22nd August 2012
Video: Republican Party National Convention boosts WiFi connectivity to ensure constant Grindr access 2
4:24 PM — 50,000 right-wingers will descend on Tampa, Florida, for the Republican National Convention to crown Mitt Romney as the party's official candidate but according to this spoof video the delegates will really be enjoying themselves on Grindr and glory-holes.
Video: Men in Swimwear perform Anti-Romney One Direction spoof 7
2:09 PM — A group of barely clad models gathered poolside to perform "Disclosure," a sexed-up spoof the ubiquitous One Direction single What Makes You Beautiful, in which they poke fun at Mitt Romney and the Republican party.
Alleged false hate-crime victim to plead not guilty 1
12:00 PM — A lesbian woman who allegedly made false claims that she was the victim of a violent hate crime, is to plead not guilty to the charge of false reporting.
USA: Chick-fil-A protesters to picket new store openings
11:59 AM — Opponents to new Chick-fil-A stores have said they will picket new store openings across the US, due to the company's opposition to equal marriage.
Town rallies to help out victim of homophobic vandalism 12
11:33 AM — A student in Virginia who had his car vandalized four times this year with homophobic slurs has had his car restored and fitted with new features when auto-repair shops throughout the town rallied to his aid in a display of solidarity.
21st August 2012
Mitt Romney advisor likened being gay to being a drug addict 46
11:40 PM — Mitt Romney's advisor spoke out in opposition to an amendment which would allow civil unions at a Republican assembly, likening being gay to drug use, and polygamy.
Man who donated to pro-marriage equality cause fears being sacked by Catholic employer 9
5:48 PM — A man who made a donation to a group who are fighting against the amendment of Minnesota's marriage equality ban has asked his contribution to remain anonymous over fears that his Catholic employer may fire him.
Lesbian couple in Nevada lose baby after hospital denies them rights 58
1:13 PM — A lesbian couple in Nevada lost their baby after a hospital denied them their domestic partnership rights.
Rosie O’Donnell’s poem reveals she has suffered a heart attack 4
12:23 AM — Talkshow host Rosie O'Donnell has written a poem where she reveals that she suffered from a heart attack after she helped a large woman out of a car.
20th August 2012
Millionaire’s will says gay son must marry a woman or lose inheritance 36
1:11 PM — A Manhattan Criminal Court Judge is trying to overturn his father's will because it states says he must marry the mother of his child - despite the fact she acted as a surrogate for him and his husband.
Warner Bros shelves Alan Turing biopic 39
11:00 AM — Warner Bros. have abandoned pre-production on a new Alan Turing biopic.
17th August 2012
50 Cent speaks about his ‘lesbian mother’ 21
5:49 PM — In an interview with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, 50 Cent has spoken about growing up with a lesbian mother and how he came to understand her sexuality.
California watchdog approves $49,000 fine for anti-marriage equality group 7
3:02 PM — A campaign watchdog agency in California yesterday approved a $49,000 fine against the campaign committee for Proposition 8.
Seattle lawyers issue complaint against anti-marriage equality groups 11
12:40 PM — A Seattle law firm has filed a complaint against two anti-gay marriage groups for not declaring the source of their funding.
Gunman responsible for Family Research Council shooting is charged 33
10:26 AM — The gunman who opened fire at the offices of The Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington DC yesterday, whose full name is Floyd Lee Corkins II, has been charged with assault with intent to kill and interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition.
16th August 2012
Sir Elton John ‘devastated’ by death of his bass guitarist 2
10:25 PM — The pop veteran says he’s "devastated and shocked" after Bob Birch was found dead, aged 56.
Library of Congress auditor sacked after ‘liking’ gay adoption Facebook page files federal lawsuit 20
5:18 PM — An auditor who says he was fired by the US Library of Congress after his boss discovered he was gay via Facebook has filed a federal lawsuit this month in a US District Court for the District of Columbia.
American politician makes history by becoming Florida’s first out gay legislator 2
3:17 PM — David Richardson has become the first openly gay legislator of Florida. The 55-year-old forensic accountant said he was comfortable having made Florida history on election night.
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.