13th August 2009
Boy hit with homophobic slurs from teachers 13
6:39 PM — A high school student from Minnesota, US, was harassed by two teachers who believed he was gay, according to the state's Department of Human Rights.
Vandals deface Harvey Milk streetcar 22
5:39 PM — A San Francisco streetcar dedicated to gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk was taken out of service after vandals daubed homophobic graffiti on it.
Judge rules against Howard K Stern’s gay defamation claim 2
4:20 PM — A New York judge has ruled against Howard K Stern’s claim that being called gay is defamatory and entitles him to collect damages.
Anti-homophobia campaign makes use of high school stereotypes 12
2:58 PM — A US campaign against homophobia is attempting to combat negative use of the word 'gay' by replacing it with high school stereotypes.
Family Guy creator: ‘Stewie is gay’ 11
12:40 PM — The creator of cartoon Family Guy has outed Stewie, the youngest member of the Griffin family. In news that is unlikely to surprise frequent viewers, Seth MacFarlane said the baby would ultimately be "gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual".
California campaigners will wait until 2012 to fight gay marriage ban 9
9:54 AM — Gay marriage campaigners have said they will wait until 2012 to challenge Proposition 8, the initiative that banned gay marriage in California.
12th August 2009
‘No evidence’ of US atrocities against gay Iraqi civilians
4:17 PM — The US military has confirmed no evidence has been found of US soldiers committing atrocities against gay Iraqi civilians. Last month, two Iraqi refugees claimed they had photographic evidence of US troops executing gay men.
US columnist suggests using attack dogs to stop gay cruising 22
10:49 AM — A newspaper columnist in Georgia has suggested using attack dogs to prevent men meeting for sex in public spaces.
11th August 2009
Queen Latifah fuels lesbian rumours 9
5:32 PM — Actress, singer and rapper Queen Latifah was spotted in a New York lesbian bar last week. The star has never confirmed rumours about her sexuality.
US trans prisoner barred from hair removal therapy 15
5:19 PM — A trans prisoner has been denied further hair removal therapy after a judge said she would not suffer "serious harm" without it.
Fired gay anchorman ‘told not to marry or have kids’ 5
2:14 PM — A TV news reporter in Florida who claimed he was removed as the presenter of a high-profile show because he is gay has said he was told not to get married or have children.
Canadian coffee shop backs down over anti-gay marriage support 6
10:55 AM — A Canadian coffee shop chain has been forced to pull out of a sponsorship deal with an anti-gay marriage organisation.
10th August 2009
Daniel Radcliffe supports LGBT youth helpline 6
4:32 PM — Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has given a major donation to a US anti-suicide helpline for LGBT teenagers. The actor recently described gay rumours about himself as "awesome".
Library asked to stock ‘ex-gay’ literature 26
3:00 PM — A Wisconsin library which was attacked earlier this year for stocking a book about a gay teenager, has now come under fire from an ex-gay group which says it is "discriminatory" for not having books by ex-gay authors.
7th August 2009
Billie Jean King and Harvey Milk to be honoured by Obama 4
4:06 PM — Two American gay icons will be honoured by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday.
Anchorman claims he was demoted for becoming too gay 11
10:56 AM — A TV news reporter in the US state of Florida has claimed he was removed as the presenter of a high-profile show because of his sexual orientation.
US gay groups hail appointment of first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice 12
9:59 AM — America's biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organisations have welcomed the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
6th August 2009
Brad Pitt: ‘I don’t care if my child is gay’ 11
5:05 PM — Hollywood star Brad Pitt has said that he doesn't care if any of his children are gay, saying: "I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are".
Australian MP says homosexuality is ‘not a normal part of life’ 95
4:39 PM — Australian MP Dorothy Pratt has caused controversy in the state parliament after she attacked plans to allow gay adoption, saying homosexuality was not a normal part of life.
Online LGBT school to launch in 2010 5
4:14 PM — An online school for LGBT students plans to launch in January 2010. The school, based in the US, is the first of its kind and is a part of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.