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.
Comment: Cameron should apologise for anti-gay laws 146
3:03 PM — Peter Tatchell calls for a "gesture of contrition" from the Prime Minister to apologise for the anti-gay laws Britain imposed on foreign countries in the past.
Elton John on parenting, sex education and bullying 15
11:31 AM — The musician wrote in the Guardian about the "blessing" of being a parent and the challenges facing young people, both gay and straight.
Melanie Phillips voted Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ 94
10:17 AM — Daily Mail writer won the award for going out of her way to harm LGBT people, in the sixth annual ceremony celebrating gay achievements in public life.
3rd November 2011
Over a third of Ireland’s older LGBT people fear rejection in society 6
12:17 PM — Study commissioners say report highlights progress of last 20 years, but also problems facing today's older population.
Malaysian police cancel gay arts festival 10
11:46 AM — Annual Seksualiti Merdeka festival drew condemnation from the government and aroused threats of protest.
Star-studded dinner parties raise funds for HIV supper club 1
10:56 AM — Guests including Cilla Black, Russell Tovey and Dan Gillespie Sells turned out for Terence Higgins Trust's eleventh annual fundraiser.
2nd November 2011
Lady Gaga to launch anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation 48
11:27 PM — Lady Gaga has announced the upcoming launch of the Born This Way Foundation, named after her hit single and album that will focus on issues such as anti-bullying.
Serbian MP convicted for saying Pride would promote gay “illness” 24
2:56 PM — Dragan Markovic, the leader of United Serbia, made the comments ahead of Belgrade Pride 2011, which had to be cancelled due to security fears.