12th September 2013
Obama was ‘energised and inspired’ by Russian gay activists at G20 meet in St Petersburg 5
10:09 AM — As President Obama met with nine LGBT activists during his trip to St Petersburg for the G20 summit earlier this month, he was so "energised intellectually and inspired" by their talks, the meeting lasted twice as long as expected.
11th September 2013
US: Pastor had sex with teen boys whilst praying to help them gain ‘sexual purity’ in the eyes of God 39
7:46 PM — A pastor in the US state of Iowa was arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation after several victims said he had sexual contact with them when they were teenagers to help them gain "sexual purity", in the eyes of God.
US: Radio caller asked not to call in again after sounding off about Macklemore equal marriage song 13
6:50 PM — A radio host was surprised when a caller phoned his station to sound off about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's equal marriage themed song, Same Love.
US: Three same-sex couples in Minnesota sex offender facility seek to marry 1
3:11 PM — Three same-sex couples currently confined to a high security Minnesota facility for sexual offenders are seeking to get married, following the introduction of equal marriage in the state last month.
A$AP Rocky addresses MTV VMA gay controversy: ‘I’m not homophobic at all’ 6
12:10 PM — Rapper A$AP Rocky has addressed the controversy surrounding his appearance with openly gay basketball star Jason Collins at the MTV VMA awards, apologising to the star and saying: "I'm not homophobic"
New York Democrats fail to choose first openly gay and first female mayoral nominee 9
11:30 AM — The openly gay New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, on Tuesday evening conceded in the primary election, placing third behind her two opponents.
Gay figure skater fears he could be ‘beat up on streets’ in Russia – but still opposes Olympics boycott 47
10:43 AM — Gay US figure skater Johnny Weir has appeared on television wearing Russian military uniform to say he is still against "any kind" of boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, despite fears "I could be beat up on the streets and no one would protect me."
10th September 2013
US: Pro-equal marriage Mayor of Philadelphia accused of discrimination for not officiating gay wedding 6
6:42 PM — The mayor of Philadelphia, who is a strong supporter of equal marriage, has been accused of discrimination for saying he will not officiate at same-sex weddings until after a court challenge to the legality of licencing such weddings has been resolved.
US: Wisconsin same-sex couples to challenge state over tax forms 2
6:28 PM — Same-sex couples legally married in other US states say they may still file their taxes jointly in Wisconsin, in defiance at the state’s decision that they must file their state tax returns separately.
Actress Chloe Moretz defends brothers from anti-gay bullies: ‘They were treated horrifically’ 10
5:02 PM — Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz has said she will not tolerate anti-gay bullying from her fans as two of her older brothers were "treated horrifically" with homophobic abuse growing up.
US: Westboro Baptist Church protest scuppered by huge pro-LGBT counter-demonstration 9
5:01 PM — A small protest by the vehemently homophobic Westboro Baptist Church was scuppered yesterday, after it triggered a huge pro-LGBT counter-demonstration in the town of Bozeman, Montana.
US: Arizona equal marriage groups admit defeat for 2014 ballot measure 3
4:08 PM — The organisers of a campaign to put equal marriage on a ballot in the US state of Arizona in 2014, have dropped the effort in favour of waiting until the next chance.
US: Caribbean cruise to feature ‘mass commitment’ ceremony for same-sex couples 8
3:31 PM — One of Florida's leading cruise companies announced recently its new Caribbean cruise that is set to feature a "mass commitment" ceremony for same-sex couples.
Michael Jordan’s daughter comes out as gay on Instagram 6
1:57 PM — The daughter of NBA basketball legend Michael Jordan, has come out as gay by posting a picture of her and her girlfriend on Instagram.
US: Gay man announced to replace Batwoman writers who left after DC Comics ‘prohibited’ gay wedding 1
1:06 PM — Following controversy at DC Comics when two Batwoman writers announced their departure after the company "prohibited" the superhero's lesbian marriage, DC publishers have since hired an openly gay man to take their place.
US: 13-year-old arrested over alleged anti-gay beatings outside gay bar in Ohio 5
12:08 PM — A 13-year-old boy in Cleveland, Ohio has been arrested in connection to a series of attacks against gay men outside a well-known cocktail bar over the past two weekends.
US: Study reveals transgender workers are at greater risk for unemployment and poverty 11
11:08 AM — A new report has revealed that transgender workers in the US experience unemployment at twice the rate of the population as a whole, and are four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 (£6,400).
US: Hawaii Governor calls for special legislative session to consider same-sex marriage bill
9:53 AM — The Governor of the US state of Hawaii has called for a special legislative session to move forward a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage.
9th September 2013
In 29 US states you can be fired for being gay, Obama says this must end 43
11:30 PM — President Obama has reignited the campaign for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that will make it illegal for employers to sack workers for being gay.
US: Campaign for equal marriage in Ohio heats up with announcement of three-city campaign 2
5:48 PM — Moves to overturn the equal marriage ban in the US state of Ohio are building momentum, with a three-city announcement of the Why Marriage Matters campaign.