16th May 2013
US: ACLU pushes ‘Modern Family’ TV show creators to allow gay characters to get married 6
5:05 PM — The American Civil Liberties Union has begun pushing the producers of US television show Modern Family, to write an episode in which the gay couple featured on it, get married.
US: NFL player and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe signs with new team 8
4:47 PM — Chris Kluwe, outspoken human rights campaigner and NFL punter, has announced that, after being dropped by the Minnesota Vikings last week, he has now been signed to the Oakland Raiders.
Media Matters: Fox News coverage of equal marriage legalisation in three US states totals only one minute 10
4:22 PM — US media watchdog Media Matters reports that Fox News' coverage of same-sex marriage bills passing in the states of Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota clocked in at one minute for all three combined.
US: Basketball star Jason Collins’ twin says he missed ‘red flags’ signalling that his brother is gay 2
4:14 PM — Appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, recently out gay NBA star Jason Collins and his twin brother Jarron, discussed their brotherly relationship, the latter joking that he missed "red flags" which suggested Jason was gay.
US: Studies show majority of voters support equal marriage in Michigan and Virginia 3
2:03 AM — Polls in two more US states have found that a majority of voters support equal marriage, as Michigan and Virginia join states with a majority in support.
15th May 2013
US: Minnesotan pro-equal marriage organisation forms political group to support pro-LGBT lawmakers
5:47 PM — A leading pro-equal marriage group in the US state of Minnesota has formed a Political Action Committee in order to support lawmakers in favour of the measure are re-elected.
US: Minneapolis bridge lit up to celebrate Minnesota equal marriage victory 7
4:09 PM — In celebration of the US state of Minnesota legalising equal marriage this week, the city of Minneapolis has lit up one of its bridges with rainbow colours.
US: Lawyer tweets cartoon suggesting gay scout leaders would trick boy scouts into sex 21
2:54 PM — A Christian lawyer in the US has tweeted a cartoon which suggests that, if the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), lifted its ban on gay scout leaders, as well as possibly lifting the ban on gay members, gay men will use the position to sexually abuse scouts.
Star Trek actor Zoe Saldana: ‘I might end up with a woman raising my children’ 3
2:30 PM — Actor Zoe Saldana has spoken out about her liberal upbringing, and alluded to the fact that she might be bisexual, as she said she accepts the possibility that she could "end up with a woman raising [her] children".
14th May 2013
US Radio host: Gay news websites are covered with porn that is turning teens gay 63
11:28 PM — Linda Harvey, the US radio host who has previously claimed that gay people are not human, has claimed that LGBT news publications are turning children gay.
US: Minnesota officially legalises equal marriage as Governor signs bill into law 6
11:11 PM — Minnesota became the twelfth US state to allow equal marriage, as Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed a bill into law, allowing same-sex unions.
Poll: Over half of voters in Arizona want to legalise equal marriage 4
10:26 PM — A new poll has found that over half of voters in the US state of Arizona are in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry.
Basketball star Brittney Griner tells LGBT youth: ‘Be who you are’
9:52 PM — Recently out openly lesbian US basketball star Brittney Griner made an impassioned speech at last weekend's GLAAD Media Awards, telling LGBT youths to "be who you are", and to tweet her if they ever have any problems.
Anti-equal marriage group: It is a ‘sad day’ for Minnesota and equal marriage will have ‘unintended consequences’ 15
6:29 PM — Despite celebrations gearing up for the legal recognition of equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota, some are commiserating as an anti-equal marriage campaign group have described it as a "sad day" for the state.
US: Minnesotan Governor to sign equal marriage bill into law 3
5:02 PM — Minnesota will officially become the twelfth US state to allow equal marriage, as Governor Mark Dayton will on Tuesday sign a bill into law, which will allow same-sex unions.
Bret Easton Ellis slams GLAAD and says gay basketball player Jason Collins treated like a ‘baby panda’ 75
1:57 PM — Gay author Bret Easton Ellis has denounced the recent media coverage given to gay basketball player Jason Collins, and slammed LGBT advocacy group GLAAD.
Study: Audiences don’t mind gay actors playing straight roles 11
11:51 AM — Researchers from South Carolina's Clemson University tested the hypothesis that out actors cannot play a believable straight role - and found it wasn't the case.
US: After allowing gay-straight alliance, school board may once again move to ban it 8
1:14 AM — The School Board at a middle school in Florida which temporarily allowed a gay-straight alliance club after it was threatened with legal action, may be attempting to make moves to ban the club once more.
13th May 2013
US: State of Minnesota legalises equal marriage as bill passes in Senate 25
10:19 PM — Minnesota is to become the twelfth US state to legalise equal marriage, as its Senate today voted in favour of a measure to make same-sex marriage legal.
Ernst & Young CEO says he wishes Boy Scouts had ‘gone further’ for inclusivity 1
7:37 PM — Ernst and Young CEO James Turley, a member of the board for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), has spoken out to say that he wishes the organisation had "gone further", to be inclusive of gay members, volunteers and staff.