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
Gay novelist’s debut Child 44 nominated for prestigious book award
6:26 PM — The acclaimed thriller Child 44 has been nominated for a top award for the 2008 Costa First Novel Award.
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.
BBC Radio documentary will chart how AIDS changed America 4
12:41 PM — A special documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day has been commissioned by BBC Radio 2.
Celebs show support for FIT at special performance 1
12:22 PM — Well-known faces from the worlds of TV, politics and the theatre attended a special performance of a play about homophobia on Tuesday.
19th November 2008
Interview: Mamma Mia’s Stellan Skarsgard on the bimbo role he could not resist
1:43 PM — The prospect of singing and dancing on screen in Mamma Mia! was ‘seriously scary” for Stellan Skarsgard.
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
Gay in the UK vlogs debut on US entertainment site AfterElton.com
4:56 PM — The first vlog from Britain has appeared on US gay website AfterElton.com. Gay In The UK was posted on the American LGBT entertainment site last week.
The Simpsons outs macho character as gay in latest show 5
2:36 PM — Long-running TV comedy show The Simpsons has revealed that the character of Duffman is gay. The revelation comes in the latest episode of the programme, now in its 20th series.
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.
Slavic Gay Pride will unite Belarusian and Russian activists
12:22 PM — Gay rights groups in Belarus and Russia have agreed to hold an annual Slavic Pride event. Organisers said there is good reason for Russian and Belarusian gays and lesbians to work together.
17th November 2008
Pakistan bans Bollywood “gay” buddy movie 3
4:33 PM — The High Court in Lahore has issued ban on an Indian film after a petitioner claimed it "propogates homosexuality."
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.
14th November 2008
New exhibition documents homophobia at Riga Pride 1
3:22 PM — A photographic exhibition in Glasgow featuring images from the disrupted Riga Pride 2008 is a "shocking" reminder of the hate, intolerance and violence still existing in Europe.
Gay rappers mock homophobe Trick Trick over faggot comments 6
2:35 PM — A rapper who said he doesn't want "faggot money" has provoked a furious reaction from gay hip hop stars.
Southbank’s Christmas tribute to mark centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth 2
1:54 PM — Christmas Day 2008 marks the centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth.
Boyzone’s gay love interest is a video first 16
1:27 PM — Reformed boyband Boyzone have made a small but significant step forward with the release of their latest video.
13th November 2008
London’s new free gay newspaper arrives on Wednesday
5:02 PM — The popular Brighton gay newspaper one80news is coming to London. From Monday November 17th, Londoners will be offered the same twice-monthly mix of news, entertainment and information.