11th October 2013
Kentucky Boy Scout official says 20 sponsors dropped support after gay scouts allowed 7
7:20 PM — An official for a Boy Scouts of America troop in Kentucky has said that around 20 sponsors have either dropped their support or plan to do so following the removal of the policy banning openly-gay members.
Alex Pettyfer to star as ‘hot’ gay action hero in film 3
7:14 PM — Director Lee Daniels has revealed he is working on a film starring British actor Alex Pettyfer as a gay action hero.
New Jersey Governor: One judge should not force state to recognise equal marriage 5
7:08 PM — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration has argued against a decision last month by a judge to say that she should not alone be allowed to force the state to recognise equal marriage.
Father killed while walking across America in memory of dead gay son 14
2:43 PM — A father grieving the loss of his gay son has died in a road accident.
NOW: Anti-gay US televangelist says low carb diets ‘violate the principles of God’ 36
2:03 PM — Adamantly anti-gay televangelist Pat Robertson took to the 700 Club programme on his Christian Broadcast Network, this week to say that he thinks low carb diets, such as the Atkins Diet, go against the teachings of God.
Survey by GLAAD shows drop in LGBT representation on US television 1
1:40 PM — Fewer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters are part of the new US TV season compared to last year, LGBT media advocacy group GLAAD has revealed.
NOW: Video celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day
12:59 PM — A video posted today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), celebrates 25 years of National Coming Out Day.
10th October 2013
Harrison Ford again defends Ender’s Game film: ‘I wrestled with whether to take the part’ 51
7:57 PM — Harrison Ford has again defended the Ender's Game film, which received heavy criticism because of the anti-gay views of Orson Scott Card, writer of the book on which the film was based.
US: Football player denies homophobic slur but apologies for remarks against marching band 3
5:51 PM — A US football player has denied making homophobic slurs, despite apologising for remarks he made against a university marching band.
US: Despite opposing equal marriage, New Jersey Governor leads by large majority in poll 3
4:41 PM — Despite a majority of New Jersey voters saying they support equal marriage, the state's Governor, who remains firmly opposed to it, still holds a strong lead in the polls.
US: Judge to decide within a month whether case against Pennsylvania equal marriage ban to go ahead
4:23 PM — The judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage has said he will decide within a month whether the case will go to trial next year.
X-Men producer jokes ‘#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV’ at CNN gay partner’s bar 22
4:13 PM — John Palermo, the movie producer behind 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and 'X-Men: The Last Stand', has refused to apologise for referring to Anderson Cooper’s partner in a derogatory fashion on Facebook.
9th October 2013
US: North Carolina couples to file for marriage licences in protest against equal marriage ban
7:44 PM — Same-sex couples in the US state of North Carolina are to file for marriage licences, knowing they will get turned down, in protest against the state's equal marriage ban.
US: Jailed lesbian teen won’t apologise for underage relationship 13
7:29 PM — Kaitlyn Hunt, the young jailed Florida lesbian, has spoken behind bars about having sexual relations with her former 14-year-old girl friend and says she won’t apologise to the prosecution’s family.
US televangelist compares trans people to his castrated horse after admitting not knowing what transgender means 19
6:46 PM — A US televangelist has admitted in an interview that he didn't understand what the word transgender means, compared trans people to his castrated horse, and called LGBT "insane", compared to "normal", straight people.
Challenger to anti-gay marriage New Jersey Governor: ‘My gay daughter is not a political agenda’ 3
6:19 PM — A challenger to the Governor of the US state of New Jersey has slammed him for his continuing opposition to equal marriage, responding to say: "My daughter is not a political agenda".
US: Indianapolis City Councilmember soon to marry same-sex partner 1
5:40 PM — A member of the Indianapolis City Council has said he will marry his same-sex partner next week.
US: Judge pauses on setting trial date for challenge to Pennsylvania equal marriage ban
5:21 PM — The judge overseeing a challenge to Pennsylvania's ban on equal marriage, has paused before setting a trial date in the case.
US: Teacher ‘relates’ to killer of gay student and says she would have attacked victim herself 62
11:56 AM — The teacher of a murdered Californian gay student says she understands the motives of the killer and laughs she would have given the victim a “good swift kick in the butt”.
8th October 2013
US Supreme Court Justice: I suspect I have gay friends, but none have revealed themselves to me 20
8:00 PM — US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has given an interview to New York Magazine, in which he discusses his position on gay rights.