2nd June 2009
Hillary Clinton promises to fight for gay rights abroad 10
7:25 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said yesterday she will fight for gay rights abroad. Speaking prior to this month's 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Clinton called the persecution of gays and lesbians "an affront to human decency".
LGBT legal group praises Obama’s nomination of Sotomayor for US Supreme Court 2
6:16 PM — US President Barack Obama's nominee for the vacant seat on the country's Supreme Court is on Capitol Hill this morning meeting with key Senators ahead of her confirmation hearings.
Dick Cheney speaks out in favour of gay marriage 17
3:17 PM — Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has said gay Americans should have the right to get married. Addressing the National Press Club Mr Cheney, whose daughter Mary is a lesbian, said that freedom "means freedom for everyone".
Comment: Barack Obama’s proclamation for LGBT Pride Month 7
1:59 PM — Forty years ago, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City resisted police harassment that had become all too common for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
Beth Ditto: Katy Perry is ‘offensive to gay culture’ 32
1:52 PM — Beth Ditto, frontwoman of band The Gossip, has openly criticised Katy Perry and her notorious single 'I Kissed a Girl' for being “offensive to gay culture”.
US President Barack Obama proclaims June to be LGBT Pride Month 17
1:03 PM — The President of the United States yesterday issued a proclamation in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Pride month.
1st June 2009
Nevada overrides governor’s veto to provide domestic partnerships 2
5:32 PM — The Nevada Assembly has voted 28-14 to override Governor Jim Gibbons' veto of a law allowing domestic partnerships for gay and straight unmarried couples.
New Hampshire reaches compromise on gay marriage 1
1:15 PM — The New Hampshire House and Senate have agreed to change one word and add a sentence to a bill which will allow gay marriage in the state.
29th May 2009
Coalition attempts to block DC gay marriage bill 2
4:23 PM — A group of church leaders and gay marriage opponents formally requested a citywide referendum yesterday to prevent Washington DC passing a law which will recognise gay marriages performed in other states.
Gay male prom queen triumphs in LA 8
2:29 PM — A gay male student who won the sought-after title of prom queen at his Los Angeles school has spoken of his happiness.
Video: Fraiser star David Hyde Pierce reveals he’s married 17
12:59 PM — Frasier actor David Hyde Pierce has revealed that he married TV producer Brian Hargrove, his partner of 25 years, last autumn.
28th May 2009
California parole board appointee rejected over homophobic comments 3
5:01 PM — An appointee selected by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the state's parole board has been rejected over homophobic comments he had made in 1993, despite apologising for his words.
Video: Britney Spears films spoof gay perfume ad 6
2:05 PM — Britney Spears has been reinforcing her status as a gay icon by filming a spoof perfume advertisement for gays. The perfume, named 'Mo', has the tagline "One spray and the gays will run your way!”
Majority of Rhode Island residents support gay marriage
1:53 PM — A survey of Rhode Island voters has found that 60 per cent support the introduction of a law allowing gay couples to marry. The New England state is now the only one which does not allow gay marriage.
27th May 2009
Gay couples ‘are better at communicating’ 113
4:11 PM — Recent studies indicate that same-sex couples have greater levels of satisfaction in their relationships than their heterosexual counterparts due to better communication.
Stars out in force to oppose Prop 8 ruling 6
12:50 PM — Celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne, Perez Hilton, Pete Wentz, and Emmy Rossum joined the vocal protesters who marched on Los Angeles yesterday to demonstrate their opposition to the California Supreme Court's decision not to overturn the ban on gay marriage.
Hundreds of protesters voice their opposition to Supreme Court marriage ruling 4
12:11 PM — The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 and repeal same sex marriage has been met with defiance by protesters in the state.
Gay marriage supporters aim to get Prop 8 back on the ballot next year 19
11:05 AM — Yesterday, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8. The decision was met with disappointment, but not surprise, from gay marriage advocates, who have vowed to fight on.
26th May 2009
DJ Sam Ronson condemns ‘attack’ on lesbian clubber 2
5:18 PM — Openly gay DJ Samantha Ronson has responded with anger over reports that a lesbian clubber at one of her gigs was viciously attacked because of her sexual orientation.
Eminem helped by Elton John in drug addiction battle 9
3:00 PM — Eminem has revealed that Elton John came to his aid during his addiction to painkillers. According to the rapper, Sir Elton offered him advice on how to rid himself of the addiction which developed during his break from the limelight in 2005, when he temporarily quit the rap scene.