22nd April 2012
Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson win GLAAD awards
8:29 PM — Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, and the US show 'Modern Family' emerged as winners of the 23rd annual Media Awards by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
21st April 2012
An influential US rabbi ‘comes out’ as an LGBT ally 8
1:48 PM — Rabbi Shmuli Yanklowitz, who was chosen by Newsweek as one of the most influential rabbis in the United States, has declared that he is "coming out of the closet," not as a gay man, but as a "proud ally with those of LGBT orientation."
20th April 2012
Walt Disney Studios’ gay chief steps down 3
11:14 PM — The head of Walt Disney Studio, Rich Ross, has resigned as chairman of the film-making company, just a month after the film John Carter became one of the company's biggest flops.
Video: Parents and friends of gay Mormons release ‘It gets better’ video 35
10:45 PM — Following the popularity and widespread reporting of the 'It Gets Better' video made by Mormon students at Brigham Young University, several parents and friends of gay mormons have joined forces to add another video to the project.
Chris Evans ‘embarrassed and heartbroken’ by marriage inequality 28
3:14 PM — Actor Chris Evans has said he finds the inequality in marriage rights between gay and straight couples 'embarrassing', and predicted that in ten years society will look back 'ashamed'.
Vatican criticises nuns’ focus on poverty over equal marriage opposition 55
2:49 PM — The Vatican has criticised a group of nuns for challenging settled doctrines and failing to speak out against equal marriage and abortion.
19th April 2012
Marriage equality ‘not a priority’ for US voters 74
10:36 PM — Equal marriage is not top among the concerns of voters for the 2012 presidential elections in the United States, a new survey has found.
‘Out’ magazine lays off its entire editorial team 8
9:36 PM — The US-based gay lifestyle 'Out,' will lay off its entire editorial staff with one month's severance as of tomorrow, Capital New York reports.
Catholic priests applauded by parishes for not backing anti-equality referendum 49
12:27 AM — At least six Catholic parishes in Washington have opted out of the petition drive for Referendum 74, which calls for a public vote with the intention to ban equal marriage.
18th April 2012
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill advances through the House 43
10:35 PM — Republicans who dominate the Tennessee Legislature have moved one step closer towards passing a bill that would interdict elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality and gender identity.
Boy Scouts of America petitioned to change gay exclusion policy 24
11:42 AM — A gay mother in Ohio has started a petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to reverse its stance on expelling gay youths and leaders from the organisation.
One Million Moms targets gays again over catalogue kiss 45
10:20 AM — What it lacks in success, One Million Moms continues to make up for in persistence, urging supporters to boycott clothing retailer Urban Outfitters for featuring a lesbian kiss in its catalogue.
17th April 2012
Gay teen from Iowa commits suicide 94
11:19 PM — A gay teenager from Iowa has taken his own life after his family and friends say that he received death threats on his mobile phone from his classmates, who also made him the subject of a hate group on Facebook.
Video: FCKH8 says ‘It Doesn’t Get Better’ (for people who hate gays) 22
10:46 PM — FCKH8's latest video mocks the lunacy of homophobia hate groups featuring US celebrities Chris Thompson, Shane Dawson, Glozell, Miles Jai, and Tyler Oakley.
Air Force Sergeant, discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, reinstated 4
9:52 PM — In a case that is likely to have repercussions for gay veterans discharged under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, an Air Force Staff Sergeant, dismissed under the policy, will be reinstated to active duty at his former rank next month.
Video: Street preacher calls Rosie O’Donnell a ‘lesbian pig’ 24
5:32 PM — Video footage has emerged of Rosie O'Donnell involved in a strongly-worded exchange with a street preacher who tells her she should go home to do her dishes and calls her a 'lesbian pig'.
Video: Gays are the ‘moral iceberg’ in ministry’s Titanic metaphor 54
1:30 PM — At the centenary of the Titanic disaster, a ministry has claimed the 'homosexual agenda' represents a new 'moral iceberg' that will sink America if left unchecked.
Gay couples ‘forced to lie’ on US federal tax returns today 26
11:31 AM — Demonstrations will take place around the US today to highlight the fact that gay married couples must list themselves as 'single' on federal tax returns.
Teacher who took gay student out of pageant ‘temporarily removed from campus’ 14
10:42 AM — A Californian vice principal who removed a gay student from a school pageant for veering off-script and saying he wanted to marry a man has been temporarily removed from his campus while the student in question has backed the educator.
16th April 2012
Hunger Games star to get GLAAD honour for pro-gay stance 27
12:25 PM — Josh Hutcherson, one of the stars of the dystopian teenage battle epic The Hunger Games will receive the GLAAD's Vanguard Award for his pro-gay equality stance.