12th March 2013
US gay religious group says the Catholic Church must stop harming LGBT people 11
5:13 PM — As cardinals begin voting for a new Pope, an American LGBT religious organisation says the successor to Pope Benedict XVI must “end the immense harm the Catholic Church has caused” to LGBT people.
Video: Microsoft releases TV advert featuring lesbian wedding 3
4:56 PM — Microsoft has released a new ad that features a woman marrying her female partner, while a friend offers congratulations on her updated relationship status.
Anderson Cooper: ‘Being gay is a blessing’ and I ‘couldn’t be more proud’ of my sexuality 21
4:26 PM — Anderson Cooper has spoken out about coming out as gay, and has said that he "couldn't be more proud" of his sexuality and "being gay is a blessing."
Gay porn star dead in apparent suicide two weeks after his husband’s death 14
4:13 PM — French born gay porn star, Wilfred Knight has committed suicide two weeks after the suicide of his American husband.
Video: Bryan Fischer says equal marriage would be ‘an inequality under the law’ 16
3:41 PM — The American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, has spoken on the organisation’s radio program Focal Point, to say that equal marriage would be a "special right" for gay people, and that it represents an "inequality" in the law.
Ohio: Health club fined for discriminating against transgender massage therapist 1
3:39 PM — A health club in the US state of Ohio has been fined for discriminating against a transgender employee.
Advertisers shun James Franco over gay films 25
11:52 AM — Actor James Franco has revealed that he’s lost advertising deals - including one with a car company - because of his involvement in films featuring gay sex.
US: School board to decide whether to allow gay-straight alliance, or cancel all clubs 8
1:51 AM — A School Board in the US is meeting on Monday evening in order to decide whether to allow a gay-straight alliance club on campus, or instead, whether to ban all clubs.
US: Minnesota lawmaker under fire for ‘close friend’ who left the ‘gay lifestyle’ comment 6
12:28 AM — A lawmaker opposed to equal marriage in Minnesota has come under fire for using a procedural tactic to introduce a "close friend" who left the "gay lifestyle", during proceedings around the subject of equal marriage.
11th March 2013
US: Colorado House of Representatives passes initial vote in favour of same-sex civil unions 1
11:45 PM — The Colorado House of Representatives have granted initial approval to legislation to introduce civil unions for same-sex couples.
US: Hundreds rally in Texas in support of LGBT rights and equal marriage 1
7:11 PM — Hundreds of LGBT rights advocates have taken to the streets of Texas in support of equal rights for LGBT people, including marriage equality.
Mississippi: Funeral held for slain gay politician Marco McMillian 1
6:36 PM — The funeral of Marco McMillian, a gay Mississippi mayoral candidate who was killed late last month has taken place.
US Radio Host: Churches should fight to ‘abolish’ homosexuality as they did slavery 48
5:35 PM — Linda Harvey, a host of the Ohio based Christian group Mission America has again spoken out against equal rights for gay people, saying that churches should be more proactive in opposing it, in the same way they fought to abolish slavery.
US: Religious think tank behind controversial study on same-sex parenting 13
5:30 PM — The American Independent has obtained documents about the "Regnerus study" widely used by conservatives as an argument against same-sex marriage, which shows the study was organised by a religious think tank to coincide with the Supreme Court's deliberations on marriage equality.
US: Westboro Baptist Church plans NASCAR protest after driver makes pro-gay comments 8
5:14 PM — The 'God Hates Fags' Church is planning to picket an upcoming NASCAR event because of pro-gay comments made by a championship race car driver.
Former Westboro Baptist Church member poses for pro-same-sex marriage NOH8 campaign 8
12:59 PM — A former member of the incendiary anti-gay group the Westboro Baptist Church has posed for the pro-same-sex marriage NOH8 photography campaign, saying she wanted to express that the church and her previous actions with them were wrong.
10th March 2013
US: Christine Quinn formally announces bid to become NYC’s first openly gay and first female mayor 1
11:11 PM — New York City took another step closer to having its first openly gay and first female mayor on Sunday as City Council speaker Christine Quinn, formally announced that she will run for the position.
9th March 2013
US: City Council hopeful may lose place after allegations of using homophobic slurs 6
11:42 PM — A potential for the Glendale, California, City Council may be removed from his position on the city commission, and has already lost political support following accusations of using homophobic slurs online.
US Supreme Court Justice tells 11-year-old opposed to Defense of Marriage Act to ‘keep dreaming big’ 10
10:38 PM — A Supreme Court Justice in the US has responded to a letter from a young girl which requested that the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to help her lesbian parents.
Update: Vote on removal of pro-same-sex marriage Illinois Republican chairman cancelled 10
4:38 PM — A meeting due to take place today to decide the fate of Pat Brady, the Illinois Republican chairman who supported same-sex marriage legislation, has been cancelled.