16th September 2013
Actor Isaiah Washington ‘lost everything’ after calling a gay castmate ‘faggot’ 26
11:56 AM — Actor Isaiah Washington has said he "lost everything" after a heated scandal in 2007, in which he twice referred to a gay castmate as "faggot."
Mexico: First openly gay mayor sworn into office in conservative Zacatecas 2
10:40 AM — The first openly gay mayor in Mexico, who made history when he was elected in July, has been sworn in at a ceremony in Fresnillo, Zacatecas - a city known for its anti-gay conservative values and drug-related warfare.
15th September 2013
Canada: Manitoba passes anti-bullying bill for gay-straight alliances into law 2
11:32 AM — The New Democratic Party in Manitoba, Canada has passed an anti-bullying bill requiring schools to accommodate gay-straight alliances, as well as clubs promoting equality between students of different genders, races, and abilities.
13th September 2013
WATCH: How an adorable guy proposed to his boyfriend thanks to a flash mob in a Home Depot store 34
5:18 PM — A gay couple have become engaged in spectacular fashion at an unusual location in Salt Lake City, a Home Depot store.
US: Church stops boy scouts using building because of pro-gay policy 22
2:58 PM — A San Diego church has stopped local boy scout groups from using the building for meetings, allegedly due the Boy Scouts of America's recent decision to lift its ban on gay members.
Sara Gilbert: Dating Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki made me realise I’m gay 13
1:21 PM — Actress Sara Gilbert has credited her former Roseanne and Big Bang Theory co-star Johnny Galecki with helping her come out as gay.
Pelosi tells Putin: When you talk about people being created equal – don’t forget gays and lesbians 15
12:41 PM — US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has responded to Vladimir Putin's statement on all people being created equal under God by saying the Russian President needs to include gay citizens too.
12th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania judge orders clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples 5
6:51 PM — A Pennsylvania judge has ordered a Philadelphia clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
US Catholic Archbishop: Satan is responsible for gays marrying and having anal sex 119
5:48 PM — The Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has said that Satan is the source of marriage equality and sodomy, claiming that "many evil forces have set their sights on the dissolution of marriage."
Strain of HIV virus found in monkeys is cleared by vaccine 6
1:50 PM — A vaccine designed to tackle SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, may have successfully cleared the virus from infected animals, paving the way for research into a HIV vaccine for humans.
US: Teacher suspended for showing Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ music video to class 7
12:52 PM — A teacher in North Carolina was suspended after showing a group of students the music video for Macklemore's 'Same Love,' a song which supports same-sex marriage and gay equality.
Lady Gaga: ‘I’ve taken a few dips in the lady pond – lesbians are way more daring than straight men’ 24
11:28 AM — Bisexual pop singer Lady Gaga has opened up about her past romantic experiences with girls, saying she is attracted to lesbians because "they are way more daring than straight guys."
Obama was ‘energised and inspired’ by Russian gay activists at G20 meet in St Petersburg 5
10:09 AM — As President Obama met with nine LGBT activists during his trip to St Petersburg for the G20 summit earlier this month, he was so "energised intellectually and inspired" by their talks, the meeting lasted twice as long as expected.
11th September 2013
US: Pastor had sex with teen boys whilst praying to help them gain ‘sexual purity’ in the eyes of God 39
7:46 PM — A pastor in the US state of Iowa was arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation after several victims said he had sexual contact with them when they were teenagers to help them gain "sexual purity", in the eyes of God.
US: Radio caller asked not to call in again after sounding off about Macklemore equal marriage song 13
6:50 PM — A radio host was surprised when a caller phoned his station to sound off about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's equal marriage themed song, Same Love.
US: Three same-sex couples in Minnesota sex offender facility seek to marry 1
3:11 PM — Three same-sex couples currently confined to a high security Minnesota facility for sexual offenders are seeking to get married, following the introduction of equal marriage in the state last month.
Canada: LGBT education co-ordinator targeted with letter encouraging her to ‘repent sins’ 14
12:46 PM — An LGBT education co-ordinator at the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton, Canada is among several people who have received anonymous, religious letters urging them to "admit" that they are sinners.
New York Democrats fail to choose first openly gay and first female mayoral nominee 9
11:30 AM — The openly gay New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, on Tuesday evening conceded in the primary election, placing third behind her two opponents.
Gay figure skater fears he could be ‘beat up on streets’ in Russia – but still opposes Olympics boycott 47
10:43 AM — Gay US figure skater Johnny Weir has appeared on television wearing Russian military uniform to say he is still against "any kind" of boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, despite fears "I could be beat up on the streets and no one would protect me."
10th September 2013
US: Pro-equal marriage Mayor of Philadelphia accused of discrimination for not officiating gay wedding 6
6:42 PM — The mayor of Philadelphia, who is a strong supporter of equal marriage, has been accused of discrimination for saying he will not officiate at same-sex weddings until after a court challenge to the legality of licencing such weddings has been resolved.