26th November 2008
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.
22nd November 2008
Video: Turkey slaughter backdrop for Sarah Palin’s bizarre interview 7
2:55 PM — She electrified the Republican party base during the US Presidential elections with her hunting and shooting hockey mom persona.
21st November 2008
Chicago’s first gay-friendly high school off the agenda 4
4:51 PM — Backers of the creation of a high school for gay pupils have asked the Chicago Board of Education to take the plan off the agenda as they consider how to implement it.
MEPs ask Commission if gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran 9
4:07 PM — Members of the European parliament have intervened in the case of a gay man from Iran who was reportedly refused asylum in Cyprus on the grounds of his sexual orientation.
Dating site backs down over heterosexuals-only policy 8
2:43 PM — A popular dating site has agreed to set up a separate site for gay and lesbians after setting a lawsuit out of court.
Obama to nominate Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State 3
1:57 PM — An aide to Barack Obama's transition team has told reporters in the US that Hillary Clinton has agreed to be his nominee for US Secretary of State. An announcement is expected next week.
Harvey Milk would have forced more action on AIDS, claims Sean Penn
12:41 PM — The actor who plays gay politician Harvey Milk in a biopic to be released in the UK next year has said that his death left the community less able to push for action on AIDS.