9th November 2011
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
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
Gay Canadian penguins set to split for breeding programme 56
3:03 PM — Buddy and Pedro have been "pair bonding" at the zoo since May, but are part of an endangered species.
4th November 2011
Ricky Martin granted Spanish citizenship 26
4:56 PM — El Pais reports the South American singer wants to marry in the country, which was the third in the world to introduce marriage equality.
2nd November 2011
Lady Gaga to launch anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation 48
11:27 PM — Lady Gaga has announced the upcoming launch of the Born This Way Foundation, named after her hit single and album that will focus on issues such as anti-bullying.
1st November 2011
Kim Kardashian’s divorce prompts online clamour for gay marriage 36
12:16 PM — Objections raised on Twitter to 'sanctity of marriage' argument as American TV star's marriage folds early.
Commonwealth nations react to “ex-colonial” British aid threat 186
10:37 AM — Countries with poorest gay rights records react warily as government plans to redirect aid and call for Commonwealth to examine citizens' fundamental rights.
27th October 2011
Gay and lesbian troops sue US federal government 15
4:28 PM — A group of married gay and lesbian troops are suing the US federal government for denying them the recognition, benefits and family support granted to heterosexual service members. The lawsuit was filed today in Boston and says the federal government, through the Defence of Marriage Act, violates their constitutional rights.
Kelly Clarkson fights off lesbian rumours 19
1:23 PM — US singer Kelly Clarkson says she still has to deal with rumours about her sexuality. The star has been single for several years and has blamed "stupid" rumours for putting off potential boyfriends.
26th October 2011
J Crew chief Jenna Lyons ‘in lesbian relationship’ 21
11:35 AM — One of the most powerful women in the US fashion industry has reportedly begun a lesbian relationship. Jenna Lyons, the president and creative director of J Crew, is in the process of divorcing her husband, artist Vincent Mazeau.
25th October 2011
Evan Rachel Wood: ‘No one explains bisexuality to children’ 18
3:16 PM — True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood has revealed that she was "terrified" of her bisexuality as a child because no one had explained or discussed it with her. The star, 24, said she did not understand her feelings.
24th October 2011
49 per cent of Hawaii voters back gay marriage 7
3:54 PM — Just under half of voters in Hawaii want gay marriage to be legalised, a poll says. Public Policy Polling foudn that 49 per cent back gay marriage, 40 per cent oppose it and 11 per cent are unsure.
21st October 2011
Interview: Steven Russell on infamy, escaping prison and Phillip Morris 27
4:58 PM — Steven Russell was originally imprisoned for fraud. Four successful, non-violent, love-fuelled prison-escapes later and he has achieved infamy. His life is immortalised in the film 'I Love You Phillip Morris', in which he is portrayed by Jim Carrey. He is currently serving a 144-year sentence in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. Laurence Watts interviewed him by exchange of letters.
Hundreds mourn gay Canadian teenager Jamie Hubley 14
12:59 PM — Around 700 people attended the funeral of gay teenager Jamie Hubley in Ottawa yesterday. The 15-year-old killed himself a week ago after suffering homophobic bullying and depression.
Black children perform poorly at school because ‘academic success is seen as gay’ 166
9:56 AM — African-Caribbean children perform poorly at school because doing well is perceived as 'gay' or 'feminine', the head of the Jamaican Teachers Association has said.
20th October 2011
New Jersey governor calls teacher’s anti-gay remarks ‘disturbing’ 22
1:55 PM — New Jersey governor Chris Christie has weighed in on the case of a teacher suspended for making homophobic remarks on Facebook. Viki Knox, who works in Union High School in the Union Township school district, made the comments last week.
GQ Australia responds to accusations of homophobia 10
12:50 PM — The Australian edition of GQ magazine has responded to Dustin Lance Black's accusations of homophobia. Last week, the openly gay film director said the publication was guilty of outdated “lies, myths and stereotypes” about gay people.
19th October 2011
Father of suicide teen says he was bullied for being gay 33
11:28 AM — The father of a 15-year-old Canadian boy who killed himself last weekend says his son was bullied for being gay. Jamie Hubley, of Ottawa, said he couldn't take any more depression, harassment and loneliness before he was found dead on Saturday.
18th October 2011
Call for New Jersey teacher to be sacked for anti-gay Facebook comments 52
5:44 PM — Gay rights groups are calling for the sacking of a New Jersey teacher who wrote on Facebook that homosexuality is "perverted" and "breeds like cancer". Viki Knox, who works in Union High School in the Union Township school district, made the comments last week.
Cheerleader boy says Texas school kicked him off team for gay kiss 28
3:22 PM — A 17-year-old male cheerleader says he was kicked off his school's team for kissing a boy. The student at Alice High School in southern Texas, who wishes to remain anonymous, says the kiss was caught on school surveillance cameras.