24th November 2011
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.
18th November 2011
In Photos: The finalists for Mr Gay UK 2011 197
5:27 PM — PinkNews.co.uk guides you through the contestants for Mr Gay UK 2011.
Mr Gay UK returns after 3-year absence 2
5:27 PM — Mr Gay UK returns after a three year absence, with a new online voting system for the candidates.
LGBT History month 2012 to focus on homophobia in sport 27
4:24 PM — Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone will be answering questions about the government's plans for tackling homophobia at a pre-launch event on Monday.
UK organisations to mark Trans Day of Remembrance this weekend 15
10:18 AM — Events will be held around the country to remember 18 individuals who were killed or committed suicide this year worldwide.
17th November 2011
Californian Supreme Court rules opponents can appeal court decision to allow gay marriage 35
11:48 PM — The on-off battle for gay marriage in California has taken yet another turn. The state's supreme court has ruled that anti-gay marriage group, ProtectMarriage can defend the ban on gay marriage in court.
Lady Gaga tops poll of celebrities “doing most to tackle bullying” 16
2:53 PM — Bisexual star led the poll ahead of retired rugby player Ben Cohen, both of whom have started foundations aimed at tackling bullying and supporting people who have been bullied.
South Yorkshire study: Gay students “told to change for PE separately” 109
1:13 PM — Study recommends creation of LGBT "champions" to promote awareness and support after students tell of policies which have potential to "single out and exclude".
BBC newsreader Jane Hill confirms plans for civil partnership 63
10:34 AM — Newsreader is planning a civil partnership with her partner, Sara, but has witnessed a backlash to some reports including quotation marks around the word "marriage".
Gay and human rights champion Peter Tatchell awarded honorary doctorate 39
12:53 AM — London's South Bank University has awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to the human and gay rights campaigner and regular PinkNews.co.uk columnist Peter Tatchell.
16th November 2011
Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man 36
12:14 PM — Andrea Jones, who is treated as a woman by the federal government and a man by the state of Tennessee, was arrested by state police for bearing her breasts in public and charged as a man.