26th November 2008
Obama adviser on gays in the military criticised for sexist attitudes 3
1:35 PM — Advocates for an end to the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military have questioned the suitability of one of the President-elect's advisers.
Scottish government supports Auschwitz trips for teenagers 3
11:58 AM — Two pupils from every school in Scotland will be able to visit one of the sites of the Holocaust after the country's government announced funding for the Lessons from Auschwitz Project.
25th November 2008
Lesbian politician may replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate
3:44 PM — If Hillary Clinton accepts the post of US Secretary of State as expected later this week, she will create a vacancy in the Senate that will be filled by an appointment by New York's Governor.
Interview: Bishop Gene Robinson on prophets, Prop 8 and progress 3
3:06 PM — Gene Robinson is a calming presence. The world feels less dangerous when you talk to him, and evils such as racism and homophobia seem less threatening.
EU Commission reports on gay rights in candidate countries 1
2:03 PM — A leading gay rights group has praised the European Union for raising the human rights of LGBT people in this year's progress reports on candidate countries.
New rights for Australian gay and lesbian couples approved by Senate 8
1:46 PM — Legislators in Australia have voted to grant equal rights for same-sex couples in areas such as taxation, healthcare and retirement benefits.
Burundi MPs vote to criminalise same-sex acts ahead of UN appeal 3
1:12 PM — An African nation has become the latest to criminalise homosexual acts, just weeks before France will plead for universal decriminalisation at the UN.
Police continue inquiries into MP who thinks gays can be cured 12
12:38 PM — A DUP MP who caused outrage among Northern Ireland's gay community with her homophobic outbursts may still face charges.
24th November 2008
104 retired US top brass call for end to ban on gays in the military 2
3:07 PM — Former general and admirals in the United States Armed Forces have called on the current policy that discriminates against gays and lesbians serving be overturned.
Harvie promises to strengthen Scottish Greens as he takes leadership role 2
2:46 PM — Patrick Harvie made history last week when he became the first openly bisexual person to lead a political party in the UK.
MPs follow Barack and look to the internet to reach voters
1:21 PM — And the winner is .... John Hutton. He may not be the most exciting of Cabinet ministers, but the Defence Secretary's web presence has been judged to be the best designed.
Homophobic church advert criticised by advertising standards body 22
12:09 PM — An advert placed in a local paper in Northern Ireland by Sandown Free Presbyterian Church ahead of this summer's Pride event in Belfast breached the Advertising Standards Authority code.
22nd November 2008
Video: Turkey slaughter backdrop for Sarah Palin’s bizarre interview 7
2:55 PM — She electrified the Republican party base during the US Presidential elections with her hunting and shooting hockey mom persona.
21st November 2008
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.
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.
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.
20th November 2008
Equality bill survives pruning of Queen’s Speech that could spell early election 3
7:51 PM — The government has dropped two planned bills and merged several others that had been announced in the draft Queen's Speech earlier this year.