage’ it’s just ‘a marriage’. 14
10:58 AM — US pop star Pink says she looks forward to the day when titles to describe people and their orientation becomes meaningless.
18th September 2012
US: Couple to sue restaurant that cancelled gay wedding because of ‘bad Feng Shui’ 17
8:25 PM — Legal action is being taken against the owner of a small chain of Asian restaurants in New York, who cancelled the wedding party of a gay couple because of bad Feng Shui.
US: First government trans awareness ad campaign launched 7
7:52 PM — A new campaign of adverts has launched in Washington DC, with a view to increasing awareness and understanding of the "non gender-conforming" community of the city.
Video: Daniel Radcliffe debates anti-gay bullying in web chat 2
7:19 PM — Actor Daniel Radcliffe has answered questions submitted by young people around the world about bullying and why he is committed to fighting for LGBT equality as part of an online web broadcast with the Trevor Project.
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.