6th May 2013
Rapper Lil Wayne: Jason Collins coming out ‘is opening a lot of doors’ for gay sports people
3:14 PM — Rap star Lil Wayne, has become the latest hip-hop musician to speak out in favour of NBA star Jason Collins, who came out as gay last week, saying that the massive support he received showed that "it's a fair world out there".
TV historian faces fresh accusations of homophobia against bisexual economist 15
2:46 PM — A Harvard professor, broadcaster and Financial Times columnist who apologised last week for making homophobic comments about a famed bisexual economist, is facing claims that he has a history of making similar comments.
5th May 2013
US: Straight Catholic school leader claims he lost job offer because he was suspected to be gay 14
8:18 PM — A Catholic private school system has been accused of discriminating against a straight man, who claims they pulled an offer to make him president over rumours that he is gay.
Archbishop of San Francisco: Rhode Island’s legalisation of same-sex marriage is an ‘injustice’ 67
5:20 PM — The legalisation of same-sex marriage in the state of Rhode Island prompted condemnation from the Archbishop of San Francisco, who called the law an injustice to children.
Justin Bieber: ‘I’m gay’ claims hacked E! Online Twitter account 21
12:21 PM — The Syrian Electronic Army, the group responsible for hacking both the BBC and the Associated Press, has used a compromised Twitter account to claim that pop star Justin Bieber is gay.
Jason Collins and Michelle Obama to appear at Democrat LGBT fundraiser 3
11:48 AM — The first lady of the United States will appear along the recently-out NBA star Jason Collins at an LGBT fundraiser later this month.
4th May 2013
Harvard professor apologises for suggesting that bi economist Keynes was selfish for not having children 28
7:18 PM — A Harvard professor, broadcaster and Financial Times columnist has apologised for comments he made earlier this week, when he suggested that an economist's theories were wrong, because the economist was bi, and therefore too selfish to care for future generations.
Zachary Quinto: I’ve ‘only worked more’ as an actor since coming out as gay 15
6:20 PM — Openly gay actor Zachary Quinto has revealed that he has "only worked more" since he came out as gay.
US: Gay rights protestors including a shirtless man photo-bomb ‘God Hates Fags’ demo 31
12:51 PM — A picket organised by the Westboro Baptist Church's 'God Hates Fags' campaign saw a counter demonstration by gay rights supporters including a shirtless musician named Chris.
President Obama: Including gay couples in immigration bill is ‘the right thing to do’ 5
1:45 AM — US President Barack Obama has said that he thinks recognising gay couples in a broad immigration bill currently pending in Congress is "the right thing to do".
3rd May 2013
Rhode Island Bishop warns Catholics against attending gay weddings because it may ‘harm their relationship with God’ 60
6:52 PM — The leader of Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Diocese has criticised the state’s decision to legalise equal marriage.
US: Iowa Supreme Court rules that birth certificates must name both same-sex parents 3
5:41 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Iowa has ruled unanimously that the department of health in the state must name both same-sex spouses as parents, on a child's birth certificate.
US columnist: If it allows gay members the Boy Scouts will ‘indoctrinate’ children into ‘hedonism’ 32
4:58 PM — A US Christian columnist has taken aim a the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), saying that it should not change its policy to allow gay members, because straight boy scouts will be branded "bigots" if they do not succumb to the “sexual advances” of gay members.
US: Amendment to cut pay for pro-equal marriage Iowa Supreme Court judges ignored 4
3:33 PM — A proposed bill amendment which would have taken aim at the pay packets of Iowa Supreme Court judges who ruled to allow equal marriage in 2009, has failed in the House.
US radio host: Ohio school had “no option but to fire” teacher for being gay 17
2:53 PM — A US radio host has spoken out about the recent sacking of a lesbian teacher in the US state of Ohio, because she named her partner in her mother's obituary, to say the school had "no option but to fire her".
NFL player LeRoy Butler: As a role model, I can’t take back my congratulations to Jason Collins 11
2:29 PM — Former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion LeRoy Butler, who had an appearance at a Wisconsin church cancelled over a congratulatory tweet to recently out gay NBA payer Jason Collins, has said he would not take back the tweet because of kids looking up to him.
US: Catholics protest in Detroit against archbishop’s anti-gay stance 7
1:32 PM — The Catholic archbishop of Detroit, in the US state of Michigan, has been subject to protests, as he recently proclaimed that supporters of equal marriage should not take communion.
US: Michigan decision to allow same-sex partner benefits survives Supreme Court appeal
1:46 AM — A decision to allow same-sex partners of Michigan state government employees health insurance benefits, has remained intact despite a Republican appeal to the Supreme Court.
Rhode Island becomes the 10th US state to allow equal marriage 14
12:38 AM — The US state of Rhode Island on Thursday became the tenth state to allow equal marriage, as its Governor signed the bill into law, after it passed a second vote in the House by a very wide margin.
2nd May 2013
NFL player: I respect Jason Collins but ‘why does everybody have to announce their sexuality?’ 95
6:25 PM — An NFL player has spoken out to congratulate NBA star Jason Collins for coming out as gay, but has questioned why gay athletes felt the need to "flaunt" their sexuality.