30th November 2012
US: Supreme Court delays action on same-sex marriage appeals 10
11:14 PM — The US Supreme Court took no action on Friday on deciding whether to formally accept a series of appeals over the issue of same-sex marriage.
Uganda: Politician behind ‘Kill the Gays’ bill drops death penalty from legislation 24
3:06 PM — The Ugandan politician behind the controversial anti-gay legislation to go before the Ugandan Parliament has dismissed claims made by the United States that the death penalty had not been removed from the draft legislation.
29th November 2012
Barack Obama: ‘An AIDS free generation is within sight’ 2
9:53 PM — US President Barack Obama has said that an "AIDS-free generation is within sight" in a message ahead of World AIDS day. He pledged to work towards lowering transmissions among gay men.
US: Teacher suspended for letting student play pro-gay equality song to class 33
9:22 PM — A teacher at a school in South Lyon, Michigan has been suspended without pay for allowing a student to play a song about gay love to his class.
28th November 2012
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw: ‘Urine is pouring into my office’ 11
5:14 PM — Labour MP Ben Bradshaw, the first MP elected as an openly gay man and former Culture Secretary has amused Twitter by revealing that his House of Commons office is covered in urine.
US Government: Uganda’s anti-gay legislation still contains death penalty despite earlier reports 32
12:58 AM — United States officials in Uganda have said that the Ugandan anti-gay legislation, dubbed ‘kill the gays’ could still contain the death penalty despite earlier claims that it had been reduced to life imprisonment.
Video: Homophobic preacher encounters a male stripping protester 41
12:19 AM — Micah Armstrong, described as holding “a near mythic status on college campuses across the eastern United States" came face to face with a stripping male college student as he delivered a homophobic rant
27th November 2012
US: Drag queen cruise reverses decision to ban guests in drag after viral outrage 3
11:42 PM — Carnival Cruises has reversed its earlier, well publicised decision to ban customers who are due to set sail on one of its ships from going in drag to a private drag show.
US: Most young gay men living with HIV don’t know they are infected 12
6:12 PM — New analysis published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 60 per cent of young people infected with HIV do not know their status. It also found that 72 per cent of young people with HIV are men who have sex with men.
Brad Pitt: Gay marriage is about equality, opponents should stop linking the argument with drugs laws 5
12:27 PM — Brad Pitt, one of the most outspoken advocates of marriage equality in Hollywood has restated his support for changing the law and questioned why opponents link arguments with those against reforming drug laws.
26th November 2012
Dolly Parton: I’m not gay, but my fans are 13
11:12 PM — Country star Dolly Parton has dismissed rumours that she had been in a lesbian relationship with her childhood friend.
London: Free home HIV testing launched for gay and bisexual men 27
4:20 PM — GMFA and the NHS have launched a trial lasting until March 2013 that will allow gay and bisexual men in London to have an HIV test without leaving the home.
Video: National Organisation for Marriage warns parents to ensure kids don’t have gay friends 58
3:32 PM — In a video uncovered by the lobbying group Think Progress, the US’s National Organisation for Marriage has recommended that parents insist their college age children are careful about befriending LGBT people.
22nd November 2012
California: First openly gay court of appeal judge appointed 1
6:59 PM — The Governor of California Jerry Brown has made Californian judicial history by appointing the first openly gay justice to serve on the California Court of Appeals.
21st November 2012
Susan Boyle accidentally invites fans to an Anal Bum party (#analbumparty) 25
6:22 PM — Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle’s PR team have sparked widespread amusement on Twitter by inviting fans to an ‘anal bum party’.
Final Fantasy XIV game could soon include gay marriages 16
12:22 AM — A representative of the makers of the hugely popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XIV has said that it could soon feature marriages between players of the same sex.
20th November 2012
Video: Russell Brand meets the ‘God Hates Fags’ church who brand him a Fag Pimp 44
11:18 AM — Steve Drain and Timothy Phelps, two members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for the 'God Hates Fags' campaign, have labelled the actor, comedian and TV host Russell Brand as a ‘fag pimp’ while appearing on his American TV chat show.
18th November 2012
Mayor of Reykjavik: Homophobes aren’t scared, they’re just assholes 79
1:08 PM — The Mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, a long time advocate of equality, has spoken out online at the protest yesterday in Paris against equal marriage rights for gay couples.
Scotland: First minister’s vicar speaks out against Alex Salmond’s plans to let gays marry 23
11:38 AM — Alex Salmond’s local vicar has spoken out against the first minister’s plans to make gay marriage legal in Scotland.
17th November 2012
US: Synagogues terminate relationship with Boy Scouts of America over homophobic policies 43
12:46 PM — Synagogues and other Jewish organisations across the United States are terminating their relationships with the Boy Scouts of America over its policy of discriminating against gay members and leaders.