24th April 2012
California pushes for a partial ban on ‘gay conversion therapies’ 27
11:49 PM — A bill passing through Californian Senate seeks to ban so-called 'reparative therapy' for gay men and women below the age of 18, and would force psychiatrists to inform older patients of the many mental and physical harms such 'therapies' might cause.
Video: Gingrich endorses anti-gay amendment, as public support drops 7
11:07 PM — Within a day of launching a high-profile campaign to oppose the anti-gay Amendment One in North Carolina, the Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has launched a video encouraging citizens of the state to approve the bill on May 8 — even as two different polls suggest that the support for the amendment is dropping.
In Photos: Alan Cumming, Christina Perri and other celebs join NOH8 campaign 1
10:25 PM — More famous faces have taken part in the NoH8 campaign including Alan Cumming and Christina Perri. The campaign was launched following the passing of anti-gay marriage measure Proposition 8 in California and has seen scores of celebrities take part to raise awareness for the cause.
Gay presidential candidacy hopeful Fred Karger unveils ‘Sexy Frisbee’ campaign video 26
3:13 PM — Fred Karger, the Republican presidential candidate who has hopes to become the party's first openly gay, Jewish nominee has unveiled his new campaign video.
23rd April 2012
Video: Ad against North Carolina’s Amendment One 17
11:29 PM — LGBT and heterosexual parents have joined forces in North Carolina to launch a high-profile advertisement campaign against so-called Amendment One, which proposes to outlaw all recognition of same-sex relationships in the state.
Romney appoints a gay man as foreign policy spokesperson 35
11:00 PM — Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican contender to fight incumbent Barack Obama at the 2012 elections, has appointed Richard Grenell, an openly gay man as the national security and foreign policy spokesperson, which has proved doubly controversial, partly due to outrage from social conservatives, and partly because of apparently sexist tweets he had sent prior the appointment.
22nd April 2012
Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson win GLAAD awards
8:29 PM — Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, and the US show 'Modern Family' emerged as winners of the 23rd annual Media Awards by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
21st April 2012
An influential US rabbi ‘comes out’ as an LGBT ally 8
1:48 PM — Rabbi Shmuli Yanklowitz, who was chosen by Newsweek as one of the most influential rabbis in the United States, has declared that he is "coming out of the closet," not as a gay man, but as a "proud ally with those of LGBT orientation."
20th April 2012
Walt Disney Studios’ gay chief steps down 3
11:14 PM — The head of Walt Disney Studio, Rich Ross, has resigned as chairman of the film-making company, just a month after the film John Carter became one of the company's biggest flops.
Video: Parents and friends of gay Mormons release ‘It gets better’ video 35
10:45 PM — Following the popularity and widespread reporting of the 'It Gets Better' video made by Mormon students at Brigham Young University, several parents and friends of gay mormons have joined forces to add another video to the project.
Chris Evans ‘embarrassed and heartbroken’ by marriage inequality 28
3:14 PM — Actor Chris Evans has said he finds the inequality in marriage rights between gay and straight couples 'embarrassing', and predicted that in ten years society will look back 'ashamed'.
Vatican criticises nuns’ focus on poverty over equal marriage opposition 55
2:49 PM — The Vatican has criticised a group of nuns for challenging settled doctrines and failing to speak out against equal marriage and abortion.
19th April 2012
Marriage equality ‘not a priority’ for US voters 74
10:36 PM — Equal marriage is not top among the concerns of voters for the 2012 presidential elections in the United States, a new survey has found.
‘Out’ magazine lays off its entire editorial team 8
9:36 PM — The US-based gay lifestyle 'Out,' will lay off its entire editorial staff with one month's severance as of tomorrow, Capital New York reports.
Catholic priests applauded by parishes for not backing anti-equality referendum 49
12:27 AM — At least six Catholic parishes in Washington have opted out of the petition drive for Referendum 74, which calls for a public vote with the intention to ban equal marriage.
18th April 2012
Tennessee: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill advances through the House 43
10:35 PM — Republicans who dominate the Tennessee Legislature have moved one step closer towards passing a bill that would interdict elementary and middle school teachers from discussing homosexuality and gender identity.
Boy Scouts of America petitioned to change gay exclusion policy 24
11:42 AM — A gay mother in Ohio has started a petition calling on the Boy Scouts of America to reverse its stance on expelling gay youths and leaders from the organisation.
One Million Moms targets gays again over catalogue kiss 45
10:20 AM — What it lacks in success, One Million Moms continues to make up for in persistence, urging supporters to boycott clothing retailer Urban Outfitters for featuring a lesbian kiss in its catalogue.
17th April 2012
Gay teen from Iowa commits suicide 94
11:19 PM — A gay teenager from Iowa has taken his own life after his family and friends say that he received death threats on his mobile phone from his classmates, who also made him the subject of a hate group on Facebook.
Video: FCKH8 says ‘It Doesn’t Get Better’ (for people who hate gays) 22
10:46 PM — FCKH8's latest video mocks the lunacy of homophobia hate groups featuring US celebrities Chris Thompson, Shane Dawson, Glozell, Miles Jai, and Tyler Oakley.