5th March 2013
US: Gay couple asked to leave shopping centre for kissing and holding hands 11
2:54 PM — A gay couple was asked to leave a California shopping centre for innocently kissing and holding hands in public, it is claimed.
Mississippi: Family of gay murdered mayoral candidate say he was ‘beaten, dragged and burned’ 6
12:52 PM — The family of a murdered gay mayoral candidate in the US state of Mississippi has said that he was beaten, dragged and burned, and do not believe it was a random act.
Poll: New York City council speaker could become city’s first openly gay and first female mayor 4
1:12 AM — A new poll has been released which suggests that New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, could be in with a chance of becoming the first openly gay, and first female mayor of the city.
4th March 2013
US: Health spa refuses to allow ‘abnormal’ gay and transgender customers 13
7:00 PM — A Virginia spa has stated that it has a policy not to accept “abnormal sexually orientated customer” after it kicked out a trans woman.
Carly Rae Jepsen still to answer gay rights group call to boycott Boy Scouts concert 4
6:00 PM — GLAAD has called on singer Carly Rae Jepsen to turn down headlining an event for the Boy Scouts of America until they lift their ban on gay scouts and leaders.
US: Doctors find ‘functional cure’ for child born with HIV 10
5:42 PM — A baby born with HIV has effectively been cured of the virus through early drug treatment, American researchers have revealed, in the first documented case of its kind.
US: Man attacks lesbian mother after she protects son from school bullies 13
3:37 PM — A Texas lesbian is claiming that she was a victim of hate crime after being attacked by a man for trying to protect her partner’s son from bullies.
Video: Bryan Fischer says gay players in the NFL would cause a ‘grenade-like explosion’ 20
3:26 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has spoken on the organisation's radio program Focal Point, to say that the NFL should not allow openly gay football players, as they would cause a "grenade-like explosion".
James Franco: ‘It is partly my fault’ that people think I’m gay 9
2:14 PM — Actor James Franco has said that he has no problem with people questioning his sexuality, and said that it was "partly my fault" when discussing rumours that he might be gay.
3rd March 2013
Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD award 4
6:13 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced that Madonna will present its Media Award to TV host Anderson Cooper, at its Media Awards ceremony later this year.
2nd March 2013
Ellen writes open letter to the Supreme Court urging it to strike down Proposition 8 3
6:06 PM — American TV host Ellen has made her opinion known to the Supreme Court which, later in March, will begin to take on the case of whether to overturn Proposition 8, California's statewide ban on equal marriage.
NFL player Scott Fujita: ‘A gay football player would not be an issue at all in the locker room’ 7
5:17 PM — NFL player Scott Fujita has spoken out about the issue of a lack of gay players in professional sport, and has said that he thinks it would "not be an issue at all" to have a gay player in the locker room.
US: NFL players Kluwe and Ayanbadejo file Supreme Court brief in support of equal marriage 4
1:28 AM — Two top NFL players, both equal rights advocates, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court, urging it to strike down Proposition 8, the Californian ban on equal marriage.
1st March 2013
Obama: If I were a Supreme Court judge, I’d remove laws banning same-sex marriage 24
6:15 PM — President Obama has said that if he sat on the US Supreme Court, he would most likely rule that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional.
Bryan Fischer talks on fifteen-year campaign to stop ‘militant homosexuals’ from ‘destroying America’ 39
5:34 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has talked up a fifteen-year campaign to protect America from being "destroyed" by "militant homosexuals".
US: Oscar-nominated AIDS documentary to be made into TV series
3:03 PM — A documentary about the AIDS epidemic which was nominated for an Oscar this year, is set to be turned into a miniseries on the American TV network ABC.
World War II love letter professes love of one soldier for another 47
2:16 PM — The letter written in 1943 by GI Brian Keith professes his love for a fellow soldier posted in North Africa during World War II. The letter's intended recipient never made it home.
US: Colorado House committee passes civil unions bill 1
2:02 PM — A Colorado House committee advanced a civil unions bill on Thursday, with one Republican joining Democrats to vote yes for the legislation which is expected to become law in 2013.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: Prospective NFL players may have to lie that they’re straight to get drafted 1
1:35 PM — NFL player and equal rights advocate, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has expressed regret at the fact that gay, prospective NFL players may need to lie about their sexuality, when asked, in order to get drafted as professional players.
US: Obama administration files brief urging Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8
12:49 PM — The Obama administration filed a brief to the Supreme Court on Thursday evening, urging it to strike down the state of California's ban on equal marriage, a move which has been hailed by equal marriage advocates.