6th August 2008
‘God Hates Fags’ sect to picket show about their founder 9
5:39 PM — Alistair Newton, playwright and director of The Pastor Phelps Project: A Fundamentalist Cabaret, has invited the show's inspiration, homophobic pastor Fred Phelps, to the opening night.
Obama pledges support for gay families 1
4:45 PM — The presumptive Democratic party nominee for President of the United States has pledged to work towards the elimination of discrimination against LGBT families if elected.
Schwarzenegger to decide on honour for assassinated gay politician
4:18 PM — The Governor of California has been sent a bill that would make the anniversary of the birth of Harvey Milk a "day of significance" in the state’s educational institutions.
Gay teenager’s parents pay tribute to their “happy and outgoing” son 5
2:57 PM — The parents of a gay teenager who died after being attacked in Merseyside have spoken about their loss.
Moscow Pride organisers invite Boris 2
1:19 PM — Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have invited the mayors of three leading European capitals to take part in Gay Pride events in the Russian capital in 2009.
Petition on Downing St website calls for review of gay asylum policy 7
1:02 PM — LGBT Greens have launched a petition on the Downing St website to push urgent review of Home Office approaches to asylum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
AIDS charity seeks HIV+ gay and bisexual men for workplace research
12:48 PM — The National AIDS Trust has commissioned an independent research project to find out more about the experience of living with HIV and employment.
Ad standards authority investigating homophobic advert 15
11:35 AM — A newspaper ad placed in the Belfast News Letter ahead of the city's Pride event is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority.
MTV and MySpace join forces to promote HIV awareness
11:10 AM — MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and MySpace have announced the launch of Untold Stories, an interactive story-writing competition.
Obama and McCain battle for vital female vote
12:49 AM — Given that women have held the key to deciding every Presidential election since 1968, it appears that both the Republican and Democratic presumptive nominees have some work to do.
President Bush’s homophobia makes my blood boil says Lauper 4
12:42 AM — During a stop on her True Colours tour recently, gay rights advocate Cyndi Lauper blasted President George W Bush, calling him homophobic and anti-American.