8th November 2011
Oscars producer apologises for gay slur 30
9:40 AM — Brett Ratner made the derogatory comment during a question and answer session to promote Tower Heist.
7th November 2011
Video: Michigan state senator slams anti-bullying law 38
4:11 PM — Gretchen Whitmer described it as the "saddest and sickest irony" that the law is named after a student who committed suicide.
Gay student suspended for make-up prompts US school’s policy reversal 36
10:21 AM — Openly gay student Kasey Landrum was suspended for three days, but had his punishment overturned and a new policy implemented allowing all students to wear make-up.
Interview: Wanda Sykes on stand-up, her four Emmys and coming out 3
9:49 AM — Laurence Watts meets comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly three years ago while protesting against Proposition 8.
4th November 2011
Man jailed over gay cruise cabin “apothecary” 23
1:03 PM — An American has been jailed after being found with amphetamines and a large amount of cash in his cabin on the world's largest cruise ship.
US Catholics retract article that said homosexuality could be “explained by the devil” 45
11:00 AM — Religious publishers apologised for "failing to spot theological error" before the article was posted to their website.
3rd November 2011
Anti-gay campaigner says opponents are part of “Satan’s plan” 108
4:38 PM — In a radio interview, Peter LaBarbera and the show's host agreed gay rights activists were creating a dangerous environment for the anti-gay activists.
Campaigners confident Respect for Marriage Act will progress through US Senate 8
3:30 PM — The Act would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and looks set to pass the first stage of consideration in the Senate
Video: Gay bishop Gene Robinson on inequality and the 99% movement 12
3:13 PM — Openly gay Right Reverend Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire talks about the worldwide Occupy movements and the need to protect society's vulnerable.
Gay love triangle for TV’s Glee 10
9:43 AM — A new character on the show this month threatens to break up Kurt and Blaine as third season continues.
2nd November 2011
Gay marriage opponents caught using Obama rally photos 26
1:13 PM — The National Organization for Marriage launched its new website last week with photographs of crowds that had been taken at a rally for Obama.
Hate messages blight US’ first gay homecoming king and queen 27
11:47 AM — School's superintendent condemns phone calls and emails as "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance".
31st October 2011
US Christian university forces staff to declare heterosexuality 130
4:49 PM — Employees must sign a declarative Personal Lifestyle Statement, abstaining from all sexual activity prohibited by the Bible.
27th October 2011
Gay and lesbian troops sue US federal government 15
4:28 PM — A group of married gay and lesbian troops are suing the US federal government for denying them the recognition, benefits and family support granted to heterosexual service members. The lawsuit was filed today in Boston and says the federal government, through the Defence of Marriage Act, violates their constitutional rights.
Kelly Clarkson fights off lesbian rumours 19
1:23 PM — US singer Kelly Clarkson says she still has to deal with rumours about her sexuality. The star has been single for several years and has blamed "stupid" rumours for putting off potential boyfriends.
26th October 2011
J Crew chief Jenna Lyons ‘in lesbian relationship’ 21
11:35 AM — One of the most powerful women in the US fashion industry has reportedly begun a lesbian relationship. Jenna Lyons, the president and creative director of J Crew, is in the process of divorcing her husband, artist Vincent Mazeau.
25th October 2011
Evan Rachel Wood: ‘No one explains bisexuality to children’ 18
3:16 PM — True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she was "terrified" of her bisexuality as a child because no one had explained or discussed it with her. The star, 24, said she did not understand her feelings.
20th October 2011
New Jersey governor calls teacher’s anti-gay remarks ‘disturbing’ 22
1:55 PM — New Jersey governor Chris Christie has weighed in on the case of a teacher suspended for making homophobic remarks on Facebook. Viki Knox, who works in Union High School in the Union Township school district, made the comments last week.
19th October 2011
Father of suicide teen says he was bullied for being gay 33
11:28 AM — The father of a 15-year-old Canadian boy who killed himself last weekend says his son was bullied for being gay. Jamie Hubley, of Ottawa, said he couldn't take any more depression, harassment and loneliness before he was found dead on Saturday.
18th October 2011
Call for New Jersey teacher to be sacked for anti-gay Facebook comments 52
5:44 PM — Gay rights groups are calling for the sacking of a New Jersey teacher who wrote on Facebook that homosexuality is "perverted" and "breeds like cancer". Viki Knox, who works in Union High School in the Union Township school district, made the comments last week.