18th October 2012
Born to Run (again) Bruce Springsteen backs Obama 1
7:40 PM — After vowing not to participate in this year's US presidential election, Bruce Springsteen says the candidates' differences on LGBT rights and other issues has driven him to publicly endorse Barack Obama.
US: Westboro Baptist Church loses appeal against Missouri funeral picketing restrictions 19
1:45 AM — The Westboro Baptist Church lost an appeal this week against a law in the state of Missouri restricting their protests at military funerals, which often contain anti-gay slurs.
Anne Hathaway to donate wedding picture profits to equal marriage charities 15
12:43 AM — Anne Hathaway has pledged a portion of the money made from the sale of her wedding pictures towards supporting equal marriage.
Video: Ex-Jersey Shore cast member debates against equal marriage 23
12:20 AM — Angelina Pivarnick, formerly a cast member on the hit US television series, Jersey Shore, has been featured in an online video debate around equal marriage, and argued her point against the idea.
17th October 2012
US: Cousins accused of attacking gay victim in a park stand trial 9
8:44 PM — Two cousins in the US state of Kentucky charged with attacking a gay man in a park have gone on trial.
Video: CNN anchor cuts interview with anti-gay guest 25
1:29 PM — CNN news anchor Carol Costello abruptly ended an interview with the American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, after he was accused of making “hate speech”.
Video: Victoria Jackson says equal marriage would ‘make god mad’ 59
2:49 AM — Victoria Jackson, the former Saturday Night Live actress-turned Tea Party activist, spoke on the Howard Stern show about her opposition to equal marriage, saying that she doesn't believe in it.
US: Gay prisoner sues jail, claims another prisoner bit off part of his nose
2:16 AM — On Tuesday, a gay inmate of a Kentucky prison filed a lawsuit against a fellow prisoner, as well as the prison itself, claiming that he had part of his nose bitton off in an attack following days of harassment.
US: Suspended university diversity officer demands reinstatement and compensation 20
1:06 AM — The chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University has spoken out, saying she should be reinstated, as well as receiving fair compensation for the embarrassment her suspension caused.
16th October 2012
Anti-gay church pickets funeral of lesbian US Army sergeant 34
9:25 PM — Westboro Baptist Church has attempted to disrupt the funeral of US Army Staff Sergeant Donna Johnson, a married lesbian soldier who was killed this month along with several other people in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Video: LGBT celebrities rally around Obama ahead of TV debate 8
5:19 PM — Ahead of tonight’s second presidential debate in New York several of America’s biggest LGBT celebrities have come together to endorse Barack Obama’s re-election bid in a new campaign video.
California: Man accused of anti-gay hammer attack appears in court
2:01 PM — A man in California has appeared in court over an alleged homophobic attack on a gay couple as they walked their dog.
Facebook accidentally outed users to their parents through group permissions loophole 21
2:14 AM — Facebook users have been inadvertently outed by a loophole in the system which overrode their privacy settings and shared information about them.
In Photos: US members of Congress supporting the NOH8 campaign 7
12:53 AM — The NOH8 campaign, which uses celebrities to highlight the ban on same-sex marriage in states across America, has released a series of photos, showing 26 members of the US Congress, supporting its campaign.
15th October 2012
US: Diversity officer wanted to give voters the chance to decide on equal marriage 19
11:51 PM — The chief diversity officer of a university in Washington who was put on leave after signing a petition to send the decision on equal marriage to a vote in Maryland, has said through her lawyer that all she wanted was for voters to decide.
San Francisco: Man sues gay porn company over erection injections 10
6:43 PM — A stage assistant from San Francisco has launched legal action against a gay pornography company after he was allegedly forced to inject performers with a controlled drug to prolong their erections.
New York: Corkscrew used to castrate gay TV journalist shown to jurors 12
3:51 PM — The instrument allegedly used to castrate a murdered gay TV fashion journalist has been shown to a jury in New York.
14th October 2012
US: Companies confirm support for equal marriage in Washington, in full page newspaper advert 2
11:36 PM — A large number of Washington-based companies have confirmed their support for Referendum 74, the equal marriage bill, which will be voted on next month in the state, by signing up to a newspaper advert.
US: University government votes Chick-fil-A off campus 16
10:56 PM — A branch of Chick-fil-A has been voted off the campus of a North Carolina university by its student government, because of its public opposition to equal marriage.
13th October 2012
Update: Diversity officer put on leave for signing petition hires lawyer, hopes to be reinstated 35
2:31 AM — A senior administrator at a Washington university who was put on paid leave, after she signed a petition to send equal marriage to referendum in Maryland, has hired an attorney to represent her, and will address the media next week.