7th June 2011
Unitarian minister in Kentucky refuses to sign marriage licences until gay couples are given marriage equality 64
12:52 PM — A Unitarian minister in Kentucky has pledged that she will not sign any more marriage licences until the state makes same-sex marriages legal.
Natalie Portman joins gay marriage equality campaign 7
12:20 PM — Natalie Portman and her fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, have joined Freedom to Marry’s "I Do" campaign, which was launched in March and urges President Barack Obama to support full gay marriage equality.
US high school survey findings conclude that LGBT teens are exceptionally prone to ‘risky behaviour’ 24
11:20 AM — A report released in the US yesterday found that LGBT teens are more likely to engage in "risky behaviour" including smoking, drinking alcohol and carrying guns, than their heterosexual counterparts.
6th June 2011
BFI has footage of first known male-to-male television kiss – featuring Sean Connery 33
4:58 PM — TV researchers at the British Film Institute (BFI) have revealed they have footage of what is believed to be the first male-to-male kiss on UK television featuring Sean Connery.
Homophobic New York senator’s lesbian granddaughter speaks out 74
3:57 PM — The lesbian granddaughter of the homophobic New York State senator Ruben Diaz Sr. has taken a public stand against her grandfather's opinions.
Westboro baptist homophobes stage protest at national basketball finals in Dallas 28
1:13 PM — Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church yesterday protested outside the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals in Dallas, Texas, over the NBA's new policy on hurtful language toward LGBT people.
5th June 2011
Homophobic group flies aeroplane banner warning families about Disney’s Gay Day 56
7:05 PM — Today sees the end of the annual Gay Days event at Disney World, Orlando Florida. But just in case families didn't notice a homophobic group hired a aeroplane to fly a banner over the area warning families.
Home Depot won’t cave in to anti-gay boycott by the American Family Association 43
6:21 PM — US retailer Home Depot has said that it will not cave into a boycott by the homophobic American Family Association (AFA) who object to the chain's pro-equality workplace policies.
Row after Federal Reserve flies gay pride rainbow flag in Virginia 70
5:48 PM — The US Federal Reserve bank's decision to fly the gay pride rainbow flag outside the headquarters of the Richmond Federal Reserve in Virginia has sparked a row in a state where homosexuality is still technically illegal.
Glee star Jane Lynch to host Emmy awards 15
2:48 AM — Jane Lynch, the openly lesbian star of Glee has been named as the host of the 2011 Primetime Emmy TV awards.
4th June 2011
Gay baseball teams can limit straights says US judge as bisexuals make discrimination claim 32
6:38 PM — A US federal judge in Seattle has ruled ruled that the north American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) can continue to limit the number of straight players that can play in each team participating in the Gay Softball World Series it sponsors. But, he has also allowed a lawsuit brought by three bisexuals to go to trial.
3rd June 2011
Married gay couples in Nova Scotia can now obtain a blessing from Anglican church 6
5:49 PM — Legally partnered same-sex couples in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada, can now obtain a blessing from the country's Anglican Church.
White House launches LGBT website 61
3:03 PM — The White House has launched a website aimed specifically at LGBT people and highlighting President Obama’s ongoing support of and commitment to the LGBT community.
Comedian Wanda Sykes says she ‘shocked herself’ by publicly coming out 8
11:11 AM — Lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes has said she had "no intention" of publicly coming out at a gay rights rally back in 2008 and was shocked by her own frankness about her sexuality.
2nd June 2011
Hip-hop DJ pleads guilty after being arrested for loitering and engaging in oral sex with another man 25
3:59 PM — Hip-hop producer and DJ Mr Cee pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of loitering and receiving oral sex from another man in a parked car.
Rhode Island senate to consider gay civil unions bill 7
3:10 PM — A Rhode Island Senate panel are today considering a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to be joined in civil unions.
American chain store sells Gay Pride t-shirts – but only in selected stores 4
10:44 AM — American clothing chain Old Navy is selling Gay Pride t-shirts and donating the proceeds to the It Gets Better Campaign. However, the t-shirts, which are emblazoned with rainbow-coloured messages such as "Love Proudly" are only being sold in 26 out of over a thousand stores nationwide, most of which are in urban areas.
1st June 2011
Harvey Milk’s nephew to kick off this weekend’s Pittsburgh gay pride rally
2:29 PM — Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk, will speak on Friday at the Pride Advocacy Rally which kicks off this year's Pittsburgh Pride festival in Pennsylvania.
Gay couples in Chicago queue up for civil union licences 9
12:21 PM — In Chicago, gay and straight couples are flocking to the Cook County Clerk's downtown office of records to acquire the state's first civil union licenses.
Miley Cyrus criticises Urban Outfitters over anti-gay campaign support 10
11:58 AM — American pop singer Miley Cyrus has taken aim at the president of Urban Outfitters on Twitter, criticising his alleged financial contributions to a right-wing anti-gay political campaign.