26th January 2009
Nigeria urged to drop proposed new law against gay relationships 4
11:17 AM — New legislation in Nigeria that would punish gay and lesbian couples for living together has been condemned by human rights groups in the country and internationally.
23rd January 2009
Hillary Clinton’s Senate replacement backs federal protections for LGBT people
5:19 PM — The Governor of New York has announced that he has chosen Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the Senate vacancy left by Hillary Clinton, who was confirmed as US Secretary of State earlier this week.
French government minister confirms he is gay 1
4:00 PM — The French Secretary of State for Parliamentary Relations has revealed he is gay in an interview ahead of the publication of his autobiography.
Hollywood cop turned reality TV star suspended amid porn accusations 12
3:14 PM — A police officer in Hollywood has been taken off duty after it was alleged he starred in a porn film five years before he joined the force.
160 MEPs signed up for recognition of civil partnerships 6
2:41 PM — All Labour and Lib Dem MEPs have backed a written declaration on civil partnerships at the European Parliament. However, it did not attract enough support to move to the next stage.
Bid for a tour round the East End with Peggy Mitchell at THT auction 1
2:02 PM — Dinner with a former member of the Royal Family, original artwork by Tracey Emin and an encounter with actor Kevin Spacey are among the lots on offer at a fundraising auction.
Texas attorney general vows to fight gay divorce case 2
1:47 PM — A gay couple who legally married in Massachusetts may be denied the right to divorce in the current home state. The men, who have not been identitified, got married in Cambridge in 2006.
Interview: NUS president explains why pragmatism is the best politics 6
12:42 PM — On Tuesday, as Barack Obama was preparing to take control of the world's only superpower, change had come to Wolverhampton.
Religious zealots find White House website’s entry on gay rights 100
12:11 PM — Homophobic Christian groups in America have discovered the new President's support for gay rights. The White House website contains information about the administration's plans for the LGBT community.
22nd January 2009
Gay mayor faces multiple calls to resign after lying about sex with teen 13
3:00 PM — The first gay person elected as Mayor of Portland should resign, a local LGBT publication has said. Just Out has taken a similar stance to local Oregon newspapers.
Biopic of gay politician Harvey Milk nominated for eight Oscars 5
2:26 PM — A dramatisation of the life of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
Majority of Florida voters favour an end to ban on gay adoption 6
2:08 PM — A new poll has found that 55% of people in Florida would support the repeal of a law banning gay people from adopting.
Polish MP disciplined after asking if former Prime Minister is gay 3
1:46 PM — A member of the ruling party in Poland is to be removed as the chair of a parliamentary committee after he publicly questioned if one of his political opponents is gay.
Roofer sentenced to life for 1997 murder of trans woman 1
1:13 PM — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life for the murder of a trans sex worker in London in 1997. James Hopkins, of Bawn Drive, Farnley, Leeds will serve at least 17 years.
EU and UN condemn arrest of AIDS workers in Senegal 1
1:01 PM — The United Nations AIDS organisation and representatives of the European Union have called on Senegal to decriminalise homosexuality after the arrest of nine gay men.
Court rules New Orleans can grant benefits to same-sex partners 1
12:18 PM — A homophobic Christian group has failed in its attempt to stop the city of New Orleans granting health benefits to the domestic partners of employees.
Gay judge reveals homophobic interrogation on his way to the bench 3
11:40 AM — The first High Court judge to be open about his homosexuality has revealed that he had to face questions about his sex life by a "special tribunal" of inquisitors when he applied to be a part-time recorder.
Amnesty highlights ongoing violence against trans people in Honduras
11:15 AM — A leading human rights group has said that transgender women who work as sex workers in Honduras are frequently attacked by clients or police officers.
New study claims 16% of Iranian men have had gay relationships 13
10:54 AM — A sociologist at an Iranian university has presented a new study that shows high levels of homosexual experiences among the country's population.
21st January 2009
Advertising watchdog rejects investigation into whether God “probably” doesn’t exist 13
5:54 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority has said that an athiest poster campaign does not break the advertising code.