18th June 2013
US: Illinois equal marriage group pledges $500,000 effort to promote same-sex marriage
1:28 AM — An equal marriage advocacy group in the US state of Illinois has announced that it is gearing up for a large-scale campaign to promote same-sex marriage ahead of the 2014 state election.
US: Advocates hope to get equal marriage question on 2014 Arizona ballot
12:54 AM — Supporters of equal marriage are hoping to get the question of legalising equal marriage on a ballot in the state of Arizona, as soon as 2014, in order to undo a voter-approved constitutional ban on the practice.
US: Russian gay people urge boycott of 2014 Russian Winter Olympics 10
12:32 AM — Gay people from Russia and the former Soviet republics who are living in the US have urged a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, because of growing fears that LGBT people are not safe in Russia.
17th June 2013
US: Baltimore Pride features mass same-sex wedding
6:30 PM — During this year's Baltimore Pride parade, the city's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake officiated a mass wedding of over 20 couples, in an emotional and symbolic move.
Study: US media outlets more likely to feature pro-equal marriage viewpoints 3
5:18 PM — According to a new study, news stories in the US are more likely to present pro-equal marriage viewpoints than those in opposition to it.
US: Knox County to add LGBT protections to hiring procedure
2:17 PM — The anti-discrimination act for employment by Knox County in Tennessee, is to be updated in order to protect LGBT people, despite officials say that such discrimination is already not allowed.
16th June 2013
US: Boy Scout leaders reprimanded for marching with gay pride parade 14
1:51 PM — The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has reprimanded two scout leaders who took part in a gay pride parade with several scouts.
15th June 2013
Mixed martial arts boss to fighter who linked equal marriage to incest: ‘Leave talking to smart people’ 7
1:16 AM — The head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has commented on a recent controversy in which a fighter asked whether equal marriage would lead to incest, by saying that he "should leave talking to smart people" and "stick to finger painting".
Canada: Hockey player apologises after tweeting anti-gay slur about NBA player 2
12:55 AM — A hockey player from the Canadian city of Winnipeg has become embroiled in controversy, as he promptly apologised for tweeting an anti-gay slur, but not before causing offence.
14th June 2013
San Francisco: Gay blogger sentenced for taking toilet photo of gay supervisor Scott Wiener 2
5:45 PM — A San Francisco gay rights blogger has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge after taking a photograph of a gay politician in a toilet.
US: Anti-gay congressman accidentally takes wrong door and attends pro-LGBT event 8
4:24 PM — A Republican congressman, who is an adamant defender of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies equal benefits to married same-sex couples, accidentally attended a pro-gay event when he took the wrong door at Capitol Hill.
Chris Brown starts equality campaign and vows to stand up for gay rights 21
2:11 PM — Singer Chris Brown has surprised fans by starting a campaign which vows to stand up for equality, for gay people, and other minority groups.
Son of US Senator under fire for posting racist and homophobic tweets 12
1:44 PM — A US Republican Senator has come under fire after his 15-year-old son posted homophobic and racist comments on several social media sites.
Survey: LGBT acceptance at all time high in US, but discrimination remains
12:46 PM — A survey in America has found that an overwhelming number of LGBT people say society has become more accepting, despite 4 in ten people having experienced rejection from a friend or family member because of their identity.
Video: Married binational gay couple kept apart by DOMA urges US Supreme Court strike-down 23
1:50 AM — A viral video telling the story of a binational married gay couple urges the US Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which has prevented them from being together permanently.
US: President Obama urges Congress to pass bill to end anti-LGBT workplace discrimination 6
1:22 AM — US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to pass legislation to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, saying "I want to sign that bill."
13th June 2013
US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay 38
11:31 PM — A US Senator has said during an interview that he thinks gay people should not have any "special protections" against being fired from their jobs based on their sexual orientation.
Mixed martial arts fighter: ‘Equal marriage could lead to incest, bestiality and child marriages’ 69
5:34 PM — A US mixed martial arts fighter says allowing gay couples to become legally married is the first step on a path that could lead to people marrying animals, children or their siblings.
US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Six possible outcomes 8
4:35 PM — As the US Supreme Court appears poised to make a ruling on two cases around equal marriage, here is a short history of the legislation and a breakdown of the six possible outcomes the court might make.
US: Gay Jewish activist wins $3.5M lawsuit against cousin for ‘brutal’ childhood abuse 11
4:30 PM — The Brooklyn Supreme Court has awarded $3.5 million (£2.2 million) to a gay activist who accused his cousin of carrying out "brutal" sexual abuse against him as a child - but he says it was "never about the money".