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
US gay hate-crime law leads to its first indictments 12
10:50 PM — In the first set of indictments that follows from a federal hate crime law which protects against attacks motivated by sexual orientation, two women from Kentucky have pleaded guilty to helping in the kidnap and assault of a gay man.
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
Leader of Wildrose Party in Canada says she is pro-gay, pro-choice 16
9:54 PM — Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Party in Canada, has moved to quash rumours surrounding her social beliefs by confirming that she is in favour of marriage equality, and is pro-choice on abortion rights.
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.
Rick Santorum who pledged to invalidate marriages of gay couples bows out of Republican race 40
9:40 PM — Rick Santorum has pulled out of the race to become the Republican party candidate for US president. Mr Santorum is an outspoken critic of LGBT rights and had pledged to invalidate the marriages of gay couples if he won the presidential election.
Mormon university’s gay students may film It Gets Better video but must stay celibate 17
4:40 PM — An It Gets Better video made by students at the Mormon Brigham Young University in Utah did not violate the school's honour code, an official has said.
Chaz Bono first trans person to receive GLAAD’s Stephen F Kolzak award 4
2:50 PM — Chaz Bono will be the first transgender person to receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.