29th November 2012
Anti-gay preacher Rick Warren: “It wouldn’t bother me if we found a gay gene” 34
11:53 AM — Controversial US pastor Rick Warren had told CNN presenter Piers Morgan that the “jury is still out” on whether people are born gay or become gay.
UK: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 53
12:01 AM — New figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) that have been released in National HIV Testing Week and before Saturday’s annual World AIDS Day show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year.
28th November 2012
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain 3
7:38 PM — Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill 11
5:56 PM — More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Malta: Politician with controversial equalities record appointed EU health commissioner 5
3:55 PM — European ministers have approved Tonio Borg for the job of the EU’s top health official despite opposition by some Liberal and Green MEPs over the Maltese politician’s conservative views.
London MP’s opposition to equal marriage branded ‘absolute disgrace’ by gay councillor 35
2:16 PM — Conservative MP David Evennett says he won’t be voting for equal marriage because he is a "strong supporter of traditional marriage".
Wales: Footballer fined £500 for anti-gay Tom Daley tweet 12
1:17 PM — A Welsh footballer has been fined £500 and handed a one-match suspension for sending an abusive message to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
Sun pays Louis Walsh £403,500 after wrongly accusing him of male sexual assault 10
12:16 PM — X Factor judge Louis Walsh has reached an out of court settlement with the Sun newspaper after it falsely accused him of carrying out a nightclub sexual assault on another man.
London: Pensioner fights to clear gay criminal record 31
11:19 AM — A 73-year-old man who has a criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s has applied to have his conviction removed.
Alabama attack not due to homophobia says lesbian victim 17
10:13 AM — A lesbian in Mobile, Alabama, who was severely beaten by her girlfriend's brother on Thanksgiving Day, says she does not think she was attacked because of her sexual orientation.
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.