6th December 2012
Poll: Record numbers of Americans back same-sex marriage 4
4:39 PM — A new poll for the US national newspaper USA Today has found that 53 per cent of Americans now support same-sex marriage.
US Democrats’ LGBT campaign group faces possible closure due to funding crisis 4
11:15 AM — The National Stonewall Democrats, the main political LGBT lobbying organisation that’s affiliated with the Democratic Party, may close its doors unless it raises $30,000 (£18,600) before the end of the year.
First same-sex marriage permits issued in Washington state 7
10:37 AM — Two women in Seattle have become the first gay couple to receive a marriage licence in America’s west coast state of Washington.
5th December 2012
US: Gay teenager committed suicide because of bullying, parents say 7
11:30 PM — The parents of a gay teenager from Michigan, who committed suicide in late November, have said that intense bullying was to blame for their son's death.
US: University faculty votes unanimously ‘yes’ on equal benefits for same-sex partners 4
10:51 PM — The Faculty Senate at the University of Memphis, voted on Tuesday to unanimously support, without much discussion, equal benefits for couples in same-sex partnerships.
US: American Apparel CEO faces lawsuit over accusations of homophobic slurs and choking
9:29 PM — The CEO of popular high street fashion store, American Apparel, faces legal action from a former branch manager, who says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, was choked, and had dirt rubbed in his face.
Same-sex marriage opponent Donald Trump admits to attending a ‘beautiful’ gay wedding 12
1:47 PM — George Takei says he hopes his lunch date with Donald Trump can help end the billionaire’s opposition to equal marriage, and has revealed that the social conservative recently attended a “beautiful” gay wedding.
Confusion for California’s gay ‘cure’ ban after judges issue opposite rulings 9
10:21 AM — For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state's new law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.
4th December 2012
US: Evangelical Christian man fakes being gay for a year as research for a new book 58
11:30 PM — An evangelical Christian man from Tennessee has cause controversy by pretending to be gay for a year, as research for a new book, and has received criticism from the LGBT community.
Travel: Fort Lauderdale 3
6:56 PM — Known as one of America's foremost LGBT capital’s, Joey Amato from Out Destinations profiles Fort Lauderdale.
George Takei beams into Archie Comics’ gay teen series Kevin Keller 3
6:39 PM — Gay actor George Takei, whose best known for his portrayal as Star Trek’s Mr Sulu, crosses a new frontier this week appearing as himself in an issue of Archie Comics' series about Kevin Keller, an openly gay teenager.
Video: Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) say ‘It Gets Better’ 2
5:19 PM — Officers serving with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) share their experiences of coming out and encourage victims of homophobia to seek help.
American Psychiatric Association to stop classifying transgender people as having a mental illness 17
4:08 PM — The American Psychiatric Association has agreed to no longer classify people who are transgender and non-gender conforming as having mental illness.
John Travolta gay sexual affairs claims continue, now sued by male pilot 34
11:59 AM — Another lawsuit has sprung up surrounding John Travolta and an alleged same-sex affair – the fourth to occur this year.
Attacked Alabama lesbian Mallory Owens: I still fear for my life 7
10:58 AM — Mallory Owens, an Alabama lesbian in Mobile who was allegedly attacked by her girlfriend's brother Travis Hawkins Jr. on Thanksgiving Day says she still fears for her life.
California: Judge blocks new ban on ‘gay cure therapy for young people 33
9:03 AM — A federal judge has temporarily blocked California from a new law that bans licensed psychotherapists from attempting to change the sexual orientation of young people. The judge’s actions only apply to three providers that appealed to him to overturn the legislation.
3rd December 2012
US: County holds lottery for first gay couples to receive marriage licenses
11:42 PM — Ten Washington couples will be among the first to receive marriage licenses, as the new equal marriage law comes into effect at 12.01am on Thursday morning.
US: California honours teenager kicked out of Boy Scouts for being gay 16
10:57 PM — The California Boy Scout who was refused the prestigious Eagle Scout Badge for being gay, was to be honoured by the California state Assembly this afternoon.
US Radio host: ‘Same-sex marriage encourages children to have gay sex’ 96
9:43 PM — Linda Harvey, a radio host with an Ohio based Christian radio station WRFD has said that same-sex marriage is wrong because it encourages children to have gay sex.
Anonymous launch campaign against ‘revenge porn’ operator Hunter Moore 22
4:50 PM — LGBT-supporting global hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ have targeted Hunter Moore, the former owner of a "revenge porn" website.