25th April 2013
US: Trans prom king hopeful put on ballot as queen 8
12:43 PM — A transgender student who hoped to become prom king at his Pennsylvania high school is seeking an apology from his principal after he found himself on the ballot for prom queen.
US: Connecticut Senate votes to restore benefits to veterans denied them under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ 3
12:19 AM — The Senate in the US state of Connecticut on Wednesday voted to approve a bill which would restore state benefits to gay and lesbian veterans who were previously refused them under the US military's former Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
24th April 2013
US: Rhode Island Senate passes equal marriage bill 2
11:06 PM — The Senate in the US state of Rhode Island today voted to pass a bill to legalise equal marriage, putting the state in a position to become the tenth to legalise same-sex marriage.
US: Sheriff warns anti-gay church to stay away from Texas fertiliser blast funerals 27
7:01 PM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has been told to stay away from the funerals of those killed in last week’s fertiliser plant explosion in Texas.
US: Gay former NFL player to speak at Youth Pride event
6:06 PM — An openly gay former National Football League player is set to speak at a US Youth Pride Day event in Washington DC.
US: Rhode Island Senate to vote on equal marriage bill 3
5:47 PM — The Senate in the US state of Rhode Island is to vote on a bill to legalise equal marriage on Wednesday afternoon.
US: Republican Senator who made anti-gay comments to meet with openly gay colleague 7
5:26 PM — A Republican lawmaker who last week made controversial remarks about gay relationships on the Senate floor in the US state of Iowa last week, has asked an openly gay colleague to have lunch with him, in an effort to get better acquainted.
Brendon Ayanbadejo: I can do more to help towards equal marriage having left the NFL
2:55 PM — Former NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo has expressed ongoing support for equal marriage, and has said that now he has left the world of professional sport, he can help "so many more people", than he could before.
US: NFL agrees to better protection for gay players against discrimination
1:38 AM — The US National Football League (NFL) has agreed, in an unprecedented move, to better protect gay players against discrimination and harassment, the New York Attorney General has said.
US: Delaware House approves equal marriage bill 10
12:34 AM — The House in the US state of Delaware passed a bill to legalise equal marriage, taking the state one step closer to legalising same-sex marriage.
Video: Openly gay American football player hopes to join NFL ranks 15
12:07 AM — A gay American footballer is hoping to be drafted by an NFL team, and could be the first openly-gay player the industry has anticipated for some time.
23rd April 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio donates $61,000 at GLAAD Media Awards 2
11:20 PM — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio donated $61,000 (£40,000) to GLAAD during its 24th annual Media Awards at the weekend, in Los Angeles.
Oklahoma: Gay politician attacked by three men outside bar 5
7:20 PM — Police in Oklahoma are investigating an attack on one of the state’s first openly gay politicians.
Rhode Island: Senate Republicans throw weight behind same-sex marriage bill 6
6:47 PM — The five Republicans in the Rhode Island Senate are backing equal marriage as a legislative committee prepares for a pivotal vote on the issue.
US Radio host: ‘LGBT supporters are misleading millions and homosexuality hurts all of society’ 42
6:32 PM — US Radio Host Linda Harvey has again used her radio programme to express her anti-gay stance, saying that "homosexual behaviour hurts all of society", and encouraging listeners to "challenge the acceptance of homosexual behaviour".
US: Nevada Senator comes out during debate around equal marriage ban 9
5:30 PM — A Senator in the US state of Nevada came out as gay on Monday, during a legislative debate around a bill to repeal the state's ban on equal marriage.
US: Nevada Senate passes bill to initiate repeal equal marriage ban
5:03 PM — The Senate in the US state of Nevada passed a bill on Monday to begin the repeal of a voter-approved constitutional amendement banning equal marriage.
US: Government says Family Research Council shooter should get 45 years 9
1:53 PM — Prosecutors say Floyd Corkins who planned a mass killing at the headquarters of an anti-gay Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.
US: New York Boy Scouts troop rejects exclusion of gay adult scout leaders 1
1:53 AM — A local troop of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in central New York, has commended the organisation for proposing to lift its ban on gay members, but has rejected the notion that it may maintain the ban on adult scout leaders.
22nd April 2013
US radio host: ‘STIs and anti-gay violence prove that God thinks homosexuality is wrong’ 45
5:57 PM — A US radio host, and leader of a prominient anti-gay group, has spoken on the radio to say that he takes "reassurance" that the gay community are affected by violence, and by STIs, suggesting it is a sign from God that being gay is wrong.