16th November 2012
US: Catholic Church denies teenager confirmation until he publicly denounces gay equality 104
3:20 PM — A teenage Catholic boy has been banned from confirmation after he posted a photograph on Facebook urging people to vote for equal marriage rights.
US: Gay voters were key in President Obama’s re-election success 14
2:02 AM — A new study has suggested that the number of gay voters who chose Obama in the recent US election could have been enough to give him the winning advantage over rival Mitt Romey.
Poll: US support for equal marriage on the rise, except in southern states 7
12:44 AM — A new report has been released which suggests that there has been a new, and rapid shift in support of equal marriage in the US, except in some southern states.
15th November 2012
Florida: Gay Republican commits suicide blaming Obama victory 49
10:32 AM — A gay man in Key West, Florida, took his own life two days after Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and cited the president’s victory in a suicide letter.
US: Fox News anchor suspended for posting homophobic slur on Facebook 23
12:33 AM — After posting a comment which was heavily criticised for being homophobic, a Fox News anchor has been suspended, and issued an apology on the matter.
14th November 2012
US: Nebraska city council implements protections for LGBT city employees 4
9:41 PM — In a change of direction from a decision last month, the Grand Island City Council has overridden a mayoral veto, and granted protections for LGBT people working for the city.
US man drops accusations against gay Sesame Street actor 8
12:40 PM — A man who accused Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash of having underage sex with him when he was a teenage boy has recanted his story.
Comment: Why ‘straight’ Bob Filner will be better for San Diego than ‘gay’ Carl DeMaio 15
10:43 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Laurence Watts assesses last week’s defeat of Carl DeMaio, a gay Republican who was running to become Mayor of San Diego.
US TV executive criticised for calling One Direction ‘twinks’ 69
9:29 AM — The openly gay Bravo TV executive Andy Cohen raised eyebrows while being interviewed on NBC’s Today by labeling the pop group One Direction as “twinks”.
Brendon Ayanbadejo thanked by rival NFL players for his support of equal marriage
1:01 AM — NFL player, Brendon Ayanbadejo, said he was congratulated by members of a rival team, during a match on Sunday, for his advocacy of equal rights, in particular his efforts in the recent battle over equal marriage.
13th November 2012
US: Transgender woman sues after taser incident 8
4:07 PM — A transgender woman in California has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of excessive force after a taser was fired at her groin.
12th November 2012
US: UPS cuts funding for Boy Scouts of America over anti-gay policy 27
11:05 PM — UPS, a long time corporate sponsor of the Boy Scouts of America has stopped funding the organisation because of its policy which does not allow gay scouts leaders.
Study: Same-sex weddings in three US states could increase spending by $166 million 13
7:56 PM — A US think-tank has predicted that, as a result of the three new states which legalised equal marriage last week, large amounts of new spending will be generated.
Gay Sesame Street actor denies sexual allegations 12
4:11 PM — US gay actor Kevin Clash who provides the voice of Elmo in Sesame Street is on a leave of absence from the iconic children’s series after denying he had underage sex.
Hillary Clinton supports London LGBT corporate summit 7
11:41 AM — Chief executives from some of the world’s largest companies will come together to discuss how the financial services industry can advance LGBT equality in a move which has the backing of Hillary Clinton.
US: Soccer player fined, suspended, and given sensitivity training for using gay slur 10
1:28 AM — The highest level governing body in US soccer has punished a player who used a gay slur against another player during a match on Thursday.
11th November 2012
US: Pastor arrested, accused of sexually assaulting subjects of ‘gay cure’ counselling 6
12:32 AM — A Minnesota pastor was arrested, and appeared in court, after two men who were receiving counselling as "treatment" for their “homosexual tendencies," reported sexual assault.
9th November 2012
Video: Tony Perkins: Same-sex marriage is tearing America apart 61
10:59 PM — The firebrand media opponents of gay rights have been taking to the airwaves to denounce Tuesday’s historic equal marriage victories in several US states.
US: Equal marriage opponents in Washington admit defeat 15
1:50 AM — Opponents of the equal marriage referendum in the state of Washington on Thursday conceded that they had lost in their battle to prevent it from becoming law.
8th November 2012
Analysis: A new dawn for LGBT America 5
9:40 PM — After an extraordinary US election result with voters in three states passing equal marriage rights for gay couples, Scott Roberts sums up the highlights of an incredible week for America.