21st November 2011
Updated: St Petersburg passes first “gay propaganda” law reading 42
2:24 PM — Gay rights campaigner says Russia's second largest city has issued a ban on pro-gay materials "anywhere where kids could be present".
Tory peers “planning to oppose” rules for civil partnerships on religious premises 144
12:27 PM — New rules allowing religious establishments to hold civil partnerships are reportedly criticised for not giving enough protection to those which do not want to hold ceremonies.
Southampton FC fans arrested for homophobic chants during match 8
10:34 AM — Hampshire Police were praised for taking action against homophobic chants at a Brighton away game yesterday.
18th November 2011
Conference highlights tax, pension and migration issues for gay couples in the EU 19
1:54 PM — European conference highlights lack of international recognition for gay and lesbian marriages and partnerships
Interview: Alice Nkom and Jonathan Cooper on the future of criminalisation 9
12:56 PM — Alice Nkom talks about defending people charged with homosexual offences, as the newly-launched Human Dignity Trust aims to help lawyers overturn those laws.
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.
15th November 2011
Catholic Charities group abandons battle against Illinois’ equal treatment law 26
4:27 PM — Religious organisations claim their prolonged challenge of the law requiring equal treatment for gay couples will mean they cannot afford to continue operating.
Campaigners: Australian PM should represent the 71% of her supporters who want gay marriage 29
2:45 PM — Equal marriage supporters say Julia Gillard should reflect the beliefs of nearly three quarters of her voters, as the prime minister reaffirms her opposition to such a move.
Lithuanian lesbians send handwritten postcards to every MP 8
12:08 PM — The Lithuanian Gay League say the country's female LBT community is poorly represented nationally.
Hampshire police appeal after anti-gay, racist group attack 5
10:44 AM — A man and a woman out at night in Gosport were attacked by a trio of men who made homophobic and racist comments during the incident.
14th November 2011
Ugandan lesbian rugby player granted asylum in Germany 16
4:41 PM — Sportswoman allowed to remain in Europe after speaking of persecution experienced in notoriously homophobic country.
Attacker who broke gay man’s jaw avoids “richly deserved” prison term 41
1:44 PM — The 21-year-old, who cannot perform manual work because of a hand defect, was given a suspended sentence for the attack.
St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda” 34
11:40 AM — Fines for distributing material to minors could range from £20 to £1,000 in the Russian city, which would be the third local authority to introduce such laws this year.
French mayor performs “militant gay marriage ceremony” 17
9:45 AM — The ceremony, before the 2012 presidential election, is the second held by a town's mayor to attract national attention, with some dismissing it as "provocative".
Thousand mourners attend funeral of Stuart Walker 112
9:24 AM — Over a tenth of the town's population arrive at the funeral of the murdered barman.
11th November 2011
Malaysian states consider new penalties for gays 49
4:03 PM — Minister for one state said some people "protect human rights, even up to the point they want to allow lesbian activities and homosexuality."
Judiciary Committee passes DOMA repeal bill into Senate 22
10:10 AM — Bill is passed to Congress' upper house, but pundits doubt it will be tabled by the Senate's leader.
10th November 2011
Reaction to amyl nitrate caused married father’s death at cruising spot 149
2:34 PM — Eric James was found dead on Clapham Common after apparently using amyl nitrate during a sexual encounter.
Killer of David Kato receives 30 year prison sentence 26
2:00 PM — Sydney 'Enock' Nsubuga was sentenced last night by the Ugandan high court.
US gay couples “quicker to enter marriage than civil unions” 12
9:40 AM — A US study analysed data from across the country and found gay married couples may "value marriage more for its social meaning".