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.
Judge suggests Detroit lesbian couple challenge state’s marriage equality ban for full parenting rights
12:11 PM — A federal judge in Detroit this week suggested a lesbian couple challenge the state of Michigan's ban on marriage equality - which is preventing them both being registered as their children's parents.
Republican Senator of Utah disagrees with Romney over marriage equality ban 15
10:19 AM — The Senator of Utah, who is Mitt Romney’s most high-profile Mormon supporter in the US Senate, has come to blows with the new presidential candidate on amending the Constitution to ban marriage equality.
29th August 2012
Study: Hearing the phrase “That’s so gay” can cause lasting harm 45
11:53 PM — The University of Michigan has released the results of a study which revealed that gay, lesbian or bisexual students who hear phrases such as "that's so gay" more often are more likely to suffer health problems.
Detroit: Hate-crime assault suspect pleads guilty 2
11:24 PM — A man in Detroit entered a guilty plea in court today, admitting that he assaulted a man in a corner shop based on the assumption that the victim was gay.
The first LGBT video game convention set to take place in 2013 4
7:47 PM — A group of San Francisco based gamers have set out to create a safe and tolerant alternative to a regular video game convention, and have confirmed that they have raised enough to host the event next summer.
Ann Romney invited onto TV show “Modern Family” once gay marriage is legal 1
6:51 PM — Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, was invited to star on the hit TV show "Modern Family" by one of the show's creators, on the condition that gay marriage be legalized across the US.
Bill to ban gay conversion ‘therapy’ may be signed into law in California 12
5:29 PM — A groundbreaking new bill which would ban anti-gay "therapy" has passed the California Assembly and is on its way to state governor Jerry Brown.
Gay Republican says platform banning marriage equality will be last gasp of homophobia from the party 35
12:31 PM — Gay Republican and former Representative of Arizona, Jim Kolbe said he believes this will be the last time the Republican Party’s platform will endorse amending the US Constitution to stop states from recognising marriage equality.
Maryland LGBT groups join up with immigrants over November ballot
11:02 AM — LGBT groups in Maryland teamed up with the state's largest Latino and immigrant rights group yesterday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions which, if passed, will allow marriage equality and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
Republican party platform would halt US hopes of marriage equality 78
3:51 AM — The Republican Party today announced approval on a platform which would ban any hopes of marriage equality, and all abortions, at the GOP national convention in Tampa, Florida.
Boy Scouts of America pack to stand up to anti-gay policy 6
3:26 AM — A Boy Scouts of America pack in California have announced that they are to take a stand against the BSA policy, which currently does not allow gay members, volunteers or staff.
28th August 2012
Bill O’Reilly defends claim that pedophilia is a “homosexual problem” 23
7:28 PM — A political commentator on Fox News has been criticised for defending an anti-gay rights lobby group who have made claims that there are connections between homosexuality and pedophilia.
Gay couple sue airline after dildo taped to top of their luggage and displayed on baggage carousel 79
5:19 PM — A gay couple from Virginia is suing Houston-based United/Continental Airlines after baggage handlers allegedly removed a sex toy from one of their checked bags, leaving on show before it went back on the carousel.