28th November 2011
Video: Australian marriage equality short becomes overnight hit 43
12:07 PM — A pro-marriage equality video by Australian action group GetUp has become a Youtube sensation since its release before the weekend, racking up 1.6 million views over four days.
Rapper T.I. defends Tracy Morgan routine, says those who complain are “not American” 64
11:29 AM — In an interview with the American Vibe magazine after being released from prison, T.I. says gays had over-reacted to Morgan's joke about killing his son if he came out. He also claims organisations and individuals who want to silence opinions like Morgan's oppose constitutional rights to free speech.
Video: Lady Gaga’s surprise message to Canadian school tackling bullying 13
10:27 AM — The students at a Canadian school received a surprise message of congratulation from Lady Gaga last week after writing to her about a pledge they had drawn up to stop bullying. Jacques St Pierre, 17, send Lady Gaga a letter outlining what was being done at Etobicoke School of the Arts to ensure a safer environment.
India celebrates second annual Pride events since decriminalisation 3
9:39 AM — Two of India's largest cities held Pride events this weekend, with organisers saying it was a chance to "rejoice that we are here and will always be here".
25th November 2011
Eastenders actress to perform with Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus
4:40 PM — June Brown is “looking forward” to raising money for the chorus and the Sussex Beacon charity. Comedian and Brighton resident Zoe Lyons has also been announced as the show’s compere.
New Delhi prepares for fourth annual Pride event 15
2:22 PM — Indian capital city prepares for the third parade since homosexuality was decriminalised in 2009.
Liverpool Pride begins fundraising earlier to keep 2012 event free 2
12:45 PM — Pride organisers say potential funding cuts mean community fundraising efforts are beginning in December of this year, for the first time. Last year, event numbers doubled despite a 60% funding cut.
Google seeks to improve benefits for trans employees 46
12:02 PM — US staff of the internet giant will now be able to cover the cost of gender transitioning procedures and treatments in accordance with the WPATH.
24th November 2011
Right-wing Polish group registers logo depicting “no” symbol over gay sex graphic 17
4:54 PM — The decision by a court to allow registration of the logo is being opposed by Robert Biedron, the first openly gay MP in Poland's history, who took office this month.
Minister calls for Tesco boycott over support for Pride London 102
1:50 PM — Rev Andrew Allan was commenting on incorrect claims that Tesco’s involvement with the gay pride festival came at the expense of its support for Cancer Research’s annual Race for Life competition.
Université du Québec at Montréal creates research chair to study homophobia 33
1:17 PM — The first research chair of its kind created on the North American continent has been funded by the government to inform public debate on the effects of homophobia.
US professor: Pro-gay Israeli stance “conceals Palestinian human rights violations” 89
11:41 AM — "Pinkwashing", according to the professor, has emerged as "a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity." The idea was described as "ludicrous and offensive".
23rd November 2011
Oxford college flies university’s “first-ever rainbow flag” 42
9:24 AM — Rainbow flag is raised among the medieval city's spires for college's Queerweek festival, thought to be the first gay symbol to fly above the institution in its 900-year history.
22nd November 2011
Peruvian mayor concerned tap water “will turn town gay” 36
3:30 PM — The mayor of a small town on the coast of Peru is worried that drawing water with high strontium content could lead to "reduced male hormones" and homosexuality.
Video: Gay kiss interrupts Al-Jazeera report on Spain’s centre-right victory 19
2:56 PM — Amid concerns about the future of gay marriage in Spain, a couple manoeuvres into view on a report on the election and engages in a passionate embrace.
21st November 2011
Harvard considers asking applicants about LGBT status 4
3:06 PM — University would be the second in the country to introduce question about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Calls for Brighton to get an official “gay village” 40
3:02 PM — Brighton and Hove City Council is said to be looking at the plans. But some are worried that official recognition could lead to greater exclusion and even create a “ghetto”.
Kelly Osbourne apologises for “derogatory and hurtful” trans term 20
11:50 AM — Reality TV star writes in an open letter that she was not aware how "unbelievably offensive" the term was.
Birmingham’s Nightingale Club goes into administration 14
11:25 AM — Several separate consortiums are understood to be planning to bid for the assets and lease of the venue. The administration process is expected to be concluded in less than two months.
Lady Gaga and Google to be honoured by The Trevor Project
9:45 AM — Bisexual star will be honoured for her anti-bullying work, while the search engine has been noted for its promotion of gay employees.