20th November 2008
Two charged with murder of gay teenager Michael Causer
12:05 PM — Two teenagers denied the murder of Michael Causer when they appeared at Liverpool Crown Court this morning.
California Supreme Court grants review of challenges to gay marriage ban 4
11:51 AM — The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case filed by supporters of gay marriage challenging the validity of Proposition 8.
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.
Interview: Mamma Mia’s Stellan Skarsgard on the bimbo role he could not resist
1:43 PM — The prospect of singing and dancing on screen in Mamma Mia! was ‘seriously scary” for Stellan Skarsgard.
Sweden removes transvestism and other ‘sexual behaviours’ from list of diseases
1:26 PM — The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden has decided to remove a range of 'sexual behaviours' from the official disease registry.
Indian police accused of “social cleansing” after another attack on trans community 1
12:39 PM — Police in Bangalore reportedly forced about 100 transgender people from their homes last week, the latest in a pattern of harassment.
Immigration activists target BMI over deportation of gay artist 4
12:20 PM — A major airline faces a "day of action" organised by activists who oppose migration controls. No Borders South Wales wants people nationwide protest against BMI.
Video: LGBT families defend their rights online as part of Stonewall 2.0 1
12:02 PM — A new campaign that showcases the reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans families has been launched in the US.
18th November 2008
Gay in the UK vlogs debut on US entertainment site AfterElton.com
4:56 PM — The first vlog from Britain has appeared on US gay website AfterElton.com. Gay In The UK was posted on the American LGBT entertainment site last week.
Education minister to launch LGBT History Month 4
4:36 PM — Baroness Morgan will become the first education minister to attend the pre-launch of LGBT History Month.
Transgender Day of Remembrance will be marked with services and hope 1
3:05 PM — The 9th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be marked across the UK on Sunday. There will be a ceremony at Dragon Hall in London's Covent Garden.
The Simpsons outs macho character as gay in latest show 5
2:36 PM — Long-running TV comedy show The Simpsons has revealed that the character of Duffman is gay. The revelation comes in the latest episode of the programme, now in its 20th series.
Stars back gay-bashing campaign for “traditional love” in Ukraine 20
2:00 PM — Pop stars and footballers are among the celebrities in Ukraine backing a new campaign that promotes "traditional love."
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.
New report on Ireland’s gays reveals isolation and discrimination 4
12:49 PM — A new study of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the West of Ireland has found that nearly 70% of them have suffered some form of discrimination.
Slavic Gay Pride will unite Belarusian and Russian activists
12:22 PM — Gay rights groups in Belarus and Russia have agreed to hold an annual Slavic Pride event. Organisers said there is good reason for Russian and Belarusian gays and lesbians to work together.
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.
Trans murder must be investigated properly says US gay rights group 1
5:11 PM — America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organisation has drawn attention to the murder of a transgender woman.
Pakistan bans Bollywood “gay” buddy movie 3
4:33 PM — The High Court in Lahore has issued ban on an Indian film after a petitioner claimed it "propogates homosexuality."
Red Cross tactics attacked as gay blood tribunal hears closing submission 1
4:02 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has finished its hearings into the ban on men who have sex with men donating blood and will now consider the thousands of pages of evidence.