14th November 2008
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.
Video: Trans man pregnant with second baby 18
1:08 AM — Thomas Beatie, the first "man" to give birth has revealed that he is expecting again. The 34-year-old told ABC's Barbara Walters that he will give birth to a second child in June.
13th November 2008
Connecticut politician’s joy at her lesbian wedding, the first in the state 1
6:09 PM — A member of the Connecticut state legislature and her partner became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the US state this morning.
President-elect Obama to target abstinence-only programmes 3
3:12 PM — After a meeting with President Bush in the White House earlier this week, Barack Obama has turned his attention to the changes he wants to make to US policy.
Disgraced pastor Ted Haggard claims he was abused as a child 15
2:46 PM — Ted Haggard, the former pastor of an evangelical super church who was forced to resign after revelations of a three-year affair with a male prostitute, has said he sexually abused as a seven-year-old.
Unusual case of man “cured” of HIV via marrow transplant not “big breakthrough”
1:51 PM — Scientists and sexual health charities have warned that the case of a man who appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a genetic resistance to the virus does not represent a major breakthrough.
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
Disgraced Congressman Mark Foley breaks his silence over sex chats with teenage pages 1
6:12 PM — It was one of the biggest sex scandals in 21st century American politics. A US Congressman was accused of multiple incidents of inappropriate behaviour.
Video: Star Trek’s Mr Sulu defends his California gay marriage 10
5:20 PM — Actor George Takei has said that a vote to ban gay marriage in California is taking away a "fundamental right."
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.