28th November 2008
Obama transition team denies he will delay ending gay military ban 2
4:02 PM — A spokesperson for US President-elect Barack Obama has said that no decisions had been made about the strategy or timing of an attempt to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian or bisexual people serving in the country's Armed Forces.
Number of HIV+ gay men in China rises to 5% in three years 1
2:27 PM — A new survey of gay men in China has found that 4.9% are living with HIV. In 2005 the figure was 0.4%.
Writers create pro-gay ‘Princess Diana’ bible 8
1:17 PM — Film-maker Max Mitchell has announced plans to publish a pro gay translation of The Bible to be called 'The Princess Diana Bible'.
27th November 2008
Malaysia’s fatwa council explains how ‘tomboys’ become lesbians 15
4:32 PM — A Malaysian religious leader has spoken for the first time in detail about the ramifications of the fatwa passed last month that ruled against women indulging in activities deemed as 'masculine.'
Polish Catholics boycott IKEA over catalogue “promoting” homosexuality 33
3:55 PM — Catholics in Poland are calling for a boycott of furniture retailer IKEA because its catalogue features pictures of same-sex couples.
Serbian government funds LGBT information website
2:54 PM — The Ministry of Culture in Serbia has given financial support to an online news website dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender population within the country
HIV-positive man faces jail sentence for deliberately infecting partners 1
2:33 PM — A judge in Victoria, Australia said that an HIV-positive grandfather from Melbourne preyed on "vulnerable" gay men when he tried to infect them with the virus.
Burundi activists seek internal solution to new law on homosexual acts
1:21 PM — HIV groups in the African nation of Burundi have met with the country's health minister to discuss parliamentary moves to criminalise homosexual acts.
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.