23rd December 2013
Federal judge rejects Ohio’s equal marriage ban
6:40 PM — A federal judge has declared in a ruling that applies only to death certificates that Ohio's ban on equal marriage is unconstitutional.
US: Alabama residents ‘outraged and appalled’ by Christmas drag queen troupe 11
5:10 PM — Small-town Alabama residents have said they were "outraged and appalled" by a local Christmas parade which featured a troupe of drag queens dressed in santa outfits.
Charlie Sheen slams ‘mallard brained’ anti-gay Duck Dynasty star on Twitter 7
4:09 PM — Actor Charlie Sheen has recently taken to Twitter in a polemical attack against the Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who last week sparked controversy after making anti-gay comments.
Duck Dynasty star refuses to apologise for anti-gay rant and claims Jesus said it is ‘man and woman’ 22
3:33 PM — US reality star Phil Robertson is refusing to apologise for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview and has delivered a Bible lecture to say “we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman.”
Video: LGBT Republican group condemns video urging gay people to enroll for affordable health care 17
2:53 PM — A US LGBT Republican group has condemned a video campaign aimed at encouraging gay people to sign up for President Obama's Affordable Care Act, calling it "cynical" and "pathetic."
US: Utah lawyers place same-sex marriage ban back in court 11
11:54 AM — A federal judge on Monday is to consider a pending appeal from the state of Utah to block same-sex weddings just days after the state's ban on equal marriage was overturned.
Video: Fox News host: ‘C*cksucking faggot’ isn’t a homophobic slur 17
11:31 AM — Fox News presenter Geraldo Rivera has defended Alec Baldwin's recent homophobic rant at a photographer.
22nd December 2013
US: Pastor defrocked for officiating at gay son’s wedding offered new minister job 11
12:03 PM — A pastor from Pennsylvania who was defrocked after a period of suspension for officiating at his gay son’s wedding out-of-state has now been offered to serve as an ordained minister under a different denomination.
US: Suspension of anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson rumoured to end in January 23
11:25 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson, who was recently suspended from his TV show after making controversial anti-gay comments, is now said to reappear when the show returns in January.
US: California group files lawsuit after ‘signatures’ fail to ballot trans bathroom rights law 5
10:58 AM — A California organisation who claimed to have gathered enough signatures to ballot a new law supporting trans students is now filing a lawsuit against the state government, after officials found that only 77 percent of the signatures actually qualified.
21st December 2013
The US urges Uganda to ‘stop enactment’ of anti-gay law 13
5:25 PM — The US has urged Uganda to cease the enactment of an anti-gay law passed by the country's parliament on Friday.
US: GLAAD hails veteran comedian for cancelling Catholic gig, citing ‘rabid anti-gay’ agenda 6
4:02 PM — A gig for a group of Catholic business leaders has been cancelled by a long time US comedian, in a decision hailed by LGBT rights group GLAAD.
US: Utah judge strikes down equal marriage ban and same-sex couples begin to wed 28
10:59 AM — Same-sex couples in the US state of Utah began queuing to marry after a judge ruled that the state's equal marriage ban was unconstitutional.
20th December 2013
US: Reality TV family say they won’t go on without patriarch suspended for homophobia 22
7:04 PM — The family of a reality TV star who was suspended for making homophobic remarks in an interview have spoken out to say that they won't go on without him.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King to gay Russians: ‘You are not alone’ 3
2:16 PM — Tennis legend Billie Jean King, two days after being selected as part of the US delegation to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics, has spoken out in support of gay people in Russia.
US: Louisiana Governor defends reality TV personality who compared homosexuality to bestiality 23
1:55 PM — The Governor of the US state of Louisiana has defended a personality from a reality TV series after he received heavy criticism and was suspended for comparing homosexuality to bestiality in an interview.
19th December 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Today we have an opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the LGBT community’ 6
8:25 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday gave an impassioned speech about equality after picking up a lifetime achievement award.
Olympic figure skater in US Sochi delegation comes out as gay 12
7:53 PM — An Olympic medal winning figure skater who was two days ago announced as part of the US delegation going to the Sochi Winter Olympics, has come out as gay.
New Mexico Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage legal 20
6:58 PM — The Supreme Court in New Mexico has legalised equal marriage, declaring it is unconstitutional to deny marriage rights for same-sex couples.
US: Teacher claims he was sacked by lesbian boss for being straight 9
4:55 PM — A PE teacher from New York City has claimed that he was sacked by his gay boss for being straight.