22nd November 2012
Madonna acquitted of breaking Russian anti-gay law 12
5:08 PM — Charges that Madonna broke a homophobic censorship ban in the Russian city of St Petersburg have been dropped – at the same time lawmakers in Moscow have vetoed a proposed anti-gay bill.
Uganda postpones court hearing of British gay play producer 1
3:49 PM — A Ugandan court has postponed legal proceedings for British theatre producer David Cecil until next year, his lawyer has said.
Uganda’s Anti-gay bill can now be voted on at anytime 22
10:32 AM — Reports out of Uganda say the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill is now up for debate and can be voted on at any moment.
Gay former Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash may face jail, following sexual allegations 2
8:21 AM — Kevin Clash, the actor formerly behind the popular Sesame Street character, Elmo, could face jail if the second set of allegations, that he had sex with a minor, turn out to be true.
21st November 2012
Uganda: British producer of gay play due in court 7
6:43 PM — British theatre producer David Cecil, who was arrested in September for staging a play that featured a gay storyline, is due before a Ugandan court on Thursday.
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.
US: Gay ‘cure’ cult leader accused of arranging wife’s murder 14
2:43 PM — A religious cult leader who claimed he had gone from being gay to straight is under investigation following the death of his wife.
20th November 2012
US: Judge suspends gender reassignment order for trans woman prisoner, denies electrolysis 2
7:53 PM — A judge has suspended a previous order made in September, which ruled that a trans woman prisoner should receive gender reassignment surgery in treatment for gender dysphoria.
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.
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
US: Trans prisoner requests electrolysis, and for court to refer to her as female 5
9:49 PM — A trans woman prisoner incarcerated in an all male prison has requested electrolysis hair removal, and for the court to refer to her as female during ongoing proceedings, resulting in an appeal from prison officials.
Tory MEP says EU aid must stop if Uganda passes anti-gay bill 33
9:25 PM — Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says foreign aid to Uganda from the EU should be halted if the country’s parliament passes the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
NYC: Ceremony for murdered gay rights activist
9:50 AM — A memorial service has taken place for a gay rights activist who was killed last month in New York.
18th November 2012
US: ‘Hate filled’ killer of gay war veteran denied parole, still an ‘extreme danger’ 2
6:43 AM — The killer of a gay man in Staten Island, New York, has been denied parole after 23 years in jail, after it was deemed by a parole board that his "brutal, merciless and hate-filled actions" make him unfit for society.
16th November 2012
UN calls for gay rights protection in Cameroon ahead of court appeals 6
7:29 PM — The United Nations is calling on Cameroon to end the enforcement of homophobic laws ahead of an appeal involving three men.
Greece: Gay play production team and cast charged with blasphemy 61
6:22 PM — Actors and the producer and director of a play in Greece that depicted Jesus Christ as gay have been charged with blasphemy.
Peter Tatchell: Facebook ruling is a ‘victory’ for free speech 48
2:26 PM — Peter Tatchell has welcomed a High Court ruling in favour of a Christian worker who was demoted for a comment he wrote on Facebook about equal marriage.
UK: Christian worker wins same-sex marriage Facebook case 47
11:09 AM — A Christian housing worker, who was demoted for posting remarks about equal marriage on Facebook, has won a legal case against his employers.
15th November 2012
Trans community looks ahead to global day of remembrance 8
5:59 PM — Organisers in the UK are raising awareness of next week’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).