18th November 2013
Gay former Co-op Bank chairman planned ‘two day, drug-fuelled gay orgy’ and used crystal meth 31
2:33 PM — The former Co-operative Bank chairman who oversaw its near collapse has been caught buying and using drugs such as crystal meth, ketamine, crack cocaine and boasting of how plans for a party were “turning into a two day, drug fuelled gay orgy.”
Barnardo’s: 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying 6
1:24 PM — Barnardo’s has called on schools across Wales to make sure they are implementing anti-bullying polices after a survey showed 58% of Welsh children have witnessed homophobic bullying.
LGBT activsts protest against Uganda’s anti-gay laws outside London commission
12:54 PM — A protest has taken place outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London opposite Trafalgar Square over the plight of gay men facing potential imprisonment for breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
Stonewall launches ‘Gay. Let’s get over it’ anti-homophobic bullying campaign 13
12:11 PM — Stonewall has launched a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in schools, with the slogan “Gay. Let’s get over it”.
15th November 2013
Russell Brand: David Cameron is a posh ‘w***er’ who doesn’t worry about gay rights 50
6:54 PM — Comedian Russell Brand has made an expletive-laden rant about David Cameron and George Osborne, dubbing them “posh w***ers” and has suggested they are indifferent to gay rights.
Youth Parliament debates need for ‘zero tolerance’ of homophobic bullying 2
6:03 PM — Members of the Youth Parliament have debated the scourge of homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
UK: Bullied gay teen committed suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs stored at school 54
4:49 PM — A 14-year-old Essex boy bullied for being gay fatally overdosed on prescription drugs he had stored at school, an inquest has heard.
Robbie Williams: ‘I’m a straight person pretending to be gay’ 19
4:09 PM — Robbie Williams says he’s a straight person “pretending to be gay” as it helps “balance the sides.”
Survey: More than half of UK Catholics under 50 support equal marriage
3:22 PM — More than half of Catholics in the UK aged under 50 now say “same-sex marriage is right” – according to research by YouGov.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
Tribunal rules Northern Ireland Health Minister’s blood ban advice can remain secret 13
12:53 PM — Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has won the right to withhold the legal reasons for enforcing a lifetime ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood in the province.
Lithuania: Homophobic politician delivers trousers with anal zip to LGBT group 72
11:28 AM — A pair of sexually provocative trousers, featuring a zip directly where a male's buttocks would meet, has been delivered to an LGBT group by a Lithuanian Member of Parliament who equates homosexuality with paedophilia.
14th November 2013
David Cameron urged to raise LGBT rights at Commonwealth summit 4
6:16 PM — David Cameron has been told to raise the issue of LGBT rights at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which begins on Friday in Sri Lanka.
Christian Concern: Stonewall need to help us place anti-gay bus adverts on London’s buses 115
2:20 PM — The founder of Christian Concern says in the interest of a “level playing field”, gay rights charity Stonewall should be helping evangelical Christians place anti-gay bus adverts on London’s buses.
Luxembourg to become first country to have gay prime minister and gay deputy PM 12
2:00 PM — Luxembourg is tipped to become the first country in the world to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy prime minister.
Irish President meets with trans activists at official residence 8
12:39 PM — The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, has met with trans campaigners in a landmark occasion.
Manchester: Lesbian couple sue NHS after hospital prevented them from accessing IVF 12
11:58 AM — A lesbian couple in Manchester are taking legal action against the NHS after claiming they were turned down for fertility treatment because they are in a same-sex relationship.
13th November 2013
UK Parliament to debate gay ‘cure’ therapies next week 29
6:36 PM — A Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on gay conversion therapy will take place on Wednesday 20 November, it has been announced.
London: Activists stage protest outside Commonwealth HQ against ‘Commonwealth homophobia’ 5
5:56 PM — Campaigners have staged a protest outside the Commonwealth’s Secretariat building in central London against the presence of anti-gay laws in 80% of Commonwealth countries.
BBC to produce film showing how gay campaigners supported the miners in 1984 5
4:29 PM — The BBC is making a drama based on a true story about a group of gay and lesbian activists who raised money to support the miners in 1984.