17th November 2008
UN General Assembly will hear plea for end to LGBT discrimination 1
11:39 AM — Next month's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly will make history when a declaration against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will be presented.
HIV vaccine trial did not prevent infections
11:06 AM — The clinical trial of a HIV vaccine in the US has found that it does not lower the risk of acquiring HIV, and in some cases may actually increase the risk of contracting the infection.
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.
LGBT Indians represent “millions of untapped votes” says Nepal’s gay MP
2:57 PM — An inspirational gay politician on a visit to India said he is shocked that the world's largest democracy denies basic human rights to sexual and gender minorities.
Gay rappers mock homophobe Trick Trick over faggot comments 6
2:35 PM — A rapper who said he doesn't want "faggot money" has provoked a furious reaction from gay hip hop stars.
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.
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.