17th August 2013
US Olympic Committee: Russia anti-gay laws are are wrong but must still be respected 53
11:29 AM — The US Olympic Committee (USOC) says that Russia's controversial anti-gay laws are "inconsistent with fundamental Olympic principles" but has also urged athletes to "respect the laws of the host country".
16th August 2013
US: Lesbian teenager accused of continuing to have contact with underage girlfriend 22
7:41 PM — Florida teenager Kaitlyn Hunt, who was accused lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age, for having a relationship with a 14-year-old, has now been accused of continuing contact with the girl.
Marriott International announces official sponsorship for 2014 Gay Games 5
7:22 PM — Worldwide hotel chain Marriott International is to sponsor the 2014 Gay Games, in Ohio, despite being owned by a Mormon family, and the religion considering homosexuality a sin.
Anti-gay group accuses Fox News of caving into ‘pro-homosexual bias’ 15
5:29 PM — An anti-gay American group has attacked Fox News for caving into the "pro-homosexual agenda" and has compiled a 92 page report outlining change at the station that should concern family values conservatives.
15th August 2013
US: Discrimination lawsuit filed against Oregon bakery which refused cake for same-sex wedding 13
7:09 PM — Another in a string of bakeries to refuse to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is being sued for doing so on religious grounds.
US: New Jersey judge pushed to allow equal marriage in DOMA test case 1
6:10 PM — A New Jersey court case will today begin to hear oral arguments in a test of the implications of the Supreme Court ruling which struck down key sections of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), to find out what it means in that state.
New York police hunt for anti-gay gang who beat up gay couple for holding hands 5
5:33 PM — New York City police are looking for six suspects involved in a homophobic attack in Chelsea on Tuesday night.
US court: Lawsuit accusing anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively of human rights violation must go ahead 33
4:38 PM — A judge denied the request of a US evangelist preacher accused of human rights violations for his support of the Ugandan 'Kill the Gays' bill, to have the case against him dismissed.
US: Miss Universe Host says he will boycott pageant in Russia over anti-gay laws 4
2:23 PM — Television personality and former Miss Universe host Andy Cohen has said that he will boycott the pageant this year, which is due to take place in Moscow, in protest against Russia's anti-gay laws.
WWE wrestler comes out as gay: ‘Does it change what you think of me?’ 29
1:01 PM — A World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars wrestler has come out as gay, and asked his interviewer: "Does it matter?"
US: Bradley Manning apologises for hurting the US 14
11:14 AM — The US soldier accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has apologised for hurting his country.
14th August 2013
Utah Governor denies that marriage inequality discriminates against same-sex couples 20
7:18 PM — Utah Governor, Gary Herbert has responded to a law suit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage claiming that the current legal situation does not discriminate against same-sex couples.
Gay US military personnel to be granted leave to marry in states where equal marriage is legal 1
5:38 PM — The Pentagon has announced that same-sex couples in the US military will be able to get up to ten days leave in order to marry in a state where equal marriage is legal.
US radio host: LGBT rights initiatives lead to the ‘oppression’ of people of faith, and parents 47
5:14 PM — US Christian radio host Linda Harvey has claimed that an initiative by the United Nations to raise awareness of LGBT issues such as discrimination, and to promote respect, actually "oppresses" parents.
Russia: US track and field star dedicates Moscow silver medal to gay and lesbian friends 21
3:11 PM — A US athlete has become the first to speak out in favour of lesbian and gay people whilst competing on Russian soil, using his victory speech after winning silver, in protest against anti-gay laws passed in June.
13th August 2013
NFL player speaks out to say ‘now is the window’ for gay players to come out 1
6:49 PM — An NFL player has spoken out in an interview to say that despite being a Christian, he supports gay athletes who want to come out, and that they should "do what you want to do".
Apple responds to petition to remove ‘bisexual’ from list of spam words for app developers 4
5:57 PM — Apple has promptly responded to calls from an app developer to remove the word "bisexual" from its warning list of words not to use for an app description in the iTunes store.
Pat Buchanan: ‘Putin is trying to re-establish Russia’s moral compass’ 34
5:46 PM — US conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has jumped to President Vladimir Putin's defence over the passage of Russia's anti-gay legislation.
US: Navy submarine sailor proposes to boyfriend on return from six-month deployment 8
5:11 PM — A submarine sailor in the US Navy proposed to his boyfriend on returning from a six-month deployment this week.
Straight Pride UK uses US copyright law to remove critical article 25
4:39 PM — Anti-gay campaign group Straight Pride UK has used US copyright law to remove an article on a British student blogger’s website.