26th August 2008
Majority of Americans would vote for gay Presidential candidate 1
10:37 AM — Is America ready to paint the White House pink? The results of new poll from Zogby International suggest that the majority of Americans would vote for an openly gay President.
NBC censored gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham 12
12:28 AM — US television network NBC censored the sexuality of Olympic gold medal diver, Matthew Mitcham it has been claimed.
Iconic American LGBT publication The Advocate sold by PlanetOut
12:11 AM — Planet Out, has sold The Advocate and a number of other publications to Regent Media, the owners of Gaywired and here! tv.
23rd August 2008
No hope for Hillary Clinton – Obama picks Joe Biden as running mate 5
7:31 PM — Ending weeks of speculation as to who would join Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on the November ticket, the Obama campaign announced on Friday that Delaware Senator Joe Biden would be the vice presidential nominee.
Gay hero Matthew Mitcham wins Olympic 10m diving gold medal 17
4:30 PM — From gay icon, to Olympic champion, Matthew Mitcham has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in Beijing. There are 9 lesbians and one bisexual woman competing alongside him.
22nd August 2008
Concerned Women for America claim gay greeting cards are detrimental to children 38
4:49 PM — Senior members of Concerned Women for America (CWA) have condemned Hallmark's marketing of greeting cards aimed at gays and lesbians.
Lawrence King’s school records obtained for accused teen’s defence case 4
4:13 PM — The school records of murdered gay teenager Lawrence King have been released to the lawyer defending the student accused of killing him.
Labour councillor, Liam Smith, claims he is victim of “dyke” smear campaign 5
2:35 PM — The Barking and Dagenham Labour councillor who came under fire for alleged homophobic comments has said that he is a victim of a "politically motivated smear campaign."
COMMENT: Stonewall FC to win Gay Football World Championship?
1:30 PM — The British team Stonewall FC is strongly tipped to win the Gay Football World Championship which opens in London this Sunday, 24th August writes Peter Tatchell
Brian Coleman accuses fellow Conservative councillors of homophobia 8
12:47 PM — Conservative London Fire And Emergency Planning Authority chairman Brian Coleman has claimed that he has been passed over for a senior post due to homophobia by fellow Tories.
Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief says homosexuality must be stamped out in schools 8
12:21 PM — Dr Kihumuro Apuuli, the Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief, has warned the education ministry of that country that homosexuality is "rife" in schools.
Veterans claim council support for Doncaster gay pride unfair 3
11:51 AM — A row has erupted in Doncaster after a Veterans' Day parade was unable to go ahead.
Stonewall Cymru launches guide for gay hate crime victims
11:05 AM — Stonewall Cymru, the Welsh gay equality organisation, is working with police after stating that attacks on LGBT people are underreported.
Gay footballers gear up for the world championships 2
10:36 AM — The world's largest gay global cup is coming to Regent's Park this coming Monday. Fifty teams from six continents will be competing for the holy grail of gay football.
Heniz shrugs off gay boycott with soaring sales figures
12:00 AM — Despite a boycott organised by gay rights group Stonewall, Heinz, saw earnings in the most recent quarter increase by $229 million (£123m). It was slammed by gay rights groups for pulling a television advertisement featuring two men kissing.
21st August 2008
Double gay suicide in Cornwall shocks local residents 29
5:54 PM — Two young gay men, Daniel Cudd, 23, and Roger Irons, 21, were found hanged in separate incidents in Falmouth, Cornwall.
EXCLUSIVE: MEP plans campaign to have UK civil partnerships recognised in Europe 13
5:01 PM — A Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has revealed plans to campaign for the recognition of UK civil partnerships (CPs) in other EU states.
Gay rights supporter Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies 1
4:09 PM — Ohio Representative and Democratic super-delegate Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died after suffering an aneurysm while driving her car on Tuesday night.
Native Americans accept gay marriage 5
3:55 PM — The Coquille Indian Tribe on the southern Oregon coast, who are a federally recognised sovereign nation, are not bound by Oregon's constitution, and so allow gay marriage amongst its members.
Millions poured into battle over Proposition 8 3
3:24 PM — Out-of-state money has been flooding in either side of the Proposition 8 debate in California.