4th November 2011
Lesbian politician Ruth Davidson elected leader of the Scottish Conservative Party 99
7:11 PM — Ruth Davidson MSP has been elected as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party. Her election makes her the first openly lesbian or gay leader of a major British political party.
Ricky Martin granted Spanish citizenship 26
4:56 PM — El Pais reports the South American singer wants to marry in the country, which was the third in the world to introduce marriage equality.
Gay dads cleared of breaking clinical trial rules 2
4:25 PM — Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow were the UK’s first gay surrogate dads and ran Euroderm Research until 2008.
Police appeal after murder of secretive London millionaire 34
3:50 PM — William John Saunderson-Smith was found murdered in West Kensington on 21 October.
Comment: Cameron should apologise for anti-gay laws 146
3:03 PM — Peter Tatchell calls for a "gesture of contrition" from the Prime Minister to apologise for the anti-gay laws Britain imposed on foreign countries in the past.
Zambia and Zimbabwe appear to reject gay rights “pressure” on aid 47
2:37 PM — More signals emerge from African governments that they will refuse to enact gay rights in order to protect direct budget aid.
Man jailed over gay cruise cabin “apothecary” 23
1:03 PM — An American has been jailed after being found with amphetamines and a large amount of cash in his cabin on the world's largest cruise ship.
Elton John on parenting, sex education and bullying 15
11:31 AM — The musician wrote in the Guardian about the "blessing" of being a parent and the challenges facing young people, both gay and straight.
US Catholics retract article that said homosexuality could be “explained by the devil” 45
11:00 AM — Religious publishers apologised for "failing to spot theological error" before the article was posted to their website.
Melanie Phillips voted Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ 94
10:17 AM — Daily Mail writer won the award for going out of her way to harm LGBT people, in the sixth annual ceremony celebrating gay achievements in public life.