17th February 2011
Britney Spears named ultimate gay icon 26
12:41 PM — Pop star Britney Spears has been named the ultimate gay icon of all time in a poll by the Equality Project, having beaten off competition from Lady Gaga, Barack Obama and Cher.
Californian Supreme Court to hear Prop 8 case, delaying decision on gay marriage until 2012 8
2:56 AM — The legal saga over gay marriage in California looks set to drag on for another year. Last night, the Californian Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the backer of Proposition 8, the 2008 voter initiative that banned gay and lesbian marriages has the right to appeal a lower court decision that the ban was unconstitutional.
Hawaii appoints its first openly gay supreme court judge
1:50 AM — The state senate of Hawaii has approved new Governor Neil Abercrombie's first judicial appointment - to make Sabrina McKenna the state's first openly gay supreme court judge.
Hawaii Senate votes for gay civil unions, governor to sign bill 2
12:56 AM — Politicians in the state of Hawaii have passed bill legalising civil unions for same-sex couples late last night, with the Senate voting 18-5 in favour. The bill has been passed to Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to sign into law, he has already signaled that he supports the measure.
16th February 2011
California court to decide whether opponents can challenge gay marriage ruling 1
4:08 PM — The California Supreme Court is to meet today to decide whether supporters of the state's gay marriage ban have the legal standing to defend it.
Virginia House panel says no to gay employment protections 4
11:13 AM — A bill to ban discrimination against gay people in state employment has been killed by a Virgina House panel. Currently, Virgina gives no legal protection lesbians and gays employed by the state, although it does offer employees protection from discrimination on the basis of race, gender and a number of other characteristics.
Donald Trump hints at presidential run as he comes out against gay marriage 32
12:06 AM — US billionaire, star of 'The Apprentice' and Miss USA owner Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is not in favour of gay marriage, and is "incredibly tempted" to run for US president in 2012.
15th February 2011
Wanted: US/night news writer and contributors
4:42 PM — PinkNews.co.uk is looking for a US/night writer to cover US and world news and contributors who want to get their work noticed on the UK's biggest LGBT news website.
US gay campaigners hold Valentine’s marriage rallies
11:58 AM — Gay rights campaigners across the US held a series of Valentine's Day rallies and demonstrations yesterday to call for marriage equality. Gay couples in cities such as Houston, Los Angeles and Chicago requested marriage licences, while others staged civil disobedience actions.
14th February 2011
Arizona appeals in court to stop paying insurance benefits to gay partners 4
8:31 PM — Attorneys for the state of Arizona will ask a federal appeals court for permission to cease providing insurance benefits to partners of gay employees.
Lady Gaga picks up three Grammy awards after arriving inside an egg 4
12:18 PM — Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga won three Grammy awards last night after arriving at the ceremony inside an egg carried in by six topless models.
13th February 2011
Lady Gaga arrives at the Grammys inside an egg 15
11:09 PM — Bisexual pop star Lady Gaga has arrived at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles inside an egg carried in by six scantily clad models.
11th February 2011
US gay newspaper staff quit over ‘censorship’ 9
4:32 PM — The editor and a reporter at a US gay newspaper have quit, claiming that they were asked to kill an unflattering story on an advertiser.
Lady Gaga debuts ‘gay anthem’ Born This Way 27
12:10 PM — Lady Gaga released her latest single Born This Way today. The track was hailed as "the new gay anthem" by Elton John. Listen to it here.
10th February 2011
Ricky Martin honoured for promoting gay rights 23
4:04 PM — Ricky Martin is to be honoured by GLAAD for raising the profile of gay rights. The star will received the Vito Russo Award at the organisation's annual awards next month.
Shot pro-gay congresswoman begins speaking again 8
11:37 AM — Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman shot in the head last month, has begun speaking again. The pro-gay politician was seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on a meeting in a shopping mall.
9th February 2011
Hawaii’s civil unions bill makes progress 6
2:42 PM — Hawaii is moving closer towards civil unions for gay couples. A bill was approved by a legislative committee yesterday and will now go to the House soon for a full vote.
Wisconsin lesbian minister could be removed from clergy 7
1:34 PM — A lesbian minister in the US state of Wisconsin is to appear before a church trial. Rev Amy DeLong will face charges after she presided over a 2009 ceremony for a lesbian couple and registered her own relationship as a domestic partnership.
Cynthia Nixon’s partner gives birth 5
10:36 AM — Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is a mother again after her partner Christine Marinoni gave birth yesterday. The couple did not announce that Marinoni was expecting but a spokesman confirmed that the baby boy was named Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni.
8th February 2011
Nebraska lesbians not allowed to divorce 7
5:02 PM — A lesbian couple in the US state of Nebraska have been barred from divorcing by a judge. Brenda Mueller and Deborah Pry were told that as Nebraska doesn't recognise gay marriage, it doesn't recognise gay divorce.