16th July 2013
US church announces plans to picket funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith 71
4:37 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has announced plans to picket the funeral of deceased Glee star Cory Monteith.
Adam Levine accuses talent show Idol of stopping people from coming out as gay 2
3:59 PM — Maroon 5 singer and coach of talent show The Voice Adam Levine, has hit out at rival show Idol to say that it discourages aspiring singers from coming out as gay.
15th July 2013
US: California Supreme Court refuses to halt resume of same-sex marriages 12
11:30 PM — The Supreme Court in the US state of California has refused to halt the resume of same-sex marriages in the state, following the US Supreme Court's ruling last month, and a petition filed challenging it.
Milk screenwriter says boycott of Enders Game movie over homophobia is ‘a waste of energy’ 46
11:13 PM — The screenwriter of the Academy Award winning Harvey Milk Biopic, Milk, has called those pushing for a boycott of the Enders Game movie because of homophobia on the part of novellist Orson Scott Card, "misguided".
Robbie Rogers: Most football fans are not homophobic 7
11:31 AM — Openly gay professional US football player Robbie Rogers has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks that most UK football fans are not homophobic.
14th July 2013
Pastor criticises George W Bush for not taking moral stance against equal marriage 15
1:16 PM — A US pastor and director of a national Christian organisation has criticised former President George W Bush for saying "I shouldn’t be taking a speck out of somebody else’s eye when I have a log in my own" in response to a question on same-sex marriage.
‘Ender’s Game’ boycott organisers reject Lionsgate response 13
12:43 PM — The organisers of a boycott of the upcoming film Ender's Game have dismissed a statement made by the film's producers, Lionsgate, saying the issue remains to be the money the film will make for anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card.
13th July 2013
US: Human rights leader pledges equal marriage support in Southern states 2
1:19 PM — The president of the US Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Chad Griffin, has appeared in Mississippi to pledge to go to the South in his organisation's campaign for equal marriage.
Pennsylvania: Pastor arrested for protesting attorney general’s refusal to defend equal marriage ban 3
12:34 PM — A pastor in the US state of Pennsylvania has been arrested for refusing to leave a state building, in protest against the attorney general's announcement that she would not defend the state's equal marriage ban.
Lionsgate responds to Enders Game controversy surrounding Orson Scott Card 47
2:34 AM — Film production company Lionsgate has responded to a controversy surrounding Enders Game author Orson Scott Card, after calls for a boycott of a film based on his novel due to previous anti-gay comments.
US: Supporters of Prop 8 file petition claiming equal marriage ban should still legally be in force 22
1:26 AM — The supporters of California's now defunct Proposition 8 ban on equal marriage, have begun legal proceedings to challenge the resumption of issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, accusing the courts of interpreting a Supreme Court ruling in the wrong way.
12th July 2013
Protest against gay blood ban takes places across the US
5:30 PM — Gay men across the US are taking a stand against a federal law preventing them from donating blood.
Comment: Are religious conservatives able to talk cordially about gay issues? 26
3:26 PM — Pastor Dave Thompson, who is openly gay and works towards opening a dialogue within the church on gay issues, writes for PinkNews on the question of whether it is possible for those opposed to gay rights can still be cordial in discussions.
US: Pennsylvania attorney general says she won’t defend state ban on equal marriage 5
12:12 AM — The attorney general in the US state of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend the state's ban on equal marriage, following a lawsuit being filed to challenge the ban.
11th July 2013
Television show Two and a Half Men to introduce first lesbian character 4
5:41 PM — Popular US television programme Two and a Half Men is to introduce a new lesbian character.
US: Lesbian couple attacked by ten men in hate crime attack 2
5:19 PM — A lesbian couple in South Austin, Chicago, have been attacked in what police are treating as a hate crime, by as many as ten men, before police intervened.
US: American Idol star Adam Lambert to join the cast of Glee 3
4:41 PM — Gay former American Idol singer Adam Lambert will be joining the cast of Glee, it was revealed yesterday.
Rapper Macklemore: ‘Homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community’ 4
4:28 PM — Rap star Macklemore has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks "homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community", but that "it's getting better".
Beyoncé says she is ‘flattered’ at the suggestion that she is a gay icon 2
1:33 PM — Superstar singer Beyoncé has said during an interview that she is "flattered" to be considered by some a gay icon, noting Judy Garland, Cher and Madonna as others, and saying she is "in the company of great women".
10th July 2013
US state of Indiana will jail gay couples who attempt to marry for 18 months 87
11:03 AM — While the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that denied same-sex couples federal recognition, the US state of Indiana has passed a law that would result in gay couples being jailed for up to 18 months if they attempt to apply for a marriage license.