28th November 2013
US: Gay couple become first to marry in Illinois after judge rules because of terminal illness 5
8:03 PM — A same-sex couple became the first in the US state of Illinois to marry, as a judge ruled they should be granted a marriage licence six months early as one of them has terminal cancer.
GLAAD: It’s unfortunate Alec Baldwin can’t see why his anti-gay slurs are wrong 6
3:57 PM — America’s largest LGBT media advocacy group has responded to criticism from actor Alec Baldwin, who accused the organisation of being responsible for losing his MSNBC talk show following last week’s homophobic rant at a photographer.
Watch a 13-year-old use his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for equal marriage for gay couples 54
3:45 PM — A 13-year-old Jewish boy has used his Bar Mitzvah speech to call for same-sex couples in his home state of Oregon to be granted the right to marry. Watch him take his community with him as he explains why the biblical definition of marriage is nothing like what those who oppose equality say it is and by the end you'll be cheering him on like his local Jewish community.
27th November 2013
US: Restaurant to investigate whether gay waitress was actually denied a tip because of sexuality 12
7:40 PM — A New Jersey restaurant has said it will investigate the case of a lesbian waitress who said she was denied a tip by a family who said they did not agree with her "lifestyle", after the family denied the allegations.
US: Two gay couples to challenge Texas ban on equal marriage 1
6:48 PM — A constitutional ban on equal marriage in the US state of Texas is being challenged by two couples in a San Antonio federal court.
US: Texas National Guard to accept same-sex couples’ benefit applications 1
6:28 PM — The National Guard in the US state of Texas has said it will immediately begin to let same-sex couples register for benefits.
US: Gay couple who protested against being refused marriage licence fined 1 cent 4
3:49 PM — A gay couple who refused to leave a Kentucky county clerk's office in protest against being refused a marriage licence, have been fined one cent after being convicted of trespassing.
Video: Joan Rivers defends Alec Baldwin for homophobic rant: ‘Everybody just relax’ 23
2:35 PM — Comedian Joan Rivers has jumped to the defence of Alec Baldwin following the cancellation of his show off the back of a homophobic rant at a reporter.
New Mexico: Teen knocked out in shopping mall anti-gay assault captured on video 22
12:12 PM — A 14-year-old who suffered a vicious homophobic assault in a New Mexico shopping mall has been banned from the premises for 12 months.
Alec Baldwin rants that GLAAD ‘killed’ his show following homophobic slurs 14
11:21 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has blamed GLAAD, describing them as “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy", for the decision of MSNBC to cancel his weekly show after he used homophobic language to a photographer.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
Oregon: Lesbian lawyer wins federal healthcare discrimination case
4:16 PM — A federal law clerk in Oregon who was denied healthcare benefits for her same-sex domestic partner was discriminated against and must be compensated, judges have ruled.
Chelsea Manning pays tribute to Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk in Thanksgiving article
3:15 PM — Time magazine has published an article by jailed former soldier Chelsea Manning in which she pays tribute to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk.
US: Terminally ill woman granted same-sex marriage license seven months early in Illinois 8
2:45 PM — A terminally ill woman in Illinois has been granted an early license to wed her partner seven months before the state's same-sex marriage laws come into effect.
US: Family denies refusing tip to lesbian waitress over her ‘gay lifestyle’ 28
12:39 PM — A family in New Jersey has denied the claim of a waitress who recently said she was denied a tip because of her “gay lifestyle.”
Sarah Kate Ellis appointed new president of GLAAD
10:56 AM — Sarah Kate Ellis has been appointed as GLAAD's new president and CEO.
US: Ikea store targeted with gay kiss-in campaign over lesbian censorship in Russia 7
10:15 AM — A group of gay activists at a New York Ikea recently took part in a "guerrilla photo shoot" campaign against the company's recent decision to censor a lesbian couple's interview from its Russian edition magazines.
25th November 2013
US: California sees eight-year record number of weddings month Prop 8 struck down
7:19 PM — More couples in the US state of California married in the month the state's ban on equal marriage Prop 8 was struck down, than any other month in the past eight years.
US: Trial to begin in case of gay couple who protested against being refused marriage licence 2
6:25 PM — The trial in the case of a gay couple arrested in January for protesting against the decision to not issue them a marriage licences is set to begin today.
24th November 2013
US: Colorado school board member says trans students should be ‘castrated’ before using bathrooms 17
2:20 PM — A Colorado school board member has said that transgender students should undergo "castration" before allowing them the right to use the bathrooms that fit their gender identity.