21st November 2008
Harvey Milk would have forced more action on AIDS, claims Sean Penn
12:41 PM — The actor who plays gay politician Harvey Milk in a biopic to be released in the UK next year has said that his death left the community less able to push for action on AIDS.
20th November 2008
Equality bill survives pruning of Queen’s Speech that could spell early election 3
7:51 PM — The government has dropped two planned bills and merged several others that had been announced in the draft Queen's Speech earlier this year.
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.
MEP calls for EU strategy on HIV ahead of World AIDS Day
6:05 PM — Across the world people will mark World AIDS Day on December 1st, its 20th anniversary.
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.
Video: LGBT families defend their rights online as part of Stonewall 2.0 1
12:02 PM — A new campaign that showcases the reality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans families has been launched in the US.
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.
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.