16th November 2011
US lawmaker defends “special place in hell” comments on marriage ban vote 22
5:01 PM — State representative Jennifer Weiss admitted she was "pretty fired up" about Republicans who, she said, supported recognition of gay relationships but also supported a public vote on whether to ban them in the constitution.
Footballer fined £1,200 for “fully homophobic” tweet 22
3:38 PM — Hope Akpan denies sending the tweet himself, claiming a member of his family was responsible, and said he had "no option but to plead guilty".
Ospreys rugby team silent on Kristian Phillips’ alleged gay slur 18
3:23 PM — A tweet sent from the Wales player Kristian Phillips' account described a Big Brother contestant as a "faggot" but Ospreys have failed to respond to enquiries.
Shooting finishes on first gay Nepalese film Snow Flowers, dubbed “Brokeback Everest” 13
1:01 PM — Film's star Nisha Adhikari said it would be "a simple love story with a lot of complications", following two lesbians in the Asian country where significant gay rights advances have recently been made.
Czech MP “puts porn on display” at city hall in bid to evict gay sauna 72
12:36 PM — Kateřina Klasnová believes Sauna Babylonia is offering more illicit services than it admits, and used a novel way of getting the city authority's attention.
Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man 36
12:14 PM — Andrea Jones, who is treated as a woman by the federal government and a man by the state of Tennessee, was arrested by state police for bearing her breasts in public and charged as a man.
Judge pulls out of “confusing” Bahamas wedding competition 35
8:46 AM — The competition was open to those who could enter into a "civil partnership in the UK and in the Bahamas", but the second country does not recognise them.