18th November 2014
House of Lords approves civil partnership conversion regulations in time for Christmas 26
10:19 PM — The regulations for the conversion of civil partnerships to marriage have been passed following brief, but impassioned speeches in the House of Lords.
British man jailed for ‘homosexual acts': I don’t support a travel boycott against Morocco 29
5:50 PM — A gay British man who was previously jailed in Morocco for "homosexual acts" during a visit to a friend has said he has reconsidered his stance, and no longer supports a travel boycott against the country.
Drama school receives almost £100k to address LGBT issues 1
5:28 PM — Drama school the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has been awarded almost £100,000 towards a project it runs tackling LGBT issues.
Qatar to host 2019 World Athletics Championships despite anti-gay laws 10
3:00 PM — Qatar has been awarded the 2019 World Athletics Championships despite controversies around its anti-gay laws and human rights abuses linked to the 2022 World Cup.
Peter Tatchell withdraws holiday auction to country where gays are imprisoned 8
1:01 PM — Following reports citing safety concerns for gay travellers, the Peter Tatchell Foundation has withdrawn its auction of a holiday to Morocco.
Gay dating app launches appeal to raise funds for World AIDS Day 3
12:22 PM — Gay dating app Recon has launched its yearly campaign aiming to raise funds for global AIDS Charities for World AIDS Day.
Simpsons co-creator saves gay bull from slaughter 10
10:41 AM — A bull which was facing slaughter because its owner thought it was gay has been saved by a Hollywood producer.
10th November 2014
Pride in London hails innovation of #FreedomTo at business summit 1
2:30 PM — Pride in London chairperson Michael Salter has hailed the success of Pride's first ever ad campaign earlier this year.
Business leaders attend ‘Out on the Street’ LGBT leadership summit 2
1:28 PM — Business leaders from across Europe are today attending the third-annual 'Out on the Street' LGBT summit in London.
7th November 2014
Trans model Lea T becomes the new face of Redken 4
5:35 PM — Openly trans model and LGBT rights activist Lea T has become the new face of premium haircare line Redken.
Mel B: I’m not gay but I did sleep with women ‘for a few years’ 4
2:25 PM — Former Spice Girl Mel B has opened up about having had relationships with women in the past, but said she does not identify as gay.
US: Kansas asks court to block ruling in favour of same-sex marriage
2:02 PM — After a ruling ordering the state to stop enforcing its same-sex marriage ban, Kansas has now asked for a stay to be issued to temporarily block the ruling.
6th November 2014
US: Federal court upholds four states’ same-sex marriage bans 11
10:59 PM — Four states have had their bans on same-sex marriage upheld, in a first in the legal battle to allow gay and lesbian couples across the US to marry.
Latvian foreign minister ‘proudly’ comes out as gay: ‘Good luck all of you…’ 24
9:43 PM — Latvia's foreign minister has come out as gay on his official Twitter page, announcing he is "proud to be gay".
US: Many Missouri counties not issuing marriage licences to gay couples 3
4:51 PM — Despite a ruling yesterday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, many counties in Missouri are not issuing marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples.
Stephen Fry quits Twitter over safety concerns 12
4:21 PM — Gay actor, presenter and broadcaster Stephen Fry has temporarily quit Twitter over safety concerns.
US: Houston ordered to stop offering benefits to gay city employees 3
3:57 PM — The US city of Houston has been ordered by a district judge to stop offering benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees.
Putin named ‘most powerful person in the world’ for a second time 19
3:28 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the most powerful person in the world for a second year in a row.
Tory and Labour frontbench call for new review of ‘discriminatory’ gay blood ban 4
2:29 PM — Tory Energy Minister Amber Rudd and Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran have called for a fresh review on the restrictions preventing gay and bisexual men from giving blood.
US: Missouri same-sex marriage ban struck down 1
1:56 PM — A ban on same-sex marriage in the US state of Missouri has been declared unconstitutional.