20th August 2013
US: Pennsylvania court to hear arguments in case stop clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
5:45 PM — A court in the US state of Pennsylvania will next month hear arguments around the case of a county clerk who is being sued by the state because he issued marriage licences to same-sex couples.
US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law 6
3:49 PM — More than a dozen faith leaders in Hawaii have signed a resolution calling on lawmakers to pass a law to legally recognise same-sex marriages.
US: Conservative groups defend ‘gay conversion’ therapy after New Jersey ban 4
3:34 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has received criticism from conservative groups after he signed into law a ban on providing gay "cure" therapy to those under 18 years of age.
US: Judge finds that LA’s ban on bareback porn is not unconstitutional 2
2:23 PM — A US judge has ruled in favour of a ban on the filming of bareback porn in LA County, is not unconstitutional, and will remain in place.
US: New Jersey ‘gay to straight’ therapy leader condemns ban on treating minors 20
10:02 AM — The leader of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), Arthur Goldberg has condemned the state ban on therapist providing gay conversion therapy to those under 18 years of age.
19th August 2013
US: Christian group says leave to allow gay soldiers to marry discriminates against straight people 21
6:19 PM — A US Christian conservative group has voiced disapproval at the recently announced plans by the Pentagon to allow military service members in same-sex relationships leave to travel in states where equal marriage is legal, claiming that it is discriminatory towards straight people.
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs into law a ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy for minors 6
5:44 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has signed into law a ban on gay conversion therapy for those under 18 years of age.
Wife of Christine Quinn says NYC mayoral hopeful has received threats for being gay 1
4:46 PM — The wife of New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has said that the candidate has received threats because she is openly gay.
US radio host: ‘Gay sex has the same risks as drugs’ 25
4:01 PM — US radio host, Bryan Fischer has called for the gay sex to be considered in the same category as dangerous drugs.
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign bill banning gay ‘cure’ therapy for minors 1
1:54 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is today expected to sign into law a ban on therapist attempting to turn teenagers straight. New Jersey will be the second state to enact such a law after California.
Producers of Alan Turing film reject criticism of project 19
11:48 AM — The producers of a biopic on the life of gay scientist Alan Turing have hit back at criticism of the project and say they are working closely with members of the Turing family in order to make movie as accurate as possible.
18th August 2013
US: California lawmaker pulls son from school over trans bathroom rights law 24
2:41 PM — A Republican member of the California State Assembly has announced that at least one of his sons will be pulled from public school, following the passing of a law allowing transgender people to use bathrooms according to their gender identity.
US: Hawaii Congressional Delegates: Gay couples ‘should not have to wait’ for equal marriage 1
12:00 AM — Hawaii's congressional delegation has issued statements urging the immediate introduction of legislation to allow legal recognition of same-sex marriage.
17th August 2013
US: Gay porn studio to donate 100% of profits to gay Russian refugees 20
2:14 PM — A new porn studio has been launched with the aim to support the LGBT community in Russia by donating all profits made from its sales to gay Russian refugees.
US: New York Police releases sketch of suspects who violently attacked gay couple for holding hands 3
1:28 PM — New York Police Department has released two new sketches of the suspects involved in a homophobic attack in Chelsea on Tuesday night.
US Olympic Committee: Russia anti-gay laws are are wrong but must still be respected 53
11:29 AM — The US Olympic Committee (USOC) says that Russia's controversial anti-gay laws are "inconsistent with fundamental Olympic principles" but has also urged athletes to "respect the laws of the host country".
16th August 2013
US: Lesbian teenager accused of continuing to have contact with underage girlfriend 22
7:41 PM — Florida teenager Kaitlyn Hunt, who was accused lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age, for having a relationship with a 14-year-old, has now been accused of continuing contact with the girl.
Marriott International announces official sponsorship for 2014 Gay Games 5
7:22 PM — Worldwide hotel chain Marriott International is to sponsor the 2014 Gay Games, in Ohio, despite being owned by a Mormon family, and the religion considering homosexuality a sin.
Anti-gay group accuses Fox News of caving into ‘pro-homosexual bias’ 15
5:29 PM — An anti-gay American group has attacked Fox News for caving into the "pro-homosexual agenda" and has compiled a 92 page report outlining change at the station that should concern family values conservatives.
15th August 2013
US: Discrimination lawsuit filed against Oregon bakery which refused cake for same-sex wedding 13
7:09 PM — Another in a string of bakeries to refuse to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is being sued for doing so on religious grounds.