19th February 2013
Alaskan Republicans apologise for ‘inappropriate’ laughter over same-sex unions question 7
6:06 PM — Leading Repiblicans of the Alaska House of Representatives have apologised for laughing when the issue of civil unions was raised at a caucus.
Study: 3.5% of Americans are LGBT 26
5:53 PM — A state-by-state poll in the US claims to put an end to estimates of what percentage of the population identifies as LGBT.
US: Key player in Obama re-election campaign seeks to remove Ohio equal marriage ban
4:31 PM — One of the key players in President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has joined efforts in the US state of Ohio to repeal its ban on equal marriage.
Rapper Azealia Banks attacks GLAAD for criticism over calling Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’ 44
2:49 PM — American rapper Azealia Banks, has turned her attention to gay rights groups after receiving heavy criticism for an argument with blogger Perez Hilton, during which she called him a "faggot" for a second time.
US: Famed American record executive Clive Davis comes out as bisexual 7
2:17 PM — Clive Davis, executive behind pop stars Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys reveals in his new autobiography 'The Soundtrack of My Life' that he is bisexual.
Video, NBA star: ‘No one can tell me I can’t have two mothers, because I really do’ 3
1:49 PM — An American NBA star has recorded a video introducing his two mothers, and in it he says "Nobody can ever tell me that I can't have two mothers, because I really do."
US: Texas lawmakers hope to repeal state ban on equal marriage 5
12:11 AM — Lawmakers in the US state of Texas are hoping to repeal the state's ban on equal marriage, despite strong opposition.
18th February 2013
Cameroon: Lawyer vows return to defending gay rights despite death threats to his children 5
8:27 PM — A Cameroonian lawyer who received threats that his children would be "sacrificed" for his defence of gay people has said he hopes to return to his work in Cameroon rather than seek safety with his family in the US.
US: Massachusetts issues rules respecting identity of transgender students 3
8:05 PM — The Massachusetts Department of Education has said that students should be able to use facilities like bathrooms and join sports teams according to the gender they identify with.
US: Republican senator attacks Illinois same-sex marriage bill as ‘discriminatory’ towards straight people 31
6:56 PM — Republican Illinois Senator Kyle McCarter took to his Facebook page last week and condemned the state Senate’s 34-21 vote approving a bill to try to legalise same-sex marriage.
US: Black Keys drummer receives homophobic abuse from Justin Bieber fans over feud 9
5:02 PM — The drummer of US band the Black Keys, has faced a tirade of homophobic abuse over Twitter from Justin Bieber fans, after he changed his picture and username, and pretended to be him.
US: NFL Footballer Tim Tebow to speak at anti-gay Dallas megachurch 15
4:09 PM — An American football player for the New York Jets best known for during-game prayers, has been invited to speak at a church in Dallas, the leader of which has been criticised for denouncing homosexuality in the past.
Video: Alaskan Republicans laugh when asked about plans for civil unions 9
3:44 PM — A video has surfaced online, which appears to show members of the Alaskan House Caucus laughing when asked by a member of the press about its plans to legalise civil unions, before saying the issue "never came up" during discussions.
Baseball player who used homophobic slur: ‘I made a mistake and I am different now’
12:20 AM — A baseball player in the US has again apologised for a "mistake" he made when writing a homophobic slur on his face during a game, and has said that he wants to put the past behind him.
17th February 2013
Gay rights group: ‘Sports in the US have reached a tipping point against homophobia’ 5
8:37 PM — The decision of 25-year-old former Leeds United football player Robbie Rogers, to come out last week, has been commended by gay rights activists, who have described this as a "tipping point" for sports.
16th February 2013
US Radio Host: Gay rights should not ‘trump the rights of Christians’ to not see gay people 103
9:16 PM — A US Christian radio host has spoken out about a school at which some students requested a heterosexual-only prom, and said that "not everybody wants to see" gay people.
US Government allows first burial of same-sex military spouse in national cemetery 8
8:33 PM — The US government has permitted the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a military veteran in a nation cemetery, however whether or not this will affect other gay military couples is unknown.
Gay author offers to write Superman for DC comics to ‘balance’ hiring of anti-gay writer 10
7:09 PM — A gay author has written an open letter to DC Comics requesting that an openly gay writer be hired to write for a Superman comic, following a controversial decision to hire an anti-gay writer for the series.
US: School District relaxes policy blocking student access to LGBT information websites 4
2:00 AM — A change in policy by the Clark County School District, which allows students access to information websites on LGBT issues, has been welcomed by civil rights groups.
US: School district threatened with lawsuit drops ban on same-sex prom dates 6
12:32 AM — A school district in the US state of Missouri has overturned a policy which banned same-sex couples from attending school proms together, a day after it was threatened with legal action.