28th November 2013
Church of England recommended to hold same-sex couple blessings 11
11:32 AM — The Church of England has been recommended to perform blessings for same-sex couples as soon as they have had a civil partnership or marriage.
27th November 2013
UK: Man who called victim ‘poof’ for pink Mohican in drunken attack avoids jail 7
5:02 PM — Two men who carried out an attack inside a Somerset pub, in which one of the defendants called the victim a “poof” because he had a pink Mohican hairstyle, have avoided prison.
Former sex worker accused of killing Brighton gay man breaks down in court
4:13 PM — Ricardo Pisano, the man accused of murdering gay 62-year-old Michael Polding, broke down in tears as he recalled the moment he found him dead.
World’s most senior psychiatrist comes out and says profession should apologise to gay people 10
3:21 PM — The new head of the World Psychiatric Association, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, has come out as gay in an interview and says his profession should apologise for the way it has treated gay people and women.
Gay couple ‘delighted’ UK Supreme Court rules against anti-gay Christian B&B owners 57
2:22 PM — A gay couple who were prevented from staying in a double room by the owners of a Christian guesthouse say they are “delighted” that the UK Supreme Court has ruled in their favour.
Tory MP Simon Kirby tells David Cameron that he’s tested for HIV as part of HIV Testing Week 2
1:21 PM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has urged David Cameron to support efforts to increase HIV testing at today’s PMQs, with the MP saying that he’d undertaken an HIV test in Brighton as part of HIV Testing Week.
New Mexico: Teen knocked out in shopping mall anti-gay assault captured on video 22
12:12 PM — A 14-year-old who suffered a vicious homophobic assault in a New Mexico shopping mall has been banned from the premises for 12 months.
Alec Baldwin rants that GLAAD ‘killed’ his show following homophobic slurs 14
11:21 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has blamed GLAAD, describing them as “the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy", for the decision of MSNBC to cancel his weekly show after he used homophobic language to a photographer.
UK: Anti-gay Christian B&B pair lose Supreme Court appeal 87
10:43 AM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, have lost their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court.
26th November 2013
United Nations announces Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as its ‘equality champions’ 7
6:42 PM — The United Nations announced today that hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will be joining its Free & Equal campaign as "equality champions."
Welsh First Minister promises action against ‘totally unacceptable’ anti-gay language 1
6:24 PM — First Minister Carwyn Jones has thrown his support behind a new campaign to tackle homophobic language in Wales’ schools, branding homophobic language as “totally unacceptable”.
UK: Man accused of murdering Brighton gay man talked of marrying deceased
5:38 PM — A South African man accused of murdering a gay man in Brighton has told a jury the pair had discussed getting married in order to sort out “visa issues”.
Oregon: Lesbian lawyer wins federal healthcare discrimination case
4:16 PM — A federal law clerk in Oregon who was denied healthcare benefits for her same-sex domestic partner was discriminated against and must be compensated, judges have ruled.
Chelsea Manning pays tribute to Martin Luther King and Harvey Milk in Thanksgiving article
3:15 PM — Time magazine has published an article by jailed former soldier Chelsea Manning in which she pays tribute to civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, and gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk.
UK Supreme Court set to rule in the case of anti-gay Christian B&B pair 28
2:06 PM — Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian B&B owners who were prosecuted for discriminating against a same-sex couple, will learn on Wednesday if their latest legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court has been successful.
Brighton MP Caroline Lucas to unveil world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon 1
12:39 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be marking World AIDS Day this Sunday at an event where the world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon will be unveiled.
Olly Murs gives James Arthur ‘benefit of the doubt’ over use of anti-gay slurs 19
12:00 PM — Singer Olly Murs has defended James Arthur following his use of homophobic slurs against another artist in a “rap feud”.
Survey: Men are less likely to have same-sex experiences than women 39
11:14 AM — Research published in the Lancet shows four times as many women now report same-sex experiences with other women compared to 20 years ago. While the percentage of men who report a same-sex experience has remain almost unchanged.
25th November 2013
Ugandan President pays funeral tribute to anti-gay bishop 15
7:02 PM — At the funeral of a bishop who died earlier this month, Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has offered praise to a man who campaigned against homosexuality.
Eastenders star June Brown: I was glad when Dot Cotton lost her anti-gay views
6:13 PM — Actress June Brown says it felt like a challenge playing her alter ego, Dot Cotton, in Eastenders during the late 1980s, when Dot had difficulty in accepting homosexuality.