11th February 2013
US: Seattle lawyer returns Eagle Scout badge in protest against scouts gay ban
12:55 AM — A Seattle civil rights and employment attorney has returned his Eagle Scout badge in protest against the Boy Scouts of America's ongoing ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
Fox News uses lesbian kiss wedding photo in article about ‘traditional’ marriage 24
12:26 AM — Fox News appeared to have accidentally included a picture of a lesbian couple kissing at their wedding, to accompany an article written about traditional gender roles in marriage.
8th February 2013
Obama criticised for attending prayer breakfast with group linked with anti-gay Ugandan lawmakers 20
8:13 PM — Barack Obama has been criticised for attending the National Prayer Breakfast, a conservative-hosted event with alleged links to Ugandan anti-gay lawmakers, without addressing gay rights.
Miami: Judge rules gay man and lesbian couple can all be named on child’s birth certificate 24
7:05 PM — After a two year court battle a judge has ruled that a gay man who gave his sperm to a lesbian couple for artificial insemination can have his name on the child's birth certificate along with the two women.
Ellen DeGeneres criticises Boy Scouts of America for stalling on removing anti-gay ban 4
6:28 PM — Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to urge the Boy Scouts of America to change its anti-gay policy.
US Radio Host: ‘Equal marriage is a pernicious lie of Satan’ 42
6:06 PM — A US Christian radio host has said that equal marriage is a "pernicious lie of satan", and said that equal rights advocates wanted to "redefine humanity completely".
US: Man gets 18 months for homophobic petrol station assault 2
5:15 PM — The attacker in a homophobic assault at a petrol station in the US city of Detroit in 2011 has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty.
US Columnist: ‘Bowing to calls for equality is like letting a disabled child play with matches’ 38
4:34 PM — A columnist for a US conservative news site has written that bowing to pressure from a "militant homosexual lobby" on LGBT rights was like "capitulating to a developmentally disabled child who wants to play with matches".
Gay husband of Facebook co-founder announces plan to run for US Congress 16
3:12 PM — Sean Eldridge, the gay husband of Facebook founder Chris Hughes, has announced plans to run for the US Congress in 2014.
Lance Bass: Chris Brown should go to jail for calling Frank Ocean a ‘faggot’ 7
1:48 PM — Former 'Nsync star, Lance Bass, has spoken out about a recent alleged incident during which Chris Brown called Frank Ocean a "faggot", and said the R&B star should face jail as the "only way to" be rehabilitated.
7th February 2013
US: Campaigners plan to pump $2 million into efforts to legalise equal marriage 6
6:23 PM — In the US, a New York based equal marriage advocacy group has laid out plans to pump funds into several states' legislative battles to legalise equal marriage.
US: Columnist compares efforts to allow gay scouts to Nazi invasion of Norway 22
5:19 PM — A columnist writing for a US conservative news site has written that the Boy Scouts of America lifting its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff would make it a "beehive of erotic exploration", and compared efforts to urge the Boy Scouts to drop its anti-gay policy to the Nazi German invasion of Norway.
US: Two of founder’s granddaughters quit ‘God Hates Fags’ church and express remorse 17
3:31 PM — Two granddaughters of the founder of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, also know as the 'God Hates Fags' church, appear to have quit the organisation, and expressed regret at "inflicting pain on others" whilst still members.
US Radio Host: Gay men only want to be scout masters to ‘be around young boys’ 54
2:49 PM — A US Christian radio host has suggested that gay men would only want to be Scout Leaders in order to "be around boys", and suggested a link between paedophilia and homosexuality, saying "gay men love youth".
US: Family Research Council shooter pleads guilty to three charges 2
1:58 PM — The shooter in an incident at the Family Research Council in August pleaded guilty to three charges, and admitted buying over a dozen Chick-fil-A sandwiches to smear on the faces of his victims.
Poll: Majority of US voters would like the Boy Scouts to drop its gay ban 6
2:58 AM — A new poll has found that a majority of US voters think the Boy Scouts of America should drop its ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff.
6th February 2013
Video: CNN host challenges defender of scouts gay ban who likens homosexuality to paedophilia 11
4:56 PM — A CNN host has challenged the head of a Christian right-wing group who, in defending the Boy Scouts of American's ban on gay members, linked homosexuality to paedophilia, and said that being gay was a choice.
Update: The Boy Scouts of America delays vote on gay ban until May 9
4:17 PM — The Boy Scouts of American has delayed a vote on whether or not to lift a ban on gay scouts, volunteers and staff, until May "due to the complexity of the issue".
US: Debate heats up as Boy Scouts expected to give decision on gay ban today 1
4:00 PM — The Boy Scouts of America is expected to give a decision today on a vote by its board on whether to drop its ban on gay members, volunteers and staff.
US: Gay porn star commits suicide aged 45 in New York home 20
3:23 PM — A Hungarian-born porn star has been found dead in his New York City apartment, after an apparent suicide.