28th August 2012
Pennsylvania: Congressional nominee changes mind on marriage equality 4
11:18 AM — The Democratic nominee for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania has this week reversed his opposition to marriage equality.
Prop 8 contributor and church youth leader indicted on child abuse charges 18
10:47 AM — A church youth leader in California who donated money to the anti-marriage equality Proposition 8 campaign has been indicted on charges of child molestation.
27th August 2012
Update: Anti-gay former school teacher arrested after admitting sexually abusing children
10:49 PM — Police have appealed for more victims to come forward after a 52-year-old man in California was arrested following an admission that he sexually abused numerous children since the early 1980s.
Supporters of deportee protest immigration office 4
8:55 PM — A group of people opposed to the deportation of a Mexican man from Detroit, gathered outside a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office today to protest in favour of his release.
Parents of suicide teenager leave church over anti-gay teachings 51
1:41 PM — The parents of Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in 2010 after finding out that his roommate had filmed a sexual encounter he had, have left their church due to its views on gay rights.
26th August 2012
Republican Mayor of San Diego speaks out in favour of equal marriage 4
1:05 AM — In a TV advert which is to be broadcast during the Republican National Convention, The Mayor of San Diego, California, has spoken urging voters to support equal marriage for all.
Pride event hopes to raise support ahead of Democrats’ gay marriage decision
12:27 AM — A gay pride event, which is being held in the same US city as is set to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, hopes to raise enough awareness to influence the party's decision on gay marriage.
25th August 2012
Evan Rachel Wood responds to criticism of Miley Cyrus gay haircut tweet 9
11:42 PM — Evan Rachel Wood responded to Twitter critics, and explained that she was joking when she said Miley Cyrus' new haircut was a sign that she might be gay.
TV station: Gay family show banned for being “inappropriate during family time” 26
11:14 PM — A television station based in the US has come under heavy criticism for their decision not to air a new NBC sitcom about a gay couple, their surrogate and her family.
24th August 2012
Madonna forgives Elton John after ‘stripper’ jibe 21
9:03 PM — Madonna says she knows that Sir Elton John is a fan even though he called her a "fairground stripper".
Minnesota: Politician gives in and steps down after gay sex scandal 15
3:40 PM — A 56-year-old Minnesota Democrat who had a sexual encounter with a minor he met online has dropped his re-election bid.
Talk show host Geraldo Rivera suggests US Homeland Security is staffed by a ‘lesbian cabal’ 31
12:15 PM — Fox News and US chat show host Geraldo Rivera suggested on a TV debate earlier this week that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was becoming "some kind of lesbian cabal".
Vermont resort settles lawsuit brought after refusing to host lesbian wedding reception 5
12:50 AM — A settlement, including no longer being allowed to host wedding receptions, has been reached by a venue which refused to host a wedding party for a lesbian couples' wedding because of the owners' Catholic beliefs.
23rd August 2012
Hugh Hefner announces support for equal marriage 13
9:18 PM — The publishing veteran is adamant that denying same-sex couples the right to marriage is a basic infringement of their human rights.
‘Too horny’ anti-gay US Christian fundamentalist convicted of masturbating by a children’s playground 46
6:17 PM — US Christian fundamentalist Rev. Grant Storms, a well known anti-gay protestor has been convicted on one count of committing an obscenity following his arrest last year for masturbating in a public park by a children's playground.
Psychological tests for trans pilots in US is abandoned owing to a one-woman campaign 5
5:16 PM — Psychological testing for trans people who wish to become pilots has been abandoned after one woman sustained a three-year campaign.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son joins up with Born This Way Foundation 12
1:36 PM — The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the ranks of supporters of Lady Gaga’s BornThis Way Foundation.
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
Republican amendments to marriage equality rejected 17
10:21 AM — Two Republican Party delegates had their suggestions on amending the party's official position on marriage equality rejected this week.
22nd August 2012
Minnesota representative urged to step down following gay-sex scandal 23
8:58 PM — A member of the of the Minnesota House of Representatives has been urged to step down by his party leaders after admitting to having a gay-sex liaison with a 17-year old he met on the internet.