13th February 2012
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24
6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.
Whitney Houston was ‘at her happiest in lesbian relationship’, Peter Tatchell claims 124
5:08 PM — The late singer Whitney Houston was at her happiest in the 1980s when she was with a "female partner", human rights activist Peter Tatchell said today.
‘Gay is not okay’ church forced to change sign 39
4:34 PM — A reverend has had to change a sign at his Des Moines church from reading "Gay is not Okay" after a hundred protesters gathered outside.
Raquel Welch: Ben-Hur star Stephen Boyd was gay 33
12:56 PM — Ben-Hur actor Stephen Boyd was gay, according to his one-time co-star Raquel Welch.
10th February 2012
Westboro to picket boys’ funeral over gay marriage law 69
9:26 AM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has said it will picket the funeral of two young boys who were killed by their father at the weekend after the Washington state legislature voted in favour of gay marriage.
9th February 2012
New York rabbi: Cure gays with chemicals 122
6:03 PM — A controversial New York rabbi has reacted to an article by someone who attempted reparative therapy by arguing that homosexuality could be tackled with chemical castration. The rabbi claimed Jewish LGBT groups are a 'fifth column' within the Jewish community.
Tom Cruise’s adopted son apologises over ‘homophobic’ tweet 53
3:21 PM — Tom Cruise's adopted son Connor was forced to apologise to his PR representative after using the word 'gay' pejoratively in a tweet directed at him.
Ex-gays claim ‘illegal discrimination’ over flyers 47
2:16 PM — A national 'ex-gay' support organisation which distributes flyers to students in the US state of Maryland has called today for an official to be disciplined after he described the publications as "reprehensible".
Roland Martin suspended for ‘gay bashing’ Beckham tweet 8
12:05 PM — CNN has suspended Roland Martin for his Super-Bowl tweets about smacking a man who enjoyed David Beckham's racy H&M underwear ad.
8th February 2012
Washington House of Representatives votes for gay marriage 19
11:48 PM — Washington state's House of Representatives has passed a bill to introduce gay marriage by 55 votes to 43. The state's senate has already approved the measure which is also supported by the state governor.
Gay ban writing contest cancelled 15
1:13 PM — A writing competition based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma which banned gay romance stories for reportedly being "just too much" has been cancelled.
Ellen DeGeneres: There is no ‘pro-gay bandwagon’ 15
11:57 AM — Following a groundswell of support for her appointment as the face of JC Penney in the face of homophobic opposition, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken out to thank the public.
Travel: Getting sexy in Salt Lake City 14
9:31 AM — Ushered onto the global stage by the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City might still be best known as the base of the Latter-day Saints Church. But JD van Zyl found underneath its perfectly pristine Mormon veneer hides a surprisingly rewarding and gay-friendly destination.
7th February 2012
Appeals court rules California’s gay marriage ban breaks US constitution 18
11:02 PM — California's voter initiated ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by a US federal court, upholding a decision by a judge to lift the ban in 2010.
Roland Martin’s Beckham crack ‘about soccer, not gays’ 28
10:41 AM — A US political commentator has apologised for causing any offence after sending a tweet during Sunday's Super-Bowl which suggested "smacking the ish" out of a man who enjoyed David Beckham's H&M advert.
6th February 2012
Interview: Edmund White on gay fiction 14
12:50 PM — Edmund White selects five novels which combine beautiful writing with gay themes: A Single Man, Maurice, The Folding Star, Our Lady of the Flowers and Dancer from the Dance.
5th February 2012
The shocking truth about religious ‘gay cure’ therapy by someone who failed to turn straight 115
11:04 AM — Very little has been written about what actually happens at so-called reparative therapy. Chaim Levin enrolled on a Jewish scheme to try to turn himself straight. This is his story.
3rd February 2012
22,500 thank JC Penney for hiring Ellen after anti-gay complaint 24
10:51 AM — US retailer JC Penney is being thanked for hiring Ellen Degeneres after a group said she should be sacked because a lesbian spokesperson would lose them business.
2nd February 2012
Video: Washington state governor: ‘States can’t be in the business of discrimination’ 11
10:58 PM — The governor of the north-western US state of Washington has recorded a video for the Human Rights Campaign where she affirms her support for gay marriage, likely to be introduced in the state.
Maryland girl: For my birthday, ban gay marriage 202
12:18 PM — A committee at the Maryland state senate, where equal marriage legislation is being considered, has heard the birthday wish of a 14-year-old girl: to keep the ban on gay marriage.