13th August 2012
Arizona judge questions validity of trans marriage in divorce case 88
12:09 PM — Thomas Beatie, the trans Arizona man who became pregnant in 2008, is being blocked from divorcing his wife of nine years by a state judge who is questioning the validity of the marriage.
Ten out gay Olympians win gold at London 2012 Games 14
11:12 AM — Ten openly LGBT Olympians have taken home gold from the London 2012 Games. If they were a team, they would have tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals.
12th August 2012
Tammy Smith becomes US’s first openly gay army general 7
6:55 PM — Less than a year after the repeal of the United State’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that banned openly gay and lesbian people in the US armed forces, Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay US army general.
10th August 2012
Police in Michigan fail to take action against gay hate protest group 34
5:37 PM — Police in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have said they would not be charging a group of Bible-preaching protesters who threatened to rape a woman at a gay event because no one came forward with a "specific complaint".
Digital traffic sign in Utah displays homophobic message after being hacked 22
1:25 PM — A computerised traffic sign in Provo, Utah was hacked on Wednesday, so that the display alternated between "GOD HATES GAYS" and "FOLLOW DETOUR".
9th August 2012
Tennessee: University employee threw away gay newspapers 26
3:07 PM — An employee at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee is being investigated after she was seen throwing away dozens of copies of a local gay newspaper from a communal area.
Matt Bomer and partner to receive gay ‘Inspiration Award’ 20
12:24 PM — Gay actor Matt Bomer and his partner, publicist Simon Halls, are to receive the Inspiration Award from the American Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
Bryan Fischer calls for new Underground Railroad for children of gay parents 64
11:47 AM — The Director of Issue Analysis for the anti-gay American Family Association has called for a new Underground Railroad to deliver children from gay parents.
8th August 2012
Berenstain Bears told to stay away from Chick-fil-A 9
6:35 PM — The publisher of a line of children’s books has been urged to cut their ties with the US fast food chain Chick-fil-A - due to its position on equal marriage.
Bermuda: Accomplished US academic dies after bike collision
4:01 PM — A prominent gay professor from Indiana University has died after being hit by a motorcycle while on holiday in Bermuda. 58-year-old Alexander Doty had previously written several books about gay and lesbian film theory and on LGBT culture.
Bret Easton Ellis: ‘Ludicrous’ to cast a gay actor like Matt Bomer in Fifty Shades of Grey 99
12:09 PM — Bret Easton Ellis, the author of American Psycho, has said it would be 'ludicrous' to cast a gay actor to play the straight male lead in the film adaptation of the sexually-explicit Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
7th August 2012
US: Gay wedding magazine dubs today National Marriage Equality Day 4
4:50 PM — Equal marriage advocates in the US have dubbed today, 7 August, National Marriage Equality Day following the unofficial Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last week.
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.