9th October 2008
MPs and peers celebrate National AIDS Trust’s 21st birthday
6:14 PM — Lord Fowler was among the guests at a Houses of Parliament reception for the National AIDS Trust yesterday.
Council of Europe calls on Bosnia to condemn homophobic violence
4:54 PM — An assembly of European parliamentarians has condemned the recent attacks on the organisers and participants of the Sarajevo Queer Festival by a homophobic mob.
Czechs face EU sanctions over anti-discrimination directive
2:36 PM — The Czech Republic could face an official complaint from the European Commission and financial sanctions over its failure to introduce an EU directive on discrimination into its legislation.
Bishops decide against church weddings for Norwegian gays 4
2:08 PM — The bishops of Norway's state church have ruled that there will be no weddings in church for gay and lesbian couples.
MEPs want EU countries to recognise same-sex partnerships 1
12:48 PM — European Parliamentarians are urging EU-wide recognition of same-sex partnerships or marriages created in member states.
8th October 2008
Poll shows increased support for gay marriage ban in California 5
1:25 PM — A ballot proposition that would remove the right of same-sex couples to get married in California appears to be gaining support.
McCain ignores gay adoption in letter to campaigners 4
1:00 PM — The Republican candidate for President of the United States has declined to say how he would protect families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Americans.
Russia may permit first gay march 500km from Moscow 3
12:13 PM — Gay rights activists in Russia have managed to secure permission to hold a picket against a homophobic politician in the city of Tambov.
7th October 2008
INTERVIEW: Twigg backs Labour initiative to encourage more LGBT MPs 5
9:46 PM — Stephen Twigg's place in British political history was assured on May 1st 1997. He was the young out gay Labour candidate who beat Michael Portillo in Enfield Southgate.
United Nations calls on UK to stop discrimination against LGBT teens 1
3:34 PM — A United Nations committee has called on the UK to take "urgent measures" to fight intolerance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young people.
Health minister took Mandelson to hospital after emergency call to Downing St 3
2:57 PM — Business Secretary Peter Mandelson called the Prime Minister's office to seek help after he fell ill on Sunday night, it has emerged.
Rebellion against Gordon Brown declared over as credit crisis worsens 2
2:36 PM — The Prime Minister was given a rousing reception at last night's meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Obama’s gay rights stance gets Drew Barrymore’s vote 2
1:34 PM — A Hollywood actress has said she is backing the Democratic nominee for President of the United States after she heard him talk about equality for gay and lesbian people.
11,000 same-sex weddings in Califonia since legalisation
11:27 AM — New research published in Los Angeles today has revealed that estimated 11,000 same-sex couples have married in California in the first three months since gay weddings were ruled legal in the state.
We are homophobic says Lithuanian minister 10
10:50 AM — A senior politician in Lithuania has spoken frankly about the lack of acceptance of gay people in the country.
6th October 2008
Cameron carries out mini shadow cabinet reshuffle
5:38 PM — Greg Clark will become a member of the Shadow Cabinet, it has been announced. The MP for Tunbridge Wells will shadow the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
Stonewall Awards attract top names to V&A ceremony 2
5:12 PM — Organisers of the UK's most prestigious gay awards have said that more than half of the nominees have indicated they will attend, more than a month before the ceremony.
Mandelson to undergo surgery just days after taking office 2
4:17 PM — The new Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is to have surgery later today to remove a kidney stone.
Full list reveals changes at all levels of government
2:48 PM — Downing St has revealed final details of the reshuffle. Here is the full list of the government.
The unpaid ministers in Brown’s austerity government
1:41 PM — It has been billed as an austerity government, and the changes made by Gordon Brown to some ministerial teams have emphasised the focus on the economic crisis.