13th November 2013
US poll: Americans find Confederate flag ‘more acceptable’ than rainbow gay pride flag 12
11:58 AM — A recent public policy poll has shown that a majority of US citizens believe it is "more acceptable" to publicly display the Confederate rebel flag, today commonly associated with the Ku Klux Klan and other racist hate groups, than it is to display the gay pride rainbow flag.
12th November 2013
Bangladesh: Third gender hijra to be recognised in official documents 4
4:29 PM — In a landmark decision, the government in Bangladesh has approved a proposal of the social welfare ministry to identify “Hijra” as a third possible gender identity.
London: Founder of Christian Concern to take part in equal marriage debate 65
3:54 PM — The founder of Christian Concern, who has previously blasted the “militant homosexual lobby”, will be debating the arrival of equal marriage in England and Wales at The Law Society in central London this evening.
Israel: Interior Minister condemns Beit Shemesh mayor who said gays ‘do not exist’ in his city 9
3:02 PM — The Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs has denounced the mayor of Beit Shemesh after he recently claimed his city doesn’t have “things” like gay people because it is “holy and pure.”
Liverpool University was prepared to host cleric who says gays are ‘filthy’ 15
1:49 PM — The University of Liverpool has confirmed that it was prepared to allow an Islamic cleric with extreme anti-gay views to conduct a speech in front of students.
US: Florida senator set to feature as keynote speaker for ‘gay cure’ therapy fundraiser 7
1:33 PM — Republican senator Marco Rubio, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a fundraising dinner for an anti-gay council that promotes "conversion therapy," attempting to turn gay people straight.
11th November 2013
US: Gay former New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson ‘astounded’ by progress of gay rights 1
4:21 PM — The first openly gay bishop in the American Episcopal Church has recently said he "can't believe the progress we have made" regarding the passage of gay rights in the US, since he would not have dreamt of growing up seeing same-sex marriage legalised in 15 states.
Argentina: Over 150,000 celebrate Buenos Aires’ 22nd annual gay pride event
3:30 PM — More than 150,000 people attended the 22nd annual gay pride event in Buenos Aires on Saturday, which featured many signs and speeches including some criticisms of the former bishop, Pope Francis I, who once vowed to oppose the city's same-sex marriage laws.
Israel: Mayor of Beit Shemesh says gay people ‘do not exist’ in his city 26
12:56 PM — The newly re-elected mayor of Beit Shemesh in Israel has recently ignited controversy after saying his city doesn't have "things" like gay people because it is "holy and pure," sparking some gay activists to challenge his claim as they gather to hold a gay pride parade later this week.
10th November 2013
Video: ‘Former classmate’ of Obama claims he was a gay teen who had sex for cocaine 24
12:19 PM — Someone calling herself the "former classmate" of Barack Obama has recently claimed the US President was once a gay teenager called Barry, who had sex with "older white guys" so he could afford to buy cocaine.
Taiwan: Biblical scholar says being born gay does not make it ‘natural’ 51
11:47 AM — A biblical scholar in Taiwan has responded to the idea that someone can be born gay by comparing it to the condition of someone "born with a cleft lip," insisting that neither can be considered "natural."
9th November 2013
US: Walmart caretaker fired for telling gay couple to leave store 21
1:53 PM — A Walmart caretaker was fired recently after he allegedly told a gay couple they were not allowed in his store.
Welsh cathedral caroler accuses colleagues of homophobic bullying in ‘spoof script’ 5
12:52 PM — A gay former choir member of Llandaff Cathedral has claimed he was recently the target of homophobic bullying by his former colleagues, who put together a spoof script making implicit references and innuendos to his sexuality.
7th November 2013
Islamic cleric who describes gays as ‘filthy’ cancels UK tour 23
4:52 PM — An east London Islamic organisation says it has cancelled a planned tour by a cleric who believes gay people are worse than “animals” and thinks consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape”.
6th November 2013
US: Cardinal who compared Pride to Ku Klux Klan rally says Illinois equal marriage is ‘bad legislation’ 15
3:19 PM — Chicago Cardinal Francis George, who once compared gay rights campaigners to the Ku Klux Klan, has come out in opposition to the recent passing of same-sex marriage in Illinois, calling it "bad legislation."
5th November 2013
Saudi cleric who says consenting gay sex is as bad as ‘rape’ due to visit UK universities 83
7:30 PM — An Islamic cleric who says gay people are worse than “animals” and believes consenting gay sex is as bad as “rape” is visiting several British universities this month.
Church of Ireland LGBT group welcomes Irish referendum on civil marriage 2
3:56 PM — The decision by the Irish Government to hold a referendum on civil marriage for lesbian and gay couples has been welcomed by the Church of Ireland's pro-LGBT group, Changing Attitude Ireland (CAI).
Ender’s Game author’s anti-gay controversy does not deter audiences as film takes number one spot at US box office 17
2:43 PM — Despite calls for a boycott of the Ender's Game movie release last weekend, due to the book's author being involved in an anti-gay controversy, the film still opened at the top spot.
2nd November 2013
Poll: Two-thirds of NSW voters do not support law to allow private schools to discriminate against gay students 7
2:38 PM — A poll has found that two-thirds of residents of New South Wales do not support current laws which allow private schools to discriminate against LGBT students, and a large majority were not aware of the law.
1st November 2013
Petition puts pressure on Marriott to stop hosting ‘ex-gay therapy’ conference 6
1:56 PM — Despite historically supporting gay rights, Marriott has come under fire for hosting an ex-gay therapy conference.