24th January 2013
Video: Teenager comes out to hundreds of classmates at award ceremony 25
1:33 AM — A gay teenager came out in front of a crowd of hundreds of classmates at his high school, as well as teachers and parents, in a video which has appearaed online.
23rd January 2013
GLAAD attacks National Geographic for new Boy Scouts reality show over anti-gay policy 3
5:33 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has criticised a television station for commissioning a new reality series based around the Boy Scouts of America, as the BSA has an anti-gay policy.
US: 70,000 strong petition urges top donor to stop funding Boy Scouts for anti-gay policy 3
4:59 PM — Another of the biggest donors to the Boy Scouts of America has come under pressure to stop funding the organisation because of its anti-gay policy.
US: Handcuffed Catholic priest was suffering from ‘stress-related self-bondage’ says bishop 45
4:16 PM — A Catholic Illinois priest, who last year got stuck in a pair of handcuffs, was engaged in “non-sexual” conduct at the time, and the incident was brought on by “stress” – according to a bishop.
James Franco: I wasn’t ‘frightened’ when girls spread gay rumours about me at school 8
3:20 PM — Actor and director, James Franco, has spoken about girls who used to make up gay rumours about him at school, that they even made up a dance about it, except he said he was never "frightened" by them.
US: Worker allegedly sacked from Ashley Furniture HomeStore for being a married lesbian 9
1:29 PM — A married lesbian in New Jersey is suing a local franchise of one of America’s largest furniture companies for unlawful termination after a Christian supervisor allegedly said: “lesbos and gays would be judged.”
Facebook apologises for deleting an ‘offensive’ photo of a mixed-race gay couple’s wedding 28
1:27 PM — Social media site Facebook has apologised for deeming that a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple was offensive.
US: Rhode Island state house committee ‘resoundingly endorses’ equal marriage bill 6
2:50 AM — The US state of Rhode Island was one step closer to legalising equal marriage, after its House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill which would make it legal.
Ke$ha: I want to kiss Obama for supporting gay rights which are an issue ‘close to my heart’
2:30 AM — Singer, Ke$ha has said if she was elected, she would make the "funnest" US president ever, and that she would ensure equal rights for all, including gay and lesbian people, an issue "close to [her] heart".
22nd January 2013
Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively: ‘Gays will crush religion and persecute Christians’ 73
6:18 PM — An anti-gay preacher from the US has attacked the gay rights movement, accusing it of attempting to "crush" religious liberty, and that it seeks to "persecute" Christians.
US: Georgia state sued for refusing to allow ‘gay’ vehicle number plates 4
4:49 PM — The US state of Georgia is being sued by a man who was refused to be allowed the word "gay" on personalised number plates, despite that other political or religious expressions were allowed.
Azealia Banks suggests British journalists should kill themselves 40
4:27 PM — Amid her recent homophobic tirade at US celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, rapper Azealia Banks also took the trouble to suggest that two British journalists should kill themselves.
US: Obama’s inauguration speech attacked by anti-gay Christian group 20
3:13 PM — A Christian anti-gay group has attacked the speech made by US President Barack Obama at his inauguration, during which he referred to the gay rights movement and the women's rights movement, and went on to claim that gay people already have equal rights.
US: Petition calls on White House to include LGBT questions in school survey 1
3:01 PM — Activists are petitioning the White House to include LGBT-specific questions in a proposed school climate survey.
Pro-gay pastor delivers Obama benediction and says gay people created in God’s image 7
12:54 PM — The pro-gay priest who delivered President Barack Obama's benediction as part of the official inauguration ceremony on Monday said that all people, were "created in God's image", whether "gay or straight".
Video: Gay poet performs reading at official Obama inauguration ceremony 5
12:29 PM — An openly gay Cuban-American poet delivered a moving poem at the official public inauguration of President Barack Obama yesterday.
Chicago: Transgender man prevented from using men’s shower room at spa 18
11:00 AM — A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights after the manager of a Chicago spa asked him not to use the men's shower room.
21st January 2013
Study: 47% of gay and bisexual men admit to bareback sex 49
11:01 PM — A new survey of gay and bisexual men commissioned in the US shows almost half report having unprotected sex at some point.
Obama: ‘Our journey is not complete until gay people are given equal rights’ 25
5:46 PM — Speaking at his inauguration, President Barack Obama made a speech which said "our journey is not complete" until equal rights for gay people is reached, and referred to the importance of the Stonewall riots in terms of moves towards equality.
Lady Gaga to duet with rapper Azealia Banks who called Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ 9
5:22 PM — Lady Gaga has confirmed that she is featuring rapper Azealia Banks on an upcoming track, despite a recent Twitter feud with Perez Hilton during which Banks said he was a "messy faggot" who should kill himself.