25th November 2012
Video: Morgan Freeman says journey towards equal rights ‘has just begun’ 3
10:38 PM — Morgan Freeman features in a new video for the Human Rights Campaign, a charity in support of equal marriage rights, in which he says the journey towards equality "has just begun".
US: Boeing refuses pension survivor benefits for same-sex couples 21
12:33 AM — Boeing, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers has told union negotiators that it would deny pension survivor benefits to same-sex couples, despite Washington State having approved on an equal marriage law earlier this month.
24th November 2012
Lindsay Lohan: ‘My first lesbian relationship was toxic’ 17
1:14 AM — Lindsay Lohan has said in an interview that her relationship with Sam Ronson was "toxic" and she struggled with the fact that it was her first lesbian relationship.
22nd November 2012
Pro-equality adverts featuring Chelsea Clinton were ‘vetoed’ by NBC network 8
11:38 PM — The US television network, NBC, has received criticism after it was revealed that it blocked advocates of equal marriage from using a pro-equality advert featuring the former First-Daughter.
California: First openly gay court of appeal judge appointed 1
6:59 PM — The Governor of California Jerry Brown has made Californian judicial history by appointing the first openly gay justice to serve on the California Court of Appeals.
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
US: Baltimore launches LGBT wedding planner, invites same-sex couples to marry there 5
11:47 PM — Officials from Baltimore's tourism board have launched an LGBT wedding planner, with a view to compete with other states in which equal marriage is legal, and to attract same-sex couples to marry there.
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.
US: Obama commended for stance on equal marriage by 10-year-old’s letter 15
12:55 AM — A 10-year-old in the US was surprised to get a reply to a letter she sent to President Barack Obama. She had written to tell him that she appreciated his acceptance of the love between same-sex couples.
Final Fantasy XIV game could soon include gay marriages 16
12:22 AM — A representative of the makers of the hugely popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XIV has said that it could soon feature marriages between players of the same sex.
20th November 2012
Frank Ocean dodges questions about sexuality in GQ interview 15
7:54 PM — When asked if he considers himself “bisexual” US singer Frank Ocean refused to be drawn on the subject.
US: Judge suspends gender reassignment order for trans woman prisoner, denies electrolysis 2
7:53 PM — A judge has suspended a previous order made in September, which ruled that a trans woman prisoner should receive gender reassignment surgery in treatment for gender dysphoria.
Gay Sesame Street actor Kevin Clash quits show 11
6:52 PM — Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of fresh allegations that he had sex with an underage youth.
US: Anti-gay campaign group NOM sees financial donations plunge 22
11:18 AM — National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), the American campaign group that is staunchly opposed to LGBT equality, has seen a large drop in its financial donations.
Video: Russell Brand meets the ‘God Hates Fags’ church who brand him a Fag Pimp 44
11:18 AM — Steve Drain and Timothy Phelps, two members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for the 'God Hates Fags' campaign, have labelled the actor, comedian and TV host Russell Brand as a ‘fag pimp’ while appearing on his American TV chat show.
US: Anti-gay Christian lawyer charged with selling sexual access to child on the internet 37
10:33 AM — A lawyer associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a vehemently homophobic Christian law group, is being held in federal custody after being arrested by FBI agents on suspicion of the sexual exploitation of a child and possessing images of child abuse.
19th November 2012
US: Trans prisoner requests electrolysis, and for court to refer to her as female 5
9:49 PM — A trans woman prisoner incarcerated in an all male prison has requested electrolysis hair removal, and for the court to refer to her as female during ongoing proceedings, resulting in an appeal from prison officials.
Chicago: Trans activist leaves group over HRC donation 15
1:16 PM — A Chicago transgender activist has left her volunteer post because the organisation she worked for accepted funding from the Human Rights Campaign.
NYC: Ceremony for murdered gay rights activist
9:50 AM — A memorial service has taken place for a gay rights activist who was killed last month in New York.