16th November 2011
US lawmaker defends “special place in hell” comments on marriage ban vote 22
5:01 PM — State representative Jennifer Weiss admitted she was "pretty fired up" about Republicans who, she said, supported recognition of gay relationships but also supported a public vote on whether to ban them in the constitution.
Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man 36
12:14 PM — Andrea Jones, who is treated as a woman by the federal government and a man by the state of Tennessee, was arrested by state police for bearing her breasts in public and charged as a man.
15th November 2011
Catholic Charities group abandons battle against Illinois’ equal treatment law 26
4:27 PM — Religious organisations claim their prolonged challenge of the law requiring equal treatment for gay couples will mean they cannot afford to continue operating.
US study: Links between Gay-Straight Alliances and better mental health 22
1:30 PM — Authors say LGBT students have spent more time in education and enjoy better mental health if they have participated in such a group.
Jane Lynch says she “feels bad for Brett Ratner” after his gay slur 42
10:29 AM — The openly gay actress said if "you put a microphone in somebody's face, they're going to say something that offends somebody".
11th November 2011
Lesbian writer and publisher Barbara Grier dies, aged 78 7
4:27 PM — Grier will be remembered for founding Naiad Press, at its height one of the world's most successful gay publishing houses.
Judiciary Committee passes DOMA repeal bill into Senate 22
10:10 AM — Bill is passed to Congress' upper house, but pundits doubt it will be tabled by the Senate's leader.
US professional footballer David Testo comes out 19
9:07 AM — Testo spoke of the difficulty of not being able to thank his partner publicly on winning awards.
10th November 2011
Ugandan activist receives RFK Human Rights Award 7
10:54 AM — Frank Mugisha is the second Ugandan gay rights activist to be honoured internationally in two months.
Interview: Melissa Etheridge on Ellen, The Oscars and Rock and Roll 14
10:20 AM — Laurence Watts talks to the multiple award-winning musician about eighteen years of being an out performer, and how talent transcends sexuality in the public eye.
US gay couples “quicker to enter marriage than civil unions” 12
9:40 AM — A US study analysed data from across the country and found gay married couples may "value marriage more for its social meaning".
9th November 2011
Bisexual women “more like likely to suffer depression than men” 23
4:23 PM — George Mason University found statistical evidence to suggest bisexual women were more at risk than straight women, gay women and men.
Video: All gay members of US Congress tell teens ‘It Gets Better’ 11
12:55 PM — The four gay members of the 112th US Congress tell LGBT youth that life gets better.
Oscars producer steps down after “ugly and bigoted” gay comment 22
10:16 AM — Brett Ratner apologises for "thoughtless bigotry I've so foolishly perpetuated" after telling a press conference rehearsal was "for fags".
8th November 2011
Travel: New York for the gay traveller (part one) 2
3:42 PM — New York, New York, the city that's so good they named it twice and the one that doesn't sleep. We've all heard it before but what’s NYC like for a gay traveller? Here's the PinkNews quick fire guide.
Oscars producer apologises for gay slur 30
9:40 AM — Brett Ratner made the derogatory comment during a question and answer session to promote Tower Heist.
7th November 2011
Video: Michigan state senator slams anti-bullying law 38
4:11 PM — Gretchen Whitmer described it as the "saddest and sickest irony" that the law is named after a student who committed suicide.
Gay student suspended for make-up prompts US school’s policy reversal 36
10:21 AM — Openly gay student Kasey Landrum was suspended for three days, but had his punishment overturned and a new policy implemented allowing all students to wear make-up.
Interview: Wanda Sykes on stand-up, her four Emmys and coming out 3
9:49 AM — Laurence Watts meets comedian Wanda Sykes, who came out publicly three years ago while protesting against Proposition 8.
4th November 2011
Man jailed over gay cruise cabin “apothecary” 23
1:03 PM — An American has been jailed after being found with amphetamines and a large amount of cash in his cabin on the world's largest cruise ship.