8th January 2013
US: Gay teenager allowed to continue as a Boy Scout following 460,000 strong petition 12
5:31 PM — A Boy Scout Council in California has approved a gay Scout’s Eagle application to be allowed to continue as a boy scout after coming out as gay, following a petition of more than 460,000 signatures, started by his mother.
African American college of Martin Luther King launches LGBT course 6
3:12 PM — An all-male African American college, once attended by Dr Martin Luther King, will offer its first LGBT course this spring.
Neil Patrick Harris accused of pushing ‘gay agenda’ and ‘mocking christianity’ in Super Bowl promo 41
1:26 PM — Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, faces accusations of “mocking Christianity” and pushing a “gay agenda” for his appearance in an advert for the Super Bowl.
US: Military service members discharged for being gay receive severance settlement 5
11:46 AM — Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged for being gay will receive the rest of their severance pay under a ruling made by federal court on Monday.
US: Teen to be charged with plotting to kill gay teacher and black students in school explosion 14
1:50 AM — An Alabama student is to face court after police uncovered what they said was a plot to kill a gay teacher and six students using homemade explosives.
Tammy Baldwin: I want to find out if Chuck Hagel really has changed on gay rights 4
1:05 AM — Newly elected Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay member of the Senate has said that she wishes to meet with Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel to see if his attitudes towards gays has really changed.
Rapper Azealia Banks keeps record deal after saying Perez Hilton is a ‘faggot’ who should kill himself 21
12:57 AM — A spokesperson for rapper Azealia Banks has said that she has not been dropped by her US record label, and that she is currently in the studio recording her debut album.
US: Gallaudet University reinstates diversity officer suspended for signing equal marriage petition 15
12:12 AM — The diversity officer of a university who was suspended for three months after she signed a petition sent by opponents of marriage equality in the state of Maryland has been reinstated.
7th January 2013
Obama: I believe Chuck Hagel’s apology for anti-gay comments and he’s the right man for the job 4
11:35 PM — A senior White House official has said the President Barack Obama believes and accepts Chuck Hagel's apologies for his anti-gay rhetoric and support of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
President Obama appoints Chuck Hagel — but gay rights groups express reservations 8
7:11 PM — US President Barack Obama has named Chuck Hagel as defence secretary, despite a backlash over his previous comments on gay rights.
Video: Chick-Fil-A gives pranksters a free chicken burger for renouncing their homosexuality 17
6:59 PM — Pranksters from the Chick-Fil-A Foundation have exchanged a fake coupon for a meal on the condition that they renounced their homosexuality.
US Supreme Court schedules two day hearing for same-sex marriage cases 4
6:28 PM — The US Supreme Court has announced that it will hear two days of arguments relating to same-sex marriage at the end of March.
US: TV actor Matt Dallas comes out as gay and engaged 11
6:06 PM — US actor Matt Dallas who formerly starred in ABC's 'Kyle XY' has come out as gay thanks to a remarkably casual posting on Twitter.
Rhode Island Catholic bishop: Same-sex marriage is ‘immoral’ and a threat to ‘religious freedom’ 55
5:20 PM — The leader of Rhode Island's Roman Catholic Diocese has described same-sex marriage as "immoral and unnecessary."
US: Gay employee sues airline association after being called a ‘fag’ and ‘bone sucker’ 16
10:22 AM — A gay man in Washington DC is suing an airline association after he was subjected to homophobic abuse by a supervisor.
6th January 2013
Reports: Azealia Banks loses record deal for saying Perez Hilton is a fag who should kill himself 46
6:19 PM — New reports have suggested that US Rapper, Azealia Banks, has been dropped by her record label following a Twitter arugment with blogger, Perez Hilton, during which she called him a "messy faggot", and suggested that he should "kill himself".
5th January 2013
Steven Soderbergh: All studios rejected Liberace film for being ‘too gay’ 18
10:33 PM — Oscar winning film director, Steven Soderbergh, director of an upcoming film about American pianist, Liberace, has said that it was not scheduled to have a theatrical release because film studios turned it down for being "too gay."
US: First openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, retires after 10 years 13
9:46 PM — The US Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, retired from his post on Saturday, after almost ten years.
US Rapper Azealia Banks tells Perez Hilton he’s a ‘messy faggot’ who should kill himself 72
11:29 AM — US rapper Azealia Banks has defended calling the US entertainment blogger Perez Hilton a faggot during a Twitter argument. She went on to recommend that he kills himself.
Jane Lynch: I’m gay but I sometimes can’t resist the ‘charm’ of men like Russell Brand 22
12:56 AM — Actor, Jane Lynch, has said that, despite identifying as gay, she sometimes can't resist the "male charm", and has said she had a "crush" on comedian Russell Brand.