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.
Gay Mayor of Paris distances himself from Socialist party infighting
12:55 PM — The French Socialist party has been left in chaos following the narrow victory by Martine Aubry in the election for leadership.
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.
104 retired US top brass call for end to ban on gays in the military 2
3:07 PM — Former general and admirals in the United States Armed Forces have called on the current policy that discriminates against gays and lesbians serving be overturned.
Harvie promises to strengthen Scottish Greens as he takes leadership role 2
2:46 PM — Patrick Harvie made history last week when he became the first openly bisexual person to lead a political party in the UK.
MPs follow Barack and look to the internet to reach voters
1:21 PM — And the winner is .... John Hutton. He may not be the most exciting of Cabinet ministers, but the Defence Secretary's web presence has been judged to be the best designed.
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.
22nd November 2008
Video: Turkey slaughter backdrop for Sarah Palin’s bizarre interview 7
2:55 PM — She electrified the Republican party base during the US Presidential elections with her hunting and shooting hockey mom persona.
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.
Boyzone’s “deadly message” of gay equality upsets Presbyterian minister 20
3:49 PM — The decision of a boyband to give its gay member a male love interest in their latest video has provoked comment from the somewhat unlikely source of an obscure Northern Ireland preacher.
80% of kids believe in God, survey into faith bullying reveals 11
3:11 PM — A national charity has drawn attention to the widespread bullying children face because of their religious beliefs.
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.
Obama to nominate Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State 3
1:57 PM — An aide to Barack Obama's transition team has told reporters in the US that Hillary Clinton has agreed to be his nominee for US Secretary of State. An announcement is expected next week.