27th November 2008
Lesbian soldier wins MoD harassment payout 2
12:55 PM — A lesbian soldier has been awarded £187,000 in compensation for sex discrimination, victimisation and sexual harassment.
Iowa may be next state to allow gay marriage 1
11:45 AM — Gay families in the US state of Iowa may see the way cleared for marriage equality.
26th November 2008
Boy George’s rent-boy “sexed up” false imprisonment story, court told
8:00 PM — The male escort who claims that Boy George falsely imprisoned him wanted to be placed in hand cuffs and "sexed up" his story a court has heard.
Cyprus grants resident status to gay Iranian asylum seeker 2
4:06 PM — MEPs have welcomed the decision of Cyprus interior minister to grant resident status to an gay Iranian asylum seeker.
Russian Orthodox ‘vigilante groups’ worry gay rights activists 8
3:39 PM — From next month religiously-motivated gangs will be on the streets of Moscow, assisting police with monitoring "suspicious citizens" and other public order duties.
Teenager charged with murder of London gay man 8
2:48 PM — A 16-year-old has been charged with the murder of David Cooper, a 28-year-old gay man from Woolwich, south east London.
God-fearing policeman sacked over emails about sinful homosexuality 106
2:06 PM — A Christian policeman who circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful has been sacked for misconduct.
French politician vindicated over homophobic comments 6
1:50 PM — The French Court of Appeal has overturned a previous court judgement against parliamentarian Christian Vanneste.
Obama adviser on gays in the military criticised for sexist attitudes 3
1:35 PM — Advocates for an end to the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military have questioned the suitability of one of the President-elect's advisers.
Court challenge could end Florida’s ban on gay adpotion 2
12:43 PM — A judge in Florida has ruled that a gay man can adopt his two foster children, despite a state law banning homosexuals from adopting.
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.