13th May 2013
US: State of Minnesota legalises equal marriage as bill passes in Senate 25
10:19 PM — Minnesota is to become the twelfth US state to legalise equal marriage, as its Senate today voted in favour of a measure to make same-sex marriage legal.
Ernst & Young CEO says he wishes Boy Scouts had ‘gone further’ for inclusivity 1
7:37 PM — Ernst and Young CEO James Turley, a member of the board for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), has spoken out to say that he wishes the organisation had "gone further", to be inclusive of gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Portland football fans choreograph giant anti-homophobia rainbow flag 6
6:58 PM — Fans of Major League Soccer team the Portland Timbers staged an anti-homophobia demonstration at a match by holding up coloured fabric squares to form a rainbow pride flag.
Michael Douglas: After my first kiss with Matt Damon, I was ‘comfortable’ 13
5:40 PM — On his new film about the life of famed entertainer Liberace, Michael Douglas has spoken about about the pressure of filming sex scenes, but said that once he and Matt Damon had kissed once, they were "comfortable".
Poll: Two thirds of Americans wrongly think a majority in the US oppose equal marriage 9
5:16 PM — A new poll has found that despite there being 53% of Americans who support legal recognition of equal marriage, two thirds of US citizens hold the perception that overall the US public is opposed to same-sex marriage.
Ohio: Police charge man over murder of trans woman 2
4:02 PM — Police in the US state of Ohio have charged a man in connection with the murder of a trans woman.
US: Rainbow flags flown on Minnesota ‘Freedom to Marry Bridge’ ahead of Senate vote on equal marriage 4
4:02 PM — Rainbow flags are being flown in St Paul, Minnesota ahead of today's Senate vote on equal marriage, and the city's mayor has renamed a bridge Freedom to Marry Bridge, in support of the measure.
Video: Adam Lambert honoured with top GLAAD Media Award by Mel B 2
2:47 PM — Melanie B has presented singer Adam Lambert with GLAAD's top Media Award, and he gave a speech calling on the LGBT community to "unify, and take it further".
NBC’s gay sitcom The New Normal cancelled after just one season 22
2:05 PM — US television network NBC has announced that its new sitcom The New Normal, which features a gay couple and the surrogate mother of their child, has been cancelled after just one season, amidst falling ratings.
12th May 2013
US: Minnesota Senate vote on equal marriage bill imminent 9
3:13 PM — The US state of Minnesota could soon become the twelfth to legalise equal marriage, as on Monday its Senate will vote on a measure to legalise it.
11th May 2013
New York: Two arrests follow homophobic attack
8:39 PM — A brutal attack on two gay men in New York City has led to two arrests, but police say they are still searching for three more suspects.
US: Minnesota Republican moved to tears over ‘heartbreaking’ same-sex marriage bill 74
9:03 AM — A Republican from Minnesota's House of Representatives was reported to be brought to tears by the progress of a bill that may see her state become the 12th in the US to legalise same-sex marriage.
Illinois Governor to the House: ‘It’s time to vote’ on our state’s equal marriage bill 3
1:10 AM — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday called for state lawmakers in the House to vote on, and approve a bill to legalise equal marriage, and said they have had enough time to consider the bill given that it passed in the Senate over two months ago.
10th May 2013
US: California Assembly passes two bills on transgender rights 4
5:47 PM — The California State Assembly has approved two transgender rights bills despite opposition from Republican members.
Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines: ‘I’m pro-gay marriage. I’m pro-gay everything’ 4
4:20 PM — Former Dixie Chicks star, Natalie Maines, has spoken out about about her political beliefs, saying that she is "pro-gay everything", and that she considers herself to be progressive.
University professor: Allowing gay Boy Scouts will put them ‘up for grabs’ by ‘sexual predators’ and communists 40
3:58 PM — A professor at a private Christian university in the US has said that allowing gay volunteers, members and staff in the Boy Scouts of America would lead to communism, and will "literally" put the scouts "up for grabs" to "sexual predators".
US: Jason Collins to receive courage award from LGBT organisation 2
1:59 PM — Jason Collins, the NBA star who came out as gay last week, to a huge amount of media attention, and became the first openly gay player in a US major team sport, is to receive a courage award from a leading gay-straight alliance organisation.
Governor says he feels uneasy that Chris Kluwe was dropped by Minnesota Vikings
12:44 PM — Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has said that he "doesn't feel good" about the fact that former Minnesota Vikings player and gay rights supporter Chris Kluwe was dropped by the team earlier this week.
9th May 2013
US: Bryan Fischer refuses to answer whether or not he has ever had a ‘gay impulse’ 22
11:21 PM — In an interview, US Christian radio host Bryan Fischer, has continually refused to answer the question of whether he had ever had a "gay impulse", saying it would "destroy" people if they "acted on... certain sexual impulses."
US: 50-year Boy Scout veteran resigns, citing anti-gay policy 2
10:19 PM — A member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years has resigned over the organisation's discriminatory policy which does not allow openly gay volunteers, members or staff.