7th November 2012
France: Thousands rally for equal marriage and adoption rights 9
11:18 PM — Thousands of demonstrators turned up to rally at the National Assembly in Paris on Wednesday evening to show support for equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
UK: LGF receives safer sex campaign award 4
10:01 PM — The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) has won an award for its condom initiative.
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference 36
8:12 PM — Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
Video: Train passenger’s anti-gay tirade caught on YouTube 112
5:00 PM — A 56-year-old man has been cautioned after shouting homophobic abuse and several expletives at two men on a train.
France unveils same-sex marriage bill 15
4:16 PM — French President Francois Hollande’s government has approved a bill to legalise equal marriage and allow gay couples to adopt.
US 2012: Washington state passes same-sex marriage 13
3:22 PM — On a momentous night for LGBT equality, the US west coast state of Washington followed Maine and Maryland in passing a referendum in support of marriage rights for gay couples, and Minnesota voted against outlawing equal marriage.
US 2012: Maine legalises same-sex marriage 18
5:36 AM — The US state of Maine has voted in favour of marriage rights for gay couples in a public referendum.
US 2012: Maryland legalises same-sex marriage 14
5:08 AM — The US state of Maryland has voted in favour of civil equal marriage in a public referendum.
Barack Obama re-elected US President 104
4:20 AM — Barack Obama has reached the projected magic number of 270 electoral college votes needed to be re-elected President of the United States of America.
Scotland: Court dismisses ‘gay painter’ insult 23
4:07 AM — A Scottish painter in Fife has lost a defamation claim against a former friend who called him a "gay painter".
US 2012: Tammy Baldwin elected as first openly gay US senator 14
2:57 AM — Democrat Tammy Baldwin has become the first openly gay member of the US Senate, beating Republican Tommy Thompson in the senate race for Wisconsin.
US 2012: Mike Huckabee concedes things are not going to plan for Romney 6
2:08 AM — Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee managed to mention the anti-gay fast food chain Chick-fil-A, during an interview about the latest US 2012 presidential exit polls.
UK: Abuse allegations continue against gay former Tory MP 8
12:05 AM — Further sexual abuse allegations have been made against the late Sir Peter Morrison.