30th March 2012
71-year-old Texan woman charged with gay hate crime 77
2:48 PM — A 71-year-old Texan woman was yesterday charged with committing a hate crime after being accused of beating and choking a 25-year-old man with a wooden cane because she believed he was gay and had AIDS.
Video: The offensive anti-LGBT TV ads airing in Alaska right now to oppose Prop 5 24
1:49 PM — Ranking among the most homophobic and transphobic advertisements seen recently in political campaigning. Here are the advertisements in full airing on Alaskan TV right now.
Connecticut man alleges past gay relationship with American baseball star 21
12:08 PM — A man in Hartford, Connecticut is being investigated by the police after allegedly threatening Carl Pavano, an American baseball star who plays for Minnesota Twins, with the revelation that the pair had an gay relationship in high school.
29th March 2012
Transphobic ad against Alaskan Proposition 5 criticised 12
9:22 PM — Supporters of Proposition 5, which would expand the anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage, Alaska, to include sexual orientation and gender identity in its legislative field, have criticised an advertisement released by opponents, calling it ‘dehumanizing.’
Teacher sues Lamar University for ‘forcing’ her to attend a gay show 41
8:46 PM — A theatre and dance teacher in Texas has filed a law-suit on Lamar University, claiming that the college disciminated against her on grounds of religion, when she failed to attend a gay show.
Carson Daly apologises for gay joke 40
8:08 PM — The American broadcaster, Carson Daly, best known for hosting shows on MTV and NBC, was forced to apologise today after suggesting, in his radio show in Los Angeles, that gay people would not have been brave enough to restrain the pilot who recently went 'berserk' on a flight to Las Vegas.
US scientific study claims male dolphins are bisexual 18
5:02 PM — Research scientists at the University of Massachusetts have concluded that male dolphins conduct intense social relationships and are found to engage in extensive bisexuality.
Law proposed in Kansas will allow religious to veto anti-discrimination laws 61
10:42 AM — A bill was passed in Kansas yesterday that its opponents claim legalises discrimination against LGBT persons.
Rick Santorum angers gay rights campaigners with pink bowling ball ‘joke’ 35
12:39 AM — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has angered gay rights activists in the United States after he told a boy not use a pink bowling ball during a campaign photo opportunity at a Wisconsin bowling alley.
28th March 2012
Queer feminist poet and essayist Adrienne Rich dies aged 82 9
10:28 PM — The pioneering feminist poet, Adrienne Rich, who consistently challenged the myths of the American dream, has died, aged 82.
US footballer suspended and fined for homophobic tweet 11
8:56 PM — Colin Clark, the Houston Dynamo midfielder who was heard using an offensive homophobic slur against a ball boy, has been suspended for three games and given an undisclosed fine by Major League Soccer.
American military academies celebrate first gay pride events 6
4:56 PM — This week saw the first gay pride events being celebrated at military academies in the USA, six months after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Gay Chilean man dies in hospital after neo-Nazi attack 26
11:56 AM — Daniel Zamudio, a gay 24-year-old Chilean man who was left brain-dead following an attack in Santiago by four alleged members of a neo-Nazi gang, died yesterday in hospital after three weeks in a medically-induced coma.
US government demands fast-track of gay rights case 14
9:40 AM — This week, the US government requested that a federal appeals court hasten its review of a San Francisco gay rights case and consider harsher scrutiny for discriminatory laws around sexual orientation, including a standard that could legalise same-sex marriage.
27th March 2012
Secret documents reveal anti-gay marriage group planned to divide gay and black voters 48
4:36 PM — Confidential documents made public in a court in the state of Maine today revealed the leading opponents of same-sex marriage planned to defeat campaigns by "fanning the hostility" between black and gay voters and by casting President Obama as a radical enemy of marriage.
Obituary: New York photographer and actor Cris Alexander 8
11:26 AM — New York photographer and actor Cris Alexander has died, aged 92. Alexander came to New York City aged 18 in 1938 hoping to make it as an actor. Ultimately, he became a successful photographer, taking portraits of movie stars, the New York City Ballet and for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine.
Alaskan anti-discrimination ordinance could be passed in April 18
9:07 AM — An ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people in Anchorage, Alaska, could be passed on an upcoming municipal ballot in April.
26th March 2012
Banning equal marriage would be disastrous for North Carolina, says a Bank of America official 16
10:01 PM — The technology chief of Bank of America has strongly denounced the proposed measure to define marriage as the union between a man and a woman in North Carolina, saying it would make it harder for companies to attract talent to the state.
Californian Pop band The Morning Benders change their name through fear of offending gay fans 21
4:59 PM — Californian power-pop band The Morning Benders have changed their name to the somewhat blander Pop ETC. after belatedly discovering that ‘bender’ is a UK slang term used to describe gay men.
Gay couples celebrate ‘illegal mass wedding’ in Ohio over the weekend 16
11:47 AM — More than 200 gay and lesbian couples gathered at the Galleria downtown Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday to engage in what they called the “biggest illegal mass wedding ever held.”