2nd December 2008
Barack Obama commits to addressing AIDS “crisis” in the US
2:03 PM — The President-elect of the United States marked World AIDS Day yesterday with a committment to fight HIV in America as well as worldwide.
EHRC urges Speaker’s Conference to consider gay representation 1
1:34 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has called for a forthcoming conference on the lack of representation of minority groups in Parliament to include gay, lesbian and bisexual people.
1st December 2008
President-elect Obama challenged over HIV civil rights abuses
6:58 PM — An LGBT civil rights group has urged the new President of the United States to tackle inequalities faced by people living with HIV and AIDS.
Obama nominates former rival Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State 2
5:52 PM — Today saw a moment of healing for the Democratic party when US President-elect Barack Obama formally nominated Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
Be aware of HIV say gay MPs 2
4:40 PM — Two government ministers have appealed to the gay community to increase awareness of HIV. A new Terrence Higgins Trust campaign targeting undiagnosed HIV+ gay men was launched today, World AIDS Day.
Obama to name Clinton and Jones in new national security team
11:55 AM — The President-elect of the United States is expected to nominate Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State later today when he names his national security team.
28th November 2008
Manchester canal death no longer suspicious say police
5:34 PM — The death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal is no longer being treated as suspicious.
Trevor Phillips: “We can’t allow a spiral of silence on homophobic bullying to continue” 2
5:03 PM — Last night a charity that works with the victims of homophobic and transphobic bullying was honoured with a parliamentary reception.
Online reporting service for homophobic bullying “needs your money”
4:52 PM — A charity for young people and adults affected by homophobia launched its newly refurbished website and online reporting service yesterday with an appeal for funds.
Liverpool Cathedral to host memorial service for murdered gay teenager 8
4:20 PM — Tomorrow evening Liverpudlians gay and straight will pay tribute to a young man murdered in an allegedly homophobic attack.
Obama transition team denies he will delay ending gay military ban 2
4:02 PM — A spokesperson for US President-elect Barack Obama has said that no decisions had been made about the strategy or timing of an attempt to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people serving in the country's Armed Forces.
Number of HIV+ gay men in China rises to 5% in three years 1
2:27 PM — A new survey of gay men in China has found that 4.9% are living with HIV. In 2005 the figure was 0.4%.
Comment: Gay judge reflects on thirty years as an out lawyer 1
1:56 PM — Earlier this month, Queen Mary, University of London, launched a specialist legal advice centre for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
Rugby league join gay workplace equality scheme 4
12:22 PM — The decision of the Rugby Football League to join the Diversity Champions Programme run by gay equality organisation Stonewall has been hailed as a major breakthrough.
27th November 2008
Polish Catholics boycott IKEA over catalogue “promoting” homosexuality 33
3:55 PM — Catholics in Poland are calling for a boycott of furniture retailer IKEA because its catalogue features pictures of same-sex couples.
Serbian government funds LGBT information website
2:54 PM — The Ministry of Culture in Serbia has given financial support to an online news website dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender population within the country
Sir Elton and David donate £20k to Liberal Democrats
1:53 PM — Pop legend Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are among a list of donors to the Liberal Democrats published yesterday by the Electoral Commission.
Burundi activists seek internal solution to new law on homosexual acts
1:21 PM — HIV groups in the African nation of Burundi have met with the country's health minister to discuss parliamentary moves to criminalise homosexual acts.
Graham Norton to join La Cage Aux Folles next year
1:09 PM — TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton is to take the role of Albin in the London stage production of La Cage Aux Folles.
26th November 2008
Cyprus grants resident status to gay Iranian asylum seeker 2
4:06 PM — MEPs have welcomed the decision of Cyprus interior minister to grant resident status to an gay Iranian asylum seeker.