21st November 2012
Poll: 34% ‘less likely’ to vote Tory if same-sex marriage is legalised 46
12:37 PM — The political arguments on whether equal marriage is a vote winning policy for the Conservative Party shows no sign of dying down, as ComRes releases another poll.
Church of England isolated further on equal marriage following bishop vote 38
11:31 AM — The COE's decision to vote against the introduction of women bishops is also likely to undermine its opposition to marriage equality, according to an Anglican theologian.
20th November 2012
Frank Ocean dodges questions about sexuality in GQ interview 15
7:54 PM — When asked if he considers himself “bisexual” US singer Frank Ocean refused to be drawn on the subject.
Gay Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash quits show 11
6:52 PM — Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of fresh allegations that he had sex with an underage youth.
PM criticised over Equality assessment reforms 8
6:08 PM — David Cameron has been criticised by the NUS after announcing plans to remove assessments that are designed to ensure the government is complying with the Equality Act.
Labour MP backs petition against gay ‘cure’ treatments 25
4:52 PM — Labour MP Diana Johnson is encouraging people to sign and help distribute a paper parliamentary petition currently in circulation, calling for an end to gay conversion therapy.
Brighton: 2 students charged with transphobic attack
2:34 PM — Two students have been charged in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Brighton.
London Community Pride unveils 2013 bid application 15
1:04 PM — A new organisation that is looking to run next year’s gay pride event in the capital has unveiled its plans.
Australian campaigners hope new law can help in equal marriage fight 5
11:48 AM — Marriage equality advocates in Australia have welcomed a new draft national anti-discrimination law.
US: Anti-gay campaign group NOM sees financial donations plunge 22
11:18 AM — National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), the American campaign group that is staunchly opposed to LGBT equality, has seen a large drop in its financial donations.
UK: Transgender victims remembered in day of action 4
10:21 AM — Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today and is being supported by the TUC and other organisations.
19th November 2012
Brighton: Anti-equal marriage Christian councillor loses latest appeal 28
10:25 PM — Same-sex marriage opponent Christina Summers is still fighting to overturn disciplinary action taken by the Green Party after she voted against equality.
Tory MEP says EU aid must stop if Uganda passes anti-gay bill 33
9:25 PM — Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says foreign aid to Uganda from the EU should be halted if the country’s parliament passes the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Boris Johnson announces support for national HIV campaign 47
1:59 PM — London Mayor Boris Johnson is backing a major HIV testing campaign in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December.
Chicago: Trans activist leaves group over HRC donation 15
1:16 PM — A Chicago transgender activist has left her volunteer post because the organisation she worked for accepted funding from the Human Rights Campaign.
Over a million party in Rio for gay pride 4
12:15 PM — More than a million people took part in Rio’s annual gay pride celebrations over the weekend.
George Osborne ‘foolish’ on same-sex marriage, says Archbishop Nichols 105
10:55 AM — George Osborne’s support for equal marriage is “foolish” and resembles a “political football” says the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
Brighton Pride drops two day festival seafront 2013 plan 1
10:21 AM — Organisers of Brighton Pride say next year’s event is likely to continue in its current form at Preston Park, having ruled out a move to the city’s seafront for the time being.
NYC: Ceremony for murdered gay rights activist
9:50 AM — A memorial service has taken place for a gay rights activist who was killed last month in New York.
16th November 2012
UN calls for gay rights protection in Cameroon ahead of court appeals 6
7:29 PM — The United Nations is calling on Cameroon to end the enforcement of homophobic laws ahead of an appeal involving three men.