5th September 2012
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.
University stands by controversial study on children of gay parents 42
1:12 AM — The University of Texas has made a statement defending a report published in July which suggested that children born to parents who had a gay relationship have more problems in adult life than those born to married, straight parents.
3rd September 2012
John Travolta had six-year affair with me, says male pilot 27
4:17 PM — Hollywood actor John Travolta is continuing to face accusations that he’s been having sexual relationships with men, this time from a 62-year-old Californian pilot.
2nd September 2012
Billionaire GOP supporter disagrees with platform, says he supports gay marriage 13
9:47 PM — A supporter of the Republican Party has broken with their consensus on equal marriage, and said that he is in support of the movement towards equality.
Eagle Scouts return their medals in protest against Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy 7
7:41 PM — Many Eagle Scouts in the US have returned their medals to the Boy Scouts of America in protest to their anti-gay policy which does not allow any gay members, volunteers or staff.
Gay teen to sue school for failing to protect him from homophobic bully 11
2:23 AM — A gay teenager in Indianapolis who was expelled for bringing a stun-gun to school to scare off bullies, is suing the public school system for failing to protect him from bullying.
1st September 2012
Previously banned gay family show will air in Utah after all 6
12:19 AM — An NBC show which features a gay couple, their surrogate and her family, which was removed from the schedule of a Utah TV network for being "inappropriate" has been picked up by another station in the state.
31st August 2012
Los Angeles artist not to be charged for Chick-fil-A graffiti 12
3:20 PM — A Los Angeles artists who allegedly painted the words 'Tastes Like Hate' on a Chick-fil-A restaurant following the announcement that their president was against marriage equality, is not going to be criminally charged.
Bill to allow lesbian women equal access to fertility services passes California senate 2
11:39 AM — The California State Senate this week voted 26 to 10 to approve a bill that ensures women in same-sex relationships - and single women - can access fertility services on the same terms as women in opposite-sex relationships.
Clint Eastwood to speak at Republican convention – despite being pro-marriage equality 17
10:56 AM — Clint Eastwood is to be guest speaker at the Republican National Convention, despite his pro-marriage equality stance which does not chime with the party's ideology.
30th August 2012
GLAAD index names best and worst in LGBT friendly broadcasting 3
10:19 PM — The sixth annual Network Responsibility Index has been published by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and includes details of networks and shows which have accurately reflected, or not, the LGBT community through their broadcasting.
Warning made to US churches that collecting money for anti-equality causes is not allowed 8
9:12 PM — Churches in Washington have been reminded that they are not to act as intermediaries by taking donations for political causes, including a group attempting to overturn the legalisation of equal marriage in the state.
Arizona lesbian couple found dead in likely murder-suicide 6
4:38 PM — A lesbian couple from Arizona have been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
Support for marriage equality among African-Americans in Nevada has increased over a quarter 2
3:08 PM — According to a poll, support for marriage equality among African-American voters in Nevada has increased just over a quarter since President Obama said in May that he supports such unions.