5th December 2012
US: Gay teenager committed suicide because of bullying, parents say 7
11:30 PM — The parents of a gay teenager from Michigan, who committed suicide in late November, have said that intense bullying was to blame for their son's death.
US: University faculty votes unanimously ‘yes’ on equal benefits for same-sex partners 4
10:51 PM — The Faculty Senate at the University of Memphis, voted on Tuesday to unanimously support, without much discussion, equal benefits for couples in same-sex partnerships.
US: American Apparel CEO faces lawsuit over accusations of homophobic slurs and choking
9:29 PM — The CEO of popular high street fashion store, American Apparel, faces legal action from a former branch manager, who says he was subjected to homophobic slurs, was choked, and had dirt rubbed in his face.
Gay football group criticise Daily Mail over Joey Barton article 17
8:29 PM — The Gay Football Supporters Network (GSFN) has criticised the Daily Mail for publishing an article suggesting footballer Joey Barton would make a suitable “gay hero” for the sport, because it trivialises the debate about homophobia in football.
Desmond Tutu: Uganda should drop ‘totally unjust’ anti-gay law 24
7:25 PM — The former Archbishop of Cape Town told reporters at the All Africa Conference of Churches “I am opposed to discrimination that is unfair discrimination”.
Ireland: Man accused of raping woman after telling her was gay
6:30 PM — The trial of a 46-year-old man accused of raping a woman, having previously told her he was gay, is drawing to a close at the country’s Central Criminal Court.
Trinidad and Tobago facing legal action by gay activist over homophobic ban 9
5:40 PM — A gay rights activist from Jamaica is planning to sue the neighbouring country of Trinidad and Tobago because of a law that prevents gay people from setting foot on the twin island.
Canada: Activists say blood reforms will still discriminate against gay men 6
4:46 PM — The Canadian Blood Services’ proposed changes to blood donor eligibility do nothing to lessen discrimination against gay men, according to an HIV/AIDS awareness organisation.
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
Same-sex marriage opponent Donald Trump admits to attending a ‘beautiful’ gay wedding 12
1:47 PM — George Takei says he hopes his lunch date with Donald Trump can help end the billionaire’s opposition to equal marriage, and has revealed that the social conservative recently attended a “beautiful” gay wedding.
Tory MP Bob Stewart: I will vote against same-sex marriage, but I’m not homophobic 72
12:29 PM — Conservative MP Colonel Bob Stewart has told David Cameron and the Chief Whip Sir George Young that he plans to vote against equal marriage when the motion comes before the Commons next year.
Poland: Gay man wins homophobia case against Danish supermarket Netto 13
11:17 AM — A Polish gay man who was branded a ‘faggot’ by his former supermarket manager has won a discrimination case.
Confusion for California’s gay ‘cure’ ban after judges issue opposite rulings 9
10:21 AM — For the second time in two days, a federal judge in California has issued a decision on the state's new law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors.