15th November 2011
Catholic Charities group abandons battle against Illinois’ equal treatment law 26
4:27 PM — Religious organisations claim their prolonged challenge of the law requiring equal treatment for gay couples will mean they cannot afford to continue operating.
Liverpool church which “helps people out of homosexuality” linked to “home exorcisms” 53
4:09 PM — Church published a "fact sheet" saying women who dressed in a "masculine way" and "effeminate" men could be "struggling with homosexuality", and is linked to a US body which published tips on exorcising "demonic powers".
Campaigners: Australian PM should represent the 71% of her supporters who want gay marriage 29
2:45 PM — Equal marriage supporters say Julia Gillard should reflect the beliefs of nearly three quarters of her voters, as the prime minister reaffirms her opposition to such a move.
US study: Links between Gay-Straight Alliances and better mental health 22
1:30 PM — Authors say LGBT students have spent more time in education and enjoy better mental health if they have participated in such a group.
Lithuanian lesbians send handwritten postcards to every MP 8
12:08 PM — The Lithuanian Gay League say the country's female LBT community is poorly represented nationally.
Interview: My Transsexual Summer’s Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham 55
11:43 AM — Paris Lees talks to Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham about discrimination, the trans community, and why "it’s not about passing, it’s about being happy".
Hampshire police appeal after anti-gay, racist group attack 5
10:44 AM — A man and a woman out at night in Gosport were attacked by a trio of men who made homophobic and racist comments during the incident.
Jane Lynch says she “feels bad for Brett Ratner” after his gay slur 42
10:29 AM — The openly gay actress said if "you put a microphone in somebody's face, they're going to say something that offends somebody".
BBC’s Business Editor Robert Peston defended for use of “Queer Street” term 53
10:02 AM — Robert Peston used the term on his BBC blog, and faced a brief backlash on Twitter from users who described it as homophobic, before many more rallied to his defence.