28th December 2013
Boy Scouts of America hopes inclusion of gay scout members will be a non-event like Y2K scare 2
5:12 PM — A member of the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) national executive board has spoken out about the organisation's 1 January change of policy to allow gay members, to say the organisation hopes it will be a non-event.
GLAAD slams decision to reinstate suspended Duck Dynasty star 18
4:50 PM — LGBT rights organisation GLAAD has spoken out to condemn A&E network's reinstatement of Duck Dynasty personality Phil Roberson who was suspended for making homophobic comments in an interview.
Troops abandon Boy Scouts of America as it prepares to allow gay members 34
4:20 PM — Troops opposed to the inclusion of openly gay scout members continue to abandon the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), as it prepares for its 1 January change of policy.
Baptist Minister: Newly reinstated Duck Dynasty star needs to be ‘more repentant and contrite’ 14
3:35 PM — US Baptist minister Jesse Jackson has spoken out to say that, despite being reinstated by his network, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson should be "more repentant and contrite".
US: Suspension of anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson lifted by A&E 22
12:15 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson, who was recently suspended from his TV show after making controversial anti-gay comments, has been reinstated.
27th December 2013
Record numbers of marriages take place in Utah following landmark equal marriage ruling 2
1:47 PM — A week after Utah legalised equal marriage – a record number of weddings have taken place in the US state.
Alabama senator tables motion in support of anti-gay ‘hero’ Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson 13
11:58 AM — Despite Phil Robertson being suspended indefinitely for making homophobic and racist remarks, Alabama State Senator Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a resolution lauding the Duck Dynasty star as a "hero".
26th December 2013
US: Texas nightclub kicks out gay couple for dancing together to country music 13
12:05 PM — A nightclub in South Texas has said it chose to kick out a gay couple dancing together because it wanted to "maintain the peace."
US: Utah lawyers to attempt Supreme Court appeal against same-sex marriage 4
11:32 AM — After a federal judge upheld a decision to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples in the American state of Utah earlier this week, state lawyers have now announced they are attempting to take their case to the Supreme Court.
Feature: The most important international stories of 2013 3
10:40 AM — Having brought you the most important UK and US stories of 2013, it is only natural to follow with the most important international stories of the year too.
25th December 2013
Sarah Palin admits to defending anti-gay reality star without reading his comments 13
5:41 PM — Sarah Palin has admitted that she hasn't read US reality star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments, despite speaking out to defend them last week.
24th December 2013
The Top US LGBT stories of 2013 7
7:56 PM — As 2013 comes to an end, PinkNews highlights the most important US stories of the past twelve months.
California: Gay man suffers broken eye socket in homophobic attack 7
4:51 PM — A gay man in San Diego was viciously assaulted by three men in a homophobic attack, leaving the victim with broken ribs and a damaged eye socket.
US judge denies request to halt same-sex marriages in Utah 4
11:47 AM — A federal judge has upheld a decision to legalise marriage rights for same-sex couples in the American state of Utah.
23rd December 2013
Michigan: Man murdered after meeting attackers on Grindr 4
7:37 PM — A 71-year-old man was murdered last month in the US state of Michigan, having met one of the suspects on gay dating app Grindr, according to testimony from a police detective.
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."