29th November 2012
Anti-gay preacher Rick Warren: “It wouldn’t bother me if we found a gay gene” 34
11:53 AM — Controversial US pastor Rick Warren had told CNN presenter Piers Morgan that the “jury is still out” on whether people are born gay or become gay.
28th November 2012
US: Washington marriage certificates to reflect legalisation of same-sex marriage 7
11:00 PM — Washington State's Department of Health is currently reviewing the text displayed on marriage certificates, with a view to bring it in line with recently introduced equal marriage law.
Video: Gay Men’s Chorus holds 34th anniversary memorial for Harvey Milk’s assassination 2
9:12 PM — The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus last night held a memorial and candlelight vigil march to the city's Castro District, to mark the 34th anniversary of Harvey Milk and George Moscone's assassination.
Future of New Hampshire’s first elected transgender representative uncertain 3
7:38 PM — Representative-elect Stacie Laughton of Nashua, New Hampshire, who won election just a few weeks ago but seemed on Tuesday to step down, now wants New Hampshire’s residents to decide her fate.
445,000 people urge Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda’s anti-gay bill 11
5:56 PM — More than 445,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's pending Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Alabama attack not due to homophobia says lesbian victim 17
10:13 AM — A lesbian in Mobile, Alabama, who was severely beaten by her girlfriend's brother on Thanksgiving Day, says she does not think she was attacked because of her sexual orientation.
US: Naked AIDS campaigners arrested outside office of Republican Speaker of the House 4
10:10 AM — Three AIDS activists have been arrested following a naked protest outside the office of the Republican House of Representatives speaker John Boehner.
Video: Homophobic preacher encounters a male stripping protester 41
12:19 AM — Micah Armstrong, described as holding “a near mythic status on college campuses across the eastern United States" came face to face with a stripping male college student as he delivered a homophobic rant
27th November 2012
US: False advertising lawsuit filed against New Jersey group offering gay ‘conversion therapy’ 8
11:55 PM — Four gay men in New York have filed a lawsuit accusing a New Jersey-based group of falsely offering "conversion therapy", with a view to "reversing" their homosexuality.
US: Drag queen cruise reverses decision to ban guests in drag after viral outrage 3
11:42 PM — Carnival Cruises has reversed its earlier, well publicised decision to ban customers who are due to set sail on one of its ships from going in drag to a private drag show.
US: Drag queen cruise ship bans customers from wearing drag costumes 34
7:46 PM — Carnival Cruises has banned customers who are due to set sail on one of its ships from going in drag to a private drag show.
NFL player: “Saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word” 72
6:19 PM — An American football player in Ohio has apologised after using the word “faggot” on Twitter.
US: Most young gay men living with HIV don’t know they are infected 12
6:12 PM — New analysis published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that 60 per cent of young people infected with HIV do not know their status. It also found that 72 per cent of young people with HIV are men who have sex with men.
US discusses anti-gay bill with Uganda 16
3:33 PM — The US State Department’s envoy to Africa has met with Uganda’s parliamentary speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality bill as a “Christmas gift”.
Brad Pitt: Gay marriage is about equality, opponents should stop linking the argument with drugs laws 5
12:27 PM — Brad Pitt, one of the most outspoken advocates of marriage equality in Hollywood has restated his support for changing the law and questioned why opponents link arguments with those against reforming drug laws.
Atlanta: Doctor pleads guilty to sexually abusing male prisoners 12
12:02 PM — A former prison doctor for the US Penitentiary in Atlanta has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three male inmates.
US: Human Rights Commission backs pride organisers over t-shirt printing refusal 27
12:25 AM — The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has sided with organisers of a gay pride event, who were refused service by a Christian t-shirt printing company, because of its religious beliefs.
26th November 2012
Dolly Parton: I’m not gay, but my fans are 13
11:12 PM — Country star Dolly Parton has dismissed rumours that she had been in a lesbian relationship with her childhood friend.
Alabama: Lesbian fights for life after Thanksgiving attack 9
7:10 PM — An 18-year-old man has been charged with a violent attack on a lesbian in Mobile County, Alabama.
Video: National Organisation for Marriage warns parents to ensure kids don’t have gay friends 58
3:32 PM — In a video uncovered by the lobbying group Think Progress, the US’s National Organisation for Marriage has recommended that parents insist their college age children are careful about befriending LGBT people.