26th August 2011
US’ ten year census finds more gay couples across the country 16
2:24 PM — Nationwide study found 50% increase in gay couples in the last decade, with the more conservative states leading the rises.
Teacher compared teaching style to Jesus’ before anti-gay rant 60
1:46 PM — Mr Buell said: "I try to teach and lead my students as if Lake Co. Schools had hired Jesus Christ himself."
25th August 2011
Murakami novel dropped from reading list for lesbian sex mention 26
3:50 PM — Norwegian Wood, which has sold over 12 million copies internationally, was dropped after parents complained about a female character's reference to sex with a 13 year old girl.
Anti-gay Republican admits making hotel arrangement with teenager, but will not resign 67
2:31 PM — Republican representative told newspaper: "I went to the edge, but I didn't fall over the edge", and says he is definitely not gay.
US teacher returns after anti-gay rant “did not violate code of conduct” 79
12:02 PM — High school teacher who "almost threw up" on hearing about gay marriage legislation did not "disrupt" the school districts processes.
Tim Cook succeeds Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple 27
12:18 AM — Tim Cook, appointed chief executive of Apple today, following the resignation of Steve Jobs, has in the past been described as the “most powerful gay man in Silicon Valley.” Although Mr Cook has never spoken publicly about his sexuality, he has long been described as gay and has never denied the claims.
24th August 2011
Texas judge tells father not to leave children with his husband 34
5:13 PM — A Houston judge has forbidden a man from leaving his children in the care of any man to whom they are not related, in a case which has raised condemnation for its anti-gay bias.
Doors closing for only gay Republican candidate in US presidential race 16
3:40 PM — Fred Karger, who won straw polls against Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and others, claims he is being given the cold shoulder by the Republican party.
US appeals test HIV transmission laws 5
9:57 AM — As the movement to repeal HIV transmission laws gains momentum, two decisions highlight the inapplicability of the laws to gays in at least one US state.
23rd August 2011
Bisexuality revisited as university’s second study finds it does exist 202
4:15 PM — A second study conducted by Northwestern University succeeds where the first failed, in finding evidence of bisexuality in men.
Video: Presidential hopeful accepts “decision” to be gay, but “disagrees vehemently” on equality 40
3:31 PM — The former Republican senator Rick Santorum tried to allay gay voters' concerns and demanded respect for his different viewpoint.
A quarter of New York’s new marriages are gay 11
10:31 AM — Figures for nuptials in the state jumped 33% on the same period in previous years after new equal marriage rights are introduced.
Success in second US couple’s deportation fight
10:03 AM — The immigration authority which denied leave for an AIDS-sufferer's husband is now exercising discretion as it drops a second order on appeal.
22nd August 2011
US bride refused a dress for ‘illegal’ gay wedding 131
4:55 PM — A US bridal shop has refused to serve an engaged lesbian, though she planned to marry in New York, where gay unions are legal.
Video: Maine’s gay marriage petition starts strong 10
11:52 AM — Supporters of marriage equality in the US state have seen 5,200 signatories on their first day of petitioning.
US country music star Chely Wright weds girlfriend 20
10:12 AM — Singer who described difficulties of being gay in the industry marries partner in Connecticut ceremony.
19th August 2011
White House announces immigration changes that could benefit gay couples 14
5:49 PM — The Obama administration has announced changes in immigration policy that could benefit gay couples. The changes mean that deportation cases will be prioritised according to security risk, such as those with criminal convictions.
Christine O’Donnell calls Piers Morgan ‘sexist’ and ‘creepy’ over gay marriage interview 42
2:23 PM — Tea Party darling Christine O'Donnell has explained why she walked out of a 'Piers Morgan' interview after the CNN host asked her about her views on gay marriage. The politician, who is against gay marriage and has a history of anti-gay comments, tore off her microphone and walked off set during filming for Wednesday's show.
Anne Hathaway says ex-boyfriends were gay 6
12:47 PM — Anne Hathaway says she believes several of her ex-boyfriends were gay. The actress, who is dating fellow actor Adam Shulam, said she is convinced they couldn't face their sexuality.
18th August 2011
Florida teacher suspended for Facebook anti-gay remarks 69
3:49 PM — A Florida teacher who wrote on Facebook that he "almost threw up" when New York legalised gay marriage has been suspended. Jerry Buell, a social studies teacher at Mount Dora High School, also wrote that gay marriages were a "cesspool" and a "sin".