28th December 2012
Maryland: Gay hairstylist viciously attacked on Christmas Eve 35
3:08 PM — A gay man in the US city of Baltimore, Maryland, has been left battered and bruised after he was attacked on Christmas Eve.
US: Gay Republican group says Chuck Hagel ‘wrong on gay rights’ 31
1:55 PM — The Log Cabin Republicans, the conservative gay campaign group which supports the GOP, is going full page with its opposition to the likely nomination of Chuck Hagel as US defence secretary.
Poll: 52% of Americans say Boy Scouts should not allow openly gay Scout leaders 19
11:56 AM — A majority of Americans say the Boy Scouts of America should not allow openly gay Scout leaders, according to a Gallup poll released earlier this month.
Maryland: Business turns away all wedding bookings instead of having to cater for gay couples 23
11:18 AM — A business in the Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, has decided to turn down all wedding related bookings to prevent a legal challenge from banning same-sex couples trying to use his trolleys for their wedding.
Feature: The top US LGBT stories of 2012 3
2:24 AM — As 2012 draws to a close, PinkNews.co.uk takes a look back at the most important stories of the last twelve months, from the USA.
27th December 2012
Westboro Baptist Church blames ‘fag marriage’ for New York Christmas Eve shooting 40
7:30 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church, is blaming same-sex marriage for the shooting dead of two firefighters near Rochester in New York on Christmas Eve.
Maryland: Several anti-gay court clerks to stop performing all marriages 20
5:15 PM — Several deputy court clerks in St Mary's County, Maryland, will stop performing marriages when same-sex marriage becomes legal in the state next week.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy becomes a father for the first time 4
11:29 AM — Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, and his husband David Miller are celebrating the birth of their first son.
Piers Morgan: The Bible needs to be amended so it supports same-sex marriage 44
10:15 AM — During an interview on his chat show with the Californian anti-gay pastor Rick Warren, Piers Morgan urged for an “amendment to the Bible” to allow for equal marriage.
26th December 2012
Obama petitioned to label Roman Catholic Church as a ‘hate group’ 61
9:26 PM — Already petitioned to label the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the God Hates Fags campaign as a 'hate group', Barack Obama is now being petitioned to give the same label to the Catholic Chutch.
Official petition for Obama to label ‘God Hates Fags’ Church as a hate group most popular ever 27
8:19 PM — The petition for President Obama to class the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the 'God Hates Fags' campaign as a hate group has been named the most popular ever on the White House's 'We The People' website.
Gay New Jersey Assemblyman says he agrees with putting gay equality to a public vote 8
5:54 PM — New Jersey is to put gay marriage to referendum, in a turn-around decision by the state's first openly gay lawmaker who previously opposed putting the issue to ballot.
24th December 2012
250 Rabbis, pastors and bishops call on Illinois to make same-sex marriage legal 14
11:50 PM — A group of 250 rabbis, pastors, bishops and other leaders representing liberal and reform Christian and Jewish groups have called on the state of Illinois to pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act that would make same-sex marriage legal.
US: Retiring gay Congressman Barry Frank says he’ll consider role of temporary Senator 3
10:58 PM — The retiring Democrat Congressman Barney Frank has indicated that he would be willing to serve as a temporary senator should John Kerry be appointed the next Secretary of State.
US: Gay rights pioneer Richard Adams dies aged 65 4
3:38 PM — Tributes have been paid to Richard Adams, who died last week after a short illness at the age of 65.
New York: Ex-model found guilty of murdering and castrating gay TV presenter 2
12:38 PM — A Portuguese former underwear model has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering and castrating a gay Portuguese TV presenter.
22nd December 2012
Newtown local community prevents God Hates Fags church from picketing Sandy Hook school shooting funerals 42
4:19 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the God Hates Fags campaign was reportedly scared away this week from protesting at the funerals of some of the children massacred at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
US court suspends California’s ban on therapies to turn gay teenagers straight 28
3:33 PM — A three-judge panel in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has suspended the implementation of a new law banning therapists offering treatment to young gay people to turn themselves straight.
Anonymous files death certificate for God Hates Fags leader & changes her PC background to gay porn 58
3:34 AM — The hackers collective, Anonymous, has continued its long-running battle with the Westboro Baptist Church, the home of the ‘God Hates Fags’ church, and claims to have changed the desktop background on its spokeswoman's computer to gay porn.
US: Wisconsin court rules in favour of same sex domestic partnership registry 3
2:34 AM — An appeals court ruled on Friday that Wisconsin's same sex domestic partnership registry does not violate a state constitutional amendment which bans marriage equality.