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The Kaleidoscope Trust has published an overview of the year showing that while there have been strong statements in support of the rights of LGBT people, violations and abuses have continued in many parts of the world.

The report demonstrates that the risk of arrest, imprisonment and even execution faced by people accused of being gay is still a reality despite growing demands from around the world that LGBT rights be respected as basic human rights. | Download Report 27 Dec 11


Hilary Clinton gay rights 2011


2011 saw major speeches and statements of support for LGBT rights from around the world

Some countries removed criminal sanctions

Activists and LGBT groups became better organised and more effective

Gay arrests low point 2011


Arrests, imprisonment and reports of executions for being gay continue

New anti-gay laws passed in Russia

Persecution of LGBT people in Africa worsens and new legal prohibitions are proposed

Download Report 27 Dec 11




Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens
Wrote about his gay experiences at Oxford in Hitch-22, including a dalliance with two unnamed future members of Margaret Thatcher's cabinet
17 Dec 11


Peter Burton

Peter Burton
Writer and publisher who played a pioneering role in gay journalism
9 Nov 11

First Out

First Out
cafe bar - video montage of their last day
3 Nov 11

Rose Robertson

Rose Robertson
A former spy, she set up one of the first gay and lesbian helplines Parents Enquiry
29 Oct 11

Stuart Walker

Stuart Walker
was beaten and burned alive before he was tied to a lamppost and left, could have been the victim of a homophobic attack
24 Oct 11

Jason Pollock

Jason Pollock
has died following a heart attack. In 2003 he founded Pride London, and was a director of Pride Life magazine
5 Oct 11

David Croft

David Croft
creator of camp characters Mr Humphries and Gloria, and Dad's Army co-writer dies at the age of 89
Gay Stereotypes
28 Sep 11


George Walton and   Reg Mikisch

George Walton and
Reg Mikisch

1917-2011, 1927-2011
ran a successful B&B in Wales, died within weeks of each other aged 94 and 84
16 Aug 11

Alan Turing pardon petition

Alan Turing
Queen unveils Bletchley tribute to WWII codebreakers
15 Jul 11

Alan Turing
Centenary Year

Robin Nash

Robin Nash
producer of many popular BBC shows, including Top Of The Pops, dies aged 88
9 Jul 11

David Cairns MP

David Cairns MP
Gay Labour MP and former Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS has died of acute pancreatitis aged 44
10 May 11


Adrian Flack

Adrian Flack
gay scene entrepreneur has died aged 59. Founder of Brainyard, PlayPit, and gay magazine distribution service. | Eulogy

5 May 11

Rev Michael Peet

Rev Michael Peet
has died aged 67. A leading figure in pushing inclusive rights for all and he helped form the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
15 Apr 11

Sir Simon Milton

Sir Simon Milton
London deputy mayor dies after illness aged 49. He was leader of Westminster City Council for eight years. He is survived by his civil partner Robert Davies |
12 Apr 11


Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Taylor
screen legend, HIV/AIDS activist - dead at 79
24 Mar 11

Prudence de Villers

Prudence de Villiers
Founder of In Other Words lesbian and gay bookshop has died aged 62. Pru and partner Gay will be remembered for their rainbow gifts stalls at prides around the UK.
10 Mar 11


Jason Wood

Jason Wood
comedian dies at 38. His show "My Anus Horribilis" was about how The Christian right is pushing the country backwards
24 Feb 10

David Vilaseca-Perez

David Vilaseca-Perez
Professor of Queer Theory at Royal Holloway University, killed after lorry hit his bicycle at Tower Bridge
22 Feb 10

Colin Butler
Gay businessman who got a sexual thrill out of physical violence was murdered by a man he paid to fight him 24 Feb 10

Roy Skelton
Zippy voice actor dies aged 79
8 Jun 11


John Carter
Friends fear 'gentle John' killed in Edinburgh gay attack. One of several 'gay' murders in the City this year
1 Mar 11




John G Lawrence

John G Lawrence
whose bedroom encounter with the police in Texas led to one of the gay rights movement's signal triumphs, dies aged 68 - swept away sodomy laws in a dozen other states
24 Dec 11


David Kato Kisulle

David Kato Kisulle
Ugandan gay activist and school teacher murdered. He used to say that he was the first 'out' gay Ugandan
27 Jan 11

Frank Kameny

Frank Kameny
Pioneering gay rights activist has died at home in Washington aged 86
12 Oct 11

Alan Sues

Alan Sues
who played Big Al an effeminate sportscaster in Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, has died aged 85

Oct 11

Lou Maletta

Lou Maletta
Founder of Gay Cable Network dies at 74. Reported from Republican conventions wearing spandex and a cowboy hat
10 Nov 11

Axel Axgil

Axel Axgil
The last half of the world's first registered gay couple dies in Denmark at age 96
30 Oct 11

Jamie Hubley

Jamie Hubley
Gay 15-year-old kills himself after chronicling his unhappiness online - I just want to feel special to someone
18 Oct 11

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
took a fierce and counter-cultural stand against online pornography
13 Oct 11

Lawrence Larry King

Lawrence King
Was murdered teen Lawrence King gay or transgendered?
10 Jul 11

Paula Ettelbrick

Paula Ettelbrick
has died age 57 - longtime LGBT rights icon, director of IGLHRC
8 Oct 11

Jamey Rodemeyer

Jamey Rodemeyer
14-year-old boy commits suicide after gay bullying, parents carry on message
21 Sep 11

Arthur Evans

Arthur Evans
Gay pioneer, who lived at corner of Haight and Ashbury streets San Francisco, dies age 68
15 Sep 11

Noxolo Nogwaza

Noxolo Nogwaza
murdered lesbian's supporters march on KwaThema police station to demand action on 'corrective rape' cases
26 Aug 11

Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews
19-year-old beaten to death in Iowa as anti-gay slurs hurled
23 Aug 11


Rudolf Brazda

Rudolf Brazda
Last gay Nazi death camp survivor dies aged 98
4 Aug 11
5 Aug 11


Lashai Mclean

Lashai Mclean
Transgender woman murdered in Washington D.C.
22 Jul 11

Jadon Higganbothan

Jadon Higganbothan
Religious leader shoots 4 year old boy to death because he might be gay
10 Jul 11

Jean Harris

Jean Harris
mover and shaker in gay, lesbian politics, has died aged 66, pictured with partner Denise Penn (left)
5 Jul 11

Igor Kon

Igor Kon
Russian sexologist and scientist advocated for equal rights of LGBT people and fought against homophobia, has died aged 83
28 Apr 11


Alfred Freedman

Alfred Freedman
led the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 when it declared that homosexuality was not a mental illness, dies aged 94
23 Apr 11

Ben Gardiner

Ben Gardiner
gay rights activist, actor. Founded the first computerized AIDS bulletin board system
28 Feb 10


Three men hanged
for allegedly raping a teenage boy in Iran, where penal code does not distinguish clearly between homosexuality, sodomy or rape
24 Jan 11

Ayub and Mosleh
two young men who filmed themselves having sex are to be stoned to death by Iran for homosexuality this Friday
19 Jan 11

Arthur Laurents dies; wrote the books for Broadway musicals West Side Story and Gypsy
6 May 11

Carlos Castro Portuguese mogul found dead, castrated in posh NY hotel pool; cops suspect his model companion Renato Seabra
8 Jan 11





Stonewall Awards and LGBT heros 2011

The IoS Pink List 2011

Top UK LGBT stories of 2011

2011: A Year in Review
pinkpaper - one | two

Most influential LGBT Twitter users

Top UK LGBT stories of 2011

London's Best of 2011 - Gay & Lesbian - Paul Burston

Pride London Power List 2011

Gay-friendly UK Universities

Will & Joe's Diary of 2011



Predictions And Hopes For 2012 by Prominent LGBT Figures 5 Jan 12

Out100 most influential people

Best Gay Cultural Moments Of 2011

Top 10 Gay Rights Moments of the year

It got better in 2011, but it's still pretty bleak for LGBT kids

Gay Viral Videos 2011

Most Googled gays and lesbians

Most-watched YouTube political video

Top 10 Ex-Gay Stories

Top 10 Pro-Family/anti-gay Champions

Lambda Legal's year in review

101 Faces of Courage - LGBT military personnel

Top 10 Anti-gay Champions



LGBT rights in 2011

Top 10 LGBT Historical Landmarks around the world

Top gay travel destinations
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Naughtiest Lesbian Scandals of 2011

Best lesbian and gay parenting books of 2011

The 50 Gayest Ads

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