7th November 2011
Video: Michigan state senator slams anti-bullying law 38
4:11 PM — Gretchen Whitmer described it as the "saddest and sickest irony" that the law is named after a student who committed suicide.
Lifetime blood donation ban for gay men lifted today 114
9:22 AM — Ban on men who have ever had sex with men donating blood is lifted today, but 12-month deferral period remains.
4th November 2011
Gay dads cleared of breaking clinical trial rules 2
4:25 PM — Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow were the UK’s first gay surrogate dads and ran Euroderm Research until 2008.
Police appeal after murder of secretive London millionaire 34
3:50 PM — William John Saunderson-Smith was found murdered in West Kensington on 21 October.
Man jailed over gay cruise cabin “apothecary” 23
1:03 PM — An American has been jailed after being found with amphetamines and a large amount of cash in his cabin on the world's largest cruise ship.
3rd November 2011
Religious civil partnerships won’t solve “blanket ban inequality” 91
1:29 PM — Announcement is welcomed by some, but warnings follow that not allowing religious gay marriages is still an "infringement of religious freedom".
2nd November 2011
Civil partnerships in religious premises “by the end of the year” 122
11:08 AM — Report published today says religious institutions will be able to apply to hold ceremonies before the end of December.
1st November 2011
Police association calls for homophobic recording of Stuart Walker murder 40
2:53 PM — Gay Police Association says failing to acknowledge a possible homophobic element at the start of an investigation may mean that evidence of homophobia never comes to light.
31st October 2011
US Christian university forces staff to declare heterosexuality 130
4:49 PM — Employees must sign a declarative Personal Lifestyle Statement, abstaining from all sexual activity prohibited by the Bible.
Glasgow council adds support to gay marriage consultation 20
3:38 PM — While religious leaders are divided on their views, Scotland's largest city council votes in favour of gay marriage proposals.
Trust which demoted Christian housing manager feared loss of gay award 61
1:48 PM — Adrian Smith's demotion and pay cut were seen by many to be too severe, as housing trust sought to protect award for supporting gay youth.
Man arrested over death of barman Stuart Walker 40
12:12 PM — The 18-year-old man who was questioned last week has been arrested.
Devon man avoids prison after affair with 14-year-old boy 44
11:54 AM — The defendant, aged 20, was said to be naive and not predatory, and must attend a sex offenders' treatment programme.
28th October 2011
Child abuse claim against Stuart Walker was ‘malicious lie’
1:56 PM — An allegation of child abuse against murdered gay barman Stuart Walker was a malicious claim by a 44-year-old convicted rapist, reports say. Mr Walker, 28, was found dead near an Ayrshire industrial estate on Saturday. He had been beaten and burned.
Man arrested over assault in Leicester gay pub 35
1:31 PM — A man has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in a Leicester gay pub. The 28-year-old man is being held in custody, police said.
Man questioned over death of gay barman Stuart Walker
12:02 PM — An 18-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the death of a gay barman in Ayrshire. Police said the teenager was being "detained" over the murder of 28-year-old Stuart Walker.
27th October 2011
Gay and lesbian troops sue US federal government 15
4:28 PM — A group of married gay and lesbian troops are suing the US federal government for denying them the recognition, benefits and family support granted to heterosexual service members. The lawsuit was filed today in Boston and says the federal government, through the Defence of Marriage Act, violates their constitutional rights.
Peter Tatchell backs Christian housing manager demoted for gay marriage remarks 178
1:51 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says the demotion of a Christian housing manager for remarks about religious gay marriage was "excessive". Mr Tatchell spoke out in support of Adrian Smith, 54, who was disciplined by the Trafford Housing Trust for the remarks on his private Facebook page.
Gay murder victim Stuart Walker was questioned over child indecency
11:20 AM — A gay man whose beaten and burned body was found near an Ayrshire industrial estate last weekend had been questioned by police over an alleged child indecency incident. Stuart Walker, a barman from Cumnock, was found dead in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police said he had suffered "horrific" injuries.
Northern Ireland minister ‘won’t be rushed’ into decision on gay blood ban 18
11:03 AM — Northern Ireland's health minister Edwin Poots says he won't be "rushed, pushed or harassed" into making a decision on lifting the blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men.