21st November 2014
Gay rugby player beaten on Manchester’s Canal Street 7
8:37 AM — A rugby player who was promoting his LGBT rugby team was attacked on Manchester's Canal Street, and police ar treating the incident as a hate crime.
US: Two country music stars come out as gay in ‘solidarity’ 21
8:06 AM — After one US country star came out as gay yesterday, another decided it would be a good act of solidarity to do the same.
20th November 2014
WATCH: MTV to premier Laverne Cox in ‘The T Word’
5:45 PM — MTV is set to premier a programme hosted by Laverne Cox, which will put a spotlight on issues faced by transgender young people.
WATCH: The gay ‘cat porn’ intended to promote safe sex 1
4:56 PM — Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, a bizarre new way to promote safer sex has been launched in the form of cartoon cat porn.
The Birdcage director Mike Nichols dies aged 83 2
4:33 PM — Major award-winning director Mike Nichols famed for directing The Birdcage has died, aged 83.
Woman who says she is girlfriend of Michael Phelps reveals she was born intersex 5
2:18 PM — A woman who claims to be the girlfriend of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed that she was born intersex.
TDoR: 226 trans people have been killed in the past year 9
1:51 PM — Today marks the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), and a project monitoring anti-trans killings has noted that 226 trans people have been killed in the past year.
Lord Fowler calls for decriminalisation of homosexuality around globe to fight AIDS 9
11:55 AM — Former Thatcher Cabinet Minister Lord Fowler, has called for efforts to ensure homosexuality is decriminalised around the world, to help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
United Nations initiative hopes to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 1
10:40 AM — The United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced a plan to "fast track" approach to tackling the AIDS epidemic with a view to ending it by 2030.
Transgender Day of Remembrance held to remember all killed by transphobic violence 12
9:39 AM — Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today with vigils and memorial events around the world.
US: Judge overturns Montana gay marriage ban: ‘The time has come’ 5
9:24 AM — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the US state of Montana's ban on gay and lesbian couples marrying, saying: "The time has come".
Lord Cashman thanks ‘thousands’ for enduring ‘inhumane treatment’ in maiden Lords speech 11
8:52 AM — Newly ennobled Labour peer Lord Cashman has made his maiden speech in the House of Lords, paid tribute to his late partner and noted the sacrifice of many to improve the situation for people living today.
19th November 2014
Prime Minister: ‘All schools’ should teach relationship and sex education 7
6:12 PM — Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to a question about whether sex and relationship education should be compulsory, saying "all schools" should teach the subjects.
US: First same-sex marriage licence issued in South Carolina
4:51 PM — A judge in a South Carolina county has issued the first same-sex marriage licence in the state.
Hollyoaks to feature first major gay character diagnosed with HIV in British soap 28
12:47 PM — Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks is planning an HIV storyline for character Ste Hay.
Q&A: When can I convert my civil partnership to marriage? And other questions 11
12:11 PM — Last month the Government announced revised regulations for converting from civil partnerships to marriage, and yesterday those regulations were approved by the House of Lords.
WATCH: University of Nottingham hockey team strip off against homophobia 19
11:03 AM — Adding to the trend of sports teams stripping off for good causes, the University of Nottingham has now made its own video against homophobia.
Amnesty: Gambian crackdown on gay people is ‘unacceptable’ 8
10:24 AM — Amnesty International has said the arrest, detention and torture of gay people in Gambia this month shows that the country must stop its crackdown on homosexuality.
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.