1st June 2013
Illinois: Same-sex marriage bill withdrawn as ‘not enough votes’ to pass it 9
12:40 AM — The House in the US state of Illinois did not vote on a bill which would have legalised equal marriage, following a tense two days of speculation over whether the bill would be called at all.
31st May 2013
US: Teen charged for hate crime shooting of trans woman 1
5:44 PM — A 16-year-old has been arrested for robbing and shooting a 22-year-old transgender woman in an attack she says was motivated by him finding out about her gender identity.
US: Bakery which refused service to lesbian brides caught offering divorce celebration cake 18
4:41 PM — Undercover reporters calling an Oregon bakery which refused service to a lesbian couple because of their religious beliefs found that they were willing to provide services to a host of other "controversial" ceremonies - including a divorce party, and a stem cell research celebration.
US radio host: Allowing gay Boy Scouts will mean ‘condom training and cross dressing members’ 28
4:38 PM — Anti-gay Christian radio host Linda Harvey, has claimed that the number of incidents of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), will dramatically increase, as well as the beginning of "condom training and cross-dressing troop members", since it has allowed gay members.
US: Equal marriage bill appears on calendar for Illinois House in last day of session 4
2:16 PM — With only one day left before the current Illinois legislative session ends, a bill to legalise equal marriage has appeared on the calendar for today.
President Obama: Legalising equal marriage in Illinois is ‘the right thing to do’ 1
12:58 PM — With only one day left before the current Illinois legislative session ends, President Barack Obama has said that legalising equal marriage in the state is something he "deeply supports" and the "right thing to do".
Michael Douglas: ‘It’s probably more difficult’ to be an actor and openly gay 4
12:28 PM — Veteran actor Michael Douglas has spoken about gay actors coming out, and said it is "probably a little bit more difficult", to come out as an actor in Hollywood, and suggested he knew some actors who had stayed in the closet to protect their careers.
US: Illinois House to vote on equal marriage bill on Friday before end of session 7
3:11 AM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of Illinois were disappointed as the House adjourned on Thursday, until 09:30 on Friday, leaving only one day for a vote on a bill to legalise equal marriage, before the current session ends.
Amanda Bynes calls gay former NSync star Lance Bass ‘ugly and talentless’ 16
2:21 AM — Actress Amanda Bynes has attacked openly gay former NSync member Lance Bass on Twitter, saying he is an "ugly ex boy band member with no talent or career".
US: Demonstrators to rally in Illinois to pressure House for urgent vote on equal marriage 1
1:55 AM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of Illinois have sprung into action to arrange an urgent rally to push the House to vote on a bill to legalise it, before the end of the session on Friday.
US: Pressure mounts on Illinois House to vote on equal marriage bill before end of session 1
1:13 AM — Equal marriage advocates in the US state of Illinois are pushing for the House to vote on equal marriage, before this session, on Friday.
New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn: I feel uneasy that people might judge me for being gay 4
12:56 AM — Openly gay New York City Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, has released an extract from her autobiography, in which she reflects on sometimes feeling "a faint sense of unease", that she might be judged for being gay.
US: New Jersey Senate delays vote on gay ‘cure therapy’ ban 1
12:22 AM — The Senate in the US state of New Jersey has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban the controversial practice of gay "conversion therapy" on minors.
Apple bans gay ‘cure’ iPhone app but it remains in Google Play store for Android users 20
12:09 AM — A Christian app has been banned by Apple for claiming to help users 'cure' themselves of homosexuality, it remains available for download by Google Android users.
30th May 2013
iPhone and Android apps offer ‘cure’ to homosexuality 33
6:12 PM — A Christian iPhone and Android app has been criticised for claiming to help users 'cure' themselves of homosexuality.
New York: Memorial for gay man shot dead in Greenwich Village 3
3:45 PM — A memorial service has taken place in New York City for Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot dead earlier this month.
US: Michigan bill would repeal state ban on equal marriage 8
2:22 PM — Senators in Michigan are to attempt to repeal the state's constitutional amendment which bans same-sex marriage.
Union J star Jaymi Hensley: David Cameron is right, equal marriage will change the lives of many 3
12:37 PM — Union J star Jaymi Hensley, has opened up to PinkNews.co.uk about his strong support from fans for being open about being gay, and that he is excited about the equal marriage debate in Parliament, as he feels strongly that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
US: Bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts passes California Senate 20
1:38 AM — A bill which would remove the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), unless it fully accepted gay members, volunteers, and staff, has been approved in the Senate in the US state of California.
29th May 2013
US: Michele Bachmann will not seek re-election to Congress 27
7:02 PM — Anti-gay Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for another term in the US House of Representatives.