22nd September 2013
Video: US’ first transgender homecoming queen reduced to tears over hateful online messages 25
12:03 PM — Transgender student Cassidy Lynn Campbell made US history this week when she was crowned homecoming queen of a California school. However, despite support from classmates, she has also been the target of a malicious and "ignorant" cyber-bullying onslaught.
Cher: My trans son gave me a ‘deeper understanding of gender and sexual politics’ 3
11:24 AM — US singer Cher, who recently refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to the country’s anti-gay laws, has revealed that it was her trans son who gave her a "deeper" and more "visceral" understanding of gender and sexual politics.
21st September 2013
US: Married same-sex couples refused name changes on driving licences in Tennessee 4
6:45 PM — Same-sex couples married out-of-state are being denied name changes on driving licences in the US state of Tennessee.
20th September 2013
Former Bill Clinton alleged mistress claims Hillary is bisexual and has had more women than her husband 35
7:51 PM — Gennifer Flowers, who claimed to have had a twelve year affair with Bill Clinton has raised new rumours about Hillary's sexuality, saying that she has had relations with more women than her husband.
US pastor claims ‘decadent homosexual activity’ to blame for flooding in Colorado 40
7:27 PM — A Christian pastor and radio host this week blamed "decadent homosexual activity", for recent historic flooding in the US state of Colorado.
Catholic League President: Abusive priests aren’t paedophiles, they’re just gay 73
6:42 PM — The president of US civil rights organisation the Catholic League has said that priests who molest children are not paedophiles, but simply gay.
Jennifer Lopez to be honoured with Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality award 3
4:24 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that Jenifer Lopez will be honoured with the 2013 Ally for Equality Award.
19th September 2013
US: Bill introduced to protect anti-equal marriage groups ‘from discrimination by the government’ 28
7:40 PM — A bill has been introduced to "protect" religious institutions, and organisations opposed to equal marriage, "from discrimination by the federal government."
US Archbishop specifcally says Catholic military chaplains cannot perform or endorse same-sex weddings 35
6:56 PM — Catholic military chaplains are not allowed to perform, or participate in, same-sex weddings, or offer counselling to same-sex coupes, the archbishop responsible for the US armed forces has said.
Mormon church encourages members to ‘express views’ about equal marriage legislation in Hawaii 30
4:32 PM — The Mormon Church has called on its members to "express their views", on equal marriage legislation pending in the US state of Hawaii.
US: Two Republican lawmakers to defy New Jersey Governor and vote for equal marriage 11
1:14 PM — Two Republican lawmakers in the US state of New Jersey have said that they will go against the wishes of Governor Chris Christie, and vote for an equal marriage measure when it comes to the state.
James Franco hits back at media speculation about him being gay by kissing a man 10
12:44 PM — Just a week after saying "I wish I was gay", James Franco has addressed rumours about his sexuality by posting a series of fake paparazzi photographs on his Instagram in which he is kissing and holding hands with another man.
18th September 2013
US: Four state National Guards refuse to enrol same-sex couples for benefits despite Pentagon directive 6
7:45 PM — Four US state National Guards have said they will not follow a Pentagon directive to enrol same-sex couples in benefit programs, all citing their state-wide bans on equal marriage.
Obama named ‘hero of Russia’s gay rights movement’ by The Moscow Times 22
7:14 PM — President Barack Obama has been named one of Russia’s top gay rights heroes by The Moscow Times.
US: Baseball player said he was questioned by teammates on why he joined NOH8 campaign with his wife 8
7:11 PM — A US baseball player has said that players on his team questioned why he and his wife would appear in photographs for the NOH8 campaign.
Gay US figure skater Johnny Weir won’t be competing at 2014 Winter Olympics 14
5:52 PM — Figure skater Johnny Weir won't be competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi after failing to register for the national championships
New York officials condemn alleged anti-gay stabbing as ‘horrific’
5:26 PM — Officials in New York City have condemned an anti-gay hate crime where a man was stabbed to death because a suspect allegedly thought he was gay.
Hillary Clinton: ‘Our communities and institutions are strongest when standing up for equality’ 5
4:27 PM — Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an impassioned speech emphasising the importance of standing up for gay rights on receiving an honourary doctorate from St Andrews University.
California court to decide whether gay juror was wrongly dismissed from HIV drug case
3:28 PM — A federal appeals court in San Francisco will today consider whether a constitutional ban on excluding someone from a jury due to race or gender should be extended to cover sexual orientation.
17th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania county to appeal against judge’s order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
7:36 PM — The county in Pennsylvania recently ordered to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples has said it will file an appeal against the judge's decision.