18th September 2013
New York officials condemn alleged anti-gay stabbing as ‘horrific’
5:26 PM — Officials in New York City have condemned an anti-gay hate crime where a man was stabbed to death because a suspect allegedly thought he was gay.
Hillary Clinton: ‘Our communities and institutions are strongest when standing up for equality’ 5
4:27 PM — Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an impassioned speech emphasising the importance of standing up for gay rights on receiving an honourary doctorate from St Andrews University.
California court to decide whether gay juror was wrongly dismissed from HIV drug case
3:28 PM — A federal appeals court in San Francisco will today consider whether a constitutional ban on excluding someone from a jury due to race or gender should be extended to cover sexual orientation.
17th September 2013
US: Pennsylvania county to appeal against judge’s order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licences 1
7:36 PM — The county in Pennsylvania recently ordered to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples has said it will file an appeal against the judge's decision.
Tony Perkins: ‘Allowing gay military couples leave to travel to where they can marry is discriminatory’ 36
7:18 PM — Tony Perkins of the anti-gay Family Research Council, has voiced his disapproval at the Pentagon's announcement that gay couples will be allowed leave to marry, if they live a certain distance from a state which legally recognises same-sex marriage.
US: Human rights groups call for removal of anti-gay writer from public TV board 8
6:47 PM — A human rights group has called for the sacking of anti-gay writer Orson Scott Card, from his new position as a board member at a US university's public television channel, after he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler.
US: University stands by dean accused of anti-lesbian discrimination
5:08 PM — A US university has stood by its women's college dean who has been accused of an anti-lesbian bias by a former employee.
US: New York man accused of stabbing 69-year-old to death because he thought he was gay 7
2:27 PM — A 22-year-old New York man accused of stabbing to death a 69-year-old man because he thought he was gay, has been charged with second degree murder.
California: 95-year-old war veteran marries boyfriend of 20 years 26
12:11 PM — A 95-year-old World War II veteran has married his boyfriend of 20 years in California. John Banvard, who served in the US military during the Second World War, married his longtime partner Gerard Nadea, 68, in a California Veterans Home.
16th September 2013
US: Louisiana won’t recognise same-sex marriage on state tax returns 13
7:10 PM — The US state of Louisiana’s Department of Revenue has announced it won’t recognise same-sex marriages on state tax returns, despite a new IRS rule that allows legally married gay couples to file joint federal tax returns.
Rapper Mykki Blanco accuses Britney Spears of exploiting gay fans 19
7:05 PM — Following the release of her latest single, Work B**ch, rapper Mykki Blanco has accused Britney Spears of exploiting her gay fans with her music.
Canada: Waitress ‘humiliated’ gay couple in restaurant by telling them they cannot sit together 26
5:10 PM — A gay couple in Mimico, Toronto have spoken out over an incident where they were "embarrassed" and "humiliated" by a waitress who told them they cannot sit together, accusing them of indecent behaviour and of touching one another.
Behind the Candelabra wins 8 awards at the Creative Arts Emmys 2
4:00 PM — Behind the Candelabra, the film about iconic gay pianist Liberace, has won eight awards at the Creative Arts Emmys - but will it win more at the main Emmys this weekend?
US: Vice President Joe Biden calls same-sex marriage ‘the issue of our day’ 13
2:28 PM — US Vice President Joe Biden has come back at criticism for his defence of same-sex marriage, saying he "could not remain silent any longer" on what he is now calling "the issue of our day."
‘The Man Who Couldn’t Catch HIV’ dies of suicide at 66 20
12:57 PM — Stephen Crohn, previously dubbed “The Man Who Can't Catch AIDS” because of his resistance to HIV, has committed suicide.
Cher: ‘I immediately said no to performing at the Winter Olympics due to Russia’s anti-gay laws’ 32
12:10 PM — Cher has refused to perform at Russia's 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi due to the country's anti-gay laws.
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.