22nd November 2012
South Dorset MP criticises David Cameron for fast-track vote on equal marriage 36
10:57 PM — The MP for South Dorset has written an open letter to David Cameron, voicing his strong opposition to equal marriage, giving religious reasons, and saying that marriage should only be between one man and one woman.
New Zealand: Churches won’t be forced to perform same-sex weddings 7
9:46 PM — The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has confirmed that, if equal marriage becomes legal, carrying out same-sex wedding ceremonies won't be mandatory for churches.
Gay former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash may face jail, following sexual allegations 2
8:21 AM — Kevin Clash, the actor formerly behind the popular Sesame Street character, Elmo, could face jail if the second set of allegations, that he had sex with a minor, turn out to be true.
New Zealand: Committee told that equal marriage is an ‘abomination’, and could lead to incest 25
12:44 AM — The select committee reviewing the equal marriage bill in New Zealand, has heard submissions from two pastors, one who called equal marriage a sin, and an "abomination," and another who said that incest is "the way it could go" if equal marriage became legal.
21st November 2012
US: Baltimore launches LGBT wedding planner, invites same-sex couples to marry there 5
11:47 PM — Officials from Baltimore's tourism board have launched an LGBT wedding planner, with a view to compete with other states in which equal marriage is legal, and to attract same-sex couples to marry there.
France: ‘Mosque for gays’ with mixed prayer groups to be opened in Paris 37
8:59 PM — A mosque aimed specifically at gay people, and which would provide mixed gender prayer groups, is set to open in Paris at the end of November.
Documentary follows trans teen during Miss England competition 12
1:28 AM — A trans teenager is the focus of a new BBC documentary, which follows her though the heats of a beauty pageant, the prestige of which she wants to use to become a role model for young trans people.
US: Obama commended for stance on equal marriage by 10-year-old’s letter 15
12:55 AM — A 10-year-old in the US was surprised to get a reply to a letter she sent to President Barack Obama. She had written to tell him that she appreciated his acceptance of the love between same-sex couples.
20th November 2012
US: Judge suspends gender reassignment order for trans woman prisoner, denies electrolysis 2
7:53 PM — A judge has suspended a previous order made in September, which ruled that a trans woman prisoner should receive gender reassignment surgery in treatment for gender dysphoria.
19th November 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests electrolysis, and for court to refer to her as female 5
9:49 PM — A trans woman prisoner incarcerated in an all male prison has requested electrolysis hair removal, and for the court to refer to her as female during ongoing proceedings, resulting in an appeal from prison officials.
18th November 2012
New Zealand: Employment Authority to decide on ‘dirty homosexual’ slur 6
7:41 AM — A New Zealand caregiver who quit his job after being called a "dirty homosexual" by a colleague, has accused his former employer of failing to adequately support and protect him.
US: ‘Hate filled’ killer of gay war veteran denied parole, still an ‘extreme danger’ 2
6:43 AM — The killer of a gay man in Staten Island, New York, has been denied parole after 23 years in jail, after it was deemed by a parole board that his "brutal, merciless and hate-filled actions" make him unfit for society.
France: Thousands protest against equal marriage and adoption rights for gay couples 61
5:58 AM — Thousands of people have taken to the streets of several French cities to protest against the country's recently approved bill which would allow equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
17th November 2012
US: Influx of donations aim to save LGBT youth rescue centre destroyed by Superstorm Sandy 4
12:36 AM — A rescue centre for homeless LGBT youths in New York City, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, is on the way to being rebuilt after a social media campaign was launched to save it.
16th November 2012
US: Seattle Judges donate their time to marry same-sex couples in Washington on first available day 4
11:39 PM — Seattle City Hall will open for a special event on a Sunday following a new law taking effect, which will allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Washington.
US: Gay voters were key in President Obama’s re-election success 14
2:02 AM — A new study has suggested that the number of gay voters who chose Obama in the recent US election could have been enough to give him the winning advantage over rival Mitt Romey.
Poll: US support for equal marriage on the rise, except in southern states 7
12:44 AM — A new report has been released which suggests that there has been a new, and rapid shift in support of equal marriage in the US, except in some southern states.
15th November 2012
US: Fox News anchor suspended for posting homophobic slur on Facebook 23
12:33 AM — After posting a comment which was heavily criticised for being homophobic, a Fox News anchor has been suspended, and issued an apology on the matter.
14th November 2012
Vatican steps up anti-gay media efforts, compares being gay to polygamy 85
10:23 PM — The Vatican appears to be continuing to launch a new wave of efforts to strenghthen its opposition to LGBT rights, particularly equal marriage, using newspapers and radio broadcasts to describe it as "intrinsically disordered", and to compare it to polygamy and polyandry.
US: Nebraska city council implements protections for LGBT city employees 4
9:41 PM — In a change of direction from a decision last month, the Grand Island City Council has overridden a mayoral veto, and granted protections for LGBT people working for the city.