7th September 2012
Lesbian couple escalate adoption rights battle, attempt to have equal marriage ban deemed unconstitutional 5
7:40 PM — A US couple have escalated their own same-sex adoption battle to encompass their state's ban on same-sex marriages. The couple said they are fighting for equality not for themselves, but for the right of their children.
Connecticut: Man pleads guilty to killing woman he thought was having an affair with daughter 4
5:41 PM — A man in the US state of Connecticut has pleaded no contest in relation to charges he killed a woman he thought was having an affair with his daughter, and then put her body in a freezer.
Maryland: Footballer who supported gay rights campaign attacked by delegate 29
3:23 AM — An American Footballer who recorded a video supporting a marriage equality group in October 2011, has just been attacked by a delegate of the state, who said that he should be punished for speaking out.
Massachusetts: State lawmakers call for appeal on surgery for trans prisoner 15
2:28 AM — State lawmakers in Massachusetts have begun the process of attempting to have a decision made by a judge to give a trans woman prisoner gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.
Connecticut: Priest reprimanded for participating in his cousin’s same-sex wedding 20
2:00 AM — The Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, has rebuked a priest for participating in his cousin's same-sex wedding in New York City, despite him only doing a reading and that he didn't wear his vestments.
Video: Time to ‘stop’ discrimination against gays and lesbians, says Obama 6
1:29 AM — President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and talked about the Democrats support for the LGBT community. The video addresses Obama's past support for LGBT people, and in his speech he acknowledges that "we still have a long way to go, but we will get there."
6th September 2012
Lady Gaga’s meat dress becomes museum exhibit 1
5:48 PM — Lady Gaga's famous meat dress, along with its gay rights message, has made its way to America’s capital.
US medical body changes advice on circumcision 146
10:50 AM — The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has changed its policy on the procedure and is no longer opposed to the routine circumcision of male new born babies.
Michelle Obama addresses gay Democrats at party convention 9
10:20 AM — US First Lady Michelle Obama has addressed a group of LGBT Democratic party members at a lunch event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign in Charlotte.
5th September 2012
9-year-old Boy Scout quits, says he doesn’t like unfairness of anti-gay rule 32
8:04 PM — A nine-year-old Cub Scout has quit over the Boy Scouts of America's policy which does not allow any gay member, volunteer or staff member.
Matrix Director, Lana Wachowski speaks out about her transition 10
7:38 PM — One half of the 'Wachowski siblings' has spoken out about the difficulties of transitioning, her gender reassingment surgery, and about getting over those difficulties.
Minnesota: Gay parenting study becomes focal point of anti equality campaign 15
6:51 PM — An anti marriage equality group have used a recent study, which investigated the mental health of adults raised by same-sex and opposite-sex couples, which suggested children of the former have more problems in their adult life, to push for equal marriage bans, ahead of November's election.
Hollywood star unveiled for Ellen DeGeneres 3
5:04 PM — The US lesbian TV star has been honoured on Hollywood Boulevard in the traditional ceremony, her mother, Betty, and wife Portia De Rossi, were on hand to help her celebrate.
Singer’s mum: Thin Lizzy would have opposed “anti-gay” GOP using their song 4
2:57 AM — The mother of Thin Lizzie singer, Philip Lynott, would have been strongly against the Republicans using his music during their national convention because of the party's stance on equal marriage.
Judge orders that trans convict be given gender reassignment surgery in prison 11
2:29 AM — A Judge in Boston, Massachusetts has ruled that a trans woman must be given gender reassignment surgery in prison, in order to treat her gender dysphoria. This is believed to be the first ruling of its kind.
Four US Marines arrested for possible homophobic assault outside California gay bar 11
2:02 AM — Police in Long Beach, California, have arrested four members of the US Marine Corps for assaulting men outside a popular gay bar in the area.
Democrats endorse equal marriage, and ‘appropriately represent’ LGBT community 10
12:48 AM — The Democratic National Convention has kicked off, and has been praised for appropriately representing, and embracing the LGBT community in the US.
4th September 2012
US: Suspected murderer of transgendered woman gains new lawyer 1
3:58 PM — In Washington DC, a 55-year-old man accused of stabbing a transgender woman in the face back in February has been assigned a new defence lawyer.
Democrats expected to endorse equal marriage in their platform today. 13
2:23 AM — At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the party are expected to allow equal marriage in their platform, making them the first major party to do so.
Ohio: Court reverses custody ruling for lesbian’s former partner 3
1:39 AM — A court in Ohio has reversed an earlier decision to allow a lesbian custody access to the biological daughter of her former girlfriend, now saying that she has no right to custody.