20th November 2012
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.
18th November 2012
US: ‘Hate filled’ killer of gay war veteran denied parole, still an ‘extreme danger’ 2
6:43 AM — The killer of a gay man in Staten Island, New York, has been denied parole after 23 years in jail, after it was deemed by a parole board that his "brutal, merciless and hate-filled actions" make him unfit for society.
17th November 2012
US: Synagogues terminate relationship with Boy Scouts of America over homophobic policies 43
12:46 PM — Synagogues and other Jewish organisations across the United States are terminating their relationships with the Boy Scouts of America over its policy of discriminating against gay members and leaders.
US: Influx of donations aim to save LGBT youth rescue centre destroyed by Superstorm Sandy 4
12:36 AM — A rescue centre for homeless LGBT youths in New York City, which was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, is on the way to being rebuilt after a social media campaign was launched to save it.
16th November 2012
US: Seattle Judges donate their time to marry same-sex couples in Washington on first available day 4
11:39 PM — Seattle City Hall will open for a special event on a Sunday following a new law taking effect, which will allow same-sex couples to marry in the state of Washington.
US: Catholic Church denies teenager confirmation until he publicly denounces gay equality 104
3:20 PM — A teenage Catholic boy has been banned from confirmation after he posted a photograph on Facebook urging people to vote for equal marriage rights.
US: Gay voters were key in President Obama’s re-election success 14
2:02 AM — A new study has suggested that the number of gay voters who chose Obama in the recent US election could have been enough to give him the winning advantage over rival Mitt Romey.
Poll: US support for equal marriage on the rise, except in southern states 7
12:44 AM — A new report has been released which suggests that there has been a new, and rapid shift in support of equal marriage in the US, except in some southern states.
15th November 2012
Florida: Gay Republican commits suicide blaming Obama victory 49
10:32 AM — A gay man in Key West, Florida, took his own life two days after Barack Obama won a second term in the White House and cited the president’s victory in a suicide letter.
US: Fox News anchor suspended for posting homophobic slur on Facebook 23
12:33 AM — After posting a comment which was heavily criticised for being homophobic, a Fox News anchor has been suspended, and issued an apology on the matter.
14th November 2012
US: Nebraska city council implements protections for LGBT city employees 4
9:41 PM — In a change of direction from a decision last month, the Grand Island City Council has overridden a mayoral veto, and granted protections for LGBT people working for the city.
US man drops accusations against gay Sesame Street actor 8
12:40 PM — A man who accused Sesame Street puppeteer Kevin Clash of having underage sex with him when he was a teenage boy has recanted his story.
Comment: Why ‘straight’ Bob Filner will be better for San Diego than ‘gay’ Carl DeMaio 15
10:43 AM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Laurence Watts assesses last week’s defeat of Carl DeMaio, a gay Republican who was running to become Mayor of San Diego.
US TV executive criticised for calling One Direction ‘twinks’ 69
9:29 AM — The openly gay Bravo TV executive Andy Cohen raised eyebrows while being interviewed on NBC’s Today by labeling the pop group One Direction as “twinks”.