14th November 2011
Focus on homophobic speech for Anti-Bullying Week 19
10:29 AM — Nearly all secondary school teachers in a recent poll reported hearing the word "gay" used pejoratively.
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
Comment: With the LGBTQ community, we’re not all the same 32
5:06 PM — Maxwell Zachs talks about life as a transgender man, the differences between people which mean real diversity, and not being "just a regular guy".
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.
10th November 2011
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
Petition urges closure of Ecuadorian ex-gay “torture clinics” 10
5:03 PM — A letter to the country's Health Minister claims clinics remain a "horrific reality" for many.
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".
Pioneering gay journalist Peter Burton dies, aged 66 7
9:57 AM — Peter Burton was the literary and features editor of Gay Times from the 1980s until 2003.
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 […]
Religious party leader: “Rise up” against “cultural domination of the Gaystapo” 225
2:14 PM — Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig, said it is "1938" and the "only right response" is to "forcefully confront" gay rights movement leaders.
7th November 2011
Will Young talks of hopes to be a “stylish gay dad” 44
11:43 AM — Singer spoke about depression and potential fatherhood, saying he would rather be stylish male parent than a "yummy mummy".
Gay student suspended for make-up prompts US school’s policy reversal 36
10:21 AM — Openly gay student Kasey Landrum was suspended for three days, but had his punishment overturned and a new policy implemented allowing all students to wear make-up.
Interview: Wanda Sykes on stand-up, her four Emmys and coming out 3
9:49 AM — Laurence Watts meets comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly three years ago while protesting against Proposition 8.
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.