12th November 2012
Gay Sesame Street actor denies sexual allegations 12
4:11 PM — US gay actor Kevin Clash who provides the voice of Elmo in Sesame Street is on a leave of absence from the iconic children’s series after denying he had underage sex.
South Africa: Lesbian dies after being stabbed with spear 8
2:04 PM — 19-year-old Sihle Sikoji was fatally attacked by a gang after visiting a bar.
Uganda to pass anti-gay law before 2013, says Kadaga 112
12:40 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament says the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will be passed by lawmakers before the end of this year.
Hillary Clinton supports London LGBT corporate summit 7
11:41 AM — Chief executives from some of the world’s largest companies will come together to discuss how the financial services industry can advance LGBT equality in a move which has the backing of Hillary Clinton.
9th November 2012
Video: Tony Perkins: Same-sex marriage is tearing America apart 61
10:59 PM — The firebrand media opponents of gay rights have been taking to the airwaves to denounce Tuesday’s historic equal marriage victories in several US states.
Manchester: Homophobic train passenger’s caution branded ‘lenient’ 39
9:42 PM — Two gay men who were subjected to a homophobic rant on a train say the decision to give the perpetrator a caution was “too lenient”.
Vatican paper brushes off equal marriage victories 32
8:41 PM — The semi-official newspaper of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano, is seeking to downplay this week’s equal marriage victories in the US and Europe.
Birmingham: Waiter goes berserk after gay couple complain about meal 57
4:16 PM — A gay couple faced a tirade of abuse at a Greek restaurant in Birmingham when they complained about their meal.
UK: New Archbishop signals openness on LGBT issues 86
3:02 PM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who has been appointed as the new Archbishop of Canterbury, says the Church of England must have “no truck with any form of homophobia”.
MP blasts Phillip Schofield over TV ‘stunt’ 102
1:20 PM — Conservative MP and LGBTory patron Stuart Andrew has criticised television presenter Phillip Schofield for handing David Cameron a list of alleged paedophiles during a live interview.
8th November 2012
Analysis: A new dawn for LGBT America 5
9:40 PM — After an extraordinary US election result with voters in three states passing equal marriage rights for gay couples, Scott Roberts sums up the highlights of an incredible week for America.
Scotland: Teen pleads guilty to killing gay barman 18
7:46 PM — A teenager has admitted to the killing of gay barman Stuart Walker.
David Cameron criticised over gay ‘witch-hunt’ remarks 145
6:16 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has criticised David Cameron for suggesting that speculation over child abuse allegations involving senior Conservative Party figures could lead to a “witch-hunt” against gay people
David Cameron: Abuse scandal could turn into a gay ‘witch-hunt’ 185
1:30 PM — David Cameron has warned that child abuse allegations against senior figures within the Conservative Party risked becoming a “witch-hunt” against people on the basis of their sexuality.
UK: Culture secretary seeks to reduce religious fears over equal marriage 71
12:23 PM — Culture Secretary Maria Miller says the government is looking at incorporating additional “locks” in its proposed equal marriage legislation.
UK: Anti-equal marriage bishop chosen to become Archbishop of Canterbury 123
11:19 AM — The Bishop of Durham Justin Welby, who is strongly opposed to equal marriage, is set to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
7th November 2012
Ugandan anti-gay speaker chairs London human rights conference 36
8:12 PM — Conservative MP Margot James has urged for the world’s politicians to promote gay rights at a Westminster conference that was chaired by Uganda’s anti-gay Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
Video: Train passenger’s anti-gay tirade caught on YouTube 112
5:00 PM — A 56-year-old man has been cautioned after shouting homophobic abuse and several expletives at two men on a train.
France unveils same-sex marriage bill 15
4:16 PM — French President Francois Hollande’s government has approved a bill to legalise equal marriage and allow gay couples to adopt.
US 2012: Washington state passes same-sex marriage 13
3:22 PM — On a momentous night for LGBT equality, the US west coast state of Washington followed Maine and Maryland in passing a referendum in support of marriage rights for gay couples, and Minnesota voted against outlawing equal marriage.