2nd November 2011
Hate messages blight US’ first gay homecoming king and queen 27
11:47 AM — School's superintendent condemns phone calls and emails as "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance".
Civil partnerships in religious premises “by the end of the year” 122
11:08 AM — Report published today says religious institutions will be able to apply to hold ceremonies before the end of December.
Religious representatives meet minister to support gay marriage 41
10:33 AM — Liberal Judaism, the Quakers and the Unitarians sent representatives ahead of the government's consultation on equal marriage.
FA will look into footballer’s “fully homophobic” tweet 30
10:29 AM — Footballer claims tweet complaining about gays on television was sent by a member of his family.
1st November 2011
Police association calls for homophobic recording of Stuart Walker murder 40
2:53 PM — Gay Police Association says failing to acknowledge a possible homophobic element at the start of an investigation may mean that evidence of homophobia never comes to light.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce prompts online clamour for gay marriage 36
12:16 PM — Objections raised on Twitter to 'sanctity of marriage' argument as American TV star's marriage folds early.
Commonwealth nations react to “ex-colonial” British aid threat 186
10:37 AM — Countries with poorest gay rights records react warily as government plans to redirect aid and call for Commonwealth to examine citizens' fundamental rights.
31st October 2011
US Christian university forces staff to declare heterosexuality 130
4:49 PM — Employees must sign a declarative Personal Lifestyle Statement, abstaining from all sexual activity prohibited by the Bible.
Brighton football supporters urge FA to tackle anti-gay chants 86
2:29 PM — Sussex football team's supporters suffer homophobic chants at away games, as FA urges personal responsibility to ticket-holders.
Man arrested over death of barman Stuart Walker 40
12:12 PM — The 18-year-old man who was questioned last week has been arrested.
Danish gay rights pioneer Axel Axgil dies, aged 96 27
10:48 AM — In 1989, Mr Axgil and his partner were the first gay couple to enter into a civil union anywhere in the world.
Homophobia question prompts Irish radio comedian to come out 28
10:15 AM — Satirist counters accusations after lampooning a fashion-loving footballer on his national radio programme.
‘Divisive’ cleric voted Britain’s most inspirational black figure 66
9:36 AM — Pastor who opposed full marriage equality beat Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela to be voted most inspiring black person.
26th August 2011
Final arguments heard in gay school shooting trial
4:30 PM — Trial expected to end today, as defence lawyers claim the 2008 killing of gay 15-year-old Larry King was not premeditated and seek a conviction of voluntary manslaughter.
Video: Lady Gaga flash mob held at Bachmann family clinic 10
3:50 PM — Dancers take presidential hopeful's husband's comments on board, performing a choreographed routine outside his 'gay cure' clinic.
US’ ten year census finds more gay couples across the country 16
2:24 PM — Nationwide study found 50% increase in gay couples in the last decade, with the more conservative states leading the rises.
25th August 2011
Indonesian province separates lesbians after fake marriage 37
4:32 PM — One of the two women in Aceh had posed as a man in order to be married in the only region in Indonesia to operate Sharia law.
Murakami novel dropped from reading list for lesbian sex mention 26
3:50 PM — Norwegian Wood, which has sold over 12 million copies internationally, was dropped after parents complained about a female character's reference to sex with a 13 year old girl.
Devon landlady sentenced for homophobic insult 27
12:54 PM — Conditional discharge handed down after pub landlady hurls insult at rival coastal hotelier.
US teacher returns after anti-gay rant “did not violate code of conduct” 79
12:02 PM — High school teacher who "almost threw up" on hearing about gay marriage legislation did not "disrupt" the school districts processes.