20th November 2008
Education minister reveals new guidance for schools on gender identity 3
1:40 PM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Children, Young People and Families has said that new guidance is being developed for schools on gender and gender identity.
19th November 2008
President-elect Obama promises to back gay rights legislation 32
2:03 PM — The next President of the United States has published a comprehensive list of action he will take on gay rights.
18th November 2008
Met police defend decision not to ban homophobic performer 18
1:24 PM — London's police service has been criticised by gay rights activists for allowing a concert by a notoriously homophobic singer to go ahead in the city this weekend.
17th November 2008
US ban on gays in the military “not first” on President-elect Obama’s priority list 19
5:53 PM — A group that campaigns to repeal a ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the US Armed Forces has said it does not expect the new Obama administration to deal with the issue as soon as it takes power.
Stonewall announces recruitment process for expert trustees 2
3:30 PM — People with experience of a range of areas from PR to finance are being encouraged to become involved with Stonewall as trustees.
Curb Your Enthusiasm star “proud to be a black woman, and proud to be gay” 3
2:11 PM — Comedian Wanda Sykes has spoken publicly of her pride at being a black lesbian.
Lord Mandelson reveals interest in appearing on Strictly Come Dancing 2
1:43 PM — The Business Secretary has hinted he would consider taking part in BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing.
14th November 2008
LGBT Indians represent “millions of untapped votes” says Nepal’s gay MP
2:57 PM — An inspirational gay politician on a visit to India said he is shocked that the world's largest democracy denies basic human rights to sexual and gender minorities.
Boyzone’s gay love interest is a video first 16
1:27 PM — Reformed boyband Boyzone have made a small but significant step forward with the release of their latest video.
MPs call for Commons committee to consider LGBT representation 3
12:52 PM — A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
13th November 2008
London’s new free gay newspaper arrives on Wednesday
5:02 PM — The popular Brighton gay newspaper one80news is coming to London. From Monday November 17th, Londoners will be offered the same twice-monthly mix of news, entertainment and information.
Waterstone’s defend decision to cancel gay author event 16
4:35 PM — A leading bookseller has said that it was "unwise" to go ahead with the launch of a gay poet's new book at a Cardiff store because of the threat of disruption from fundamentalist Christians.
President-elect Obama to target abstinence-only programmes 3
3:12 PM — After a meeting with President Bush in the White House earlier this week, Barack Obama has turned his attention to the changes he wants to make to US policy.
Waterstone’s give in to hate preacher Stephen Green as he threatens more artists 53
1:34 PM — A national chain of booksellers is under fire for bowing to threats from a notorious homophobic preacher.
Give gay couples legal partnerships, MEPs ask Bulgaria
12:56 PM — Euro MPs have called on the Bulgarian goverment to extend civil partnerships to gay and lesbian couples.
12th November 2008
Disgraced Congressman Mark Foley breaks his silence over sex chats with teenage pages 1
6:12 PM — It was one of the biggest sex scandals in 21st century American politics. A US Congressman was accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate behaviour.
European Court of Human Rights rejects Russian “gay” marriage case
4:44 PM — A straight human rights activist who tried to register a same-sex union with the owner of a gay website has been denied a hearing before the European Court of Human Rights.
Interview: Greg Barker on the challenge of climate change
1:32 PM — Last month's government reshuffle focused mainly on the return of Lord Mandelson to the fold, but there was another highly significant appointment.
11th November 2008
California state politicians oppose ban on same-sex marriage 3
1:14 PM — More than a third of the members of the California State Legislature have filed a "friend of the court" brief in the state Supreme Court backing legal challenges to Proposition 8.
Stonewall defends FIT and plans a DVD copy for every school 4
12:11 PM — A play that tackles homophobic bullying is appropriate for its 11 to 14 year old target audience and a vital tool in tackling the problem, according to Britain's leading gay equality organisation.