25th November 2008
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
Boy George chained male prostitute to wall, court told 6
4:44 PM — Singer and DJ Boy George chained a male prostitute to the wall of his apartment, a London court heard today.
Gay man murdered – police appeal to Soho bar customers for information 7
12:51 PM — A 28 year old man found dead in his flat in south east London may have been the victim of a homophobic attack.
South African gays picket Human Rights Commission over ‘hate speech’ article
12:42 PM — Gay rights advocates in South Africa have attacked the country's Human Rights Commission for failing to comment on the case of a columnist who wrote a homophobic newspaper article.
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.
Trans people will get two ID cards under government plans
11:33 AM — People who are in the process of gender reassignment will be able to apply for two ID cards, it has been revealed.
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.
Dating site backs down over heterosexuals-only policy 8
2:43 PM — A popular dating site has agreed to set up a separate site for gay and lesbians after setting a lawsuit out of court.
Video: Faggot, I kill every one of them 28
2:16 PM — Gay hate singer Bounty Killer is seen in this video boasting of wanting to murder gay and lesbian people.
20th November 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
18th November 2008
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.
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.