24th November 2008
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.
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.
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.
Tatchell slams police and Home Office over homophobic performer Bounty Killer 8
1:31 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has said that the Metropolitan police would cancel a concert in London by a reggae artist notorious for his homophobic lyrics if there was a riot.
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.
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.
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.
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."
17th November 2008
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.