24th June 2013
US: Acting Air Force Secretary becomes highest ranking openly-gay member of Defense Department
9:24 PM — The new acting Air Force Secretary, Under Secretary Eric Fanning, has become the highest-ranking openly-gay person at the US Defense Department.
US: 67 Congress members take part in NOH8 on The Hill III 1
6:57 PM — Ahead of the US Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Defence of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 ban on equal marriage, the NOH8 Campaign has today released NOH8 portraits for the 67 Members of Congress who took part in its third NOH8 on The Hill event.
US Supreme Court adds Tuesday as possible day for opinions on equal marriage cases 2
5:41 PM — The US Supreme Court has added Tuesday to the calendar as an extra day on which it could issue opinions on two key equal marriage cases.
US Supreme Court expected to add extra days of announcements as no opinions on equal marriage cases
3:33 PM — Despite reaching the final scheduled day, the US Supreme Court again failed to issue a ruling on two key equal marriage cases, and is now expected to add extra days to give its opinion.
Alan Turing’s biographer criticises upcoming biopic for downplaying gay identity 65
2:51 PM — A biographer of the gay codebreaker Alan Turing has criticised an upcoming film for exaggerating Turing's love affair with a woman.
US: Colorado Supreme Court rules that trans girl should be allowed to use girls’ toilets at school 10
2:45 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of Colorado has ruled to say that a decision to stop a trans girl from using the girls' bathrooms at her school, was discriminatory, and that she should be allowed to use facilities appropriate to her gender identity.
US Supreme Court reaches last scheduled day to offer opinion on key equal marriage cases 3
2:23 PM — The US Supreme Court has reached the last scheduled day to make a judgement in two key equal marriage cases, and could possibly issue a ruling imminently.
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
US: Same-sex wedding held opposite Westboro Baptist Church 5
12:44 PM — A Same-sex wedding was held opposite the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church last saturday.
US: Study finds 29% of San Francisco’s homeless population are LGBT
12:07 AM — A survey found that over a quarter of homeless people in San Francisco identified as LGBT, nearly twice as many as identify as such in the city overall.
23rd June 2013
Archbishop of New Orleans apologises for Church’s silence on fatal gay bar arson 19
11:00 PM — The Archbishop of New Orleans has broken the Catholic Church's silence on the gay bar arson that claimed 32 lives in 1973.
22nd June 2013
US: Conservative groups pledge to defy Supreme Court rulings on equal marriage 12
6:27 PM — A coalition of conservative groups in the US have vowed to defy any ruling made by the US Supreme Court next week in favour of equal marriage.
Poll: Majority of Americans support discrimination protections for gay and lesbian people 1
6:10 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support laws banning workplace discrimination against gay and lesbian people.
US Supreme Court Justice says the court should not rule on ‘moral’ issues like equal marriage 34
5:37 PM — Less than a week until the US Supreme Court is expected to make rulings in two key equal marriage cases, one of its justices has spoken out to say the court should not be ruling on such an issue.
US: Pride cancelled in Wisconsin city due to safety concerns 12
12:58 AM — The organiser of what was to be the city of Wausau, Wisconsin's first ever pride parade, has cancelled the event, becuse some of those involved feared for their safety after a backlash from the community.
21st June 2013
Lesbian woman stabbed after being kicked out of McDonald’s for having sex in a bathroom 36
11:35 PM — Two women in the US state of Pennsylvania were attacked and beaten by a group of people, after they were caught having sex in a McDonald's bathroom.
Former Exodus International leader to ‘start a conversation’ with gays hurt by ‘ex-gay’ movement 23
9:56 PM — The leader of the world's largest 'ex-gay' ministry has said he wishes to "start a conversation" with the gay people who have been hurt over the years, after admitting he has same-sex attractions, and announcing that he is closing down the organisation, earlier this week.
US: First inductees announced for National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
7:12 PM — The not-for-profit Chicago-based National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, for gay athletes and their allies, has announced its initial inductees, which includes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova and Orlando Cruz.
New York mayoral hopeful apologises for approach to voter who called his rival a ‘dyke’ 7
3:40 PM — Anthony Weiner, who is a hopeful in the New York City mayoral race, issued an apology on Thursday after a reporter published a conversation he had with a voter during which she called his rival Christine Quinn, a "dyke".
US: Disney Channel programme to include same-sex parents for the first time 16
3:06 PM — The Disney Channel has announced that for the first time, one of its most popular shows is to include a same-sex couple, with a view to being "relevant to kids and families around the world".