11th March 2013
Former Westboro Baptist Church member poses for pro-same-sex marriage NOH8 campaign 8
12:59 PM — A former member of the incendiary anti-gay group the Westboro Baptist Church has posed for the pro-same-sex marriage NOH8 photography campaign, saying she wanted to express that the church and her previous actions with them were wrong.
10th March 2013
US: Christine Quinn formally announces bid to become NYC’s first openly gay and first female mayor 1
11:11 PM — New York City took another step closer to having its first openly gay and first female mayor on Sunday as City Council speaker Christine Quinn, formally announced that she will run for the position.
9th March 2013
US: City Council hopeful may lose place after allegations of using homophobic slurs 6
11:42 PM — A potential for the Glendale, California, City Council may be removed from his position on the city commission, and has already lost political support following accusations of using homophobic slurs online.
US Supreme Court Justice tells 11-year-old opposed to Defense of Marriage Act to ‘keep dreaming big’ 10
10:38 PM — A Supreme Court Justice in the US has responded to a letter from a young girl which requested that the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to help her lesbian parents.
Update: Vote on removal of pro-same-sex marriage Illinois Republican chairman cancelled 10
4:38 PM — A meeting due to take place today to decide the fate of Pat Brady, the Illinois Republican chairman who supported same-sex marriage legislation, has been cancelled.
US: Illinois Republican party chairman may be ousted for same-sex marriage support 5
2:46 PM — Republican party leaders will vote today on whether to oust Illinois chairman Pat Brady from his position, in reaction to statements Mr Brady made in January supporting same-sex marriage.
8th March 2013
Oregon: Principal claims he’s losing his job for being gay 5
6:07 PM — A gay principal in the US state of Oregon says he’s losing his job at a school due to his sexuality.
US: Actor and gay rights advocate James Franco honoured on Hollywood Walk of Fame 3
5:16 PM — Outspoken equal rights advocate and Hollywood actor James Franco, was honoured with a star on the Walk of Fame this week.
US: Texas woman charged for beating son with electrical cable for gay sex act 25
4:53 PM — A woman in Texas who beat her son with an electrical cable after finding him having sex with her male cousin is facing charges, but claims the police officer who arrested her told her he would have done the same.
FBI investigates gay and racist hate incidents at Ohio’s Oberlin College
4:06 PM — The FBI has launched an investigation following a series of homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic incidents at an American university historically known for its tolerance.
US: Parents of Tyler Clementi demand apology from anti-gay group for speech referring to their son’s suicide 7
3:55 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, the teenager who committed suicide in 2010, have demanded an apology from an anti-equal marriage advocacy group, the spokeswoman for which recently referred to his death during a speech.
Poll: Support for same-sex marriage among US Catholics rises to 54% 8
1:50 PM — A new poll shows support for same-sex marriage among US Catholics continues to rise.
US State Department launches new online LGBT travel guide 6
1:16 PM — The US State Department has launched a new website designed to help LGBT travellers.
US: Family file lawsuit against school for barring their trans daughter from using girls’ bathroom 4
12:02 PM — The family of a trans girl has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her school, which has refused to mediate with them over their refusal to let 6 year old Coy use the female toilets.
New LGBT inclusive domestic violence law signed by Obama 6
11:35 AM — President Obama has signed the Violence Against Women Act, which now also protects LGBT Americans from domestic violence and sexual assault.
Bill Clinton: I signed it, but now the Defense of Marriage Act must be overturned 35
2:49 AM — Former US President Bill Clinton, has urged the Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, writing an article which states that, despite signing it himself in 1996, we live in a "different time" and it must be repealed.
7th March 2013
Gay Los Angeles city council candidate elected
6:57 PM — Los Angeles City Council District 11 has elected its second consecutive gay man for city council.
Massachusetts: School faces backlash and accusations of ‘blasphemy’ for staging gay biblical play 16
6:47 PM — The head of a school in the US state of Massachusetts says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections.
GLAAD commends Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of Boy Scouts jamboree
6:42 PM — Gay rights group the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has commended performers Carly Rae Jepsen and Train for pulling out of performing at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboree because of the organisation's anti-gay policy.
US: FBI to investigate killing of Mississippi gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime 5
6:03 PM — The FBI will investigate last week's killing of gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian as a possible hate crime, the agency has confirmed.