6th June 2013
US: NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo to edit sports edition of LGBT newspaper 2
6:03 PM — Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, and LGBT rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo, has announced that he is to take up an editor position of a sports-themed edition of an LGBT newspaper.
Lauryn Hill defends song accused of ‘homophobic’ lyrics 24
4:20 PM — US singer Lauryn HIll defended her latest track, which was slammed by critics, as some said it contains “homophobic” lyrics, and portrays drag queens, as a negative aspect of modern society.
US: Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage cases expected imminently 20
3:56 PM — The US Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases surround equal marriage, in the next three weeks, potentially making a groundbreaking ruling for equal marriage in the state of California, and the whole of the US.
Poll: Majority of older generation Americans now support same-sex relations 2
2:29 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of older generation Americans now morally support gay and lesbian relations.
US: Arizona bill targeting transgender people temporarily shelved 7
12:56 AM — A bill introduced earlier this year in the US state of Arizona to allow businesses to refuse transgender people the right to use facilities appropriate to their gender identity, has been temporarily shelved by its sponsor, and will not go to vote in the House until next year.
5th June 2013
Behind the Candelabra producer Jerry Weintraub says film will ‘change’ Hollywood 5
6:58 PM — The executive producer of Behind the Candelabra, the new film about iconic gay pianist Liberace, which stars Michael Douglas as the lead character, says the movie “is going to change the film business in America”.
Chris Kluwe turns down White House LGBT event with humorous letter to Obama 2
5:47 PM — NFL star and LGBT rights campaigner Chris Kluwe, has made the headlines for the first time since being dropped by his team, and picked up by another, as he wrote a humorous letter to President Obama to decline an invitation to a White House LGBT event.
Robbie Rogers: Football in the UK is ‘more homophobic’ than in the US 4
3:01 PM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers, has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks the football industry in the UK is "a bit more homophobic", than in the US.
US: Gay rights protester interrupts Michelle Obama’s speech 14
1:33 PM — A speech by US First Lady Michelle Obama at a Democratic Party fundraising event was briefly interrupted last night by a gay rights campaigner.
4th June 2013
US: Gay rights march in Salt Lake City joined by 400 Mormons 7
5:52 PM — Four hundred members of the Mormon Church joined a gay rights march in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the church is based, on Sunday.
Bradley Manning trial opens with accusations of ‘systematically harvesting’ Wikileaks documents 3
4:05 PM — Gay US soldier Bradley Manning, headed to trial on Monday, where military prosecutors said he "systematically harvested" secret documents to share with anti-secrecy site Wikileaks.
US: Human Rights Campaign welcomes anti-equality protesters to rally head office 3
3:41 PM — US pro-equality group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has put up a sign to welcome anti-equality protesters, including the fiercely anti-gay Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.
US: High School ‘cutest couple’ finds internet fame and inspire other teens to come out 10
2:23 PM — A gay high school couple who were voted "cutest" in their yearbook, became an internet sensation, finding a huge wave of support, and saying they had received messages saying they had inspired people to come out.
Glee star Charice Pempengco comes out as gay in TV interview 3
12:41 AM — Former Glee star Charice Pempengco, has come out as a lesbian during a recent television interview on a talk show in the Phillipines.
3rd June 2013
US: Illinois lawmakers apologise to equal marriage advocates for no vote on bill 2
11:36 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Illinois have written an open letter apologising to advocates of equal marriage in the state because on Friday, the last day in the legislative session, a bill to legalise marriage equality failed to be called for a vote, despite passing in the Senate in February.
NBA’s Roy Hibbert fined $75,000 for homophobic slur and swearing
2:26 PM — Professional basketball player Roy Hibberts has been fined $75,000 (£49,173) by the National Basketball Association for swearing and using homophobic language in a press conference.
Rapper Azealia Banks attacks GLAAD: ‘You don’t stand for anything and have no integrity’ 30
1:37 PM — US rapper Azealia Banks, has attacked GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organisation, on Twitter, accusing it of 'picking and choosing when to be offended', since she was criticised earlier this year for using the word 'faggot' towards Perez Hilton, and UK journalists.
2nd June 2013
NBA player Roy Hibbert apologises after using homophobic slur 7
8:01 PM — Professional basketball player Roy Hibbert has apologised for swearing and using homophobic language in an interview, saying the remarks were "not a reflection of my personal views".
Illinois same-sex marriage bill given lifesaving deadline extension 8
10:05 AM — In a move that may save the state's same-sex marriage bill from failure, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan quietly moved on Friday to extend the bill's deadline to August.
1st June 2013
US: NFL player Andrew Luck: If coming out as gay makes a teammate happy, I have no problem 1
6:23 PM — Prominent NFL offensive player Andrew Luck, has spoken out to say that, if it makes a teammate happy to come out as gay, "they should do it", and that he has no problem with it.