17th April 2012
Air Force Sergeant, discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, reinstated 4
9:52 PM — In a case that is likely to have repercussions for gay veterans discharged under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, an Air Force Staff Sergeant, dismissed under the policy, will be reinstated to active duty at his former rank next month.
Video: Street preacher calls Rosie O’Donnell a ‘lesbian pig’ 24
5:32 PM — Video footage has emerged of Rosie O'Donnell involved in a strongly-worded exchange with a street preacher who tells her she should go home to do her dishes and calls her a 'lesbian pig'.
Video: Gays are the ‘moral iceberg’ in ministry’s Titanic metaphor 54
1:30 PM — At the centenary of the Titanic disaster, a ministry has claimed the 'homosexual agenda' represents a new 'moral iceberg' that will sink America if left unchecked.
Gay couples ‘forced to lie’ on US federal tax returns today 26
11:31 AM — Demonstrations will take place around the US today to highlight the fact that gay married couples must list themselves as 'single' on federal tax returns.
Teacher who took gay student out of pageant ‘temporarily removed from campus’ 14
10:42 AM — A Californian vice principal who removed a gay student from a school pageant for veering off-script and saying he wanted to marry a man has been temporarily removed from his campus while the student in question has backed the educator.
16th April 2012
Hunger Games star to get GLAAD honour for pro-gay stance 27
12:25 PM — Josh Hutcherson, one of the stars of the dystopian teenage battle epic The Hunger Games will receive the GLAAD's Vanguard Award for his pro-gay equality stance.
15th April 2012
Video: “Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron (CCOKC)” 42
5:06 PM — A group of former child stars have made a spoof video, called "Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron," or CCOKC, where they attack Kirk Cameron for the anti-gay comments he made during an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN.
Paul Iacono comes out as gay 17
4:27 PM — The star of MTV's now defunct show "The Hard Times of RJ Berger," Paul Iacono, has come out as gay.
Gay rights activists angry at Obama’s refusal to sign anti-discrimination order 30
3:40 PM — LGBT activists have reacted angrily to President Obama's decision not to sign an executive order that would have outlawed workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexuality and gender identity.
13th April 2012
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie give up on waiting for marriage equality and get engaged 47
10:45 PM — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally decided to abandon their pledge not to marry until every couple in the United States can do the same, gay or straight. The couple had indicated that they were facing pressure from their children to formalise their relationship.
Library of Congress employee sacked after “liking” pro-gay Facebook page 19
10:17 PM — A gay auditor at the US Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, has sad that his pressing the "Like" button on a Facebook page that promoted gay adoption led to workplace harassment, discrimination, and eventually his sacking.
Bachmann clinic continues ‘pray the gay away’ treatment 22
12:00 AM — Despite repeated denials from Marcus Bachmann that his clinic does not practise religious 'conversion therapy' for homosexuals, another gay rights activist has caught one of the clinic's counsellors attempting to "pray the gay away."
12th April 2012
Obama refuses to sign an anti-discrimination bill for LGBT employees 30
11:09 PM — In a move that is likely to disappoint gay rights activists and liberal supporters alike, President Obama has decided not to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by employers with federal contracts against LGBT employees.
11th April 2012
Anti-gay group endorses Mitt Romney for President 19
8:32 PM — The National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), an anti-gay group which opposes equal marriage across the US, has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for President this morning.
Psychiatrist requests retraction of controversial ‘gay cure’ study 21
5:14 PM — Dr Robert Spitzer has said he would like to retract a study he conducted on the result of 'gay cure' therapy which has been used to claim that some gay people are able to turn straight.
Campaign thanking EA for gay characters suspended over false signatures 13
12:14 PM — An AllOut.org campaign to support Electronic Arts over its inclusion of gay characters in two recent video games has had to be suspended following hackers' efforts to add thousands of fake signatures.
Gay equality in presidential race policies ‘6 percent higher’ after Rick Santorum exit 15
10:29 AM — Rick Santorum's decision to end his campaign seeking the Republican party's nomination to run for presidential race later this year has boosted the proportion of gay-friendly policies in race by 6 percent, according to an analysis released today.
10th April 2012
Federal lawsuit against Nevada seeking marriage equality 6
11:37 PM — A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit today against the governor of Nevada, Republican Brian Sandoval, in a bid to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples in the state.
Maine: New anti-gay group campaigns against equal marriage 9
11:05 PM — Two outspoken opponents of equal marriage have started a new political action committee (PAC) in Maine, with the explicit and exclusive aim of campaigning against efforts to bring marriage equality to the state through a referendum this November.
Video: New York University Athletics department makes It Gets Better film 8
10:37 PM — New York University Athletics Department has released a poignant It Gets Better video to support the work of the Trevor Project. The film was made with the blessing of the university and was directed by Jay Hayes, the captain of the men's volleyball team.