11th September 2012
US: Hundreds rally in Portland for equal marriage 6
1:39 AM — Advocates of equal marriage in the US state of Maine have kicked off a public campaign of tv adverts, bumper stickers and yard signs, with a rally in Portland.
Anderson Cooper reveals reasons for coming out when and how he did 18
1:10 AM — Anderson Cooper, the CNN presenter, has spoken out about why he came out this summer, and why he thinks it is important for gay people to be more "visible."
US: Couple to sue Catholic diocese over refused mansion sale 10
12:41 AM — A gay couple are suing a Catholic diocese which allegedly refused to sell them a plot of land and a mansion over priests' fears that they would host same-sex wedding ceremonies on the property.
10th September 2012
Brad Pitt rallies around Obama and says equal marriage is ‘inevitable’ 9
10:43 AM — Speaking to the Telegraph, Brad said he would once again support Mr Obama in this autumn’s presidential election.
9th September 2012
Drew Barrymore is now the proud owner of a Hollywood gay club 8
11:57 PM — Drew Barrymore has reportedly bought a club in West Hollywood which features go-go dancers, and is a gay hot spot.
8th September 2012
Connecticut, New York and Vermont to challenge anti-equality law 5
7:59 PM — Vermont is the latest US state to sign a legal bid requesting an appeals court to rule that the legal definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Fellow NFL footballer defends equality-supporting Ravens player from delegate attack 10
7:03 PM — A Maryland delegate caused a storm of controversy this week when he wrote a letter to the owner of a football team urging him to reprimand one of his players who recorded a pro-marriage equality. A fellow player has now spoken out in a passionate letter, condemning the request as a violation of the first amendment of the US constitution.
Update: Maryland pro-equality footballer backed by team after delegate requested his silence 23
2:18 AM — The team of an American Football squad who were asked by a Maryland delegate to take action against one of their players who stood up for equal marriage rights, has declined to do so.
7th September 2012
Lesbian couple escalate adoption rights battle, attempt to have equal marriage ban deemed unconstitutional 5
7:40 PM — A US couple have escalated their own same-sex adoption battle to encompass their state's ban on same-sex marriages. The couple said they are fighting for equality not for themselves, but for the right of their children.
Connecticut: Man pleads guilty to killing woman he thought was having an affair with daughter 4
5:41 PM — A man in the US state of Connecticut has pleaded no contest in relation to charges he killed a woman he thought was having an affair with his daughter, and then put her body in a freezer.
Maryland: Footballer who supported gay rights campaign attacked by delegate 29
3:23 AM — An American Footballer who recorded a video supporting a marriage equality group in October 2011, has just been attacked by a delegate of the state, who said that he should be punished for speaking out.
Massachusetts: State lawmakers call for appeal on surgery for trans prisoner 15
2:28 AM — State lawmakers in Massachusetts have begun the process of attempting to have a decision made by a judge to give a trans woman prisoner gender reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.
Connecticut: Priest reprimanded for participating in his cousin’s same-sex wedding 20
2:00 AM — The Archbishop of Hartford, Connecticut, has rebuked a priest for participating in his cousin's same-sex wedding in New York City, despite him only doing a reading and that he didn't wear his vestments.
Video: Time to ‘stop’ discrimination against gays and lesbians, says Obama 6
1:29 AM — President Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and talked about the Democrats support for the LGBT community. The video addresses Obama's past support for LGBT people, and in his speech he acknowledges that "we still have a long way to go, but we will get there."
6th September 2012
Lady Gaga’s meat dress becomes museum exhibit 1
5:48 PM — Lady Gaga's famous meat dress, along with its gay rights message, has made its way to America’s capital.
US medical body changes advice on circumcision 146
10:50 AM — The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has changed its policy on the procedure and is no longer opposed to the routine circumcision of male new born babies.
Michelle Obama addresses gay Democrats at party convention 9
10:20 AM — US First Lady Michelle Obama has addressed a group of LGBT Democratic party members at a lunch event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign in Charlotte.
5th September 2012
9-year-old Boy Scout quits, says he doesn’t like unfairness of anti-gay rule 32
8:04 PM — A nine-year-old Cub Scout has quit over the Boy Scouts of America's policy which does not allow any gay member, volunteer or staff member.
Matrix Director, Lana Wachowski speaks out about her transition 10
7:38 PM — One half of the 'Wachowski siblings' has spoken out about the difficulties of transitioning, her gender reassingment surgery, and about getting over those difficulties.
Minnesota: Gay parenting study becomes focal point of anti equality campaign 15
6:51 PM — An anti marriage equality group have used a recent study, which investigated the mental health of adults raised by same-sex and opposite-sex couples, which suggested children of the former have more problems in their adult life, to push for equal marriage bans, ahead of November's election.