24th September 2013
US Senate confirms highest-ranking gay judge 3
5:33 PM — Todd Michael Hughes has become the most senior openly gay judge in America.
New York: Protest against Russian anti-gay laws disrupts opening night of Tchaikovsky opera 1
5:01 PM — A protest against Russia's anti-gay laws disrupted the Metropolitan Opera's opening night gala for Tachaikovsky's Eugene Onegin last night. While a demonstration occurred outside, four protesters were asked to leave the venue after shouting anti-Russian statements as the lights dimmed before the performance.
US: New Jersey Democrats to attempt override of governor’s veto of equal marriage after election 3
3:04 PM — Democrats in the US state of New Jersey have said they will attempt to override Governor Chris Christie's veto of an equal marriage bill last year, but that they will do so after November's election.
US: Judge rules woman must testify against civil partner in murder trial despite spousal privilege law 5
1:18 PM — A judge in the US state of Kentucky has ruled that the wife of a murder defendant must testify against her civil partner, despite state law exempting spouses from being compelled to testify against each other, because of a lack of legal recognition of same-sex marriages in the state.
US: Gay black judge’s nomination blocked by Republican senator 4
1:13 PM — The nomination of a gay black Miami judge to the US federal bench has effectively been blocked after a Republican senator announced he was withdrawing support.
US: Catholic College cancels pro-equal marriage lecture citing need for opposing viewpoint 6
12:55 PM — A Catholic college in the US state of Rhode Island has rescinded its invitation to a gay philosophy professor who was to speak in support of equal marriage, just days after the pope called for Catholics to "find a new balance" by refraining from frequent condemnation on gay issues.
23rd September 2013
US radio host: Pope Francis shouldn’t doubt Satan’s gay minions’ intention to destroy Catholic Church 30
7:33 PM — A US anti-gay radio host has said that Pope Francis was "naive" to doubt gay people, or "Satan's earthly minions'" intentions to destroy the Catholic Church by promoting homosexuality.
US: New Jersey could be close to overturning Governor’s veto on equal marriage bill 2
6:28 PM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of New Jersey are moving gradually closer to overriding the state Governor's veto of a bill to legalise equal marriage, officials have said.
Video: NRA commentator compares Starbucks’ anti-gun policy to gay discrimination 32
6:05 PM — A commentator for the National Rifle Association (NRA) has compared Starbucks' new anti-gun policy to homophobic discrimination. Colion Noir filmed his response "in the wake of Starbucks coming out the proverbial anti-gun closet."
Human Rights Campaign calls Pope Francis’ comments on gay issues ‘a remarkable moment’ 9
5:58 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has called on the Catholic hierarchy to follow Pope Francis' message, which indicated a softening of stance on gay issues.
Video: ‘Bald-headed, fat redneck’ explains why he changed his mind on equal marriage 7
3:36 PM — Speaking at the weekend with the Democratic Party of Georgia's LGBT caucus, the newly elected chairman DuBose Porter of Dublin, spoke of his newfound support for equal marriage.
Gay husband of Facebook co-founder formally running for US Congress 15
3:08 PM — Sean Eldridge, an investor and the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has officially launched his campaign for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat in 2014.
Gay actor Jim Parsons wins best comedy actor Emmy for Big Bang Theory 11
11:07 AM — Jim Parsons won another Emmy award on Sunday evening, taking home the best comedy category at this year’s showbiz event in LA.
Behind the Candelabra wins 3 Emmys including best actor for Michael Douglas 10
10:35 AM — Behind the Candelabra, the film about iconic gay pianist Liberace, has won three Emmys, including one for best TV movie.
22nd September 2013
US: Christian theology professor ‘asked to leave’ university after coming out as transgender 29
2:18 PM — A professor at a Christian university in California has been forced out of his position after coming out as a transgender to students in a sermon.
US: San Francisco to launch its first ever support event for homeless LGBT people 3
1:24 PM — San Francisco is set to launch its first ever support event for homeless LGBT people, enabling them to access medical, dental, employment, and housing services in a one-day walk-in convention.
Video: US’ first transgender homecoming queen reduced to tears over hateful online messages 25
12:03 PM — Transgender student Cassidy Lynn Campbell made US history this week when she was crowned homecoming queen of a California school. However, despite support from classmates, she has also been the target of a malicious and "ignorant" cyber-bullying onslaught.
Cher: My trans son gave me a ‘deeper understanding of gender and sexual politics’ 3
11:24 AM — US singer Cher, who recently refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to the country’s anti-gay laws, has revealed that it was her trans son who gave her a "deeper" and more "visceral" understanding of gender and sexual politics.
21st September 2013
US: Married same-sex couples refused name changes on driving licences in Tennessee 4
6:45 PM — Same-sex couples married out-of-state are being denied name changes on driving licences in the US state of Tennessee.
20th September 2013
Former Bill Clinton alleged mistress claims Hillary is bisexual and has had more women than her husband 35
7:51 PM — Gennifer Flowers, who claimed to have had a twelve year affair with Bill Clinton has raised new rumours about Hillary's sexuality, saying that she has had relations with more women than her husband.