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.
Today is gay wedding day in Connecticut as same-sex marriages begin 3
3:18 PM — A judge in Connecticut will today enter the final judgment in a case that allows same-sex marriages.
New GLAAD programme will monitor advertising worldwide
2:58 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a leading US media monitoring organisation, is to integrate operations with the Commercial Closet Association (CCA).
“I don’t want your faggot money,” claims US rapper Trick Trick 49
1:46 PM — A rapper who is best-known for his work with Eminem has warned gay and lesbian people that his new album contains extreme homophobic lyrics.
11th November 2008
Jamaican star Capleton’s Basel concert cancelled after Swiss gay groups protest 25
3:21 PM — A reggae star who has gone back on a promise not to perform songs encouraging violence against lesbian and gay people has had a concert in Switzerland cancelled.
Comment: Proposition 8 broke our hearts, but it did not end our fight 4
2:16 PM — You can’t take this away from me: Proposition 8 broke our hearts, but it did not end our fight. Like many in our movement, I found myself in Southern California last week.
Lindsay Lohan defies lesbian classification 2
1:33 PM — Actress Lindsay Lohan has spoken about her relationship with DJ Sam Ronson and revealed she does not want her sexuality to be classified as lesbian, bisexual or straight.
California state politicians oppose ban on same-sex marriage 3
1:14 PM — More than a third of the members of the California State Legislature have filed a "friend of the court" brief in the state Supreme Court backing legal challenges to Proposition 8.
Bulgarian leader’s anti-gay comment targets Prime Minister
12:42 PM — A 'war of words' between the leader of Bulgaria's popular GERB political party and the country's Prime Minister has escalated.
Moscow assures gays they will be safe at Eurovision 3
10:52 AM — A leading Russian gay rights activist has accused the Moscow authorities of "pure hypocrisy" after an official gave assurances about the safety of gay people attending next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
10th November 2008
Hungarian parliament approves homophobic hate crimes legislation 1
6:35 PM — Two landmark measures extending protections to LGBT people have been adopted by the Hungarian parliament.
Gay donations would mean more safe blood, tribunal told
5:53 PM — An anti-discrimination tribunal in Australia has been told that lifting a ban on gay men giving blood would increase the amount of safe transfusions available.
Nicole Kidman lines up bisexual and trans roles 1
5:31 PM — Actress Nicole Kidman is to play a Danish artist who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1931, one of the first documented cases of transsexuality.
Labour lose New Zealand general election as Parliament gains new gay MPs 3
3:13 PM — Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand since 1999, has announced she is to step down as leader of the Labour party after defeat in a national election on Saturday.
Roman Catholic thinking on homosexuality – “a type of wound” 23
2:42 PM — Further details have emerged on the use of psychological testing by Catholic authorities to exclude "deviant" people from entering the priesthood.
Schwarzenegger says gay marriage ban is not the end 19
2:23 PM — The Governor of California has said that a statewide ballot measure to ban gay marriage that passed last week is not the end of the matter.
Iran aims to establish Islamic studies departments in UK universities 23
6:00 AM — Institutions funded by the British taxpayer could be used to promote the extremist, homophobic, racist, and violent interpretations of Islam used in Iran.
9th November 2008
Explore Barack Obama’s America with a trip to multi-racial Miami 2
8:45 PM — We woke up to a new America on Wednesday, and interest in visiting the country has rocketed. There were many Europeans who felt uncomfortable spending their Euros in the US.
Interview: Securing gay rights in Jamaica is vital to AIDS struggle 1
6:23 PM — By an stretch of the imagination, the treatment of lesbian and gay people in Jamaica is disgrace, says minister Gareth Thomas.
Exclusive: UK government minister challenged Jamaican PM about homophobia 9
5:32 PM — A British minister raised the issue of decriminalisation of homosexual acts at a recent meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica.