31st July 2013
New York: Gay bar takes part in anti-homophobia protest outside Russian consulate by pouring vodka down drain 27
7:03 PM — Vodka has been seen being poured down the drain outside the Russia's consulate in New York as another gay bar boycotts Russia’s national drink in protest at the country’s homophobic stance.
USA Today publishes op-ed defending ex-gay therapy and claiming ‘hundreds of ex-gay patients were succesful’ 23
6:49 PM — USA Today has posted an op-ed by a staunch defender of 'ex-gay' therapy who defends institutions which continue to offer the service, despite a consensus among medical professionals that it can be harmful, and various lawsuits challenging the legality of offering such services.
US: Today in LGBT history app launched in Maryland
6:04 PM — A new mobile app has been created by a resident of the US state of Maryland, which allows users to see a 'today in history' page about LGBT history.
New York: Man jailed for 13 years over homophobic gang attack 1
4:52 PM — A man in New York City has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars in connection with a 2010 homophobic attack in the Bronx.
US: Minnesota police say equal marriage support reason behind third case of church vandalism 3
3:24 PM — Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota have said they are looking for a man in a wheelchair who has been caught on CCTV throwing eggs at a church, which authorities believe stems from its support of equal marriage.
US: Study to find out how transgender troops would affect military ‘readiness’ 7
1:36 PM — An independent group that studies gender, sexuality and the military has announced that they are to research whether the inclusion of trans people into the US armed forces would affect the "readiness" of its troops.
Archbishop of New York: Pope Francis remains opposed to gay relationships 26
11:41 AM — The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, says Pope Francis remains opposed to same-sex relationships.
US radio host: Case to recognise gay couple’s marriage as one of them is terminally ill is ‘nonsense’ 31
12:22 AM — Weighing in on the argument surrounding a gay Ohio couple who had their out-of-state marriage recognised last week by a judge because one of them is terminally ill, US Christian radio host Linda Harvey dismissed the case as "nonsense".
30th July 2013
US: Pennsylvania sues clerk for issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples 4
9:54 PM — The Pennsylvania health department is suing a court clerk of a county who has been issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples.
Christian church performed same-sex marriages almost 2,000 years ago 31
9:37 PM — A book by historian John Boswell around the origins of equal marriage is being released in digital edition for the first time in August, and discusses that almost 2,000 years ago, the Christian church performed same-sex weddings.
NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn: Pope Francis’ comments about gay people are ‘terrific’ 8
7:13 PM — Christine Quinn, the gay Democratic candidate who’s leading the field to become the next mayor of New York City says Pope Francis' latest comments on gay people are "terrific".
US: Gay solider Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy 31
6:16 PM — The gay US soldier accused of leaking large numbers of secret documents to Wikileaks has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy - but he has been found guilty on five espionage counts.
US: Colorado sets precedent with out-of-state civil union dissolution 2
5:03 PM — The US state of Colorado this week allowed a groundbreaking dissolution of a same-sex civil union which was entered into out of state.
US teacher: ‘Gay-inclusive curricula are like teaching children how to use crack’ 13
2:58 PM — Speaking on a Christian radio programme, a South Carolina teacher and pastor has likened curricula which are inclusive of LGBT people to "teaching people how to use crack".
US: Louisiana Sheriff denies using out-of-date sodomy law to specifically target gay men 7
12:51 PM — The sheriff's office in Baton Rouge, the capital of the US state of Louisiana, has issued a statement denying that its officers used a defunct law to specifically target gay men, but admitted possibly using the wrong approach.
29th July 2013
Poll: Majority of US residents now support equal marriage 2
11:11 PM — A new poll has found that a majority of US voters are in favour of legalising equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
US: Nebraska lawmakers set to discuss equal marriage 5
10:44 PM — Lawmakers in the US state of Nebraska are set to begin discussions around equal marriage.
US: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell opponent Senator to challenge military handling of sexual assaults 2
3:53 PM — A Democratic US Senator who was one of the main opponents against the now repealed ban on gay and lesbian people serving openly in the military, has now set her sights on tackling the way sexual assaults are handled in the military.
Comic creator Stan Lee dismisses idea of a bisexual Spider-Man 30
2:05 PM — Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee has poured cold water on suggestions that the superhero should be bisexual in a future movie.
28th July 2013
US: Kansas sperm donor asks judge for ruling in his favour without trial 6
8:59 PM — A Kansas man who was previously ordered to pay child support for a child born through sperm he donated to a lesbian couple, has asked for the judge in his case to make a ruling in his favour without a trial.