14th November 2011
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".
Thousand mourners attend funeral of Stuart Walker 112
9:24 AM — Over a tenth of the town's population arrive at the funeral of the murdered barman.
11th November 2011
Lesbian writer and publisher Barbara Grier dies, aged 78 7
4:27 PM — Grier will be remembered for founding Naiad Press, at its height one of the world's most successful gay publishing houses.
Liverpool unveils UK’s first gay street signs 55
2:40 PM — New signs display a rainbow flag in the corner, and will be used in the city's famous gay quarter.
Canada’s gay penguins to be “reunited by spring” 72
2:27 PM — Buddy and Pedro, of the Toronto Zoo, will be introduced to females to aid a breeding programme, but their separation will be temporary.
Judiciary Committee passes DOMA repeal bill into Senate 22
10:10 AM — Bill is passed to Congress' upper house, but pundits doubt it will be tabled by the Senate's leader.
George Michael: Eastenders gay storyline “scaring children” 99
9:32 AM — Musician's tweets say the soap opera should portray characters who do not "have a reason to live in fear".
10th November 2011
Gay MP tells Parliament of homophobic attack 82
3:37 PM — Conservative MP for Pudsey recalls own experience, of 1990s anti-gay attack, during equality discussions in Westminster.
Reaction to amyl nitrate caused married father’s death at cruising spot 149
2:34 PM — Eric James was found dead on Clapham Common after apparently using amyl nitrate during a sexual encounter.
Killer of David Kato receives 30 year prison sentence 26
2:00 PM — Sydney 'Enock' Nsubuga was sentenced last night by the Ugandan high court.
Ugandan activist receives RFK Human Rights Award 7
10:54 AM — Frank Mugisha is the second Ugandan gay rights activist to be honoured internationally in two months.
US gay couples “quicker to enter marriage than civil unions” 12
9:40 AM — A US study analysed data from across the country and found gay married couples may "value marriage more for its social meaning".
9th November 2011
Bisexual women “more like likely to suffer depression than men” 23
4:23 PM — George Mason University found statistical evidence to suggest bisexual women were more at risk than straight women, gay women and men.
QC argues Christian hotel owners are “entitled to outdated beliefs” 174
3:48 PM — Arguments are put forward in appeal of private hotel owners who denied "unmarried" gay couple a shared room.
National homophobic bullying charity launches in London 19
2:03 PM — The Home Secretary delivered a speech at Westminster wishing the organisation well on tackling homophobia and transphobia in schools.
Video: All gay members of US Congress tell teens ‘It Gets Better’ 11
12:55 PM — The four gay members of the 112th US Congress tell LGBT youth that life gets better.
Writer and editor defend “pertinent” Nazi comparison column 163
11:01 AM — Alan Craig says he opposes "bullying and hatred in all its forms" and will stand by the use of Nazi metaphor.
Oscars producer steps down after “ugly and bigoted” gay comment 22
10:16 AM — Brett Ratner apologises for "thoughtless bigotry I've so foolishly perpetuated" after telling a press conference rehearsal was "for fags".
8th November 2011
Prominent writers missing from gay prize shortlist 1
3:40 PM — The shortlist for an LGBT literary award announced today is missing several of the UK’s most revered gay writers. Philip Hensher and Ali Smith will not be winning the second annual Green Carnation prize. Alan Hollinghurst, who won Writer of the Year at last week’s Stonewall Awards, also lost out. Speaking about the decision, Chair […]