31st May 2013
US: Demonstrators to rally in Illinois to pressure House for urgent vote on equal marriage 1
1:55 AM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of Illinois have sprung into action to arrange an urgent rally to push the House to vote on a bill to legalise it, before the end of the session on Friday.
US: Pressure mounts on Illinois House to vote on equal marriage bill before end of session 1
1:13 AM — Equal marriage advocates in the US state of Illinois are pushing for the House to vote on equal marriage, before this session, on Friday.
New York mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn: I feel uneasy that people might judge me for being gay 4
12:56 AM — Openly gay New York City Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, has released an extract from her autobiography, in which she reflects on sometimes feeling "a faint sense of unease", that she might be judged for being gay.
US: New Jersey Senate delays vote on gay ‘cure therapy’ ban 1
12:22 AM — The Senate in the US state of New Jersey has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban the controversial practice of gay "conversion therapy" on minors.
Apple bans gay ‘cure’ iPhone app but it remains in Google Play store for Android users 20
12:09 AM — A Christian app has been banned by Apple for claiming to help users 'cure' themselves of homosexuality, it remains available for download by Google Android users.
30th May 2013
iPhone and Android apps offer ‘cure’ to homosexuality 33
6:12 PM — A Christian iPhone and Android app has been criticised for claiming to help users 'cure' themselves of homosexuality.
New York: Memorial for gay man shot dead in Greenwich Village 3
3:45 PM — A memorial service has taken place in New York City for Mark Carson, a gay man who was shot dead earlier this month.
US: Michigan bill would repeal state ban on equal marriage 8
2:22 PM — Senators in Michigan are to attempt to repeal the state's constitutional amendment which bans same-sex marriage.
Union J star Jaymi Hensley: David Cameron is right, equal marriage will change the lives of many 3
12:37 PM — Union J star Jaymi Hensley, has opened up to PinkNews.co.uk about his strong support from fans for being open about being gay, and that he is excited about the equal marriage debate in Parliament, as he feels strongly that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
US: Bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts passes California Senate 20
1:38 AM — A bill which would remove the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), unless it fully accepted gay members, volunteers, and staff, has been approved in the Senate in the US state of California.
29th May 2013
US: Michele Bachmann will not seek re-election to Congress 27
7:02 PM — Anti-gay Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for another term in the US House of Representatives.
Lauryn Hill condemned for ‘homophobic’ lyrics on new track 42
2:54 PM — US singer Lauryn HIll has been slammed by critics for her latest song, which some said contains "homophobic" lyrics, and portrays drag queens, as a negative aspect of modern society.
US: First college men’s basketball player to come out: ‘You’ve got to be comfortable with who you are’ 5
2:08 AM — Following the lead of other professional athletes to come out and continue playing in a US professional team sport, a Kansas college men's basketball player, appears to have become the first to come out during a college career, and said: "If you are comfortable with yourself, you can do anything."
US: Louisiana bill would block gay couples from surrogate parenting 4
1:36 AM — A bill introduced in the Senate, in the US state of Louisiana will block gay, and unmarried couples from being able to become parents by using surrogates, by requiring that all parents using such a process, are married.
Comment: Shame on the Assemblies of God for rejecting the Boy Scouts inclusion of gay members 15
12:46 AM — Pastor Dave Thompson writes for PinkNews on the recent rejection of the Boy Scouts of America by the Assemblies of God Church, following the BSA's new policy which will allow openly gay members to serve in the organisation from 1 January 2014.
28th May 2013
US gay Catholic priest: ‘I can’t reconcile my silence as a gay priest, with anti-gay Catholic teaching’ 16
6:28 PM — Writing in his book, a gay Catholic priest in the US state of Missouri, has reflected on coming out as gay in within the church, and how he went against its official teachings against homosexuality to do so.
Chelsea Clinton: It is ‘fundamental’ to allow same-sex couples to marry
6:01 PM — Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea, has said she wants to dedicate her time towards international health efforts and towards gay rights, including equal marriage, which she said was a "fundamental human imperative".
Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska to star in adaptation of groundbreaking lesbian love story
4:42 PM — Film producers the Weinstein Company have acquired the rights to 'Carol', an adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith, which will star Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.
US: Catholics told to fast and pray ahead of Supreme Court equal marriage rulings 18
3:59 PM — The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling on worshippers to fast and pray in the hope that it will help the US Supreme Court to rule against gay equality.
US: Gay-friendly retailer JC Penney in hot water over kettle that looks like Hitler 48
3:47 PM — US retail giant JC Penney has found itself the subject of a viral image, after road users in the US pointed out that a billboard advertising one of its kettles, looks like Hitler.