30th December 2011
Kelly Clarkson defends Ron Paul backing amid newsletter controversy 40
4:15 PM — American singer Kelly Clarkson defended her decision to back Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination today as the controversy over his newsletters resurfaced. Voicing her support for the 76-year-old Congressman, she had said on Twitter: "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. "
UK trans artist offers to play any pride event in 2012 for free 29
2:52 PM — Trans singer and DJ Chrisie Edkins is offering to play any pride event in the world in 2012 for free.
Speaker John Bercow talks of “duty to campaign” for gay rights abroad 50
2:04 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has talked of what he called his "duty to campaign" for the rights of gays and lesbians abroad.
Best big companies for gay staff in the US revealed 8
1:43 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has released its annual rankings of US companies by the support they give to LGBT employees, and revealed that nearly a quarter of the 850 companies surveyed scored full marks.
Amazon continues to sell “homophobic” calendar in the UK 151
12:58 PM — An American calendar by a Christian cartoonist which employs images of stereotyped gay men is still on sale today through Amazon in the US and the UK, after it was pulled by Barnes and Noble in the US.
US study highlights DOMA tax problems for married gays 12
11:35 AM — A study has said gay couples in the US can pay thousands of dollars more in tax each year than similar straight couples, because the federal government does not allow married gay couples to file tax returns together.
Catholic priest petitions to remove Australian “gay panic defence” 53
10:14 AM — A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has started an online petition to ensure the complete removal of the "homosexual advance defence", which has been used to attempt to have murder charges lessened to manslaughter if the victim had propositioned the killer.
US chuch’s “gay nativity scene” vandalised on Christmas Day 11
9:22 AM — A nativity scene featuring gay, lesbian and straight couples outside a church in California was reportedly vandalised on Christmas Day. Claremont United Methodist Church had erected a large set of silhouettes around a lit tree sculpture. The silhouettes featured one gay, one lesbian and one straight couple.