21st December 2013
US: Utah judge strikes down equal marriage ban and same-sex couples begin to wed 28
10:59 AM — Same-sex couples in the US state of Utah began queuing to marry after a judge ruled that the state's equal marriage ban was unconstitutional.
20th December 2013
US: Reality TV family say they won’t go on without patriarch suspended for homophobia 22
7:04 PM — The family of a reality TV star who was suspended for making homophobic remarks in an interview have spoken out to say that they won't go on without him.
Tennis legend Billie Jean King to gay Russians: ‘You are not alone’ 3
2:16 PM — Tennis legend Billie Jean King, two days after being selected as part of the US delegation to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics, has spoken out in support of gay people in Russia.
US: Louisiana Governor defends reality TV personality who compared homosexuality to bestiality 23
1:55 PM — The Governor of the US state of Louisiana has defended a personality from a reality TV series after he received heavy criticism and was suspended for comparing homosexuality to bestiality in an interview.
19th December 2013
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Today we have an opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the LGBT community’ 6
8:25 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday gave an impassioned speech about equality after picking up a lifetime achievement award.
Olympic figure skater in US Sochi delegation comes out as gay 12
7:53 PM — An Olympic medal winning figure skater who was two days ago announced as part of the US delegation going to the Sochi Winter Olympics, has come out as gay.
New Mexico Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage legal 20
6:58 PM — The Supreme Court in New Mexico has legalised equal marriage, declaring it is unconstitutional to deny marriage rights for same-sex couples.
US: Teacher claims he was sacked by lesbian boss for being straight 9
4:55 PM — A PE teacher from New York City has claimed that he was sacked by his gay boss for being straight.
Sarah Palin defends anti-gay reality star Phil Robertson by slamming those ‘intolerants hatin’ 32
4:30 PM — Sarah Palin says the suspension of Duck Dynasty reality star Phil Robertson for making anti-gay comments in a magazine interview is an attack on free speech.
US: Pastor defrocked for officiating at gay son’s wedding 7
3:38 PM — A pastor from Pennsylvania has been defrocked after a period of suspension for officiating at his gay son's wedding out-of-state.
US: Ohio bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns
3:25 PM — Despite a ban on same-sex marriage, a new bill would allow same-sex couples to enjoy the benefits of filing joint tax returns.
Former Leeds player Robbie Rogers: ‘Everything is possible’ I might return to English football 3
2:21 PM — Ex-Leeds midfielder Robbie Rogers has not ruled out the possibility of a return to English soil, after being taken by surprise at the positive response from supporters following his decision to come out as gay this year.
US: Man jailed for murdering participants of gay pride event 3
11:34 AM — A man who murdered two men who were staying in Atlanta for the city's Black Gay Pride event in 2010 has been jailed for life.
US: Reality TV actor Phil Robertson suspended indefinitely for anti-gay rant in GQ magazine 19
10:49 AM — US reality star Phil Robertson has been suspended indefinitely from his TV show for questioning in an interview to GQ why gay men would prefer “a man’s anus” over a vagina.
18th December 2013
Vigil held for trans girl aged 14 who committed suicide 14
6:42 PM — A vigil was held in the US town of Racine yesterday in memory of a teenager who took their own life on Sunday.
Airline apologises for confirmation code which read ‘H8GAYS’ 5
6:21 PM — A US airline has apologised after a customer was offended by a confirmation code which read "H8GAYS".
US: Ohio equal marriage ban challenge case to go to court 1
5:50 PM — Today the legal debate over whether equal marriage should be recognised on death certificates in the US state of Ohio will go to court.
US: Reality TV actor slammed by human rights group for ‘vile and extreme’ gay stereotypes 17
4:47 PM — A US reality television actor has been heavily criticised by LGBT rights groups for an interview given in GQ magazine in which he questioned why gay men would prefer "a man's anus", over a vagina.
Obama won’t attend Russian Winter Olympics in Sochi but will send gay inclusive delegation 14
10:47 AM — US President Barack Obama has named two gay sports stars as part of America's delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia - but in a significant move has confirmed that he will not be attending the event himself.
17th December 2013
US: University of Maryland insurance plans may soon include cover for gender reassignment 1
8:55 PM — Gender reassignment surgery may be covered by the University of Maryland's student insurance plans.