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.
‘Gay is not okay’ church forced to change sign 39
4:34 PM — A reverend has had to change a sign at his Des Moines church from reading "Gay is not Okay" after a hundred protesters gathered outside.
Raquel Welch: Ben-Hur star Stephen Boyd was gay 33
12:56 PM — Ben-Hur actor Stephen Boyd was gay, according to his one-time co-star Raquel Welch.
10th February 2012
Westboro to picket boys’ funeral over gay marriage law 69
9:26 AM — The homophobic Westboro Baptist Church has said it will picket the funeral of two young boys who were killed by their father at the weekend after the Washington state legislature voted in favour of gay marriage.
9th February 2012
New York rabbi: Cure gays with chemicals 122
6:03 PM — A controversial New York rabbi has reacted to an article by someone who attempted reparative therapy by arguing that homosexuality could be tackled with chemical castration. The rabbi claimed Jewish LGBT groups are a 'fifth column' within the Jewish community.
Tom Cruise’s adopted son apologises over ‘homophobic’ tweet 53
3:21 PM — Tom Cruise's adopted son Connor was forced to apologise to his PR representative after using the word 'gay' pejoratively in a tweet directed at him.
Ex-gays claim ‘illegal discrimination’ over flyers 47
2:16 PM — A national 'ex-gay' support organisation which distributes flyers to students in the US state of Maryland has called today for an official to be disciplined after he described the publications as "reprehensible".
Roland Martin suspended for ‘gay bashing’ Beckham tweet 8
12:05 PM — CNN has suspended Roland Martin for his Super-Bowl tweets about smacking a man who enjoyed David Beckham's racy H&M underwear ad.
8th February 2012
Washington House of Representatives votes for gay marriage 19
11:48 PM — Washington state's House of Representatives has passed a bill to introduce gay marriage by 55 votes to 43. The state's senate has already approved the measure which is also supported by the state governor.
Gay ban writing contest cancelled 15
1:13 PM — A writing competition based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma which banned gay romance stories for reportedly being "just too much" has been cancelled.
Ellen DeGeneres: There is no ‘pro-gay bandwagon’ 15
11:57 AM — Following a groundswell of support for her appointment as the face of JC Penney in the face of homophobic opposition, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken out to thank the public.
Travel: Getting sexy in Salt Lake City 14
9:31 AM — Ushered onto the global stage by the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City might still be best known as the base of the Latter-day Saints Church. But JD van Zyl found underneath its perfectly pristine Mormon veneer hides a surprisingly rewarding and gay-friendly destination.
7th February 2012
Appeals court rules California’s gay marriage ban breaks US constitution 18
11:02 PM — California's voter initiated ban on gay marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by a US federal court, upholding a decision by a judge to lift the ban in 2010.
Roland Martin’s Beckham crack ‘about soccer, not gays’ 28
10:41 AM — A US political commentator has apologised for causing any offence after sending a tweet during Sunday's Super-Bowl which suggested "smacking the ish" out of a man who enjoyed David Beckham's H&M advert.
6th February 2012
Court to rule tomorrow if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutionally valid 22
6:47 PM — A federal appeals court will rule tomorrow on whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is constitutionally valid. Prop 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has been the subject of constant legal battles.
Canada: Trans woman detained under US flight rules 16
5:56 PM — In the wake of Canada’s continued support of a no-fly rule for anyone who fails to meet gender norms, as subjectively assessed by that country’s border police, a harrowing tale emerges of an incident last year in the United States.
Interview: Edmund White on gay fiction 14
12:50 PM — Edmund White selects five novels which combine beautiful writing with gay themes: A Single Man, Maurice, The Folding Star, Our Lady of the Flowers and Dancer from the Dance.