21st November 2008
Harvey Milk would have forced more action on AIDS, claims Sean Penn
12:41 PM — The actor who plays gay politician Harvey Milk in a biopic to be released in the UK next year has said that his death left the community less able to push for action on AIDS.
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.
Dutch men responsible for homophobic attacks police figures reveal 7
7:13 PM — A new system for reporting hate crimes in The Netherlands has found that the vast majority of homophobic attacks are carried out by native Dutch men.
Gay novelist’s debut Child 44 nominated for prestigious book award
6:26 PM — The acclaimed thriller Child 44 has been nominated for a top award for the 2008 Costa First Novel Award.
MEP calls for EU strategy on HIV ahead of World AIDS Day
6:05 PM — Across the world people will mark World AIDS Day on December 1st, its 20th anniversary.
US braces itself for Day Without A Gay protest against marriage discrimination 8
2:01 PM — The passing of a ballot measures banning gay marriage in California, Florida and Arizona earlier this month has led to a new surge in activism across the US, sometimes referred to as Stonewall 2.0.
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.
Unions call for an end to discrimination on Transgender Day of Remembrance 1
1:18 PM — The 9th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance has been marked in the UK by the Trades Union Congress with a call on employers to stop discriminating against people on the grounds of gender identity.
BBC Radio documentary will chart how AIDS changed America 4
12:41 PM — A special documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day has been commissioned by BBC Radio 2.
Celebs show support for FIT at special performance 1
12:22 PM — Well-known faces from the worlds of TV, politics and the theatre attended a special performance of a play about homophobia on Tuesday.
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.