28th November 2011
Rapper T.I. defends Tracy Morgan routine, says those who complain are “not American” 64
11:29 AM — In an interview with the American Vibe magazine after being released from prison, T.I. says gays had over-reacted to Morgan's joke about killing his son if he came out. He also claims organisations and individuals who want to silence opinions like Morgan's oppose constitutional rights to free speech.
Video: Lady Gaga’s surprise message to Canadian school tackling bullying 13
10:27 AM — The students at a Canadian school received a surprise message of congratulation from Lady Gaga last week after writing to her about a pledge they had drawn up to stop bullying. Jacques St Pierre, 17, send Lady Gaga a letter outlining what was being done at Etobicoke School of the Arts to ensure a safer environment.
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25th November 2011
HIV community group asks Londoners’ experience of medication 7
4:17 PM — Survey of people living with HIV in the capital aims to build a picture of new medication regimens.
Canadian regional tourism board accidentally “bans” gay adverts for China 13
3:29 PM — Tourist board of British Columbia official mixes up "may not be promoted" and "must not be promoted" when telling businesses how to promote the region to a Chinese audience.
New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event 15
2:22 PM — Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.
Vancouver man, 79, was stabbed 130 times for killer’s “fear of homosexuals” 22
1:15 PM — In Canada, the killer of an elderly man has admitted stabbing his victim 130 times in 2004, saying the man propositioned him while he was high on cocaine, and he "lost it".
Liverpool Pride begins fundraising earlier to keep 2012 event free 2
12:45 PM — Pride organisers say potential funding cuts mean community fundraising efforts are beginning in December of this year, for the first time. Last year, event numbers doubled despite a 60% funding cut.
Opponents’ poll finds equal marriage a “low priority” issue in Australia 21
11:58 AM — The Ambrose Centre, which opposes marriage equality, found 49% of people supported gay marriage, compared with 40% against, but that it was only thought to be "very important" by 27% of the population.
Arguments against religious civil partnership rules released by House of Lords 75
11:11 AM — Select Committee has released an ecclesiastical lawyer's argument that broadest equality laws could mean some churches will be forbidden from holding marriages until they agree to hold civil partnerships, despite specific new laws meant to prevent this.
New HIV prevention campaign asks businesses to help promote condom use 18
9:42 AM — 'Clever Dick / Smart Arse' will see 100,000 condoms distributed around the country and aims to promote the awareness of the role they play in reducing risk during sex.
24th November 2011
Right-wing Polish group registers logo depicting “no” symbol over gay sex graphic 17
4:54 PM — The decision by a court to allow registration of the logo is being opposed by Robert Biedron, the first openly gay MP in Poland's history, who took office this month.
Université du Québec at Montréal creates research chair to study homophobia 33
1:17 PM — The first research chair of its kind created on the North American continent has been funded by the government to inform public debate on the effects of homophobia.
Bradford Bulls rugby player warned over shirtless photo shoot comment 15
12:44 PM — Elliott Whitehead had said Stuart Reardon's shirtless photo shoot in Australian DNA magazine "really let the bradford bus down [sic]". He apologised to club officials for the comment and was issued a warning.
US professor: Pro-gay Israeli stance “conceals Palestinian human rights violations” 89
11:41 AM — "Pinkwashing", according to the professor, has emerged as "a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity." The idea was described as "ludicrous and offensive".
Mugabe calls UK’s human rights aid policy “satanic” 101
10:25 AM — Zimbabwean President calls the idea of diverting aid away from the government unless they enshrine human rights, including gay rights, a "diabolic suggestion" and a "stupid offer".
Trans woman will be first to stand for Scottish council elections 12
10:01 AM — Carol Mapley, the Labour Party's National Transgender Officer in Scotland, will be the first trans person to contest an elected seat in the country.
23rd November 2011
Ospreys fine Kristian Phillips for gay slur tweet after “genuine remorse” 17
1:44 PM — Welsh rugby team have issued an undisclosed fine to the 21-year-old wing for describing a Big Brother contestant as a "faggot". The player has apologised for the statement, saying he had "learnt the hard way to think before tweeting".
Gay man comes out to deny moorland camper van sex assault
1:04 PM — Defendant says he believes younger man consented to a sexual act after drinking heavily, and described "a kind of release" in being obliged to come out.
Outcry prompts St Petersburg legislature to reconsider “gay propaganda” law 20
12:04 PM — Law which passed its first reading with near unanimity this week will be reconsidered after international condemnation.