Gustavo Archilla, whose marriage in Canada in 2003 after almost six decades of a quiet and committed relationship inspired supporters of same-sex marriage, died on Nov. 27 on Marco Island, Fla., where he lived. He was 96.
HBO, the pay-cable channel that brings us Girls, Boardwalk Empire and LGBT-favorite True Blood, announced yesterday that it has ordered a pilot about the lives of three gay friends living in San Francisco.
Gay Aussie Rules football star Jason Ball will teach new players about homophobia. The sportsman who came out in September will speak to the rookie athletes about gay hate during their induction training by the Australian Football League Players Association in January.
Uganda's president has said gay people should not be killed or persecuted, as MPs continue to consider a controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill. In his first public comments on the bill for some time, President Yoweri Museveni also said that homosexuality should not be promoted.
Dana Milbank: "The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will take up gay marriage is more than a chance for the justices to recognize the emerging national consensus in support of gay rights. It is a chance for them to overrule the medieval views of Antonin Scalia."
Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France on Sunday to show support for the government's plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption. Organisers said 150,000 people gathered in Paris at the Place de la Bastille for the "demonstration for equality".