21st August 2013
Video: Reporter cut off on Russian state TV: ‘Gay people will not be silent in the face of repression’ 26
7:05 PM — A US reporter invited onto Russian state-funded TV to talk about Bradley Manning who used his time to speak out against the repression of LGBT people in the country was cut off by the host, but not before saying "we're not going to be silent of horrific repression".
US conservative commentator: New Jersey’s law banning ‘gay cure’ therapy has ‘banned chastity’ 41
5:00 PM — A conservative social commentator has criticised New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's decision to sign into law a bill banning the practice of "gay cure" therapy on minors, saying he has "banned chastity".
Video: Ke$ha sends backing dancers to counter Westboro protest at concert 12
3:39 PM — US singer Ke$ha turned the tables on members of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church earlier this week, when they picketed her concert and played a parody of one of her songs, she sent out her backing dancers for an impromptu performance.
US Wikileaks soldier Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years 30
3:33 PM — Bradley Manning, who faced bullying over his sexuality, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his involvement in leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks.
GLAAD study reveals severe lack of LGBT characters in Hollywood films 13
2:21 PM — A study by the LGBT organisation GLAAD has found a huge lack of LGBT characters in Hollywood films, including zero identifiably trans characters, and very few lesbian, gay and bisexual characters.
Nickelodeon star Lucas Cruikshank reveals he’s gay and asks why straight people don’t come out too 25
12:05 AM — The US children's TV presenter Lucas Cruikshank has publicly come out as gay in a YouTube video shot with British actress Jennifer Veal.
20th August 2013
US Columnist: Gay rights have ‘hijacked the civil rights movement’ and ‘destroy black communities’ 45
7:43 PM — A US columnist has written about her opposition to the withdrawal of a performance of an "ex-gay" gospel singer at a Martin Luther King memorial last weekend.
US: Pennsylvania court to hear arguments in case stop clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
5:45 PM — A court in the US state of Pennsylvania will next month hear arguments around the case of a county clerk who is being sued by the state because he issued marriage licences to same-sex couples.
US: Hawaiian faith leaders sign resolution calling on passage of equal marriage law 6
3:49 PM — More than a dozen faith leaders in Hawaii have signed a resolution calling on lawmakers to pass a law to legally recognise same-sex marriages.
US: Conservative groups defend ‘gay conversion’ therapy after New Jersey ban 4
3:34 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has received criticism from conservative groups after he signed into law a ban on providing gay "cure" therapy to those under 18 years of age.
US: Judge finds that LA’s ban on bareback porn is not unconstitutional 2
2:23 PM — A US judge has ruled in favour of a ban on the filming of bareback porn in LA County, is not unconstitutional, and will remain in place.
US: New Jersey ‘gay to straight’ therapy leader condemns ban on treating minors 20
10:02 AM — The leader of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), Arthur Goldberg has condemned the state ban on therapist providing gay conversion therapy to those under 18 years of age.
19th August 2013
US: Christian group says leave to allow gay soldiers to marry discriminates against straight people 21
6:19 PM — A US Christian conservative group has voiced disapproval at the recently announced plans by the Pentagon to allow military service members in same-sex relationships leave to travel in states where equal marriage is legal, claiming that it is discriminatory towards straight people.
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs into law a ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy for minors 6
5:44 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has signed into law a ban on gay conversion therapy for those under 18 years of age.
Wife of Christine Quinn says NYC mayoral hopeful has received threats for being gay 1
4:46 PM — The wife of New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has said that the candidate has received threats because she is openly gay.
US radio host: ‘Gay sex has the same risks as drugs’ 25
4:01 PM — US radio host, Bryan Fischer has called for the gay sex to be considered in the same category as dangerous drugs.
US: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign bill banning gay ‘cure’ therapy for minors 1
1:54 PM — New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is today expected to sign into law a ban on therapist attempting to turn teenagers straight. New Jersey will be the second state to enact such a law after California.
Producers of Alan Turing film reject criticism of project 19
11:48 AM — The producers of a biopic on the life of gay scientist Alan Turing have hit back at criticism of the project and say they are working closely with members of the Turing family in order to make movie as accurate as possible.
18th August 2013
US: California lawmaker pulls son from school over trans bathroom rights law 24
2:41 PM — A Republican member of the California State Assembly has announced that at least one of his sons will be pulled from public school, following the passing of a law allowing transgender people to use bathrooms according to their gender identity.
US: Hawaii Congressional Delegates: Gay couples ‘should not have to wait’ for equal marriage 1
12:00 AM — Hawaii's congressional delegation has issued statements urging the immediate introduction of legislation to allow legal recognition of same-sex marriage.