2nd December 2008
Barack Obama commits to addressing AIDS “crisis” in the US
2:03 PM — The President-elect of the United States marked World AIDS Day yesterday with a committment to fight HIV in America as well as worldwide.
Vatican opposes UN resolution on decriminalisation 18
12:19 PM — The Vatican's observer at the United Nations has criticised a European Union initiative on homosexuality.
1st December 2008
James Franco: Sean Penn wanted more gay sex in Harvey Milk film 2
10:57 PM — Hollywood star Sean Penn urged the writers of the Harvey Milk biopic Milk to include more gay sex scenes, says co-star James Franco. Penn plays Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official, in the film.
President-elect Obama challenged over HIV civil rights abuses
6:58 PM — An LGBT civil rights group has urged the new President of the United States to tackle inequalities faced by people living with HIV and AIDS.
Obama nominates former rival Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State 2
5:52 PM — Today saw a moment of healing for the Democratic party when US President-elect Barack Obama formally nominated Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
Gays in Haiti show their Pride during AIDS march 1
12:18 PM — A small group of men openly declared their homosexuality during a protest in Haiti at the weekend.
Obama to name Clinton and Jones in new national security team
11:55 AM — The President-elect of the United States is expected to nominate Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State later today when he names his national security team.
28th November 2008
Obama transition team denies he will delay ending gay military ban 2
4:02 PM — A spokesperson for US President-elect Barack Obama has said that no decisions had been made about the strategy or timing of an attempt to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people serving in the country's Armed Forces.
Writers create pro-gay ‘Princess Diana’ bible 8
1:17 PM — Film-maker Max Mitchell has announced plans to publish a pro gay translation of The Bible to be called 'The Princess Diana Bible'.
27th November 2008
Iowa may be next state to allow gay marriage 1
11:45 AM — Gay families in the US state of Iowa may see the way cleared for marriage equality.
26th November 2008
25,000 expected at massive HIV fundraiser in Florida 1
2:58 PM — Today sees the start of 'White Party Week' a gay and lesbian event to raise money for South Florida's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS charity, Care Resource.
Obama adviser on gays in the military criticised for sexist attitudes 3
1:35 PM — Advocates for an end to the ban on openly gay people serving in the US military have questioned the suitability of one of the President-elect's advisers.
Court challenge could end Florida’s ban on gay adpotion 2
12:43 PM — A judge in Florida has ruled that a gay man can adopt his two foster children, despite a state law banning homosexuals from adopting.
25th November 2008
Lesbian politician may replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate
3:44 PM — If Hillary Clinton accepts the post of US Secretary of State as expected later this week, she will create a vacancy in the Senate that will be filled by an appointment by New York's Governor.
Interview: Bishop Gene Robinson on prophets, Prop 8 and progress 3
3:06 PM — Gene Robinson is a calming presence. The world feels less dangerous when you talk to him, and evils such as racism and homophobia seem less threatening.
24th November 2008
104 retired US top brass call for end to ban on gays in the military 2
3:07 PM — Former general and admirals in the United States Armed Forces have called on the current policy that discriminates against gays and lesbians serving be overturned.
22nd November 2008
Video: Turkey slaughter backdrop for Sarah Palin’s bizarre interview 7
2:55 PM — She electrified the Republican party base during the US Presidential elections with her hunting and shooting hockey mom persona.
21st November 2008
Chicago’s first gay-friendly high school off the agenda 4
4:51 PM — Backers of the creation of a high school for gay pupils have asked the Chicago Board of Education to take the plan off the agenda as they consider how to implement it.
Dating site backs down over heterosexuals-only policy 8
2:43 PM — A popular dating site has agreed to set up a separate site for gay and lesbians after setting a lawsuit out of court.
Obama to nominate Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State 3
1:57 PM — An aide to Barack Obama's transition team has told reporters in the US that Hillary Clinton has agreed to be his nominee for US Secretary of State. An announcement is expected next week.