18th November 2008
Stars back gay-bashing campaign for “traditional love” in Ukraine 20
2:00 PM — Pop stars and footballers are among the celebrities in Ukraine backing a new campaign that promotes "traditional love."
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.
17th November 2008
Trans murder must be investigated properly says US gay rights group 1
5:11 PM — America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organisation has drawn attention to the murder of a transgender woman.
Red Cross tactics attacked as gay blood tribunal hears closing submission 1
4:02 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has finished its hearings into the ban on men who have sex with men donating blood and will now consider the thousands of pages of evidence.
Stonewall announces recruitment process for expert trustees 2
3:30 PM — People with experience of a range of areas from PR to finance are being encouraged to become involved with Stonewall as trustees.
Nepal’s highest court confirms full rights for LGBT people 2
2:43 PM — A Nepali MP has said his "eyes were filled with tears" when he read the full written decision of the country's Supreme Court on LGBT rights.
Curb Your Enthusiasm star “proud to be a black woman, and proud to be gay” 3
2:11 PM — Comedian Wanda Sykes has spoken publicly of her pride at being a black lesbian.
Lord Mandelson reveals interest in appearing on Strictly Come Dancing 2
1:43 PM — The Business Secretary has hinted he would consider taking part in BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing.
South Korea asks court to retain ban on gays in the military 1
1:25 PM — The government of South Korea has asked the constitutional court to confirm the ban on gays serving in the country's Armed Forces.
Governor Schwarzenegger predicts Supreme Court will overturn Prop 8
12:44 PM — The Governor of California has said that the state Supreme Court was right to rule a ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.
Court setback for Russian gay activists over ban on Tambov march
12:18 PM — Courts in the Russian region of Tambov have rejected futher action aganist a homophobic politician and dismissed a ban on a gay rights march.
UN General Assembly will hear plea for end to LGBT discrimination 1
11:39 AM — Next month's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly will make history when a declaration against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will be presented.
Scottish government back TV and radio anti-bullying campaign
11:21 AM — Scotland's Minister for Schools and Skills launched National Anti-Bullying Week today at an event in partnership with respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying service.
14th November 2008
LGBT Indians represent “millions of untapped votes” says Nepal’s gay MP
2:57 PM — An inspirational gay politician on a visit to India said he is shocked that the world's largest democracy denies basic human rights to sexual and gender minorities.
Norwegian bishops consider special liturgy for gay couples 1
2:12 PM — The Church of Norway has yet to decide if it should create a new liturgy for same-sex couples. From January gays and lesbians will be able to have a full civil marriage.
Sarkozy asked to raise gay rights with Russian President at weekend summit
1:03 PM — Human rights in Russia should be on the agenda at this weekend's EU/Russia summit in Nice, according to gay activists in Moscow.
MPs call for Commons committee to consider LGBT representation 3
12:52 PM — A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
13th November 2008
Connecticut politician’s joy at her lesbian wedding, the first in the state 1
6:09 PM — A member of the Connecticut state legislature and her partner became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the US state this morning.
Waterstone’s defend decision to cancel gay author event 16
4:35 PM — A leading bookseller has said that it was "unwise" to go ahead with the launch of a gay poet's new book at a Cardiff store because of the threat of disruption from fundamentalist Christians.
President-elect Obama to target abstinence-only programmes 3
3:12 PM — After a meeting with President Bush in the White House earlier this week, Barack Obama has turned his attention to the changes he wants to make to US policy.