27th April 2013
‘Desperate Housewives’ actor Tuc Watkins: I always knew I was gay and would be a dad 4
5:33 PM — Actor Tuc Watkins came out in a discussion of how he always "knew" he was gay, and that he wanted to be a parent.
US: Bill introduced in Washington would allow businesses to discriminate against gay people 55
4:12 PM — A bill introduced by Washington state legislators on Thursday is seeking to allow businesses to be exempt from anti-discrimination laws in cases that contradict with the owner's "sincerely held religious beliefs, philosophical beliefs, or matters of conscience."
US: San Francisco Pride backtracks on announcement of Bradley Manning as grand marshal 11
2:41 PM — Reports that San Francisco Pride would honour Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning as an honorary grand marshal of their parade have been promptly denied by organisers.
26th April 2013
US radio host: Beware of plan to ‘homosexualize the Scouts’ through ‘boy-on-boy homosexual promotion’ 18
6:42 PM — A US radio host has spoken out against the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) recent announcement that it may lift its ban on gay members, but retain its ban on gay scout leaders, to say it would be "dangerous", and would "homosexualize" the organisation.
US: Fourth grade student on equal marriage: ‘If it creeps you out just get over it’ 5
6:22 PM — An essay by a fourth grade student in the US which was posted on the internet has gone viral, as it tells opponents to equal marriage to "get over it", if it "creeps them out".
Mormon Church: We’re happy with Boy Scouts of America’s gay compromise 14
1:39 PM — The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to suggest lifting the ban on gay youth members, but maintaining a ban on gay adult leaders is a compromise welcomed by the Mormon Church.
US State Department bars Raul Castro’s daughter from visiting Philadelphia to pick up LGBT rights award 15
11:37 AM — The daughter of Cuba’s president is being prevented by the US State Department from visiting Philadelphia in order to pick up an LGBT rights award.
US: Openly gay basketball star lands endorsement deal with Nike 2
2:44 AM — An openly-gay basketball star in the US, who came out last week in an interview, has signed an endorsement deal with sports giant Nike.
US: Philadelphia City Council passes landmark bill for LGBT benefits 2
2:26 AM — The City Council in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has approved a bill which has been hailed as landmark legislation for strengthening LGBT rights in the city.
25th April 2013
US: Attacker used dating apps to rob and rape gay men 4
6:59 PM — Police in the US state of Washington say a man used gay dating phone apps to set up encounters with gay men at remote locations and then robbed them at gunpoint.
Jennifer Lopez’s new television show inspired by late lesbian aunt
6:19 PM — A new television drama, produced by singer-turned-actor Jennifer Lopez, was inspired by her late aunt, who was gay, the star has revealed.
Video: Eagle Scout and LGBT activist speaks out against Boy Scouts anti-gay ban 1
5:47 PM — The founder of an organisation which advocates against the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) anti-gay policy, has released a video of himself telling his, and his mother's story, and has emphasised the importance of the organisation lifting its ban entirely.
US: Nevada Senator who came out during equal marriage debate ‘didn’t expect to’ 4
5:21 PM — A US Senator in the state of Nevada has addressed the fact that he came out during a debate around the state's equal marriage bill, and has said he did not plan to, but that he acted on "impulse".
George W Bush sidesteps equal marriage discussion in TV interview by saying ‘I’m off the stage’ 17
4:58 PM — Former president George W Bush has refused to discuss equal marriage during a CBS interview.
US radio host: It was right for school to discriminate against gay teacher, like they would against a shoplifter 16
3:48 PM — Bryan Fischer a US radio host, and spokesman for the American Family Association, has weighed in on the debate around a gay teacher who was fired by a Catholic school for naming her same-sex partner in her mother's obituary.
US: Fired lesbian teacher tells LGBT youth to have hope 11
3:19 PM — A lesbian teacher seeking reinstatement after the Catholic school at which she had taught for 19 years fired her for naming her partner in an obituary has said the support she has received has been inspiring.
Oregon: Gay former principal close to resolving legal dispute with school district 2
1:09 PM — A gay principal in Oregon who says he has been forced to quit his job because of homophobic discrimination is said to be close to resolving a legal dispute.
US: Trans prom king hopeful put on ballot as queen 8
12:43 PM — A transgender student who hoped to become prom king at his Pennsylvania high school is seeking an apology from his principal after he found himself on the ballot for prom queen.
US: Connecticut Senate votes to restore benefits to veterans denied them under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ 3
12:19 AM — The Senate in the US state of Connecticut on Wednesday voted to approve a bill which would restore state benefits to gay and lesbian veterans who were previously refused them under the US military's former Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
24th April 2013
US: Rhode Island Senate passes equal marriage bill 2
11:06 PM — The Senate in the US state of Rhode Island today voted to pass a bill to legalise equal marriage, putting the state in a position to become the tenth to legalise same-sex marriage.