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.
US discusses anti-gay bill with Uganda 16
3:33 PM — The US State Department’s envoy to Africa has met with Uganda’s parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill as a “Christmas gift”.
UK: Two men jailed for 2 years after anti-gay New Years Day attack 13
2:15 PM — Two men have been jailed for a homophobic attack in the Lincolnshire coastal town of Mablethorpe.
Peter Tatchell receives apology from UK publisher 11
1:10 PM — The parent company of Routledge, Taylor and Francis, has issued a public apology to Peter Tatchell over a factually incorrect article that had previously been published in its journal, Contemporary Politics.
UKIP ‘not against gay adoption’ says London chairman 89
11:09 AM — UKIP’s London Regional Chairman David Coburn has criticised the party’s candidate for the North Croydon By-election after he said gay couples adopting amounted to child abuse.
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
26th November 2012
Alabama: Lesbian fights for life after Thanksgiving attack 9
7:10 PM — An 18-year-old man has been charged with a violent attack on a lesbian in Mobile County, Alabama.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling vows to get tough on sex in prison 52
5:20 PM — Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is said to be planning a “crackdown” on sex in prisons, which would involve preventing prisoners in relationships from sharing jail cells.
UKIP By-election candidate: Gay people should not be allowed to adopt 124
4:35 PM — Winston McKenzie, the UK Independence Party’s candidate for the Croydon North By-election and former X Factor hopeful, believes gay people should not be allowed to adopt children.
Kenya: Gay political candidate warned of ‘revolt’ if elected 12
2:57 PM — A Kenyan anti-poverty campaigner has become the country's first openly gay man to run for political office.
Tory MP Sir Edward Garnier: Call civil partnerships marriages, but don’t change the law 78
1:00 PM — Sir Edward Garnier, the Conservative MP and former solicitor general, has told a constituent that gay couples in civil partnerships should feel free to describe their relationships as a marriage, although it should not require a change in the law.
Oxford Tory students claim they are being ‘persecuted’ after being called ‘haters of gays’ 83
11:19 AM — Tory students at Oxford University claim they are being persecuted and are demanding the same equal rights as gay people, those living with a disability and ethnic minorities.
25th November 2012
India: Gay pride parade takes place in New Delhi 5
7:30 PM — Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
Yorkshire Tory MP: Same-sex marriage is being forced on churches 37
5:39 PM — Conservative MP for Dewsbury Simon Reevell has become the latest MP to suggest that churches will be forced to conduct same-sex marriages despite government assurances.
YouGov polling expert questions validity of anti-gay marriage results 26
4:46 PM — YouGov Associate Director Anthony Wells has criticised same-sex marriage polls that feature agree/disagree statements.
23rd November 2012
Source: 118 Tory MPs may vote against same-sex marriage 87
10:30 PM — The Daily Mail has reported that 118 Conservative MPs could potentially vote against government plans to legalise marriage rights for gay couples.
UK: Stonewall chief believes bishop vote helps David Cameron on same-sex marriage 5
9:26 PM — Stonewall's CEO has responded cautiously to claims the PM may fast-track equal marriage legislation. Ben Summerskill also believes this week’s Church of England vote on female bishops could affect the equal marriage campaign.
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.