9th April 2012
Anti-discrimination bill results in Anchorage called into question over allegations of voter fraud 6
4:46 PM — The recent, much-contested gay rights ballot initiative in Anchorage, Alaska - which would have banned discrimination in the city on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity had it passed - has put the city at the centre of a huge controversy over allegations of voter fraud, disenfranchisement, uncounted ballots and more.
Senator John Kerry seeks to prevent lesbian being deported to Pakistan 8
3:37 PM — John Kerry is aiming to help prevent one half of a married lesbian couple in Massachusetts from deported back to Pakistan.
7th April 2012
Video: Mormon students make “It Gets Better” video 30
8:53 PM — Twenty-two students at the Brigham Young University in US, owned and run by the Mormon church, have made a video for the It Gets Better project, where they talk about reconciling faith and sexuality.
New York: Catholic official quits over archdiocese’s anti-gay stance 23
8:17 PM — Joseph Amodeo, an official affiliated with the New York Roman Catholic archdiocese, has quit the junior board of Catholic Charities over a heterosexuals-only policy implemented by the church for homeless people, the Associated Press reports.
6th April 2012
Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people 24
10:34 PM — A study released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center has found that 59 per cent of US Latinos think that society should be accepting of homosexuality, while this figure climbs nine per cent higher with second generation Hispanics.
Maryland court hears lesbian divorce case
10:07 PM — A lesbian couple who were married in California are petitioning for divorce at a high court in Maryland, where same-sex weddings are not recognised, for the second time, after their first petition was thrown out two years ago.
Gay couple to use White House Easter event to confront Obama 6
5:14 PM — A gay couple plan to ask President Obama to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation at Monday’s annual Easter Egg roll, which takes place on the White House lawn.
Possible gay link to death of French academic in New York 15
12:16 PM — A married Parisian academic who was found dead in his Manhattan hotel room on Tuesday this week is said to have been using gay hook-up websites on his laptop prior to his death.
5th April 2012
School district will let student wear anti-homophobia t-shirt on Day of Silence 15
3:19 PM — A high school student in Cincinnati, Ohio will not be barred from wearing an anti-homophobia t-shirt on the National Day of Silence this year while a law suit proceeds.
Apology after student disqualified from pageant for equal marriage hope 14
2:10 PM — A school district in the US has apologised to a student was was pulled off stage and disqualified from a competition for saying he would like to marry another man.
4th April 2012
Boston Court hears anti-DOMA appeal 3
9:42 PM — A federal appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts, has begun hearing arguments today about the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples.
US Catholic school fights back against anti-gay lecture 50
8:45 PM — A group of senior students at Minnesota's Catholic DeLaSalle forced a mandatory lecture to end abruptly due to their virulently anti-gay rhetoric, with homosexuality compared to bestiality.
Bruno Mars denies gay rumours 29
7:58 PM — A representative for Bruno Mars has dismissed a series of reports yesterday that the singer had come out of the closet.
Voters appear to reject gay and trans protections in Anchorage 8
5:28 PM — Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity appears to have failed to gather enough votes to pass.
Over 640,000 thank Starbucks for equal marriage support 11
4:58 PM — 640,000 people have signed a petition to thank coffee giant Starbucks over its support for equal marriage after opponents tried to launch an international boycott.
3rd April 2012
US student sues school for banning him from wearing anti-homophobia t-shirt 36
11:18 PM — A student at a high school in Cincinnati, Ohio has filed a law suit in federal court today, after school officials refused to let him wear a t-shirt that read: "Jesus is not a homophobe."
Afghanistan: US military investigates soldier raising gay pride flag 41
10:47 PM — The US military has begun formal investigations into a series of three photographs that purport to show a soldier raising a rainbow flag, signifying gay pride, allegedly at a base in Afghanistan.
2nd April 2012
Anchorage set to vote on Proposition 5 8
10:45 PM — Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, is set to vote tomorrow on Proposition 5, which would, if approved by the voters, outlaw discrimination in employment and housing against gay men and lesbians, and in addition, extend protections to transgender people.
Gay couples file suit against DOMA in New York 5
9:59 PM — Five married couples, wherein one partner had a non-US nationality, have filed suit in New York today against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), arguing that it denies gay men and lesbians the right for permanent residence, as it is available to heterosexual couples, thereby violating equal protection under the constitution.