7th August 2012
Gay man publishes father’s letter disowning him 187
3:35 PM — A gay man has published a letter sent to him by his father to disown him after he came out.
Obama signs military funeral protest ban bill 40
11:53 AM — US President Obama has signed a bill into law which while make protests within 300 feet of military funerals, of the kind favoured by the God Hates Fags Westboro Baptist Church, illegal.
6th August 2012
Teacher gives cost of Chick-fil-A meals to gay suicide prevention charity 10
5:03 PM — The sister of the co-founder of the Trevor Project has written to the charity, which works to prevent young gay people from taking their lives, donating the cost of a Chick-fil-A meal for each of her gay family members and friends.
5th August 2012
Elton John: ‘Madonna is a fairground stripper whose career is over compared to Lady Gaga’ 54
10:59 PM — Sir Elton John has continued his long running feud with Madonna by labeling her a “fucking fairground stripper” whose “career is over”. He criticised Madonna’s treatment of Lady Gaga.
3rd August 2012
US band Train speak out about anti-gay website’s use of song 12
5:12 PM — San Francisco band, Train, are “upset” that their song “Marry Me” was used on a New Zealand website set up in opposition gay marriage.
Obama nominates gay man as US Air Force Under Secretary 8
3:46 PM — President Obama intends to appoint a gay man for the role of Under Secretary of the US Air Force.
New Hampshire: Chick-fil-A manager to sponsor gay pride festival 28
1:35 PM — A manager at Chick-fil-A, a company opposed to equal marriage rights for gay couples, has come out as co-sponsor for a gay pride event next week.
Ohio: Two killed after car hits LGBT street event 3
1:01 PM — Two people have died from injuries sustained when a car, whose driver police say had been under the influence of alcohol, hit attendees of a an LGBT street event in Cleveland, Ohio, last weekend.
Maryland: Poll suggests 54 percent will keep equal marriage at referendum 10
10:47 AM — A poll released by marriage equality advocates in Maryland suggests voters may keep the state's new laws in a ballot later this year, allowing them to come into effect in 2013.
2nd August 2012
Gay rights activists organise Chick-fil-A kiss-ins 39
3:19 PM — On Friday, gay rights activists will stage a ‘kiss-in’ in front of, and inside branches of fast food chain Chick-fil-A across America.
Gay employee says Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was ‘very depressing’ 56
10:22 AM — Gay employees have spoken of their feelings about Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage equality, with one calling yesterday's 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' a 'very, very depressing' experience.
1st August 2012
Connecticut federal court finds DOMA unconstitutional 7
12:52 PM — A US federal court in Connecticut has become the latest to find the Defense of Marriage Act, which forbids recognition of gay marriages at the national level, unconstitutional.
US: Supreme Court asked to hear Proposition 8 appeal 26
11:14 AM — Proponents of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on gay marriages in the US state of California, have asked the Supreme Court to overturn two lower judgements that it was unconstitutional.
Author and essayist Gore Vidal dies aged 86 33
10:08 AM — American author and political commentator Gore Vidal has died aged 86 at his home in Los Angeles.
31st July 2012
Video: Matrix director Lana Wachowski speaks on film after transition 12
4:15 PM — Co-director of the Matrix films Lana Wachowski has appeared on film for what is believed to be the first time since transitioning.
30th July 2012
US: Democrats move to adopt same-sex marriage as official party platform 9
11:32 PM — The US Democrats are expected to back same-sex marriage part of their official party platform. The move comes little more than three months after President Barack Obama confirmed his own personal support for gay couples being granted the right to marry.
US: Catholic diocese backs out of mansion sale on gay wedding fear 54
12:36 PM — An estate agent acting for a Catholic diocese in the US state of Massachusetts accidentally revealed to a gay couple that their purchase of a 44-room estate had fallen through on the anti-gay concerns of the priests.
Sarah Palin backs Chick-fil-A 51
11:11 AM — Former Republican Governor of Alaska and television personality Sarah Palin has showed her support for the Chick-Fil-A fast food chain following negative reaction to its stance on gay equality.
27th July 2012
Amazon founders give $2.5m to equal marriage in Washington 42
1:17 PM — The billionaire founders of e-commerce company Amazon have pledged $2.5 million to the fight for equal marriage rights for gay couples in the US state of Washington.
Florida: Jennifer Carroll apologises for ‘inexcusable’ lesbian affair comment 18
11:47 AM — Jennifer Carroll, Lieutenant Governor of the state of Florida, has apologised for saying black women who "look like [her]" don't have lesbian relationships.