25th November 2011
Google seeks to improve benefits for trans employees 46
12:02 PM — US staff of the internet giant will now be able to cover the cost of gender transitioning procedures and treatments in accordance with the WPATH.
Limbaugh blames school’s “gay agenda” over teen shooting 35
11:35 AM — The US conservative talk show host has seized on comments made by Larry King’s mother Dawn. Her son was shot dead at school by Brandon McInerney in 2008.
Californian man arrested in connection with gay rape charge
11:07 AM — Detectives say the suspect had often been seen hanging around the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Centre and a nearby coffee house in San Jose.
24th November 2011
Rourke in training with gay rugby club for Gareth Thomas film 39
4:29 PM — The 59-year-old is hard at work producing and starring in a film about the world's first openly gay professional rugby player.
US professor: Pro-gay Israeli stance “conceals Palestinian human rights violations” 89
11:41 AM — "Pinkwashing", according to the professor, has emerged as "a deliberate strategy to conceal the continuing violations of Palestinians’ human rights behind an image of modernity." The idea was described as "ludicrous and offensive".
23rd November 2011
Pope says HIV is “an ethical problem” during Africa trip 41
11:14 AM — Pontiff said sex education should be "anchored in the natural law and enlightened by the word of God and the Church’s teaching", with abstinence, fidelity and "rejection of sexual promiscuity".
US lesbian couple “unsure whether to file complaint” over refused wedding cake 75
10:16 AM — Christian baker "politely refused" to make cake for lesbian couple, and said it was not intended to "discriminate against them", but to protect her because she will "answer to God" for her actions.
No charges against students in case of bullied New York teen’s suicide 81
9:57 AM — Chief says he is "not satisfied" after a lack of evidence, the statute of limitations and rules that a victim must file a complaint prevent police from charging students.
22nd November 2011
North Carolina church: No more weddings until gay marriage is legalised 28
11:30 AM — The Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has said it will not hold weddings for straight couples until the state enacts equal marriage legislation. The state recently approved plans for a referendum on introducing a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
McInerney admits second degree murder charge for gay school shooting 22
11:01 AM — After a retrial, McInerney, who was 14 when he shot his gay classmate, will serve 21 years in prison. A plea deal means he will serve the time for voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm.
Limbaugh attacks “gay lobby” over Penn State child abuse scandal 20
10:43 AM — Jerry Sandusky, 67, from Pennsylvania, has been charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing at least eight young boys over the course of several years. Rush Limbaugh said the “gay lobby” had affected the reporting of the story.
21st November 2011
Man jailed for transgendered rape 19
5:03 PM — Since the attack, the victim’s personality is said to have changed with him now living in fear.
Harvard considers asking applicants about LGBT status 4
3:06 PM — University would be the second in the country to introduce question about sexual orientation and gender identity.
Gay soldier shares reaction to boos at Republican presidential debate 12
12:59 PM — The soldier claims he wasn't trying to score political points with the Don't Ask Don't Tell question, and says it was as much for his husband of four and half months, Joshua Snyder.
Kelly Osbourne apologises for “derogatory and hurtful” trans term 20
11:50 AM — Reality TV star writes in an open letter that she was not aware how "unbelievably offensive" the term was.
Lady Gaga and Google to be honoured by The Trevor Project
9:45 AM — Bisexual star will be honoured for her anti-bullying work, while the search engine has been noted for its promotion of gay employees.
17th November 2011
Californian Supreme Court rules opponents can appeal court decision to allow gay marriage 35
11:48 PM — The on-off battle for gay marriage in California has taken yet another turn. The state's supreme court has ruled that anti-gay marriage group, ProtectMarriage can defend the ban on gay marriage in court.
Lady Gaga tops poll of celebrities “doing most to tackle bullying” 16
2:53 PM — Bisexual star led the poll ahead of retired rugby player Ben Cohen, both of whom have started foundations aimed at tackling bullying and supporting people who have been bullied.
Marcus Bachmann “demands clinic cancellation fees” from gay rights group 24
11:46 AM — Presidential candidate's husband has pursued Truth Wins Out for $150 of cancellation fees after its undercover report on him, the organisation claims.
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.