26th November 2008
Cyprus grants resident status to gay Iranian asylum seeker 2
4:06 PM — MEPs have welcomed the decision of Cyprus interior minister to grant resident status to an gay Iranian asylum seeker.
Russian Orthodox ‘vigilante groups’ worry gay rights activists 8
3:39 PM — From next month religiously-motivated gangs will be on the streets of Moscow, assisting police with monitoring "suspicious citizens" and other public order duties.
French politician vindicated over homophobic comments 6
1:50 PM — The French Court of Appeal has overturned a previous court judgement against parliamentarian Christian Vanneste.
Music stars back campaign against HIV discrimination in Ireland
12:20 PM — The first national report on HIV-related stigma in Ireland has revealed that half of people living with the condition face discrimination from their own friends.
25th November 2008
EU Commission reports on gay rights in candidate countries 1
2:03 PM — A leading gay rights group has praised the European Union for raising the human rights of LGBT people in this year's progress reports on candidate countries.
Gay Mayor of Paris distances himself from Socialist party infighting
12:55 PM — The French Socialist party has been left in chaos following the narrow victory by Martine Aubry in the election for leadership.
21st November 2008
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.
20th November 2008
Dutch men responsible for homophobic attacks police figures reveal 7
7:13 PM — A new system for reporting hate crimes in The Netherlands has found that the vast majority of homophobic attacks are carried out by native Dutch men.
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.
19th November 2008
Sweden removes transvestism and other ‘sexual behaviours’ from list of diseases
1:26 PM — The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden has decided to remove a range of 'sexual behaviours' from the official disease registry.
18th November 2008
Stars back gay-bashing campaign for “traditional love” in Ukraine 20
2:00 PM — Pop stars and footballers are among the celebrities in Ukraine backing a new campaign that promotes "traditional love."
New report on Ireland’s gays reveals isolation and discrimination 4
12:49 PM — A new study of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the West of Ireland has found that nearly 70% of them have suffered some form of discrimination.
Slavic Gay Pride will unite Belarusian and Russian activists
12:22 PM — Gay rights groups in Belarus and Russia have agreed to hold an annual Slavic Pride event. Organisers said there is good reason for Russian and Belarusian gays and lesbians to work together.
17th November 2008
Court setback for Russian gay activists over ban on Tambov march
12:18 PM — Courts in the Russian region of Tambov have rejected futher action aganist a homophobic politician and dismissed a ban on a gay rights march.
14th November 2008
New exhibition documents homophobia at Riga Pride 1
3:22 PM — A photographic exhibition in Glasgow featuring images from the disrupted Riga Pride 2008 is a "shocking" reminder of the hate, intolerance and violence still existing in Europe.
Norwegian bishops consider special liturgy for gay couples 1
2:12 PM — The Church of Norway has yet to decide if it should create a new liturgy for same-sex couples. From January gays and lesbians will be able to have a full civil marriage.
Sarkozy asked to raise gay rights with Russian President at weekend summit
1:03 PM — Human rights in Russia should be on the agenda at this weekend's EU/Russia summit in Nice, according to gay activists in Moscow.
13th November 2008
Give gay couples legal partnerships, MEPs ask Bulgaria
12:56 PM — Euro MPs have called on the Bulgarian goverment to extend civil partnerships to gay and lesbian couples.
Two men jailed for assault in Dutch HIV blood case 5
12:36 PM — A court in Holland has found two men guilty of assault after a trial in which witnesses testified they were drugged, sexually assaulted and injected with HIV positive blood.
12th November 2008
European Court of Human Rights rejects Russian “gay” marriage case
4:44 PM — A straight human rights activist who tried to register a same-sex union with the owner of a gay website has been denied a hearing before the European Court of Human Rights.