24th February 2012
Petition secures second public vote on gay marriage in Maine 36
3:42 PM — Citizens of Maine will be asked to vote in favour of equal marriage rights for gay couples after a petition by marriage equality advocates secured enough signatures for a second public referendum.
Video: US teen posts coming out video to YouTube 32
1:30 PM — A teenage YouTube user in the US has recorded the conversation in which he comes out to his mother and posted it online saying he hopes it will be an "inspiration".
Maryland senate passes equal marriage law 15
9:42 AM — Maryland's state senate approved a bill last night to give equal marriage rights to gay couples. The bill passed narrowly in a 25-22 vote and has already been approved by the House of Delegates.
23rd February 2012
Video: Daniel Radcliffe records new message for bullied gay teens 19
4:45 PM — Daniel Radcliffe has continued his support for bullied gay youth with a new public service announcement supporting the Trevor Project helpline.
First ten members of US Congress pose for NOH8 21
9:58 AM — Ten Democratic members of Congress have posed for the NOH8 campaign this week, the first elected national representatives to do so.
22nd February 2012
Trial begins in Tyler Clementi suicide case
1:18 PM — Jury selection begins today for trial of a student who viewed US student Tyler Clementi's gay acts with another man over a webcam days before his suicide.
Rick Santorum portrait made entirely from gay porn 14
12:25 PM — When many voters see Rick Santorum, they may not see a pioneer for gay equality, but a politically-minded artist has ensured that as a next-best thing, they can see the US presidential nomination hopeful and a lot of gay pornography.
20th February 2012
Mitt Romney campaign co-chair resigns on claim he ‘threatened to deport gay lover’ 14
1:27 PM — A co-chairman of Mitt Romney's Arizona presidential campaign and elected official Paul Babeu has been forced to resign amid claims he had threatened to have a gay lover deported.
18th February 2012
Maryland House of Delegates approves gay marriage bill 37
1:44 AM — The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage that is widely expected to be passed by the state senate and already has the support of the governor Martin O'Malley.
17th February 2012
Colombia: Gay priests ‘hired hitmen after AIDS diagnosis’ 30
5:06 PM — A pair of Catholic priests in Colombia reportedly hired hitmen to kill them after one was diagnosed with AIDS.
Canada expected to fill gay marriage ‘gap’ today 21
4:24 PM — Canada is expected to announce changes to its Civil Marriage Act today which will stem fears about the validity of gay marriages between couples who could wed in Canada but not their home countries.
Blogger’s son, 7, ‘comes out’ 88
2:50 PM — A blogger has described the moment her 7-year-old son came out to her but accepted she is not sure whether he will turn into a gay adult.
New Jersey Assembly approves gay marriage but veto may follow 19
10:28 AM — The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill lifting the ban on gay marriages yesterday, but the bill looks likely to be vetoed by the state governor.
16th February 2012
Chris Colfer and Kevin Bacon join Proposition 8 play 10
2:56 PM — Actors Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer and John C Reilly join a swelling number of celebrities signing up to star in Dustin Lance Black's Proposition 8 play next month.
Brett Ratner to helm pro-gay film campaign for GLAAD 4
2:00 PM — Brett Ratner will produce and direct a GLAAD video campaign to promote equality for gay and trans people following his use of a disparaging term in a press conference last year.
15th February 2012
Interview: Armistead Maupin on Tales of The City, Ian McKellen and Rock Hudson 14
11:13 AM — Laurence Watts meets Armistead Maupin to talk Tales of the City, the joy of gay life in 1970s San Francisco and the truth about his relationships with Rock Hudson and Ian McKellen.
14th February 2012
Actor Matt Bomer comes out 38
9:52 AM — US actor Matt Bomer revealed this weekend he is gay. The star of White Collar, 34, came out at the weekend as he accepted an award for HIV/AIDS activism in California.
13th February 2012
Washington Governor: Signing gay marriage law is my proudest moment 24
11:52 PM — Governor Chris Gregoire, a Democrat and a Roman Catholic, signed into law Washington State's gay marriage legislation. The North Western state becomes the seventh in the United States to offer gay marriage equality.
New Jersey Senate approves gay marriage but Governor will veto 24
6:46 PM — The state senate in New Jersey has voted in favour of giving equal marriage rights to gay couples. Governor Chris Christie has said he will veto the bill if it passes both houses in favour of a referendum.
Whitney Houston was ‘at her happiest in lesbian relationship’, Peter Tatchell claims 124
5:08 PM — The late singer Whitney Houston was at her happiest in the 1980s when she was with a "female partner", human rights activist Peter Tatchell said today.