29th November 2012
US: Teacher suspended for letting student play pro-gay equality song to class 33
9:22 PM — A teacher at a school in South Lyon, Michigan has been suspended without pay for allowing a student to play a song about gay love to his class.
Turkish LGBT campaigner to receive David Kato award 2
5:56 PM — Ali Erol, an LGBT activist in Turkey has been honoured with this year’s David Kato award, which was set up in memory of the gay Ugandan campaigner who was murdered in 2011.
Leveson Report: Press has failed to respect the dignity of trans people 4
4:47 PM — Trans Media Watch (TMW), the charity that works to improve media coverage of transgender and intersex issues and had previously submitted testimony to his inquiry, has welcomed the publication of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards.
Study: More than half of LGBT Italians believe ageing is harder for them than for heterosexuals 9
3:14 PM — In a survey of LGBT Italians 55% said they are concerned about their future in Italy, and 52% said that being gay and ageing is more difficult for them than it is for straight people.
UK: HIV infection rate for gay men at record high 53
12:01 AM — New figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) that have been released in National HIV Testing Week and before Saturday’s annual World AIDS Day show that a record number of gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year.
28th November 2012
Video: Gay Men’s Chorus holds 34th anniversary memorial for Harvey Milk’s assassination 2
9:12 PM — The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus last night held a memorial and candlelight vigil march to the city's Castro District, to mark the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk and George Moscone's assassination.
Scottish charity launches largest ever LGBT consultation
8:15 PM — The Equality Network has launched a major consultation on the future priorities for LGBT people in Scotland.
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain 3
7:38 PM — Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
Wales: Footballer fined £500 for anti-gay Tom Daley tweet 12
1:17 PM — A Welsh footballer has been fined £500 and handed a one-match suspension for sending an abusive message to Olympic diver Tom Daley on Twitter.
London: Pensioner fights to clear gay criminal record 31
11:19 AM — A 73-year-old man who has a criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s has applied to have his conviction removed.
27th November 2012
US: Drag queen cruise ship bans customers from wearing drag costumes 34
7:46 PM — Carnival Cruises has banned customers who are due to set sail on one of its ships from going in drag to a private drag show.
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
US: Human Rights Commission backs pride organisers over t-shirt printing refusal 27
12:25 AM — The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has sided with organisers of a gay pride event, who were refused service by a Christian t-shirt printing company, because of its religious beliefs.
26th November 2012
Manchester United’s Anders Lindegaard: Gay people need an out football star 14
2:11 PM — The Manchester United player Anders Lindegaard has called on closeted gay football players to come out because “gay people need a hero”.
Australia: A thousand people rally for marriage equality in Sydney 5
10:33 AM — A thousand people turned up to rally for equal marriage rights on Sunday afternoon in Sydney, in a bid to urge the government to legalise same-sex marriage.
25th November 2012
Princes William and Harry: Our generation must continue the fight against HIV 32
11:29 PM — Writing a letter to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of THT, The Terrence Higgins Trust, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have praised the work of the charity and called on their generation to continue the battle against the illness.
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
India: Gay pride parade takes place in New Delhi 5
7:30 PM — Hundreds of LGBT activists in New Delhi have marched in a Pride parade.
23rd November 2012
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.