10th October 2008
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar keeps newspaper column 8
4:04 PM — A Church of England vicar who wrote a homophobic rant on his blog and then tried to claim he has "nothing against" gay people will not be sacked from his regular column in a local newspaper.
Portugese parliament rejects gay marriage proposal 8
3:34 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in Portugal will continue to be banned from getting married after the main government and opposition parties joined forces.
Post debate bump puts Obama 11% ahead
2:54 PM — The latest Gallup poll of the support for the candidates for President of the United States indicates that Barack Obama has widened his lead over John McCain.
Matthew Shepard’s mother hits out at prejudice and ignorance, ten years on 2
2:34 PM — Judy Shepard, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, released the following statement as she marks the tenth year since his death on October 12th 1998.
Fundraising appeal attracts donors as Liverpool gay teen is buried 1
2:25 PM — A new fund in memory of Michael Causer has been established and more than £1,000 has already been raised.
Insurers are inconsistent over Hep C 1
1:46 PM — The British insurance industry has a poor understanding of Hepatitis C and life assurance policies for people living with the virus can vary considerably.
BBC rejects complaints about EastEnders gay kiss 19
1:19 AM — More than 150 people who complained after two gay men kissed on BBC soap EastEnders have been told by the corporation that they treat gay and straight relationships in the same way.
Victory for Christians as McDonald’s gives in over gay rights 27
12:48 AM — Christian and conservative Americans are claiming they have forced one of the world's best-known companies to withdraw from National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Russian mayor blocks gay rights protest 1
12:24 AM — A municipal leader in Russia has said that a planned protest against homophobia by gay rights activists cannot go ahead.
Children of lesbians ‘at risk’ due to prolific sperm donors 2
12:12 AM — A health official in South Australia has warned that the state's rules on sperm donation could put the children of some lesbians at risk.
Grey’s Anatomy star donates to California gay marriage defence fund
12:02 AM — Hollywood star TR Knight has donated $50,000 (£29,000) to help defeat a proposal to remove the rights of lesbian and gay Californians to get married.