23rd April 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio donates $61,000 at GLAAD Media Awards 2
11:20 PM — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio donated $61,000 (£40,000) to GLAAD during its 24th annual Media Awards at the weekend, in Los Angeles.
Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar 5
7:20 PM — Police in Oklahoma are investigating an attack on one of the state’s first openly gay politicians.
Rhode Island: Senate Republicans throw weight behind same-sex marriage bill 6
6:47 PM — The five Republicans in the Rhode Island Senate are backing equal marriage as a legislative committee prepares for a pivotal vote on the issue.
US Radio host: ‘LGBT supporters are misleading millions and homosexuality hurts all of society’ 42
6:32 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey has again used her radio programme to express her anti-gay stance, saying that "homosexual behaviour hurts all of society", and encouraging listeners to "challenge the acceptance of homosexual behaviour".
US: Nevada Senator comes out during debate around equal marriage ban 9
5:30 PM — A Senator in the US state of Nevada came out as gay on Monday, during a legislative debate around a bill to repeal the state's ban on equal marriage.
US: Nevada Senate passes bill to initiate repeal equal marriage ban
5:03 PM — The Senate in the US state of Nevada passed a bill on Monday to begin the repeal of a voter-approved constitutional amendement banning equal marriage.
US: Government says Family Research Council shooter should get 45 years 9
1:53 PM — Prosecutors say Floyd Corkins who planned a mass killing at the headquarters of an anti-gay Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.
US: New York Boy Scouts troop rejects exclusion of gay adult scout leaders 1
1:53 AM — A local troop of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in central New York, has commended the organisation for proposing to lift its ban on gay members, but has rejected the notion that it may maintain the ban on adult scout leaders.
22nd April 2013
US radio host: ‘STIs and anti-gay violence prove that God thinks homosexuality is wrong’ 45
5:57 PM — A US radio host, and leader of a prominient anti-gay group, has spoken on the radio to say that he takes "reassurance" that the gay community are affected by violence, and by STIs, suggesting it is a sign from God that being gay is wrong.
Bill Clinton: My daughter Chelsea helped me change to support gay rights 9
5:15 PM — In his acceptance speech at the GLAAD Media Awards last weekend, former US President Bill Clinton, noted his daughter's part in his change in stance on the issue of equal marriage.
US: Church considering recognition of same-sex marriages and ordination of gay priests 3
3:03 PM — The national conference of the Community of Christ Church has recommended that it change its policy to recognise same-sex marriages
US: Unitarian Universalist president condemns Boy Scouts for continuing with gay adult leaders ban 5
2:22 PM — The Boy Scouts of America’s decision to suggest lifting the ban on gay youth members “is a step in the right direction,” says the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
New Zealand MP who gave viral pro-equal marriage speech invited onto Ellen Show 9
2:17 PM — A New Zealand MP whose powerful speech following the country's vote to legalise equal marriage last week went viral, has been invited onto the Ellen show by host Ellen DeGeneres.
21st April 2013
US: Anti-gay bullying tackled in 18th National Day of Silence
10:38 PM — Friday marked the 18th annual National Day of Silence in the US, in which students combat homophobia and transphobia through vows of silence.
GLAAD Awards feature DiCaprio, Theron, and Bill Clinton heckler 6
8:53 PM — The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards took place in Los Angeles on Saturday, with awards for LGBT advocacy presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron and Drew Barrymore, among others.
20th April 2013
Rock star Josh Homme: When Elton John offered to feature on my album I thought it was a joke 1
4:35 PM — Expressing his surprise at Elton John's desire to perform on his band's album, Josh Homme said he thought someone was playing a trick on him when he picked up the phone to the Tiny Dancer star.
US: Anti-discrimination bill to protect LGBT students introduced in Congress 1
4:11 PM — Two members of Congress introduced legislation which, if passed, would protect LGBT students against bullying and discrimination.
NFL player came out to a dozen teammates and coaches several years ago 2
3:47 PM — Reports have suggested that, for several years, a currently active NFL player has been openly gay to many teammates, and coaches.
US: Second lawsuit filed against florist which refused to serve same-sex wedding couple 34
1:30 AM — A second lawsuit has been filed against a florist in the US state of Washington which refused to provide its services to a same-sex wedding, citing religious objections.
US: Nevada equal marriage bill amended for religious protection ahead of Senate vote 19
12:52 AM — An equal marriage bill in the US state of Nevada has been subject to an amendment to add protections for religious groups, which says none would be forced to perform same-sex marriages.