29th November 2011
Alan Cumming to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in new one-man production 6
9:08 AM — The National Theatre of Scotland has announced it will be staging a one-man version of Macbeth featuring Alan Cumming as both the title character and his ambitious wife.
28th November 2011
US Congressman Barney Frank announces he will not stand again in 2012 8
4:24 PM — In 1987, Barney Frank was the first US Congressman to come out voluntarily. He announced today he will not seek re-election, after 30 years in the House of Representatives.
Rapper T.I. defends Tracy Morgan routine, says those who complain are “not American” 64
11:29 AM — In an interview with the American Vibe magazine after being released from prison, T.I. says gays had over-reacted to Morgan's joke about killing his son if he came out. He also claims organisations and individuals who want to silence opinions like Morgan's oppose constitutional rights to free speech.
Video: Lady Gaga’s surprise message to Canadian school tackling bullying 13
10:27 AM — The students at a Canadian school received a surprise message of congratulation from Lady Gaga last week after writing to her about a pledge they had drawn up to stop bullying. Jacques St Pierre, 17, send Lady Gaga a letter outlining what was being done at Etobicoke School of the Arts to ensure a safer environment.
25th November 2011
Canadian regional tourism board accidentally “bans” gay adverts for China 13
3:29 PM — Tourist board of British Columbia official mixes up "may not be promoted" and "must not be promoted" when telling businesses how to promote the region to a Chinese audience.
Vancouver man, 79, was stabbed 130 times for killer’s “fear of homosexuals” 22
1:15 PM — In Canada, the killer of an elderly man has admitted stabbing his victim 130 times in 2004, saying the man propositioned him while he was high on cocaine, and he "lost it".
24th November 2011
Université du Québec at Montréal creates research chair to study homophobia 33
1:17 PM — The first research chair of its kind created on the North American continent has been funded by the government to inform public debate on the effects of homophobia.
23rd November 2011
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
Peruvian mayor concerned tap water “will turn town gay” 36
3:30 PM — The mayor of a small town on the coast of Peru is worried that drawing water with high strontium content could lead to "reduced male hormones" and homosexuality.
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.
21st November 2011
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.
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.
18th November 2011
Interview: Alice Nkom and Jonathan Cooper on the future of criminalisation 9
12:56 PM — Alice Nkom talks about defending people charged with homosexual offences, as the newly-launched Human Dignity Trust aims to help lawyers overturn those laws.
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.
16th November 2011
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.
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
Canada’s gay penguins to be “reunited by spring” 72
2:27 PM — Buddy and Pedro, of the Toronto Zoo, will be introduced to females to aid a breeding programme, but their separation will be temporary.