26th August 2012
Republican Mayor of San Diego speaks out in favour of equal marriage 4
1:05 AM — In a TV advert which is to be broadcast during the Republican National Convention, The Mayor of San Diego, California, has spoken urging voters to support equal marriage for all.
Pride event hopes to raise support ahead of Democrats’ gay marriage decision
12:27 AM — A gay pride event, which is being held in the same US city as is set to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, hopes to raise enough awareness to influence the party's decision on gay marriage.
25th August 2012
Evan Rachel Wood responds to criticism of Miley Cyrus gay haircut tweet 9
11:42 PM — Evan Rachel Wood responded to Twitter critics, and explained that she was joking when she said Miley Cyrus' new haircut was a sign that she might be gay.
TV station: Gay family show banned for being “inappropriate during family time” 26
11:14 PM — A television station based in the US has come under heavy criticism for their decision not to air a new NBC sitcom about a gay couple, their surrogate and her family.
24th August 2012
Madonna forgives Elton John after ‘stripper’ jibe 21
9:03 PM — Madonna says she knows that Sir Elton John is a fan even though he called her a "fairground stripper".
Minnesota: Politician gives in and steps down after gay sex scandal 15
3:40 PM — A 56-year-old Minnesota Democrat who had a sexual encounter with a minor he met online has dropped his re-election bid.
Talk show host Geraldo Rivera suggests US Homeland Security is staffed by a ‘lesbian cabal’ 31
12:15 PM — Fox News and US chat show host Geraldo Rivera suggested on a TV debate earlier this week that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was becoming "some kind of lesbian cabal".
Vermont resort settles lawsuit brought after refusing to host lesbian wedding reception 5
12:50 AM — A settlement, including no longer being allowed to host wedding receptions, has been reached by a venue which refused to host a wedding party for a lesbian couples' wedding because of the owners' Catholic beliefs.
23rd August 2012
Hugh Hefner announces support for equal marriage 13
9:18 PM — The publishing veteran is adamant that denying same-sex couples the right to marriage is a basic infringement of their human rights.
‘Too horny’ anti-gay US Christian fundamentalist convicted of masturbating by a children’s playground 46
6:17 PM — US Christian fundamentalist Rev. Grant Storms, a well known anti-gay protestor has been convicted on one count of committing an obscenity following his arrest last year for masturbating in a public park by a children's playground.
Psychological tests for trans pilots in US is abandoned owing to a one-woman campaign 5
5:16 PM — Psychological testing for trans people who wish to become pilots has been abandoned after one woman sustained a three-year campaign.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son joins up with Born This Way Foundation 12
1:36 PM — The son of Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined the ranks of supporters of Lady Gaga’s BornThis Way Foundation.
Gay-Straight Alliance sue California school over sex abstinence drive 5
12:00 PM — A united group of parents, doctors and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over a sex education drive championing abstinence until marriage.
Republican amendments to marriage equality rejected 17
10:21 AM — Two Republican Party delegates had their suggestions on amending the party's official position on marriage equality rejected this week.
22nd August 2012
Minnesota representative urged to step down following gay-sex scandal 23
8:58 PM — A member of the of the Minnesota House of Representatives has been urged to step down by his party leaders after admitting to having a gay-sex liaison with a 17-year old he met on the internet.
Police: Fake hate crime victim wanted to “spark change” through hoax attack
7:52 PM — Police investigating an allegedly fake violent hate crime in the US state of Nebraska have said they believe to have found the motive behind the incident, during which the victim said she had derogatory words carved into her skin.
South Carolina creates first LGBT Political Action Committee 1
6:55 PM — A new political action committee has been created in South Carolina to fight for equality, and to end discrimination against its LGBT residents.
Is the newest Barbie to be released actually a drag queen? 13
6:23 PM — Questions have been flying around since the announcement of the newest Barbie to be released, and whether or not this version of the doll is actually a drag queen.
Texan LGBT rights activist found dead in apparent suicide 10
5:22 PM — The leader and co-founder of Fairness Fort Worth, a major Texan LGBT rights group, has been found dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Video: Republican Party National Convention boosts WiFi connectivity to ensure constant Grindr access 2
4:24 PM — 50,000 right-wingers will descend on Tampa, Florida, for the Republican National Convention to crown Mitt Romney as the party's official candidate but according to this spoof video the delegates will really be enjoying themselves on Grindr and glory-holes.