15th November 2011
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.
14th November 2011
Ugandan lesbian rugby player granted asylum in Germany 16
4:41 PM — Sportswoman allowed to remain in Europe after speaking of persecution experienced in notoriously homophobic country.
New AIDS film records “dedication of those who fought epidemic” 38
4:12 PM — American documentary follows story of 1980s San Franciscans described by critic as the "equivalent of World War II resistance fighters".
Australian PM will allow ministers a “conscience vote” on gay marriage 63
3:14 PM — Julia Gillard will allow her party members to vote according to their own "values and beliefs" on whether to introduce gay marriage.
Attacker who broke gay man’s jaw avoids “richly deserved” prison term 41
1:44 PM — The 21-year-old, who cannot perform manual work because of a hand defect, was given a suspended sentence for the attack.
London campaigners to stage kiss-in over Nigeria’s anti-gay draft law 70
12:19 PM — Organisers say the protests hopes to "kiss homophobia, biphobia and transphobia goodbye" after Nigerian government considers criminal sanctions for those holding unofficial gay weddings.
St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda” 34
11:40 AM — Fines for distributing material to minors could range from £20 to £1,000 in the Russian city, which would be the third local authority to introduce such laws this year.
Focus on homophobic speech for Anti-Bullying Week 19
10:29 AM — Nearly all secondary school teachers in a recent poll reported hearing the word "gay" used pejoratively.
French mayor performs “militant gay marriage ceremony” 17
9:45 AM — The ceremony, before the 2012 presidential election, is the second held by a town's mayor to attract national attention, with some dismissing it as "provocative".
Thousand mourners attend funeral of Stuart Walker 112
9:24 AM — Over a tenth of the town's population arrive at the funeral of the murdered barman.
11th November 2011
Comment: With the LGBTQ community, we’re not all the same 32
5:06 PM — Maxwell Zachs talks about life as a transgender man, the differences between people which mean real diversity, and not being "just a regular guy".
Lesbian writer and publisher Barbara Grier dies, aged 78 7
4:27 PM — Grier will be remembered for founding Naiad Press, at its height one of the world's most successful gay publishing houses.
Malaysian states consider new penalties for gays 49
4:03 PM — Minister for one state said some people "protect human rights, even up to the point they want to allow lesbian activities and homosexuality."
Liverpool unveils UK’s first gay street signs 55
2:40 PM — New signs display a rainbow flag in the corner, and will be used in the city's famous gay quarter.
Canada’s gay penguins to be “reunited by spring” 72
2:27 PM — Buddy and Pedro, of the Toronto Zoo, will be introduced to females to aid a breeding programme, but their separation will be temporary.
Judiciary Committee passes DOMA repeal bill into Senate 22
10:10 AM — Bill is passed to Congress' upper house, but pundits doubt it will be tabled by the Senate's leader.
George Michael: Eastenders gay storyline “scaring children” 99
9:32 AM — Musician's tweets say the soap opera should portray characters who do not "have a reason to live in fear".
US professional footballer David Testo comes out 19
9:07 AM — Testo spoke of the difficulty of not being able to thank his partner publicly on winning awards.
10th November 2011
Gay MP tells Parliament of homophobic attack 82
3:37 PM — Conservative MP for Pudsey recalls own experience, of 1990s anti-gay attack, during equality discussions in Westminster.
Reaction to amyl nitrate caused married father’s death at cruising spot 149
2:34 PM — Eric James was found dead on Clapham Common after apparently using amyl nitrate during a sexual encounter.