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.
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.
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