10th November 2008
Hungarian parliament approves homophobic hate crimes legislation 1
6:35 PM — Two landmark measures extending protections to LGBT people have been adopted by the Hungarian parliament.
Theatre group put Iris Robinson’s ‘gay cure’ outburst to artistic use 3
6:15 PM — A highly-acclaimed play at the National Theatre has incorporated a recording of a leading Northern Irish MP claiming gay people can be cured.
Gay donations would mean more safe blood, tribunal told
5:53 PM — An anti-discrimination tribunal in Australia has been told that lifting a ban on gay men giving blood would increase the amount of safe transfusions available.
Labour lose New Zealand general election as Parliament gains new gay MPs 3
3:13 PM — Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand since 1999, has announced she is to step down as leader of the Labour party after defeat in a national election on Saturday.
Roman Catholic thinking on homosexuality – “a type of wound” 23
2:42 PM — Further details have emerged on the use of psychological testing by Catholic authorities to exclude "deviant" people from entering the priesthood.
Schwarzenegger says gay marriage ban is not the end 19
2:23 PM — The Governor of California has said that a statewide ballot measure to ban gay marriage that passed last week is not the end of the matter.
Iran aims to establish Islamic studies departments in UK universities 23
6:00 AM — Institutions funded by the British taxpayer could be used to promote the extremist, homophobic, racist, and violent interpretations of Islam used in Iran.
9th November 2008
Interview: Securing gay rights in Jamaica is vital to AIDS struggle 1
6:23 PM — By an stretch of the imagination, the treatment of lesbian and gay people in Jamaica is disgrace, says minister Gareth Thomas.
Exclusive: UK government minister challenged Jamaican PM about homophobia 9
5:32 PM — A British minister raised the issue of decriminalisation of homosexual acts at a recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica.
8th November 2008
US city elects first trans mayor as Congress loses gay marriage opponent
4:54 PM — After the euphoria surrounding the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, more information about Election Day is proving inspirational for gay Americans.
15,000 protesters in San Francisco over passing of Proposition 8 13
2:32 AM — Live from San Francisco, California In excess of 15,000 people are marching through San Francisco to protest at the passing of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that effectively bans gay marriage have admitted defeat.
7th November 2008
MoD “pleased” compensation claims from dismissed gays are settled 3
7:22 PM — The Ministry of Defence will pay nearly £4 million in compensation to gay men and lesbians dismissed because of their sexual orientation.
70% of California’s black voters backed gay marriage ban 71
6:50 PM — The high turnout of Latino and African-American voters for Barack Obama in California had an effect on the vote for a ban on same-sex marriages.
UN urges India to decriminalise homosexual acts as court considers “unnatural sex” ban 2
6:22 PM — The director of the United Nations Development Programme on HIV/AIDS has said that the fight against the disease in India will be helped if homosexual acts are decriminalised.
Stonewall stars hail Barack Obama’s election as US President 5
5:22 PM — Well-known faces from the worlds of media, television, music, politics and the arts were all full of hope about Barack Obama at last night's annual Stonewall Awards.
It is time to take back the church says Stonewall’s Hero of the Year, Bishop Gene Robinson 7
3:47 PM — Gene Robinson, the Bishop of New Hampshire, was Stonewall's Hero of the Year at their annual awards ceremony last night.
Surprise win for Labour in Glenrothes by-election
2:14 PM — In a result that shocked even themselves, the Labour party retained the constituency of Glenrothes in a by-election yesterday.
Proposition 8 opponents concede defeat – gay marriage banned in California 14
8:24 AM — The opponents of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that effectively bans gay marriage have admitted defeat.
“Gay cure” MP Iris Robinson voted Bigot of the Year at Stonewall Awards 29
12:41 AM — Northern Ireland politician Iris Robinson has been named as the Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards.
6th November 2008
Exclusive: Barack Obama’s election is a healing moment, says America’s gay bishop
4:19 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican communion has spoken of his delight at the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.