1st November 2012
US: HRC urges investigation into anti-gay texts 3
12:11 PM — The Human Rights Campaign is taking action over controversial anti-equal marriage text messages.
Leicester: Trans woman assaulted in pub 16
11:16 AM — A 46-year-old trans woman has been attacked just minutes after entering a pub in Leicester City Centre.
31st October 2012
Audio: Rabbi blames Hurricane Sandy on New York’s equal marriage law 40
9:44 PM — If you thought it was just far-right Christian pastors that are keen to blame Hurricane Sandy on America’s growing support for equal marriage, well think again.
London: Peter Tatchell arrested after limo protest at Westminster 28
8:40 PM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested for staging a protest in front of the Indonesian president’s limousine.
Ugandan parliamentary speaker promises to revive anti-gay law 43
7:33 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has claimed the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be passed by lawmakers.
Brad Pitt donates $100,000 towards equal marriage fight 9
4:25 PM — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 (£62,000) to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support equal marriage initiatives in several US states.
US preacher blames same-sex marriage for Hurricane Sandy 51
3:23 PM — A right-wing homophobic US preacher, who claimed Hurricane Sandy was an example of God’s wrath due to President Obama’s support of equal marriage, is defending his remarks.
David Cameron: Same-sex marriage is ‘popular’ with voters 107
12:22 PM — David Cameron has personally responded to a letter sent to him by the former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillian after the Tory MP expressed her concerns over the government’s marriage reforms.
Plans for same-sex marriage are ‘foolish’ says Tory MP 57
10:47 AM — Conservative MP Edward Leigh has once again criticised the government’s policy on equal marriage.
UK: Gay sport stars lend support to NUS campaign 2
12:02 AM — England and Surrey cricketer Steven Davies, the sports first openly gay player, is backing the National Union of Students' (NUS) campaign to tackle homophobia in sport, along with gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.
30th October 2012
San Francisco: Gay history museum vandalised following baseball game 6
9:11 PM — San Francisco's GLBT History Museum has reopened after it was damaged earlier in the week.
London: Second man dies following gay sauna incident 32
7:59 PM — The Metropolitan Police have launched an appeal for information following the death of two men after they collapsed in a London sauna.
Nadine Dorries: Same-sex marriage could cost the Tories 4 million votes 84
6:59 PM — Tory MP Nadine Dorries says the issue of marriage equality could drain the Conservative Party of four million votes from Christian supporters.
London: Killer of gay man has sentence reduced 18
5:35 PM — A double killer from west London, who murdered a gay pensioner, has had his prison sentence reduced by the Court of Appeal after it was deemed to be excessive.
Stonewall defends ‘bigot’ awards category after banks withdraw support 82
4:08 PM — The UK’s largest gay rights charity has defended its ‘Bigot of the Year’ title following complaints from two of its corporate supporters.
Brighton: Community group calls for increased security in gay district 10
2:25 PM — The chairman of Brighton and Hove’s LGBT Community Safety Forum says the city’s gay quarter of Kemptown is fast becoming a no-go area.
French political leader calls for same-sex marriage protests 37
11:02 AM — The leader of France’s main centre-right opposition party has called for street protests to take place across the country over the government’s proposed equal marriage law.
29th October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7
9:28 PM — Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
Anderson Cooper TV show dropped 8
7:22 PM — Anderson Cooper, one of America’s leading gay TV presenters, has expressed his disappointment at the cancellation of his daytime talk show.
UK: Man seriously hurt in Halloween gay club accident 3
5:46 PM — A man is recovering in hospital after accidentally hanging himself on a noose set up as a Halloween prop at a gay club in Buckinghamshire.