13th September 2010
Lesbian flight nurse launches legal action over military gay ban 7
3:49 PM — Another federal trial began today against the US ban on openly gay soldiers in the military. Former Major Margaret Witt, a flight nurse with 19 years of service in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, was sacked under the law in 2007.
Lady Gaga supports gay soldiers as she picks up 8 MTV awards 8
11:07 AM — Lady Gaga won eight MTV awards last night, including video of the year for the single Bad Romance. The bisexual star was accompanied to the Los Angeles ceremony by four gay US military veterans who had been dismissed under the ban on out gay soldiers.
10th September 2010
US federal judge rules ban on out gay soldiers is unconstitutional 4
11:19 AM — A US federal judge has ruled that the ban on gay soldiers serving openly in the military violates the US constitution. US District Judge Virginia Phillips said yesterday she would issue an injunction barring the government from enforcing the policy.
9th September 2010
Canadian judge rules in favour of blood service which bans gay men 14
5:05 PM — A Canadian judge has ruled that a blood donation service has the right to bar gay men. Canadian Blood Services sued 36-year-old gay man Kyle Freeman for negligent representation after he admitted lying about his sexual orientation on blood donation forms.
Xbox suspends gamer for living in Fort Gay 7
11:53 AM — Xbox Live has apologised for suspending an American gamer because the name of his town violated the company's policy on "offensive" language. Josh Moore, 26, a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, listed his town on his gamer profile.
7th September 2010
Hundreds of gay couples marry in Mexico 8
11:47 AM — Approximately 400 same-sex couples have married in Mexico, six months after the law permitting gay marriage came into effect.
6th September 2010
Lady Gaga ‘training’ to become a minister to perform gay marriages 9
8:51 AM — Popstar Lady GaGa is reportedly training to become an ordained minister in order to perform gay marriages for her LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) fans. According to British tabloid, the Daily Star, the bisexual singer has been spurred on by the continuing row over gay marriages in California.
3rd September 2010
Miss Universe 2010 supports gay marriage 17
5:14 PM — The winner of Miss Universe 2010 has come out in support of gay marriage. Mexican beauty queen Ximena Navarrete said she had lots of gay friends and there was "no reason we should want to set them aside".
California state won’t be forced to defend Prop 8 10
3:23 PM — California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney-General Jerry Brown will not be forced to defend the state's ban on gay marriage.
2nd September 2010
New South Wales adoption bill passes lower house 3
4:38 PM — A bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt in New South Wales, Australia, has narrowly passed in the lower house. It passed a vote 46-44 yesterday, and after amendments were made, passed 45-43 today.
1st September 2010
Texas appeal court says gay couples cannot divorce 5
2:36 PM — Gay couples in the state of Texas cannot get divorced, an appeal court has ruled. The case concerns a gay couple who wed in Massachusetts in 2007 and then returned to Dallas.
Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays 8
10:23 AM — Fidel Castro has said that he was responsible for Cuba persecuting gay men in the 1960s and 70s. The former president told Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there had been moments of "great injustice" against the gay community.
31st August 2010
Video: Triumph for gay actors and characters at the Emmy Awards 2
12:51 PM — Jane Lynch won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy award last night for her performance in the US television series Glee.
Lesbian Presbyterian minister plans to appeal against court ruling regarding same-sex marriages
12:16 PM — A retired lesbian minister who officiated at a number of same-sex weddings during the period in which they were legal in California, says she will appeal against the ruling of a Presbyterian court last Thursday which rebuked her for going against the constitution of her denomination.
27th August 2010
Gay discrimination ordinance is withdrawn in Tennessee at request of LGBT rights group 5
11:34 AM — A controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Ordinance (ENDO) created to protect LGBT people from discrimination when applying for jobs with the city council of Memphis, Tennessee, has been withdrawn - at the request of a local gay rights group.
Ken Mehlman’s coming out provokes mixed reaction from gay community 13
10:23 AM — Ken Mehlman, former aide to President George W. Bush and onetime chairman of the Republican National Committee, who came out publicly this week in an interview with the Atlantic, has provoked a mixed reaction from LGBT people worldwide over his confession.
26th August 2010
Conservative US chat-show host angers anti-gay group by supporting same-sex marriage 16
4:52 PM — A conservative TV chat-show host has angered an Illinois-based gay group for coming out in support of gay marriage.
Former Republican party chairman comes out as gay 19
10:10 AM — Ken Mehlman, the former Republican party chairman and aide to George Bush, has revealed he is gay.
25th August 2010
Gay couple challenge Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban 7
5:05 PM — A gay couple from Cheyenne in the US state of Wyoming have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the state's refusal to allow them to marry is unconstitutional.
New legal standard to be applied to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ 4
11:15 AM — A woman who was discharged from the US Air Force for being gay will be the subject of a federal trial next month in which the burden will be on her former employers to prove that her sexuality was in any way harmful to morale among her unit.