5th January 2012
Michele Bachmann bows out of presidential candidacy race 34
11:24 AM — Michele Bachmann has confirmed she will not be the Republican party's candidate in the US presidential elections this year. Bachmann pulled out of the race after receiving just 5% of the vote in the Republican voter caucuses in her home state of Iowa this week.
4th January 2012
Justin Timberlake considering Elton John biopic role “very seriously” 5
5:04 PM — Justin Timberlake is said to be taking the suggestion that he reprise his role as Elton John in the latter's planned biopic "very seriously". A source told E!Online the singer turned actor was "working with his people to figure out exactly how to respond".
Governor of Washington state “to support marriage equality” today 11
3:54 PM — The Governor of the state of Washington, Christine Gregoire, is set to announce her support today for legislation which would introduce marriage equality for gay couples in the state, according to reports.
18-year-old jailed for two months after Stonewall Inn assault 14
3:08 PM — A man has been jailed in New York for two months attacking a man in the toilets of the city's Stonewall Inn. Christopher Orlando had admitted one charge of third-degree assault as a hate crime and one charge of second-degree attempted robbery against Benjamin Carver, 34.
Rupert Murdoch considers Rick Santorum’s “big vision” 38
12:50 PM — Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation, has spoken out in support of Republican presidential candidacy hopeful and marriage equality opponent Rick Santorum's "big vision" for the US and praised his presentation style "regardless of policies".
3rd January 2012
Ricky Martin “has no set plans to marry” despite reports 14
2:02 PM — A spokesman for Ricky Martin has denied the musician will marry his partner Carlos Gonzalez Abella in New York on 28 January. The El Nuevo Dia in Puerto Rico reported that the singer would tie the knot in the north-eastern US state, but the claim has been unequivocally denied.
30th December 2011
Best big companies for gay staff in the US revealed 8
1:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has released its annual rankings of US companies by the support they give to LGBT employees, and revealed that nearly a quarter of the 850 companies surveyed scored full marks.
Amazon continues to sell “homophobic” calendar in the UK 151
12:58 PM — An American calendar by a Christian cartoonist which employs images of stereotyped gay men is still on sale today through Amazon in the US and the UK, after it was pulled by Barnes and Noble in the US.
US study highlights DOMA tax problems for married gays 12
11:35 AM — A study has said gay couples in the US can pay thousands of dollars more in tax each year than similar straight couples, because the federal government does not allow married gay couples to file tax returns together.
US chuch’s “gay nativity scene” vandalised on Christmas Day 11
9:22 AM — A nativity scene featuring gay, lesbian and straight couples outside a church in California was reportedly vandalised on Christmas Day. Claremont United Methodist Church had erected a large set of silhouettes around a lit tree sculpture. The silhouettes featured one gay, one lesbian and one straight couple.
29th December 2011
Jamaican elections end tonight as minister says gays “threatened his life” 62
1:37 PM — Voting is set to end tonight in Jamaica's parliamentary elections, while a government minister claims that he was threatened with his life for questioning whether the international gay community was funding the opposition.
Video: US sets Hillary Clinton’s landmark UN speech to music 11
12:18 PM — The US State Department has released an uplifting video of the groundbreaking speech given to a United Nations summit in Geneva by Hillary Clinton earlier this month.
Barnes and Noble pulls “anti-gay” calendar amid online feud 32
11:59 AM — US bookseller Barnes & Noble confirmed this week it would stop selling a calendar criticised for its depiction of gays, while its author hit back at critics. Joe King's calendar, I'm Not Gay, I'm Just a Sissy: 12 Months of Sexual Confusion, which was only available from the retailer online, includes jokes about AIDS and gay lifestyles.
Archbishop of Chicago: Pride organisers “invited comparison” with Ku Klux Klan 59
10:31 AM — The Archbishop of Chicago has stood by his statement likening gay pride supporters to the Klu Klux Klan, saying the organisers of the city's gay pride parade "invited an obvious comparison" with the white-supremacist hate group.
28th December 2011
New biography claims Richard Nixon may have had gay affair 18
3:38 PM — Among the claims made in a new book about former US President Richard Nixon's time as a politician is the suggestion that he may have had a gay relationship with one of his closest confidants.
Robin Williams says his “very modern” dog has a boyfriend 13
2:03 PM — In a recent interview, comedian and actor Robin Williams has claimed his pug dog is gay and has a boyfriend, and that the pair would like to adopt a cat.
Taylor Lautner’s coming out magazine cover “100 per cent fake” 9
10:08 AM — An image purporting to show Taylor Lautner coming out on the cover of a January edition of People magazine has been dismissed as a fake by the magazine. Celebrities sent congratulations to the 19-year-old star of the Twilight series before it was revealed to be a joke.
Interview: Phillip Ward on the inimitable Quentin Crisp 11
9:29 AM — Laurence Watts meets Phillip Ward to discuss the life and work of Quentin Crisp, and his "simple philosophy of happiness and being".
26th December 2011
The top USA LGBT stories of 2011 28
11:01 AM — We've already brought you the weirdest and most unexpected stories of 2011 as well as the most important UK stories of 2011, now we bring you the most important stories from the USA.
23rd December 2011
Video: Michele Bachmann challenged by “gay robot” 19
11:05 AM — On her campaign trail to win the Republican party's nomination for the presidential race, Michele Bachmann received an unusual heckling.