22nd November 2013
Stockholm gets its first LGBT retirement home 4
11:12 AM — Sweden has opened its first senior housing facility for LGBT people in central Stockholm.
21st November 2013
Boyzone: We have learnt to cope from losing our close friend Stephen Gately 3
7:05 PM — This month marked four years since the death of the gay singer Stephen Gately, his Boyzone band mates say they have found ways to cope from losing a dear friend.
Putin: I support anti-gay laws but I’m against ‘hatred towards anyone’ 40
11:57 AM — President Vladimir Putin says he’s against “hatred" towards people of a "non-traditional sexual orientation" – but he continues to support the country’s anti-gay laws.
20th November 2013
Ikea under fire for removing lesbian interview from magazine in Russian edition to ‘remain neutral’ 12
4:53 PM — Swedish furniture giant Ikea has come under criticism for editing out an interview with a lesbian couple from its customer magazine in its Russian edition.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
European Parliament for the first time allocates major fund to combating anti-LGBT discrimination
3:30 PM — The European Parliament today for the first time allocated part of a major find to combating anti-LGBT discrimination.
Trans duo Zachs & Krieg to perform single live online for Transgender Day of Remembrance
3:04 PM — Stockholm-based transgender musical duo Zachs and Krieg are to offer a performance of their single, released in support of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, this evening in a live feed, as well as listing the list of murdered trans people from the past twelve months.
Tesco launches inquiry into employees posting online photos and videos abusing trans customers 18
2:25 PM — Supermarket chain Tesco has launched an inquiry into employees taking photos and videos of transgender customers, posting them online, and leaving derogatory comments.
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance to remember all killed by transphobic violence 2
10:59 AM — Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today with vigils and memorial events across the UK and around the world.
19th November 2013
Daily Telegraph’s Brendan O’Neill: ‘Gay now means rubbish – get over it’ 106
6:28 PM — Journalist Brendan O'Neill has denied that derogatory uses of the word "gay" are homophobic, saying that youth culture has altered the word so it now means "rubbish, or pathetic, or lame."
US: Anti-gay Chick-fil-A boss handed ‘community empowerment’ equality award 11
5:11 PM — Dan Cathy, the Chick-fil-A CEO publicly opposed to same-sex marriage, has been given an equality award at a gala dinner celebrating Equal Opportunity Day.
US: Indiana interfaith clergy signs open letter against same-sex marriage ban 1
4:33 PM — A coalition of over 300 clergy in Indiana has signed an open letter addressed to lawmakers, calling for a stop to a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages.
Out on the Street London summit talks ‘return-on equality’ for LGBT friendly businesses 9
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 7
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 25
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 4
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 13
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’ 3
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 2
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.