21st June 2013
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".
American Medical Association opposes lifetime ban on gay men donating blood 10
1:52 PM — The ban preventing gay men from donating blood in the US should be lifted – according to the American Medical Association.
US: Brooklyn woman says she was raped at knifepoint ‘for being gay’ 3
1:41 AM — A woman has told police that she was raped at knifepoint in Brooklyn on Sunday, and that she was told by her attacker that he did it because she is gay.
20th June 2013
US: Minnesota poll shows slight majority of residents support decision to legalise same-sex marriage 2
5:45 PM — A new poll has found that a small majority of Minnesotans are in favour of the decision by lawmakers to legalise equal marriage earlier this year.
US: HIV and AIDS awareness campaign billboard accused of ‘promoting’ homosexuality 16
4:45 PM — A billboard as part of an HIV and AIDS awareness campaign in the US county of Dallas has been accused by some local residents of "promoting" homosexuality.
US Supreme Court equal marriage decision expected on Monday, as no decision today 4
3:24 PM — The US Supreme Court failed to announce its opinion on two key equal marriage cases today, and is now expected to do so on Monday, which is the last expected date to make a decision.
US Supreme Court could make ruling on key equal marriage cases today 2
3:04 PM — The US Supreme Court could be about to make a decision on two key equal marriage cases, as it is expected to do so before summer recess, and is running out of allotted decision days
US church tells 5-year-old she will ‘burn in hell’ for selling pink lemonade in the name of peace 31
2:49 PM — An LGBT centre which was set up in January in a neighbouring building to the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, has found itself at the wrath of the church, which told a 5-year-old supporter of peace that she will "burn in hell".
US: Head of gay ‘cure’ ministry says sorry for causing ‘pain and hurt’ 45
1:44 PM — A US organisation notorious for its gay conversion therapy crusade has apologised to the LGBT community for the "pain and hurt” it has caused.
US: Four relatives receive between eight and thirty years for kidnapping of gay Kentucky man 14
12:33 PM — A court has sentenced four relatives over the 2011 kidnapping and assault of Kevin Pennington, a gay man in the US state of Kentucky.
US: Florida LGBT groups launch effort to repeal state ban on equal marriage 2
12:21 AM — Two LGBT rights groups in the US state of Florida have launched a joint effort to begin to reverse the state's ban on equal marriage.
19th June 2013
Travel: Is Las Vegas a ‘Fabulous’ gay holiday destination? 9
6:45 PM — Benjamin Cohen visits Las Vegas for the first time as a tourist to experience the city with a backdrop of an LGBT themed festival.
US: Third Republican Senator comes out in favour of equal marriage 4
5:47 PM — A third Republican US Senator has come out in favour of equal marriage, following the lead of two others earlier this year.
Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant 25
2:16 PM — Several months after Michelle Shocked alarmed fans at a San Francisco gig by going on an anti-gay rant, during which she said "god hates fags", the country singer has been invited back to perform, and to have the chance to really explain what she meant.
Liberace’s ex-lover claims he had six year relationship with Michael Jackson 19
2:26 AM — The former lover of late entertainer Liberace, and the subject of a feature film starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, has said in an interview that his love affairs also included Michael Jackson.
18th June 2013
US: Attorney representing lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl asks judge to step down 15
6:05 PM — The attorney representing a lesbian teenager who was charged with a felony for having sexual relations with her younger girlfriend, has asked for the presiding judge to remove himself from the case.
Study: Most US gay people find the majority of religious organisations to be ‘unfriendly’ 9
5:03 PM — A study has revealed that the majority of gay Americans are much less religious compared to the US population, and around a third have said they have felt unwelcome in a place of worship.