28th November 2013
Human rights group calls on Croatia to stand up for equality at same-sex marriage referendum 6
3:42 PM — International LGBT rights group ILGA-Europe has called on citizens in Croatia to do the right thing in voting in favour of equal marriage in a referendum this Sunday, 1 December.
Poll finds that Church of England sexuality report is ‘out of touch with Anglicans’ 6
2:56 PM — As a report on human sexuality is published recommending that the Church of England should offer blessings to same-sex married couples and tackle homophobia, polls suggest that even the report is out of touch with Anglicans, a majority of whom now support same-sex marriage.
Church of England report on sexuality recognises tension on gays in church but urges for understanding 14
12:49 PM — Today the Church of England published a report on "human sexuality" which notes a tension between the church and contemporary culture, but which recommends that same-sex marriages and civil partnerships should be blessed, and that homophobia should be tackled across the church.
Robbie Williams: ‘I am 49% gay because I love musical theatre’, but not sex with men 45
12:01 PM — Robbie Williams has spoken out about his sexuality, to say that he thinks he is "49% homosexual" because he loves musicals and "other things that are often associated with gays," but that he doesn't like having sex with men.
27th November 2013
US: Restaurant to investigate whether gay waitress was actually denied a tip because of sexuality 12
7:40 PM — A New Jersey restaurant has said it will investigate the case of a lesbian waitress who said she was denied a tip by a family who said they did not agree with her "lifestyle", after the family denied the allegations.
US: Personal trainer Bob Harper comes out during his show The Biggest Loser 9
7:28 PM — Bob Harper, personal trainer of The Biggest Loser fame, came out as gay on the programme, saying "I do believe this is the right time".
British band The xx issue statement condemning use of their music in anti-equal marriage advert 5
7:11 PM — British band The xx have issued a statement saying they do not condone the use of their music by a Croatian anti-equal marriage organisation.
US: Two gay couples to challenge Texas ban on equal marriage 1
6:48 PM — A constitutional ban on equal marriage in the US state of Texas is being challenged by two couples in a San Antonio federal court.
US: Texas National Guard to accept same-sex couples’ benefit applications 1
6:28 PM — The National Guard in the US state of Texas has said it will immediately begin to let same-sex couples register for benefits.
Greece announces legislation to recognise cohabiting same-sex couples 11
5:56 PM — The same month that it was ruled by the Strasbourg Court that Greece was violating the European Convention on Human Rights by not allowing civil partnerships, it has announced legislation to legally recognise cohabiting same-sex couples.
US: Gay couple who protested against being refused marriage licence fined 1 cent 4
3:49 PM — A gay couple who refused to leave a Kentucky county clerk's office in protest against being refused a marriage licence, have been fined one cent after being convicted of trespassing.
Video: Joan Rivers defends Alec Baldwin for homophobic rant: ‘Everybody just relax’ 23
2:35 PM — Comedian Joan Rivers has jumped to the defence of Alec Baldwin following the cancellation of his show off the back of a homophobic rant at a reporter.
25th November 2013
US: California sees eight-year record number of weddings month Prop 8 struck down
7:19 PM — More couples in the US state of California married in the month the state's ban on equal marriage Prop 8 was struck down, than any other month in the past eight years.
US: Trial to begin in case of gay couple who protested against being refused marriage licence 2
6:25 PM — The trial in the case of a gay couple arrested in January for protesting against the decision to not issue them a marriage licences is set to begin today.
Russia: Gay club attacked with ‘harmful gas’ by unknown assailants 7
6:03 PM — A Moscow gay club was the subject of a gas attack by unknown assailants on Saturday, who were expected to have been anti-gay extremists.
56 Dean Street launches weekly sexual health walk in screening and vaccination service at ManBar
5:06 PM — London's 56 Dean Street will this evening launch an outreach service at ManBar, in order to test for HIV, hepatitis C, and a range of STIs.
Over 150 people take part in walk to ‘reclaim’ Vauxhall after hate crime attack 5
3:48 PM — Last night over 150 people took part in a vigil, and a walk through Vauxhall in response to a the crime incident a week prior.
European Fundamental Rights Agency: EU hate crime measures should address all bias crimes 2
3:24 PM — The annual Fundamental Rights Conference, organised by the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), concluded that EU measures to address hate crime should be extended to cover all forms of bias, including homophobic crimes.
Nikki Sinclaire: Nigel Farage pushed me out of UKIP because he disagrees with ‘alternative lifestyles’ 25
1:18 PM — Former UKIP MEP Nikki Sinclaire has taken aim at Nigel Farage as a "bully" and "manipulator", who, through angry outbursts tried to push her out of the party because he disagrees with "alternative lifestyles".
23rd November 2013
High schools to get specialist online help with homophobic bullying 3
3:40 PM — Several schools will soon be the first in the UK to get specialist online help with homophobic bullying.