30th November 2012
BNP leader Nick Griffin in the clear over anti-gay tweets 35
11:26 AM — BNP leader Nick Griffin will not face any further action after he was investigated by police for tweeting the address of gay couple.
London: Gay council boss elected as Labour MP for Croydon North 14
10:38 AM — Steve Reed has become the UK’s newest openly gay MP after winning the Croydon North By-election for Labour.
X Factor’s Rylan Clark lands ITV Daybreak job 10
9:55 AM — Gay former X Factor contender Rylan Clark has been snapped up as a presenter on ITV’s Daybreak programme just days after being voted off the music reality show.
29th November 2012
Turkish LGBT campaigner to receive David Kato award 2
5:56 PM — Ali Erol, an LGBT activist in Turkey has been honoured with this year’s David Kato award, which was set up in memory of the gay Ugandan campaigner who was murdered in 2011.
Leveson Report: Press has failed to respect the dignity of trans people 4
4:47 PM — Trans Media Watch (TMW), the charity that works to improve media coverage of transgender and intersex issues and had previously submitted testimony to his inquiry, has welcomed the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards.
Study: More than half of LGBT Italians believe ageing is harder for them than for heterosexuals 9
3:14 PM — In a survey of LGBT Italians 55% said they are concerned about their future in Italy, and 52% said that being gay and ageing is more difficult for them than it is for straight people.
California representative calls on US Congress to ban gay ‘cure’ treatments for kids 3
12:50 PM — California Democratic Representative Jackie Speier has introduced a resolution in the US Congress calling for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors.
Anti-gay preacher Rick Warren: “It wouldn’t bother me if we found a gay gene” 34
11:53 AM — Controversial US pastor Rick Warren had told CNN presenter Piers Morgan that the “jury is still out” on whether people are born gay or become gay.
UK: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 53
12:01 AM — New figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) that have been released in National HIV Testing Week and before Saturday’s annual World AIDS Day show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year.
28th November 2012
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain 3
7:38 PM — Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill 11
5:56 PM — More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Malta: Politician with controversial equalities record appointed EU health commissioner 5
3:55 PM — European ministers have approved Tonio Borg for the job of the EU’s top health official despite opposition by some Liberal and Green MEPs over the Maltese politician’s conservative views.
London MP’s opposition to equal marriage branded ‘absolute disgrace’ by gay councillor 35
2:16 PM — Conservative MP David Evennett says he won’t be voting for equal marriage because he is a "strong supporter of traditional marriage".
Wales: Footballer fined £500 for anti-gay Tom Daley tweet 12
1:17 PM — A Welsh footballer has been fined £500 and handed a one-match suspension for sending an abusive message to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
Sun pays Louis Walsh £403,500 after wrongly accusing him of male sexual assault 10
12:16 PM — X Factor judge Louis Walsh has reached an out of court settlement with the Sun newspaper after it falsely accused him of carrying out a nightclub sexual assault on another man.
London: Pensioner fights to clear gay criminal record 31
11:19 AM — A 73-year-old man who has a criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s has applied to have his conviction removed.
Alabama attack not due to homophobia says lesbian victim 17
10:13 AM — A lesbian in Mobile, Alabama, who was severely beaten by her girlfriend's brother on Thanksgiving Day, says she does not think she was attacked because of her sexual orientation.
27th November 2012
US: Drag queen cruise ship bans customers from wearing drag costumes 34
7:46 PM — Carnival Cruises has banned customers who are due to set sail on one of its ships from going in drag to a private drag show.
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
Lithuanian pensioner: Changing my number plate would make people think I’m gay 22
5:05 PM — A 67-year-old man in Lithuania has come up with a homophobic excuse for not wanting to change his car number plate.