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.
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.
Unions call for an end to discrimination on Transgender Day of Remembrance 1
1:18 PM — The 9th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance has been marked in the UK by the Trades Union Congress with a call on employers to stop discriminating against people on the grounds of gender identity.
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.
Two charged with murder of gay teenager Michael Causer
12:05 PM — Two teenagers denied the murder of Michael Causer when they appeared at Liverpool Crown Court this morning.
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.
Immigration activists target BMI over deportation of gay artist 4
12:20 PM — A major airline faces a "day of action" organised by activists who oppose migration controls. No Borders South Wales wants people nationwide protest against BMI.
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.
Education minister to launch LGBT History Month 4
4:36 PM — Baroness Morgan will become the first education minister to attend the pre-launch of LGBT History Month.
Reader offer: Blowing Whistles tickets for just £10
2:43 PM — PinkNews.co.uk readers are being offered an exclusive discount of 60% on tickets to one of the West End's hottest shows.
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.
17th November 2008
Stonewall announces recruitment process for expert trustees 2
3:30 PM — People with experience of a range of areas from PR to finance are being encouraged to become involved with Stonewall as trustees.
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.
Scottish government back TV and radio anti-bullying campaign
11:21 AM — Scotland's Minister for Schools and Skills launched National Anti-Bullying Week today at an event in partnership with respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying service.
14th November 2008
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.
MPs call for Commons committee to consider LGBT representation 3
12:52 PM — A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
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.