21st November 2014
US public: Gay legal rights = good, gays kissing = bad 18
5:35 PM — A study has found that people are more supportive of gay rights than they are of same-sex public displays of affection.
Tory deputy chair: Pride march is ‘a bunch of puffs mincing across town’ 104
4:00 PM — The deputy chairman of a local Conservative branch has attacked a Pride parade as "a bunch of puffs mincing across Ashton".
Ladybird axes ‘for boys’ and ‘for girls’ labels on children’s books 5
2:39 PM — Children's book publisher Ladybird will be dropping book titles aimed at 'boys' and 'girls'.
Japanese dictionary alters definitions of love and sex to be gay-inclusive 1
1:37 PM — A leading Japanese dictionary has altered two of its entries to make it more gay-inclusive.
100,000-strong petition calls for TLC to cancel ’19 Kids and Counting’ over homophobia 14
12:57 PM — Over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of family reality show 19 Kids and Counting, over the family's ties to listed hate groups.
Wigan Athletic loses sponsors over appointment of manager in ‘homophobic texts’ row 11
11:54 AM — Wigan Athletic football club has been dropped by two sponsors, after it appointed a new manager who is under investigation over an alleged string of homophobic texts.
Will & Grace star Sean Hayes marries same-sex partner 6
11:27 AM — Sean Hayes, who starred in long-running gay sitcom Will & Grace, has married his same-sex partner.
19th November 2014
Islington Council to fly transgender flag for Day of Remembrance tomorrow 5
4:30 PM — Islington Council will fly a transgender flag from the top of town hall tomorrow, to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Nicola Sturgeon becomes Scotland’s First Minister 2
3:33 PM — SNP politician Nicola Sturgeon has formally succeeded Alex Salmond as Scotland's First Minister.
Republican congresswoman: I backed LGBT equality after my son came out as trans 20
3:18 PM — A Florida Republican says she made a U-turn on LGBT rights after her own child came out as transgender.
Comment: Uganda’s LGBT community is in limbo pending a new anti-gay bill 4
2:28 PM — Tony Kitara writes for PinkNews on why the LGBT community in Uganda is "in limbo", pending the introduction of a new, even harsher anti-gay bill.
Peter Tatchell: Homophobia still persists long after Alan Turing’s death 4
1:46 PM — Peter Tatchell writes that homophobia is still a problem in the UK, long after the death of Alan Turing.
US: Former ‘ex-gay’ leader gets married… to a man 18
1:03 PM — The former director of an 'ex-gay' group, who claimed to have been cured of homosexuality, has married his same-sex partner.
18th November 2014
Ugandan President: Church must help in fight against gays 32
3:22 PM — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called on church leaders to support the government in its fight against homosexuality.
Male model Big Brother contestant: I was ashamed of my lesbian mother 16
1:34 PM — A Big Brother Australia contestant says he previously was ashamed of his mother due to her sexual orientation.
New Zealand: Gay leadership hopeful narrowly loses bid by one per cent 3
10:02 AM — A gay politician who was running for the Labour leadership in New Zealand narrowly lost his bid in the final round of voting.
17th November 2014
Morocco drops all charges against British tourist jailed for ‘homosexual acts’ 26
11:44 PM — Morocco has formally dropped the charges against British tourist Ray Cole and his partner, who were jailed this summer for 'homosexual acts'.
Catholic Cardinal ‘will refuse communion’ to politicians who voted for same-sex marriage 45
7:26 PM — Catholic cardinal Raymond Burke has said he would refuse communion to any politician who voted in favour of same-sex marriage.
Pope: Change in morals on marriage has caused ‘devastation’ 39
6:58 PM — The Pope has declared that marriage between a man and a woman is 'in crisis' during a speech to an interfaith conference on 'traditional marriage'.
Peter Tatchell Foundation auctioning holiday to country where gays are imprisoned 27
4:55 PM — Exclusive: Peter Tatchell has defended his Foundation auctioning a holiday to Morocco, where a gay British man was jailed earlier this year for ‘homosexual acts.’