26th September 2012
Vatican diplomat: Anti-gay opponents are being ‘vilified’ for their views 83
7:29 PM — Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who is the permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, said the Roman Catholic Church deeply believed that human sexuality was a gift reserved for married heterosexual couples.
Video: Iran gay film in fundraising challenge 11
5:43 PM — A New York filmmaker has less than a month to raise $100,000 (£61,910) so he can produce a film about Iran’s systematic persecution of its LGBT citizens.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza launches new appeal 49
1:48 PM — Abu Hamza has launched a last minute High Court appeal to avoid extradition to the US on terror charges.
Madonna: I was being ‘ironic’ over Obama ‘Muslim’ remark 12
1:20 PM — The Material Girl made the gaff while also praising President Obama’s commitment to gay rights during a speech to her fans at a concert in Washington on Monday.
25th September 2012
Audio: Iowa radio host announces agreement with Ahmadinejad on ‘gays are ugly’ comment 15
9:57 PM — A radio presenter in Iowa kicked off his show this morning by discussing the issues surrounding President Ahmadinejad's visit to the US, and comments he made about Israel, to the US General Assembly, and homosexuality, on CNN.
US: TV station drops Paris Hilton documentary following AIDS remarks 6
9:23 PM — The US cable channel, Logo, has dropped a 2007 documentary about Paris Hiton from its schedule, because of the controversial remarks she made in the back of a cab about gay men and AIDS.
US: High School student starts gay-straight alliance 2
8:54 PM — A 15-year-old from Columbus, Indiana, has started her high school's first gay-straight alliance, after seeing her gay friends being bullied for years.
Tennessee: University says it cannot offer health insurance benefits to unmarried gay couples 7
8:32 PM — Administrators at the University of Tennessee have announced that they will not offer health insurance benefits to partners of gay employees.
Minnesota: Court acquits HIV man in transmission case 16
6:27 PM — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex.
Video: Madonna praises Obama on gay rights and then calls him a ‘Muslim’ 27
5:33 PM — Madonna has declared her support for President Barack Obama but surprisingly appeared to be confused by his religion.
New York: Arrest in McDonald’s anti-trans attack case
2:30 PM — 24-year-old Jamar McLeod was attacked by a man who reportedly made homophobic slurs about his transgender girlfriend, Jaslisa Griffin.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza’s US extradition approved 38
11:30 AM — Abu Hamza had previously said AIDS had been sent as a curse on gay people and he also claimed that transgender people were cursed too.
24th September 2012
Paul Ryan: Re-banning gay troops would be ‘a step in the wrong direction’ 15
9:42 PM — Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, has said that he thinks reinstating the ban on LGBT troops would be wrong, that the issue is "done" and that the US should "move on".
Alderman Moreno asks again for Chick-fil-A to clarify its postion on equal marriage 1
9:11 PM — A Chicago Alderman has asked Chick-fil-A to clarify their position after company executives agreed to stop funding anti-equal marriage charities, an agreement which was denied by the company's CEO.
Comment: We must stop apologising for being like everybody else 40
4:37 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward takes celebrity heiress Paris Hilton to task over her recent homophobic outburst.
Madonna no longer hip for Radio 1, says DJ Scott Mills 36
2:34 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, gay BBC Radio 1 afternoon presenter Scott Mill says the ‘Queen of Pop’, Madonna is no longer a cool artist for the station.
Video: Modern Family wins ‘best comedy’ Emmy award
1:29 PM — Modern Family continued its run as US TV’s most honoured comedy at Sunday's Emmys, winning the best comedy award for the third year in a row.
23rd September 2012
Bret Easton Ellis defends Paris Hilton’s anti-gay remarks 74
10:55 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, says he agrees with Paris Hilton's recent homophobic comments about gay men.
Chris Kluwe: There’s a shift occuring in the NFL right now 7
5:52 PM — An NFL footballer has spoken out again, since sending an impassioned letter to a delegate who had asked for a fellow footballer in Baltimore to be silenced over his pro-equal marriage stance.
Church leader: Being straight is not a choice, but being gay is still a sin 63
1:16 AM — The leader of a church in Texas has admitted in a TV interview that he is straight, and that he did not choose to be so, but maintained that being gay is a sin. Texas senior pastor and bestselling author, Joel Osteen, appeared on CNN, Saturday morning, and admitted that he is straight, but that […]