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  • 23rd June 2011

    New Jersey man charged over murder of transgender model

    Victoria Carmen White was shot dead in an alleged hate crime

    11:43 AM — A New Jersey man has been charged with murder and bias intimidation over the death of a transgender woman last September. Victoria Carmen White, 28, was shot dead after an altercation on September 12th 2010 at a house in Maplewood.

  • Obama holds New York gala fundraiser for gay supporters 19

    President Obama is hosting a fundraiser for gay supporters tonight

    11:07 AM — President Obama is to hold a fundraiser for gay supporters in New York tonight - as the state Senate is expected to vote on a gay marriage bill. The gala was booked far ahead of the vote, making the timing a coincidence, albeit a happy one for gay rights campaigners.

  • 22nd June 2011

    30 Rock star Tracy Morgan apologises to Nashville for anti-gay gig 21

    Tracy Morgan: on a publicity blitz (Photo: Alex Erde)

    1:48 PM — US comedian Tracy Morgan has visited Nashville to apologise for homophobia during a recent gig. The star, who has embarked on a publicity blitz to show his contrition, addressed media and gay rights campaigners yesterday at a press conference organised by GLAAD.

  • Cee Lo Green explains ‘homophobic’ tweet 52

    Cee Lo Green did not apologise for the tweet (Photo: Julio Enrequiez)

    1:27 PM — Singer Cee Lo Green has explained why he called a female music critic "gay". The Voice coach reacted badly when a journalist called his Thursday night show in Minneapolis "gross" and "inept".

  • New York gay marriage vote could be decided on Wednesday 50

    New York's Senate could vote on gay marriage tomorrow

    10:54 AM — New York senators are expected to vote on gay marriage tomorrow (Wednesday) or Thursday. The bill was to go to the vote last Friday but stalled after Republicans raised concerns about protections for religious groups.

  • 21st June 2011

    New York gay marriage vote delayed 67

    The vote on gay mariage has been delayed

    10:35 AM — New York's Republican-controlled Senate delayed a crucial vote on gay marriage last night, citing concerns over exemptions for religious groups. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.

  • 20th June 2011

    Feature: The gay traveller’s guide to New York 11

    New York's iconic skyline

    3:51 PM — New York, the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the capital of the world – we’ve all heard it. But what’s NYC like for a first time gay traveller? Dan Harrop-Griffiths gives us his beginners' guide.

  • Third Republican presidential candidate gets glittered 26

    Michele Bachmann was glittered

    3:35 PM — A Republican presidential candidate who said that gays are "specifically targeting our children" was 'glittered' in Minneapolis this weekend. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota representative, was at the 'Right Online' conservative bloggers' conference when a gay rights activist showered her in rainbow glitter.

  • Rush to to pass New York gay marriage bill 23

    New York could be next to allow gay marriage

    2:55 PM — Gay rights advocates in New York are hoping that a gay marriage bill can be passed by the Senate before a legislative session ends this evening. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes.

  • President of gay group GLAAD resigns 1

    Jarrett Barrios resigned on Saturday

    1:41 PM — The president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has resigned over a letter of support for AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Jarrett Barrios, a former Massachusetts senator, stepped down on Saturday after two years in the role.

  • 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan meets gay teenagers in New York 42

    Tracy Morgan met with LGBT teens (Photo: Alex Erde)

    11:43 AM — After horrifying gay fans with a homophobic outburst earlier this month, 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has made amends with a visit to a shelter for LGBT teens.

  • 17th June 2011

    Hillary Clinton: UN resolution on LGBT people is a ‘historic moment’ 97

    Hillary Clinton welcomed the vote

    11:25 PM — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed the passing of a UN resolution calling for the recognition of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) people as a "historic moment."

  • Video: Another anti-gay politician gets glittered 64

    Tim Pawlenty's aides rush to scoop the glitter away

    5:35 PM — US activists have 'glittered' another politician accused of being against gay rights. Tim Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota and a 2012 presidential hopeful, was targeted as he held a book signing in San Francisco yesterday.

  • Lesbian couple ‘told to stop kissing at baseball game’ 54

    The fans were told to "adhere to the ten commandments"

    4:56 PM — A lesbian couple say they were told off by a security guard for sharing a brief kiss at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, from Minneapolis, say the Target Field guard told them: "We don't play grab-ass here".

  • True Blood character ‘to have gay romance’ 27

    True Blood: One of the characters is expected to come out

    11:48 AM — One of the characters on hit series True Blood is to come out. Critic Michael Ausiello at TV Line claimed that one of the characters, previously thought to be straight, will embark on a same-sex romance.

  • 16th June 2011

    New Jersey lawmaker wants push for gay marriage 4

    A NJ gay rights group says the courts option is more likely to yield success

    5:26 PM — A New Jersey politician says he hopes the state will return to a push for gay marriage as New York teeters on the brink of legalisation. Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, who is gay, said: "They’re talking about it in New York. Why aren’t we talking about it in New Jersey?"

  • New York Starbucks staff accused of mistreating gay employee 36

    Starbucks claimed Ms Allen got the story incorrect

    2:46 PM — Starbucks says it is investigating claims that an employee was mistreated by co-workers because he is gay. A customer at the coffee giant's Centereach, Long Island, store claims she saw three female staff berating the man for 15-20 minutes in a "brazen" display of homophobia.

  • Video: Super Bowl legend David Tyree says gay marriage will lead to ‘anarchy’ 219

    David Tyree said civilisation will slide towards anarchy

    12:18 PM — Former New York Giants star David Tyree has claimed that allowing gay marriage will lead to "anarchy". The player, famous for making a 'helmet catch' in Super Bowl XLII, gave an interview to the anti-gay National Organization for marriage, in which he condemned gay parenting.

  • New York Assembly passes gay marriage bill 26

    New York's Assembly passed the bill

    10:30 AM — The New York Assembly has approved a gay marriage bill, setting the stage for a crucial Senate vote on Friday. The Democrat-controlled Assembly passed the bill by 80-63 votes yesterday.

  • 15th June 2011

    More US gay couples adopting children 9

    More US gay couples are adopting (Photo: ILGA-Europe)

    4:18 PM — Despite discouraging laws in some parts of the country, new figures say that the number of US gay couples adopting children is rising.

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