Out on the Street London summit talks ‘return-on equality’ for LGBT friendly businesses 1
3:51 PM — The second inaugural Out on the Street Europe summit is currently underway in London, this year focusing on how LGBT issues relate globally to corporate leadership and employment.
Sherlock star Andrew Scott publicly comes out as gay 2
10:58 AM — Sherlock actor Andrew Scott has has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that "as a gay person" he condemns Russian president Vladimir Putin for introducing anti-gay legislation to the country.
US: Pastor ‘found guilty’ for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony 13
10:24 AM — A Pennsylvania pastor who was put on “trial” by his congregation after officiating at his own son's same-sex wedding has now been found guilty for violating church law.
18th November 2013
London to hold annual Transgender Day of Remembrance 1
6:48 PM — The ninth annual remembrance event in London for those murdered and driven to death for being transgender will be held on Wednesday.
Russian Sports Minister: Authorities should have waited a little before passing anti-gay law 12
3:43 PM — The Russian Sports Minister has again spoken in defence of an anti-gay law passed earlier this year, this time to say that the law may have caused so much controversy because of its timing, rather than its contents.
LGBT activsts protest against Uganda’s anti-gay laws outside London commission
12:54 PM — A protest has taken place outside Uganda’s High Commission in central London opposite Trafalgar Square over the plight of gay men facing potential imprisonment for breaking the country’s anti-gay laws.
17th November 2013
Will Young: Educating teachers on homophobic language is a ‘priority’ 2
2:25 PM — Singer Will Young has claimed that schools are still not doing enough to curb children's use of "gay" as an insult, saying that teachers should be the "priority" when it comes to educating what counts as homophobic language.
US: Texas school reverses ban against trans student wearing a tuxedo in graduation photo 1
1:56 PM — A trans student in Texas has now been allowed to wear a tuxedo for his yearbook portrait after a federal lawsuit convinced the school to live up to its own non-discrimination policy.
Downing Street rejects calls to lower the age of consent to 15 22
1:38 PM — Downing Street and Nick Clegg have both rejected a call by a public health official to consider lowering the age of consent to 15 so that teenagers can have better access to sexual health advice and protections.
Former UKIP MEP reveals she is the UK’s first transgender Parliamentarian 46
1:00 PM — MEP Nikki Sinclaire has come out as Britain's first "sex change parliamentarian" after writing about her gender reassignment journey in a new autobiography.
16th November 2013
Jamaican anti-discrimination organisation calls for celebration of Day for Tolerance 2
2:47 PM — One of the first organisations in Jamaica formed solely to tackle discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation, has invited all Jamaicans to celebrate the international Day for Tolerance.
Actor Alec Baldwin suspended by MSNBC for calling photographer a ‘cocksucking fag’ 19
12:54 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has been suspended from his MSNBC talk show after hurling anti-gay abuse against a New York photographer.
15th November 2013
Russian court fines Lady Gaga’s concert organiser for ‘promoting’ homosexuality to children 17
5:57 PM — Lady Gaga's promoters in Russia have been fined 20,000 rubles (£380 or $615) for violating the country's controversial anti-gay laws.
US: Hawaii judge defies ‘legal challenge’ against same-sex marriage law 3
4:43 PM — A Hawaii judge on Thursday denied a request from a House Republican to issue a temporary block against the state's new law legalising same-sex marriage.
US: Apple currently removing offensive definition of ‘gay’ from dictionary service 7
3:43 PM — Following outcry after a student discovered an offensive definition of the word “gay” in Apple's MacBook dictionary, the company now appears to be rolling out new versions of the service in an attempt to rectify the issue.
US: Bishop plans ‘exorcism’ for the day Illinois legalises equal marriage 23
2:55 PM — A Catholic bishop in Illinois has planned to hold an "exorcism" for the day the state legalises same-sex marriage.
Samuel L Jackson ‘had no idea’ upcoming role was a gay character 3
1:44 PM — Outspoken LGBT ally and actor Samuel L Jackson has said he was not aware his upcoming role in the film adaption of Stephen King’s ‘Cell' was a gay character.
Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert: ‘Luxembourg’s gay prime minister and deputy PM is LGBT progress for Europe’ 6
1:30 PM — Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Gilbert says the fact that Luxembourg is set to have both an openly gay prime minister and deputy PM shows “how far Europe has progressed on LGBT issues”.
Alec Baldwin forced to apologise after hurling anti-gay abuse at photographer 5
1:25 PM — Actor Alec Baldwin has been forced to apologise for hurling anti-gay abuse against a New York photographer, after backtracking from insisting he never used a homophobic slur to conceding he would "now retire" one of the words he used from his vocabulary.
Francis Bacon artwork breaks art auction world record at £89 million 8
12:12 PM — A triptych of portraits by the openly gay artist Francis Bacon has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction, totalling £89.6 million.