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.
Australian government ‘health ambassadors’ in gay hate controversy 2
11:39 AM — The Australian Department of Health has come under fire for appointing two men's health ambassadors who were allegedly involved in writing a document that espoused homophobic views.
26th November 2008
Trans ex-MP triumphs as Italy’s newest reality TV star
4:52 PM — While Brian Paddick, former Lib Dem contender for Mayor of London, is baring all in the Australian jungle courtesy of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, another LGBT political figure has just won fame and public adulation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New report recommends universal HIV testing to reduce infections
12:54 PM — A new study has been published that suggests a strategy of universal voluntary HIV testing would reduce HIV cases in a 'severe generalised epidemic' from 20 per 1000 people to one per 1000 people within ten years.
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.
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
Nature or nurture? The debate continues… 17
3:57 PM — In a recent addition to the Nature versus Nurture debate, a survey has revealed that for the majority of lesbians, sexuality is not a choice.
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.
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.
New rights for Australian gay and lesbian couples approved by Senate 8
1:46 PM — Legislators in Australia have voted to grant equal rights for same-sex couples in areas such as taxation, healthcare and retirement benefits.
Burundi MPs vote to criminalise same-sex acts ahead of UN appeal 3
1:12 PM — An African nation has become the latest to criminalise homosexual acts, just weeks before France will plead for universal decriminalisation at the UN.
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.
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.
South African gays picket Human Rights Commission over ‘hate speech’ article
12:42 PM — Gay rights advocates in South Africa have attacked the country's Human Rights Commission for failing to comment on the case of a columnist who wrote a homophobic newspaper article.