21st January 2013
US: Georgia state-backed scheme funds scholarships to over 100 anti-gay schools 5
1:54 PM — A scholarship scheme in Georgia has been criticised for allocating public funds to school with anti-LGBT policies that go against public anti-discrimination laws.
Video: President Barack Obama officially sworn into office for second term 5
1:05 PM — President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term as US president on Sunday.
20th January 2013
Inclusive Syfy TV show criticised for depicting anti-trans violence 47
2:50 PM — A popular television show, which is widely regarded as being one of the most LGBT inclusive on air, has been accused by GLAAD and many fans of showing a scene depicting images similar to those of anti-trans violence.
18th January 2013
US: Lesbian soldier’s wife rejects ‘special guest membership’ after being turned away 12
7:28 PM — The wife of a lesbian soldier in the US has rejected a military spouses' club's offer of "special guest membership" after being turned down for ordinary membership last month.
Gay fashion designer John Galliano attempts to rebuild reputation 19
7:08 PM — Disgraced John Galliano is returning to the fashion industry with a temporary role at Oscar de la Renta's New York studio.
US: Pro-gay NFL player Chris Kluwe to release a book of ‘uncensored personal essays’ 5
5:30 PM — Equal rights advocate and NFL football player, Chris Kluwe, is to release a book containing "uncensored personal essays" on a range of topics, after passionately defending equal marriage rights for gay people.
US: LGBT dragon boat team founded in North Carolina in response to anti-equal marriage law 1
4:13 PM — A lesbian in North Carolina has started a dragon boat team for sporty LGBT people after being disheartened by a law that only recognises opposite-sex marriages.
US: Boeing will now allow pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 2
3:54 PM — Boeing, one of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, has reversed a previous decision to deny pension survivor benefits for married same-sex couples.
US: President of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association dies, aged 48 6
2:57 PM — The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) has said its president, Michael Triplett, has died.
US: Sperm or egg donors to same-sex couples could be liable to pay child support 7
1:54 PM — Questions on whether or not sperm or egg donors could be liable to pay child support have been raised since a US judge ruled that a man must pay child support for the child of a lesbian couple who he donated sperm to, after they split up.
US: California synagogue takes action against Boy Scouts anti-gay policy 6
12:15 AM — A synagogue in California has been the latest in a list of religious groups, and businesses to reject the Boy Scouts of America's policy, described as "damaging" as it does not allow openly gay members, volunteers or staff.
17th January 2013
University of Tennessee considers offering gender neutral housing 10
7:43 PM — The University of Tennessee is considering offering gender neutral dorms to students.
Mississippi: Long-serving gay Republican mayor to step down 2
7:31 PM — A gay Republican Mississippi mayor says he will not seek re-election this year - and is leaving office under a cloud.
New York: Gay man accuses police officers of carrying out homophobic attack 7
6:00 PM — The New York City Police Department is launching an investigation into some of its own officers after a gay man claimed he was beaten up by cops.
Anderson Cooper: I dated girls when I was a teenager to meet their brothers 4
5:39 PM — Anderson Cooper has spoken about his teenage years, and that he accidentally led his female friends to think they were dating. He said he was sometimes secretly hoping to "meet their brothers."
Chris Colfer: Being a gay role model can be ‘overwhelming’ 12
4:05 PM — Chris Colfer, star of hit TV series, Glee, has said he was "honoured" to be a role model, but that he felt "overwhelmed" by the responsibility of it.
Anti-gay banner flown over Lady Gaga concert 44
3:35 PM — The beginning of Lady Gaga's new tour was targeted by an anti-gay pressure group which hired a plane to fly a banner reading "Not born this way."
US: NFL player Chris Kluwe to receive award for his support of gay rights and equal marriage 3
1:04 PM — Pro-gay NFL player, Chris Kluwe, is to be honoured by an LGBT community group, for being an advocate of equal rights and equal marriage for the LGBT community.
Louisiana: Gay couple and friends assaulted at Barbra Streisand movie screening 17
11:24 AM — A Louisiana man says he and his partner were attacked at a movie cinema because of their sexual orientation.
16th January 2013
LGBT museum planned for Washington DC 4
7:37 PM — A gay couple have announced their intentions to open an LGBT American history museum in the US capital city of Washington DC.