22nd December 2012
Possible US Defence Secretary nominee: Comments about gays “do not reflect my views” 17
1:45 AM — A former US Senator, and Barack Obama's likely choice for Defence Secretary, apologised on Friday for "insensitive" remarks he made about an openly gay nominee for an ambassadorship.
Barack Obama: America’s attitudes to gay rights has been transformed over the past four years 4
12:27 AM — Speaking to Time Magazine reporters after he was named 'Time Magazine Person of the Year', US President Barack Obama has reflected on the transformation made to attitudes towards homosexuality in America.
21st December 2012
New Hampshire’s first transgender representative signals fight back to office 2
4:57 PM — A transgender New Hampshire state representative, who resigned last month, says she will stand again for election next year.
US: Gay teenager appointed to the board of Florida city council after he spoke out against discrimination 3
3:25 PM — The council of the South Florida city of Boca Raton has unanimously appointed a 17-year-old openly gay boy to its community relations board after he spoke out against the city's lack of anti-LGBT discrimination policies.
Christian academic: Porn to blame for rising same-sex marriage support 61
12:01 PM — America’s increasing support for equal marriage is all down to the amount of men viewing ‘graphic’ pornography – according to a Christian academic.
Questions over anti-gay past of Chuck Hagel, tipped to become next US defence secretary 5
10:43 AM — Chuck Hagel, who is in the running to become the next US defence secretary, previously suggested an ambassador could be unfit to serve due to his sexuality by describing him as “aggressively gay”.
Anderson Cooper: AIDS activist Spencer Cox was a ‘real life hero’ who saved countless lives 2
9:44 AM — Anderson Cooper, reflecting on the death of the notable HIV/AIDS activist Spencer Cox described the late campaigner as a "real life hero" who saved multiple lives.
US: Minnesota group to push for marriage equality 1
12:48 AM — The head of the group which led the campaign to vote 'no' on a bill which would have banned equal marriage, has said it will now push to legalise it, starting in the legislative session next month.
20th December 2012
Gay Democrat Barney Frank: It was wrong to take same-sex marriage case to Supreme Court 16
11:47 PM — The retiring Democrat Congressman Barney Frank has said that gay rights campaigners were wrong to take a case about equal marriage to the Supreme Court.
Lesbian half-sister of Newt Gingrich says she’s ‘proud’ of his same-sex marriage U-turn 4
10:57 PM — Candace Gingrich-Jones, the lesbian half-sister of former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has welcomed his call for the Republican Party to accept the idea of same-sex civil marriages.
US Radio host: Same-sex marriage laws might force a resurrected Jesus to marry a man 101
9:54 PM — Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has warned that the passing of same-sex marriage laws might cause Jesus Christ to marry another man.
Newt Gingrich: The Republican Party needs to accept the ‘reality’ of same-sex marriage 19
6:11 PM — In what is being seen as a major U-turn, former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes the Republican Party should accept the idea of same-sex civil marriages.
US: Anti-gay judge and former Romney adviser Robert Bork dies 20
4:53 PM — Former US federal judge Robert Bork, known for his extreme homophobic views, has died at the age of 85.
Video: Australian TV host flirts outrageously with God Hates Fags protestor in spoof news report 12
12:35 PM — The Australian satirical news team The Chaser has surprised a the son of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the God Hates Fags campaign by flirting with him on national television.
US: HIV infection rates rise for young gay men — but down for black women. 16
11:28 AM — The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its latest HIV infection report and young gay men remain a top concern.
US: Judge approves legal fees for trans woman prisoner, denies personal costs 2
2:36 AM — A US judge has approved the payment of legal fees to the lawyers representing a trans woman prisoner, who is to be allowed gender-reassignment surgery as treatment for her gender dysphoria.
19th December 2012
Video: This Christmas, George Takei will help you come out for your family for $99 8
9:01 PM — In a spoof infomercial sketch for last night's Conan show, Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien's longtime sidekick with a little help from Star Trek star George Takei offered to help viewers come out to their family at the Christmas dinner.
Gay bareback porn star dies of HIV related complications 109
4:16 PM — Gay adult star Josh Weston (real name Chad) has died aged 39. He had previously starred in a string of bareback porn films for a variety of different porn houses.
New York: Gay hospital worker jumps in front of train after paedophilia charges 13
4:01 PM — A man who was one of the first gay people to marry on top of the Empire State Building has been hit by a subway train just hours after he was bailed in relation to indecent images of children.
US: Republican Todd Akin pushes for homophobic ‘licence to bully’ law 44
1:57 PM — Missouri Republican Representative Todd Akin is giving one last push to an anti-gay bill before leaving the US House of Representatives.