11th November 2008
Stonewall defends FIT and plans a DVD copy for every school 4
12:11 PM — A play that tackles homophobic bullying is appropriate for its 11 to 14 year old target audience and a vital tool in tackling the problem, according to Britain's leading gay equality organisation.
FIT playwright on why we must fight homophobia in schools 1
11:35 AM — "I'd put entertainer," Rikki Beadle-Blair says with a grin, when I ask him what he puts down as his occupation when he fills in official forms.
Schools play about homophobia attacked by rightwing press 13
11:28 AM — In an echo of the 1980s, broadsheet and tabloid newspapers have carried lurid stories this morning about a play aimed at secondary school kids that urges them to confront homophobia.
Moscow assures gays they will be safe at Eurovision 3
10:52 AM — A leading Russian gay rights activist has accused the Moscow authorities of "pure hypocrisy" after an official gave assurances about the safety of gay people attending next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
10th November 2008
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Cindy tells Mandy she knows about her affair
9:37 PM — There's a glamorous start to the week in Hollyoaks as Hannah finds herself on the red carpet of the MTV awards. Rhys and Gilly are not quite so lucky. They're out back busy trying to convince a security guard to let them in. Oh dear!G
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.
Nicole Kidman lines up bisexual and trans roles 1
5:31 PM — Actress Nicole Kidman is to play a Danish artist who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1931, one of the first documented cases of transsexuality.
9th November 2008
Explore Barack Obama’s America with a trip to multi-racial Miami 2
8:45 PM — We woke up to a new America on Wednesday, and interest in visiting the country has rocketed. There were many Europeans who felt uncomfortable spending their Euros in the US.
7th November 2008
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.
Celebs split over trans protest at Stonewall Awards 34
4:56 PM — The annual Stonewall Awards at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night had their first protest in their three year history.
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.
Manchester’s gay radio station granted five-year FM licence
2:50 PM — A radio station for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans communities in Manchester has been awarded a five-year community radio licence.
The Simpsons accused of homophobia after “that’s so gay” dialogue 19
1:48 PM — TV cartoon show The Simpsons has been criticised by a gay advocacy group after a character used the word 'gay' to mean 'bad' or 'rubbish.'
“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
Trans protest at Stonewall Awards faces feminist counter-demo 21
4:50 PM — The decision to nominate Guardian journalist Julie Bindel for a Stonewall Awards has angered some in the trans community, and a picket of tonight's ceremony has been widely trailed on the internet.
Ian McKellen to support gay teen runaways at Village Drinks charity event 1
2:25 PM — Sir Ian McKellen is to share an exclusive evening with members of Village Drinks, the UK's leading community group for gay professionals, organisers have confirmed.
5th November 2008
US TV show Grey’s Anatomy drops lesbian character 1
3:41 PM — Actress Brooke Smith has said she is "surprised and disappointed" at the decision of ABC TV executives to axe her character from hit show Grey's Anatomy.
4th November 2008
Minister and leading MPs turn out for gay festival launch 3
12:46 PM — All three major political parties were represented at the launch of G-Fest at the House of Commons yesterday.
Oscar buzz surrounds Sean Penn’s portrayal of gay politician Harvey Milk
12:12 PM — The critics have heaped praise upon actor Sean Penn's performance in the biopic Milk, leading Hollywood watchers to suggest he may be nominated for an Oscar.
3rd November 2008
Borat’s gay alter-ego Bruno crashes vote Prop 8 rally 2
1:10 PM — British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has taken part in a rally opposing gay marriage, in the guise of his character Bruno, an camp Austrian fashionista.