9th November 2008
Interview: Securing gay rights in Jamaica is vital to AIDS struggle 1
6:23 PM — By an stretch of the imagination, the treatment of lesbian and gay people in Jamaica is disgrace, says minister Gareth Thomas.
Exclusive: UK government minister challenged Jamaican PM about homophobia 9
5:32 PM — A British minister raised the issue of decriminalisation of homosexual acts at a recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica.
8th November 2008
US city elects first trans mayor as Congress loses gay marriage opponent
4:54 PM — After the euphoria surrounding the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, more information about Election Day is proving inspirational for gay Americans.
15,000 protesters in San Francisco over passing of Proposition 8 13
2:32 AM — Live from San Francisco, California In excess of 15,000 people are marching through San Francisco to protest at the passing of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that effectively bans gay marriage have admitted defeat.
7th November 2008
MoD “pleased” compensation claims from dismissed gays are settled 3
7:22 PM — The Ministry of Defence will pay nearly £4 million in compensation to gay men and lesbians dismissed because of their sexual orientation.
70% of California’s black voters backed gay marriage ban 71
6:50 PM — The high turnout of Latino and African-American voters for Barack Obama in California had an effect on the vote for a ban on same-sex marriages.
UN urges India to decriminalise homosexual acts as court considers “unnatural sex” ban 2
6:22 PM — The director of the United Nations Development Programme on HIV/AIDS has said that the fight against the disease in India will be helped if homosexual acts are decriminalised.
Stonewall stars hail Barack Obama’s election as US President 5
5:22 PM — Well-known faces from the worlds of media, television, music, politics and the arts were all full of hope about Barack Obama at last night's annual Stonewall Awards.
Celebs split over trans protest at Stonewall Awards 34
4:56 PM — The annual Stonewall Awards at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night had their first protest in their three year history.
It is time to take back the church says Stonewall’s Hero of the Year, Bishop Gene Robinson 7
3:47 PM — Gene Robinson, the Bishop of New Hampshire, was Stonewall's Hero of the Year at their annual awards ceremony last night.
Manchester’s gay radio station granted five-year FM licence
2:50 PM — A radio station for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans communities in Manchester has been awarded a five-year community radio licence.
Surprise win for Labour in Glenrothes by-election
2:14 PM — In a result that shocked even themselves, the Labour party retained the constituency of Glenrothes in a by-election yesterday.
The Simpsons accused of homophobia after “that’s so gay” dialogue 19
1:48 PM — TV cartoon show The Simpsons has been criticised by a gay advocacy group after a character used the word 'gay' to mean 'bad' or 'rubbish.'
Proposition 8 opponents concede defeat – gay marriage banned in California 14
8:24 AM — The opponents of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that effectively bans gay marriage have admitted defeat.
“Gay cure” MP Iris Robinson voted Bigot of the Year at Stonewall Awards 28
12:41 AM — Northern Ireland politician Iris Robinson has been named as the Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards.
6th November 2008
Trans protest at Stonewall Awards faces feminist counter-demo 21
4:50 PM — The decision to nominate Guardian journalist Julie Bindel for a Stonewall Awards has angered some in the trans community, and a picket of tonight's ceremony has been widely trailed on the internet.
Exclusive: Barack Obama’s election is a healing moment, says America’s gay bishop
4:19 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican communion has spoken of his delight at the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.
Glenrothes by-election no longer make or break for Gordon Brown 7
3:52 PM — Just a few weeks ago, in the carefree days before the banking sector found itself on the brink of collapse, the Glenrothes by-election was seen as "make or break" for the Prime Minister.
California’s same-sex couples assured their marriages are still legal 2
3:19 PM — Despite the success of a ballot measure to change the California Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, gay and lesbian weddings performed in the state are still legal.
Belarusian authorities ban gay rights protest in Minsk
2:53 PM — Officials in Belarus have refused permission for a protest outside the Russian embassy in the capital Minsk.