16th August 2012
Homophobic Cheerio-burning man dies of heart-attack 35
12:31 PM — Michael Leisner, whose homophobic protest against food giant General Mills and their pro-marriage equality stance resulted in a viral video, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack.
Shooting in Baltimore leaves one gay man dead and another in a coma 26
9:42 AM — Police in Baltimore are investigating a shooting which left a gay photographer dead and an LGBT community activist in a coma.
Police: Gunman who opened fire at Family Research Council criticised the anti-gay group 158
12:43 AM — A man arrested over the shooting and wounding of a security guard at the headquarters of the anti-gay Christian lobby group the Family Research Council made a negative comment about the group before opening fire, a police official has said.
15th August 2012
We Need to Talk About Kevin star Ezra Miller: ‘I’m Queer’ 46
7:29 PM — Ezra Miller who starred as Kevin in 'We Need to Tak About Kevin' has come out in an interview with Out Magazine while promoting his new film 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' where he plays a gay character.
Gay-friendly San Francisco church denies drag queen ban 13
5:54 PM — An LGBT-friendly Catholic church in San Francisco which banned drag queens from its premises has reversed the decision after the church's business manager said the new pastor had: "not been educated about the importance of drag queens in the gay community."
Pro-traditional family group blast US ambassador for supporting Prague Pride celebrations 28
1:26 PM — An international anti-LGBT, pro-traditional family group is apparently furious that the US ambassador to the Czech Republic has given his blessing to the Prague Pride Festival taking place this week.
Mennonite pastor charged with aiding kidnapping in same-sex child custody dispute 25
11:01 AM — A Mennonite pastor in Vermont has been charged with aiding in international kidnapping after he helped a woman flee the US with her child - because she did not want to share custody with her former lesbian partner.
14th August 2012
Thousands join campaign to oppose American Scouts’ anti-gay policy 14
1:02 PM — A campaign has begun on Change.org to urge California’s Golden Empire Council to reinstate 22-year-old Eagle Scout Tim Griffin and to reject the Boy Scouts of America’s policy barring LGBT scouts and leaders.
13th August 2012
Judge agrees to hear case for overturning Nevada’s equal marriage ban
4:18 PM — A federal Nevada judge said last Friday in Reno that he’ll listen to the arguments of a national gay rights advocacy group who wish to challenge the state's ban on marriage equality.
Homophobic slur made on gay-friendly Midwestern church 5
1:24 PM — A homophobic slur appeared in a vandalised car parked outside a church in St Paul, Minnesota, where a service was taking place for an openly gay Lutheran pastor.
Arizona judge questions validity of trans marriage in divorce case 88
12:09 PM — Thomas Beatie, the trans Arizona man who became pregnant in 2008, is being blocked from divorcing his wife of nine years by a state judge who is questioning the validity of the marriage.
Ten out gay Olympians win gold at London 2012 Games 14
11:12 AM — Ten openly LGBT Olympians have taken home gold from the London 2012 Games. If they were a team, they would have tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals.
12th August 2012
Tammy Smith becomes US’s first openly gay army general 7
6:55 PM — Less than a year after the repeal of the United State’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that banned openly gay and lesbian people in the US armed forces, Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay US army general.
10th August 2012
Police in Michigan fail to take action against gay hate protest group 34
5:37 PM — Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have said they would not be charging a group of Bible-preaching protesters who threatened to rape a woman at a gay event because no one came forward with a "specific complaint".
Digital traffic sign in Utah displays homophobic message after being hacked 22
1:25 PM — A computerised traffic sign in Provo, Utah was hacked on Wednesday, so that the display alternated between "GOD HATES GAYS" and "FOLLOW DETOUR".
9th August 2012
Tennessee: University employee threw away gay newspapers 26
3:07 PM — An employee at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee is being investigated after she was seen throwing away dozens of copies of a local gay newspaper from a communal area.
Matt Bomer and partner to receive gay ‘Inspiration Award’ 20
12:24 PM — Gay actor Matt Bomer and his partner, publicist Simon Halls, are to receive the Inspiration Award from the American Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
Bryan Fischer calls for new Underground Railroad for children of gay parents 64
11:47 AM — The Director of Issue Analysis for the anti-gay American Family Association has called for a new Underground Railroad to deliver children from gay parents.
8th August 2012
Berenstain Bears told to stay away from Chick-fil-A 9
6:35 PM — The publisher of a line of children’s books has been urged to cut their ties with the US fast food chain Chick-fil-A - due to its position on equal marriage.
Bermuda: Accomplished US academic dies after bike collision
4:01 PM — A prominent gay professor from Indiana University has died after being hit by a motorcycle while on holiday in Bermuda. 58-year-old Alexander Doty had previously written several books about gay and lesbian film theory and on LGBT culture.