27th November 2012
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
US discusses anti-gay bill with Uganda 16
3:33 PM — The US State Department’s envoy to Africa has met with Uganda’s parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill as a “Christmas gift”.
UK: Two men jailed for 2 years after anti-gay New Years Day attack 13
2:15 PM — Two men have been jailed for a homophobic attack in the Lincolnshire coastal town of Mablethorpe.
Peter Tatchell receives apology from UK publisher 11
1:10 PM — The parent company of Routledge, Taylor and Francis, has issued a public apology to Peter Tatchell over a factually incorrect article that had previously been published in its journal, Contemporary Politics.
Atlanta: Doctor pleads guilty to sexually abusing male prisoners 12
12:02 PM — A former prison doctor for the US Penitentiary in Atlanta has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male inmates.
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
26th November 2012
Alabama: Lesbian fights for life after Thanksgiving attack 9
7:10 PM — An 18-year-old man has been charged with a violent attack on a lesbian in Mobile County, Alabama.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling vows to get tough on sex in prison 52
5:20 PM — Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is said to be planning a “crackdown” on sex in prisons, which would involve preventing prisoners in relationships from sharing jail cells.
23rd November 2012
Scottish footballer who called bar staff ‘poofs’ fined £800 14
7:24 PM — A Scottish footballer charged with making homophobic threats to staff at a nightclub in Edinburgh has been fined £800.
Uganda drops death penalty from anti-gay bill 28
1:42 PM — Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill will no longer include capital punishment after scrutiny by a parliamentary committee, according to an MP.
22nd November 2012
UK: Gay teacher accused of child abduction
7:56 PM — A gay trainee teacher who is facing eleven counts of child abduction has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
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.
London university to host anti-gay extremist Islamic preacher 87
7:09 PM — Brunel University in Uxbridge, west London, has been criticised for allowing a cleric who supports the killing of gay people to attend a student event.
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.