22nd November 2012
ConservativeHome editor: Cameron is on ‘right side of history but wrong side of core voters’ on equal marriage 26
11:17 PM — Tim Montgomerie, the editor of Conservative Home has urged Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to argue more passionately in favour of same-sex marriage, but he warned that at present, Mr Cameron is on the “right side of history, but the wrong side of his core voters” on this issue.
Conservative MP: Church is deluded if it thinks Parliament will listen to opposition of same-sex marriage 27
7:53 PM — The Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry who speaks on behalf of the Church of England’s commissioners in Parliament has warned that the church is deluding itself if it thinks that MPs will listen to its arguments against marriage equality for gay couples.
Italy: 15-year-old believed to have killed himself after homophobic bullying 7
7:22 PM — A 15-year-old boy in Rome is believed to have committed suicide after suffering anti-gay bullying in Italy.
Film Preview: Laurence Anyways 1
4:20 PM — You may or may not have already heard about the third feature from Quebec's rising director Xavier Dolan about the effect of being trans on a heterosexual relationship. It caused a stir when it screened in the Certain Regard category at this year's Cannes, with its leading lady stealing Best Actress within that competition, and the movie itself grabbing the Queer Palm at the same film festival.
New Zealand: Committee told that equal marriage is an ‘abomination’, and could lead to incest 25
12:44 AM — The select committee reviewing the equal marriage bill in New Zealand, has heard submissions from two pastors, one who called equal marriage a sin, and an "abomination," and another who said that incest is "the way it could go" if equal marriage became legal.
Source: David Cameron to introduce equal marriage legislation within weeks 57
12:26 AM — A senior source in Downing Street has told the Daily Mail that Prime Minister David Cameron is to fast-track legislation to introduce equal marriage within weeks.
21st November 2012
US: Baltimore launches LGBT wedding planner, invites same-sex couples to marry there 5
11:47 PM — Officials from Baltimore's tourism board have launched an LGBT wedding planner, with a view to compete with other states in which equal marriage is legal, and to attract same-sex couples to marry there.
Irish gay parents to receive greater legal protection 7
7:19 PM — Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has welcomed comments made by Justice Minister Alan Shatter on the need to improve legal provision for gay parents.
Gay public officials clash over San Francisco nudity ban 6
4:59 PM — Lawmakers in San Francisco have narrowly approved a ban on public nudity after complaints regarding the city’s famous gay Castro district.
London: G-A-Y to stage HIV testing event for World AIDS Day 14
1:31 PM — G-A-Y hopes to break last year’s world record for the number of HIV tests carried out in 8 hours as part of next month’s World AIDS Day.
Interview: Matthew Mitcham on addiction, depression and ‘openly gay’ Olympic Gold. 12
10:33 AM — Laurence Watts talks to Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham, one of the world’s most high-profile gay sports stars, in an interview for PinkNews.co.uk
Documentary follows trans teen during Miss England competition 12
1:28 AM — A trans teenager is the focus of a new BBC documentary, which follows her though the heats of a beauty pageant, the prestige of which she wants to use to become a role model for young trans people.
US: Obama commended for stance on equal marriage by 10-year-old’s letter 15
12:55 AM — A 10-year-old in the US was surprised to get a reply to a letter she sent to President Barack Obama. She had written to tell him that she appreciated his acceptance of the love between same-sex couples.
20th November 2012
Brighton: 2 students charged with transphobic attack
2:34 PM — Two students have been charged in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Brighton.
London Community Pride unveils 2013 bid application 15
1:04 PM — A new organisation that is looking to run next year’s gay pride event in the capital has unveiled its plans.
US: Anti-gay Christian lawyer charged with selling sexual access to child on the internet 37
10:33 AM — A lawyer associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a vehemently homophobic Christian law group, is being held in federal custody after being arrested by FBI agents on suspicion of the sexual exploitation of a child and possessing images of child abuse.
UK: Transgender victims remembered in day of action 4
10:21 AM — Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today and is being supported by the TUC and other organisations.
19th November 2012
Comment: The challenges and merits of being young & Gay 28
3:10 PM — With Anti-Bullying Week taking place until Friday 23 November, 17-year-old Greg Cox writes about what it’s like to be a gay teenager for PinkNews.co.uk
Chicago: Trans activist leaves group over HRC donation 15
1:16 PM — A Chicago transgender activist has left her volunteer post because the organisation she worked for accepted funding from the Human Rights Campaign.
Over a million party in Rio for gay pride 4
12:15 PM — More than a million people took part in Rio’s annual gay pride celebrations over the weekend.