7th November 2012
Barack Obama re-elected US President 104
4:20 AM — Barack Obama has reached the projected magic number of 270 electoral college votes needed to be re-elected President of the United States of America.
US 2012: Tammy Baldwin elected as first openly gay US senator 14
2:57 AM — Democrat Tammy Baldwin has become the first openly gay member of the US Senate, beating Republican Tommy Thompson in the senate race for Wisconsin.
US 2012: Mike Huckabee concedes things are not going to plan for Romney 6
2:08 AM — Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee managed to mention the anti-gay fast food chain Chick-fil-A, during an interview about the latest US 2012 presidential exit polls.
UK: Abuse allegations continue against gay former Tory MP 8
12:05 AM — Further sexual abuse allegations have been made against the late Sir Peter Morrison.
6th November 2012
Anti-gay Ohio senate candidate rejected by voters and family 18
10:16 PM — On US election night, Ohio lived up to its reputation for picking a presidential winner, and defeated anti-gay Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel at the same time.
Spanish court protects equal marriage law 13
7:52 PM — Spain’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s seven-year-long equal marriage law.
Channel 4 backpedals after censoring ‘gay’ from Simpsons’ episode 10
6:58 PM — Channel 4 says it was wrong to edit out the word "gay" from an episode of The Simpsons, which was shown by the UK broadcaster last weekend.
Civil partnership defeat for Slovakia 7
4:59 PM — Lawmakers in Slovakia have rejected plans by the country’s opposition party to legalise civil partnerships for gay couples.
Egypt: 7 men remain detained over anti-gay charges 12
3:34 PM — Seven men in Egypt, who were arrested for breaking the country’s law on sexual conduct, are reportedly still in prison.
Spain to decide on same-sex marriage law 18
2:33 PM — Spain's Constitutional Court is expected to rule on an appeal against the country's equal marriage law this evening.
Ian McKellen criticises New Zealand PM over ‘gay’ jumper jibe 6
1:29 PM — Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has criticised New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, accusing him of using the word "gay" in a "careless" way.
US 2012: LGBT history in the making 17
12:28 PM — Election Day has arrived in the United States with millions of Americans going to the polls to vote for the country’s next president, along with landmark public referendums on equal marriage taking place in four different states.
5th November 2012
Republican invokes memory of gay dead brother to blast equal marriage 96
8:50 PM — A Republican state representative in Maine has urged voters in Tuesday’s equal marriage referendum to reject the measure and says even in death, he still disagrees with his late brother’s sexuality.
New Zealand PM defends ‘gay’ jumper remarks 19
7:11 PM — New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been criticised for mocking a radio host's red jacket, suggesting he's a weak golfer because the jacket's colour is "gay".
Same-sex marriage test for France 21
6:17 PM — French President Francois Hollande has privately conceded that the religious opponents of his equal marriage plans are proving to be “tough”.
Manchester: Dale Cregan denies murdering Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
3:43 PM — Dale Cregan has pleaded not guilty to murdering 2 police officers – one of which was due to enter into a civil partnership.
Malawi suspends anti-gay laws 15
2:57 PM — Malawi has halted the enforcement of laws that criminalise same-sex relationships after comments made by the country’s Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara.
Analysis: US 2012 race draws to a close 2
11:39 AM — Scott Roberts assesses President Obama’s first term as the US heads towards Election Day.
Video: UK same-sex parenting campaign film launched 11
10:28 AM — A new film, highlighting the discrimination faced by same-sex parents, has been launched to coincide with the UK’s National Adoption Week.
4th November 2012
UK sport stars top 2012 Pink List 23
3:16 PM — Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams has topped this year’s Independent on Sunday Pink List of the 101 most influential LGBT figures in Britain.