20th November 2009
Gordon Brown and equalities minister Maria Eagle mark Transgender Day of Remembrance 12
6:32 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has made a statement describing violence and harassment against trans people as "utterly unacceptable". He also thanked trans campaigners for their work.
UNISON calls for better reporting on homophobic hate crime 7
5:56 PM — Workers' union UNISON is holding its annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) conference today and tomorrow. The organisation is calling for more encouragement for LGBT victims of hate crime to report offences to police.
Gay Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell is Councillor of the Year 11
5:44 PM — Steven Purcell, the leader of Glasgow city council, has been named the Herald's Councillor of the Year. Purcell, who is gay, was ranked at number 16 this year on PinkNews.co.uk's 50 most powerful gay, lesbian and bisexual people in British politics.
New York court grants married gay couples some government benefits 3
4:27 PM — Gay couples who married in states where gay marriage is legal should be able to claim some government benefits, a New York court ruled yesterday.
Elton John’s UK gigs won’t be rescheduled
3:43 PM — Elton John has offered his fans refunds after it was announced that a string of cancelled UK tour dates will not be rescheduled.
Gay rights advocate Cathy Ashton is new EU foreign affairs chief 28
2:17 PM — Baroness Cathy Ashton, who won Stonewall's Politician of the Year award in 2006, has been named as the new European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs.
Trans woman in Italian political scandal found dead 3
2:12 PM — A Brazillian trans woman at the centre of a scandal involving an Italian politician has been found dead in a burnt-out basement.
Family appeals to gay community to find missing son 21
12:44 PM — The father of a 16-year-old boy who went missing two years ago has appealed to the gay community to help find him. Andrew Gosden has not been seen since September 14th, 2007.
Suspect in Puerto Rico teen’s murder ‘may use gay panic defence’ 41
11:35 AM — The man arrested in connection with the murder of gay Puerto Rico teenage Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado will reportedly use the 'gay panic' defence.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 10
11:22 AM — Today is the 11th International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The yearly event is held to recognise and remember trans people who have been killed through hatred or prejudice.
Newspaper roundup: New EU foreign affairs chief Cathy Ashton has strong gay rights record 15
1:26 AM — In a profile published for The Guardian, Caroline Davies argues that the new European Union's new High Representative For Foreign Affairs has a strong history of standing up for equality. In 2006 she was the first recipient of the Stonewall Politician of the Year award.