24th November 2008
World AIDS Day campaign targets undiagnosed gay men
11:45 AM — A new campaign that aims to raise the awareness of the issue of undiagnosed HIV+ gay men will be launched on World AIDS Day on December 1st.
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
Coronation Street Spoilers: Carla is determined to go through with her wedding to Tony 1
1:01 AM — There's trouble in store for Tony as Carla surprises him with a visit from his brother, Pat, and then Jed demands more money for the house he evicted him from. Jed also tells his tales to Kevin and Sally – fuelling her anger about the secrets Rosie has been asked to keep and the fact Carla makes a disparaging remark about Kevin. The wedding goes ahead smoothly – until Sally can't contain herself any more and spills the beans to Maria about Carla and Liam.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Shane Comes to a Sticky End
12:55 AM — Jasmine realises that Shane has strayed onto the wrong side of the law and she goes to Shane's flat to seek out evidence, which she finds in drugs and money. But it turns nasty when Shane returns and finds her hiding in a cupboard and starts to make demands. He is about to rape her when Debbie comes to the rescue - but goes to far when hitting him over the head with a chair, and kills him.
EastEnders Spoilers: Will Lauren Fall for Tony’s Charms?
12:51 AM — Convinced that nothing will happen between her and Phil, Shirley plans to leave the square with Vinnie. When Heather finds out that Shirley slept with Phil the other night, she is determined to make her stay – but it is Vinnie who tells her not to settle for second best. But it could all be too late – despite Suzy's suspicions about Phil. It seems that Suzy has something up her sleeve that could persuade him to stay with her, regardless of his feelings elsewhere.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Can Donna decide between Marlon and Ross?
12:41 AM — Katie warns Andy to straighten out or risk losing everything and tries to persuade Jo to let him see Sarah. Daz also helps out and arranges to bring Jo and Sarah to the Woolpack where he has arranged a special nativity performance. Things go so well for Andy he gets carried away and kisses Katie – much to her horror. He calls her a tease which angers her enough to terminate his employment. Also, Daz has see what went on so tells Jo who sees it as a sign of Katie's revenge. However, they make up over a heart to heart – when Jo confesses she can't leave the village because of Sarah. Will Katie be able to persuade her otherwise?
EastEnders Spoilers: Will Heather’s persuasion get Phil and Shirley together?
12:37 AM — Max discharges himself from hospital against doctors' orders as he is getting increasingly frustrated as he tries to find out what happened to him. He manages to claw his way back into Tanya's house – forcing Jack to move out – but while Abi is delighted, Lauren seeks solace elsewhere. Dot is reluctant to help out and ends up telling Max that while Tanya might have done wrong – it was not beyond understanding.
Coronation Street Spoilers: Steve declares his love for Becky 1
12:27 AM — The lies that Steve told for Becky to protect her from going to prison start developing into the truth as he has to fight to get to court and testify – as Michelle has other plans for him on the day he is needed.
EastEnders Spoilers: Roxy has a baby girl
12:22 AM — There's a very dramatic start to the week in Walford. After a run in with Archie, Sean walks away from the Vic unaware that inside Roxy is going into labour. She's screaming for Sean, but he's busy sulking. An ambulance soon arrives to whisk the expectant mother to hospital, but she insists that she's not going anywhere without Sean. It seems like she's got no choice though as the baby is well on its way. Archie promises to find the lad.
21st November 2008
LGBT domestic violence helpline backs Reclaim the Night 1
5:50 PM — The national helpline for lesbian, gay bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence has backed this year’s Reclaim the Night events.
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.
Boyzone’s “deadly message” of gay equality upsets Presbyterian minister 20
3:49 PM — The decision of a boyband to give its gay member a male love interest in their latest video has provoked comment from the somewhat unlikely source of an obscure Northern Ireland preacher.
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.
Video: Faggot, I kill every one of them 28
2:16 PM — Gay hate singer Bounty Killer is seen in this video boasting of wanting to murder gay and lesbian people.
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.
Charities urge caution over new pill that “protects” against HIV
12:11 PM — An antiretroviral treatment undergoing trials could reduce the risk of HIV infection, but reports of a new wonder drug are far off the mark, according to leading sexual health charities.
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.
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.
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.
Education minister reveals new guidance for schools on gender identity 3
1:40 PM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Children, Young People and Families has said that new guidance is being developed for schools on gender and gender identity.