21st November 2008
LGBT domestic violence helpline backs Reclaim the Night 1
5:50 PM — The national helpline for lesbian, gay bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence has backed this year’s Reclaim the Night events.
Chicago’s first gay-friendly high school off the agenda 4
4:51 PM — Backers of the creation of a high school for gay pupils have asked the Chicago Board of Education to take the plan off the agenda as they consider how to implement it.
MEPs ask Commission if gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran 9
4:07 PM — Members of the European parliament have intervened in the case of a gay man from Iran who was reportedly refused asylum in Cyprus on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
Boyzone’s “deadly message” of gay equality upsets Presbyterian minister 20
3:49 PM — The decision of a boyband to give its gay member a male love interest in their latest video has provoked comment from the somewhat unlikely source of an obscure Northern Ireland preacher.
80% of kids believe in God, survey into faith bullying reveals 11
3:11 PM — A national charity has drawn attention to the widespread bullying children face because of their religious beliefs.
Dating site backs down over heterosexuals-only policy 8
2:43 PM — A popular dating site has agreed to set up a separate site for gay and lesbians after setting a lawsuit out of court.
Video: Faggot, I kill every one of them 28
2:16 PM — Gay hate singer Bounty Killer is seen in this video boasting of wanting to murder gay and lesbian people.
Obama to nominate Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State 3
1:57 PM — An aide to Barack Obama's transition team has told reporters in the US that Hillary Clinton has agreed to be his nominee for US Secretary of State. An announcement is expected next week.
Tatchell slams police and Home Office over homophobic performer Bounty Killer 8
1:31 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has said that the Metropolitan police would cancel a concert in London by a reggae artist notorious for his homophobic lyrics if there was a riot.
Harvey Milk would have forced more action on AIDS, claims Sean Penn
12:41 PM — The actor who plays gay politician Harvey Milk in a biopic to be released in the UK next year has said that his death left the community less able to push for action on AIDS.
Charities urge caution over new pill that “protects” against HIV
12:11 PM — An antiretroviral treatment undergoing trials could reduce the risk of HIV infection, but reports of a new wonder drug are far off the mark, according to leading sexual health charities.