8th November 2011
French paper publishes “gay Mohammed” cartoon 102
10:32 AM — The paper, Charlie Hebdo, had had its offices firebombed when it announced the prophet would be guest-editing.
Christian hotel owners’ appeal reaches court today 267
9:00 AM — Private hoteliers hope to prove their business can legally be run in line with their religious beliefs.
7th November 2011
Video: Michigan state senator slams anti-bullying law 38
4:11 PM — Gretchen Whitmer described it as the "saddest and sickest irony" that the law is named after a student who committed suicide.
Gay Canadian penguins set to split for breeding programme 56
3:03 PM — Buddy and Pedro have been "pair bonding" at the zoo since May, but are part of an endangered species.
57% of church-going Christians may reject Conservatives over gay marriage 95
12:22 PM — A new survey finds 83% of regular church attendees were opposed to changing the law to encompass gay unions.
Lifetime blood donation ban for gay men lifted today 114
9:22 AM — Ban on men who have ever had sex with men donating blood is lifted today, but 12-month deferral period remains.
4th November 2011
Ricky Martin granted Spanish citizenship 26
4:56 PM — El Pais reports the South American singer wants to marry in the country, which was the third in the world to introduce marriage equality.
Police appeal after murder of secretive London millionaire 34
3:50 PM — William John Saunderson-Smith was found murdered in West Kensington on 21 October.
Zambia and Zimbabwe appear to reject gay rights “pressure” on aid 47
2:37 PM — More signals emerge from African governments that they will refuse to enact gay rights in order to protect direct budget aid.
Elton John on parenting, sex education and bullying 15
11:31 AM — The musician wrote in the Guardian about the "blessing" of being a parent and the challenges facing young people, both gay and straight.
US Catholics retract article that said homosexuality could be “explained by the devil” 45
11:00 AM — Religious publishers apologised for "failing to spot theological error" before the article was posted to their website.
Melanie Phillips voted Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ 94
10:17 AM — Daily Mail writer won the award for going out of her way to harm LGBT people, in the sixth annual ceremony celebrating gay achievements in public life.
3rd November 2011
Anti-gay campaigner says opponents are part of “Satan’s plan” 108
4:38 PM — In a radio interview, Peter LaBarbera and the show's host agreed gay rights activists were creating a dangerous environment for the anti-gay activists.
Campaigners confident Respect for Marriage Act will progress through US Senate 8
3:30 PM — The Act would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and looks set to pass the first stage of consideration in the Senate
Religious civil partnerships won’t solve “blanket ban inequality” 91
1:29 PM — Announcement is welcomed by some, but warnings follow that not allowing religious gay marriages is still an "infringement of religious freedom".
Over a third of Ireland’s older LGBT people fear rejection in society 6
12:17 PM — Study commissioners say report highlights progress of last 20 years, but also problems facing today's older population.
Malaysian police cancel gay arts festival 10
11:46 AM — Annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival drew condemnation from the government and aroused threats of protest.
Star-studded dinner parties raise funds for HIV supper club 1
10:56 AM — Guests including Cilla Black, Russell Tovey and Dan Gillespie Sells turned out for Terence Higgins Trust's eleventh annual fundraiser.
Ghana’s president will “never support” legalising homosexuality 208
10:26 AM — Government official says gay rights will destroy the "moral fibre of society" as human rights representatives urge UK leaders to ensure support is given to most vulnerable.
2nd November 2011
Gay marriage opponents caught using Obama rally photos 26
1:13 PM — The National Organization for Marriage launched its new website last week with photographs of crowds that had been taken at a rally for Obama.