25th September 2012
Tennessee: University says it cannot offer health insurance benefits to unmarried gay couples 7
8:32 PM — Administrators at the University of Tennessee have announced that they will not offer health insurance benefits to partners of gay employees.
Minnesota: Court acquits HIV man in transmission case 16
6:27 PM — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex.
Video: Madonna praises Obama on gay rights and then calls him a ‘Muslim’ 27
5:33 PM — Madonna has declared her support for President Barack Obama but surprisingly appeared to be confused by his religion.
New York: Arrest in McDonald’s anti-trans attack case
2:30 PM — 24-year-old Jamar McLeod was attacked by a man who reportedly made homophobic slurs about his transgender girlfriend, Jaslisa Griffin.
UK: Muslim anti-gay cleric Abu Hamza’s US extradition approved 38
11:30 AM — Abu Hamza had previously said AIDS had been sent as a curse on gay people and he also claimed that transgender people were cursed too.
24th September 2012
Paul Ryan: Re-banning gay troops would be ‘a step in the wrong direction’ 15
9:42 PM — Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, has said that he thinks reinstating the ban on LGBT troops would be wrong, that the issue is "done" and that the US should "move on".
Alderman Moreno asks again for Chick-fil-A to clarify its postion on equal marriage 1
9:11 PM — A Chicago Alderman has asked Chick-fil-A to clarify their position after company executives agreed to stop funding anti-equal marriage charities, an agreement which was denied by the company's CEO.
Comment: We must stop apologising for being like everybody else 40
4:37 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Chris Ward takes celebrity heiress Paris Hilton to task over her recent homophobic outburst.
Madonna no longer hip for Radio 1, says DJ Scott Mills 36
2:34 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews.co.uk, gay BBC Radio 1 afternoon presenter Scott Mill says the ‘Queen of Pop’, Madonna is no longer a cool artist for the station.
Video: Modern Family wins ‘best comedy’ Emmy award
1:29 PM — Modern Family continued its run as US TV’s most honoured comedy at Sunday's Emmys, winning the best comedy award for the third year in a row.
23rd September 2012
Bret Easton Ellis defends Paris Hilton’s anti-gay remarks 74
10:55 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, says he agrees with Paris Hilton's recent homophobic comments about gay men.
Chris Kluwe: There’s a shift occuring in the NFL right now 7
5:52 PM — An NFL footballer has spoken out again, since sending an impassioned letter to a delegate who had asked for a fellow footballer in Baltimore to be silenced over his pro-equal marriage stance.
Church leader: Being straight is not a choice, but being gay is still a sin 63
1:16 AM — The leader of a church in Texas has admitted in a TV interview that he is straight, and that he did not choose to be so, but maintained that being gay is a sin. Texas senior pastor and bestselling author, Joel Osteen, appeared on CNN, Saturday morning, and admitted that he is straight, but that […]
22nd September 2012
Dan Cathy: Chick-fil-A has made no concessions regarding anti-equal marriage charities 16
11:58 PM — Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, has denied that the company had re-evaluated its stance on donating money to anti-equal marriage charities, despite a letter from the company suggesting it had.
Ex-Major League Baseball team owner comes out as gay 2
11:28 PM — The former owner of a Major League Baseball team in Pittsburgh, has come out as gay, saying that homophobic slurs meant that he kept his sexuality a secret in the past.
Video: Emotional TV ad in favour of equal marriage in Washington State 3
12:23 PM — A new TV advertisement has been aired as Washington State heads closer the ballot on whether to retain equal marriage legislation.
Intel ends funding of Boy Scouts troops that discriminate against gay members and leaders 17
11:35 AM — Intel, one of the largest corporate donors of the Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that it will drop all funding to troops that apply the organisation’s discriminatory polices towards LGBT children and leaders.
21st September 2012
Black ministers gather in Maryland in support of equal marriage rights 5
10:26 PM — A group of black clergy members gathered in Maryland today in support of a bid to legalise equal marriage in the state, and to dispel the idea that all black ministers are against equal marriage.
US: Freedom to Marry to fundraise in Maryland for equal marriage ballot 1
9:27 PM — A national organisation has joined the effort in Maryland to legalise equal marriage rights in the state, during November's ballot on the issue.
Maine: Opponents of equal marriage receive $250,000 boost 9
8:57 PM — An anti-equal marriage group are flooding money into an organisation in Maine, opposing the change for equal marriage in the state's referendum in November.