13th June 2013
US Supreme Court not to decide on DOMA or Prop 8 cases today
4:28 PM — Despite an expectation that the US Supreme Court was to issue a decision on two cases around equal marriage today, the four decisions they are making have been announced, and do not include the same-sex marriage cases.
US: Caterpillar Inc cuts ties with Boy Scouts over lack of progress on gay leadership 5
4:07 PM — Caterpillar Inc, best known for producing construction equipment, have cut ties between their charitable foundation and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). However, unlike recent groups to cut ties with the Scouts, they say BSA did not go far enough with their decision to allow gay members into the organisation.
US: California city officials sued for sting operation targeting gay men for cruising 13
3:34 PM — The Californian city of San Leandro and its police department are being sued in federal court, and are accused of violating the civil rights of gay men, by conducting undercover sting operations, hoping to stop cruising in a public restroom.
US: Gay Catholics to turn their backs on Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally 22
2:30 PM — An LGBT Catholic group in Belmont is set to hold a church demonstration this Sunday to campaign the 'faith based bigotry' of visiting Cardinal, Francis George who previously compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan.
Nebraska: University withdraws lesbian student for ‘immoral homosexual acts’ 24
12:22 PM — A student in Nebraska has been kicked out of her degree for being gay. Now the university, withholding her credits, is refusing to allow the student a transfer unless she pays the school a several thousand dollar fine.
US: Major League Soccer teams up with anti-discrimination campaign 1
2:01 AM — The football league representing the highest level in the US, Major League Soccer (MLS), has announced that it is upping efforts to tackle anti-LGBT discrimination by joining up with the You Can Play Project.
US: Southern Baptist Convention officially ‘disapproves’ of Boy Scouts inclusivity but doesn’t cut ties 15
1:08 AM — On Wednesday, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), adopted a resolution to disapprove of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent decision to allow gay youth members.
12th June 2013
US: Teacher sacked for being a lesbian will not be reinstated at Catholic school 24
6:06 PM — The Ohio high school teacher sacked after her female partner was named in her mother's obituary will not be reinstated, the district's Superintendent has ruled.
US: Lesbian family drama produced by Jennifer Lopez sees viewership surge for second episode 4
5:52 PM — A television drama featuring a lesbian couple and their family, on the US ABC network has seen a massive surge in ratings for its second episode, despite conservative groups protesting against it airing.
US: Boston police adopt new rules for treatment of transgender people 4
5:15 PM — Boston police have issued new guidelines on the treatment of transgender people by officers.
Republican Mike Huckabee: ‘Every fear’ over same-sex marriage has come true 46
5:07 PM — Mike Huckabee, Fox News presenter, former governor of Arkansas, and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, warned on Monday that "every fear" over same-sex marriage has come true, including "television commercials portraying same-sex couples".
Largest Protestant denomination in US to vote on measure disapproving of Boy Scouts gay inclusion 3
3:59 PM — The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the US, is expected on Wednesday to vote on a resolution which would express disapproval of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) new policy accepting gay youth members.
New York: Mayoral candidate receives death threats after endorsement from anti-gay group 11
3:26 PM — A New York City mayoral candidate says he's received death threats because of an endorsement from America’s leading anti-equal marriage group.
US: Senator Leahy again to attempt same-sex couples amendment to immigration bill
1:27 AM — Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy is again to attempt an amendment to the US immigration bill, which would include sponsorship for same-sex partners of US citizens, after withdrawing a similar measure earlier in the committee stage.
11th June 2013
Video: TV host: Gays will ‘tear up’ Boy Scouts for ‘a few kids that want to do sex with each other’ 24
6:27 PM — A Christian television host has spoken on his online show to say that he thinks allowing gay members in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will mean "tearing up" the organisation "to accommodate a few kids that want to do sex with each other".
US: Gay 11-year-old succeeds with petition to have award rescinded from ‘Don’t Say Gay’ politician 3
5:11 PM — A petition started by an openly gay 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, to revoke an award given to a state Representative who sponsored the state's controversial 'Don't Say Gay' bill, has succeeded.
Jane Lynch and Lara Embry to divorce 13
4:44 PM — Glee actress Jane Lynch is divorcing her wife of three years, it has been announced.
US: Gay couple to receive $147,000 in damages for harassment by apartment maintenance staff 3
3:31 PM — The management company of an apartment complex in the US state of Iowa has been ordered to pay a substantial amount in damages to a gay couple who were discriminated against by an on-site maintenance man, and others who refused to stop the harassment.
10th June 2013
US: Gay 9/11 firefighter dies after long period of ill health 6
3:13 PM — The funeral of a gay former firefighter who was among the first to respond to the 9/11 terror attack at the Pentagon will take place on Tuesday.
9th June 2013
Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins marches in Boston Pride parade 4
11:51 AM — Recently out openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, has taken part in his first gay pride parade, after coming out as gay last month.