18th November 2011
Conference highlights tax, pension and migration issues for gay couples in the EU 19
1:54 PM — European conference highlights lack of international recognition for gay and lesbian marriages and partnerships
Interview: Alice Nkom and Jonathan Cooper on the future of criminalisation 9
12:56 PM — Alice Nkom talks about defending people charged with homosexual offences, as the newly-launched Human Dignity Trust aims to help lawyers overturn those laws.
Festival brings Birmingham’s gay past to life 8
11:07 AM — Performers have taken over historic courtyard houses in the city's gay village to bring LGBT characters from the past to life.
17th November 2011
Benetton withdraws ad featuring Pope in manipulated kiss, but Obama and others remain 38
2:30 PM — The doctored picture was part of a series unveiled yesterday that depict public figures in emotional embraces as part of a campaign for the Unhate Foundation.
South Yorkshire study: Gay students “told to change for PE separately” 109
1:13 PM — Study recommends creation of LGBT "champions" to promote awareness and support after students tell of policies which have potential to "single out and exclude".
Marcus Bachmann “demands clinic cancellation fees” from gay rights group 24
11:46 AM — Presidential candidate's husband has pursued Truth Wins Out for $150 of cancellation fees after its undercover report on him, the organisation claims.
BBC newsreader Jane Hill confirms plans for civil partnership 63
10:34 AM — Newsreader is planning a civil partnership with her partner, Sara, but has witnessed a backlash to some reports including quotation marks around the word "marriage".
16th November 2011
Footballer fined £1,200 for “fully homophobic” tweet 22
3:38 PM — Hope Akpan denies sending the tweet himself, claiming a member of his family was responsible, and said he had "no option but to plead guilty".
Shooting finishes on first gay Nepalese film Snow Flowers, dubbed “Brokeback Everest” 13
1:01 PM — Film's star Nisha Adhikari said it would be "a simple love story with a lot of complications", following two lesbians in the Asian country where significant gay rights advances have recently been made.
Czech MP “puts porn on display” at city hall in bid to evict gay sauna 72
12:36 PM — Kateřina Klasnová believes Sauna Babylonia is offering more illicit services than it admits, and used a novel way of getting the city authority's attention.
Judge pulls out of “confusing” Bahamas wedding competition 35
8:46 AM — The competition was open to those who could enter into a "civil partnership in the UK and in the Bahamas", but the second country does not recognise them.
15th November 2011
Catholic Charities group abandons battle against Illinois’ equal treatment law 26
4:27 PM — Religious organisations claim their prolonged challenge of the law requiring equal treatment for gay couples will mean they cannot afford to continue operating.
Liverpool church which “helps people out of homosexuality” linked to “home exorcisms” 53
4:09 PM — Church published a "fact sheet" saying women who dressed in a "masculine way" and "effeminate" men could be "struggling with homosexuality", and is linked to a US body which published tips on exorcising "demonic powers".
Campaigners: Australian PM should represent the 71% of her supporters who want gay marriage 29
2:45 PM — Equal marriage supporters say Julia Gillard should reflect the beliefs of nearly three quarters of her voters, as the prime minister reaffirms her opposition to such a move.
Jane Lynch says she “feels bad for Brett Ratner” after his gay slur 42
10:29 AM — The openly gay actress said if "you put a microphone in somebody's face, they're going to say something that offends somebody".
BBC’s Business Editor Robert Peston defended for use of “Queer Street” term 53
10:02 AM — Robert Peston used the term on his BBC blog, and faced a brief backlash on Twitter from users who described it as homophobic, before many more rallied to his defence.
14th November 2011
Australian PM will allow ministers a “conscience vote” on gay marriage 63
3:14 PM — Julia Gillard will allow her party members to vote according to their own "values and beliefs" on whether to introduce gay marriage.
London campaigners to stage kiss-in over Nigeria’s anti-gay draft law 70
12:19 PM — Organisers say the protests hopes to "kiss homophobia, biphobia and transphobia goodbye" after Nigerian government considers criminal sanctions for those holding unofficial gay weddings.
St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda” 34
11:40 AM — Fines for distributing material to minors could range from £20 to £1,000 in the Russian city, which would be the third local authority to introduce such laws this year.
French mayor performs “militant gay marriage ceremony” 17
9:45 AM — The ceremony, before the 2012 presidential election, is the second held by a town's mayor to attract national attention, with some dismissing it as "provocative".