17th October 2012
US: Cousins accused of attacking gay victim in a park stand trial 9
8:44 PM — Two cousins in the US state of Kentucky charged with attacking a gay man in a park have gone on trial.
Video: CNN anchor cuts interview with anti-gay guest 25
1:29 PM — CNN news anchor Carol Costello abruptly ended an interview with the American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, after he was accused of making “hate speech”.
Video: Victoria Jackson says equal marriage would ‘make god mad’ 59
2:49 AM — Victoria Jackson, the former Saturday Night Live actress-turned Tea Party activist, spoke on the Howard Stern show about her opposition to equal marriage, saying that she doesn't believe in it.
US: Gay prisoner sues jail, claims another prisoner bit off part of his nose
2:16 AM — On Tuesday, a gay inmate of a Kentucky prison filed a lawsuit against a fellow prisoner, as well as the prison itself, claiming that he had part of his nose bitton off in an attack following days of harassment.
US: Suspended university diversity officer demands reinstatement and compensation 20
1:06 AM — The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University has spoken out, saying she should be reinstated, as well as receiving fair compensation for the embarrassment her suspension caused.
16th October 2012
Anti-gay church pickets funeral of lesbian US Army sergeant 34
9:25 PM — Westboro Baptist Church has attempted to disrupt the funeral of US Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson, a married lesbian soldier who was killed this month along with several other people in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Video: LGBT celebrities rally around Obama ahead of TV debate 8
5:19 PM — Ahead of tonight’s second presidential debate in New York several of America’s biggest LGBT celebrities have come together to endorse Barack Obama’s re-election bid in a new campaign video.
California: Man accused of anti-gay hammer attack appears in court
2:01 PM — A man in California has appeared in court over an alleged homophobic attack on a gay couple as they walked their dog.
Facebook accidentally outed users to their parents through group permissions loophole 21
2:14 AM — Facebook users have been inadvertently outed by a loophole in the system which overrode their privacy settings and shared information about them.
In Photos: US members of Congress supporting the NOH8 campaign 7
12:53 AM — The NOH8 campaign, which uses celebrities to highlight the ban on same-sex marriage in states across America, has released a series of photos, showing 26 members of the US Congress, supporting its campaign.
15th October 2012
US: Diversity officer wanted to give voters the chance to decide on equal marriage 19
11:51 PM — The chief diversity officer of a university in Washington who was put on leave after signing a petition to send the decision on equal marriage to a vote in Maryland, has said through her lawyer that all she wanted was for voters to decide.
San Francisco: Man sues gay porn company over erection injections 10
6:43 PM — A stage assistant from San Francisco has launched legal action against a gay pornography company after he was allegedly forced to inject performers with a controlled drug to prolong their erections.
New York: Corkscrew used to castrate gay TV journalist shown to jurors 12
3:51 PM — The instrument allegedly used to castrate a murdered gay TV fashion journalist has been shown to a jury in New York.
14th October 2012
US: Companies confirm support for equal marriage in Washington, in full page newspaper advert 2
11:36 PM — A large number of Washington-based companies have confirmed their support for Referendum 74, the equal marriage bill, which will be voted on next month in the state, by signing up to a newspaper advert.
US: University government votes Chick-fil-A off campus 16
10:56 PM — A branch of Chick-fil-A has been voted off the campus of a North Carolina university by its student government, because of its public opposition to equal marriage.
13th October 2012
Update: Diversity officer put on leave for signing petition hires lawyer, hopes to be reinstated 35
2:31 AM — A senior administrator at a Washington university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland, has hired an attorney to represent her, and will address the media next week.
US: Petition started to reinstate diversity officer put on leave for signing marriage ballot 2
2:04 AM — A petition has been started to reinstate a senior administrator at a Washington-based university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland.
12th October 2012
Florida Republican gay group uses image of dead US ambassador in campaign ad 33
6:08 PM — A Florida chapter of the pro-gay Log Cabin Republicans has been roundly condemned for reportedly using an image of a dead US ambassador in a pitch to LGBT voters to support the Republican Party.
New York mayor gives $250,000 to Maryland equal marriage campaign 6
4:17 PM — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $250,000 (£155,430) to the campaign that is fighting to keep equal marriage in the US state of Maryland.
11th October 2012
US: Almost-Eagle Scout teenager appears on Ellen, is awarded $20,000 scholarship 21
11:45 PM — After appearing as a guest on the Ellen Degeneres Show, an 18-year-old Boy Scout who was refused the Eagle Scout badge for being gay, has been awarded a $20,000 (£12,476) scholarship towards his college fees.