20th August 2008
Stonewall Awards to honour gay equality champions 5
4:24 PM — The third Stonewall Awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, is set to take place on Thursday 6th November at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Dumfries and Galloway Police receive award for services to LGBT community
3:57 PM — Dumfries and Golloway Constabulary have become the fifth organisation in Scotland to be given the LGBT Charter Mark award.
Malawian gays form association 9
3:31 PM — Gays and lesbians in Malawi have formed the Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), as homosexuality is a criminal offence punishable by hard labour in their republic.
Gay rights champion dies 5
12:40 PM — The former Labour MP who was instrumental in the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act has died.
Gay man accused of kidnapping children fights back 6
10:58 AM — David Bell, the Salt Lake man was attacked by his neighbours for allegedly kidnapping their children, has launched a publicity campaign to "tell the other side of the story."
19th August 2008
Revellers clash with anti-gay protestors at Londonderry Pride 6
4:29 PM — Police were called to the launch of Londonderry's Pride week last night after a protest by an anti-gay group.
LGBT domestic violence victims not catered for, charity claims
3:47 PM — Broken Rainbow, the LGBT domestic violence service, has said that few refuges have adequate provisions for LGBT people.
Fox News apologises for transgender comments 5
11:55 AM — Fox News came under fire last week due to comments made by America's Newsroom host Gregg Jarrett regarding a transgender contestant on America's Top Model.
Court victory over Christian doctors for lesbian mother 2
11:10 AM — A lesbian denied infertility treatment by her doctors on the grounds of their religious beliefs has won a case against them in California's Supreme Court.
Berlin Mayor condemns vandalism of gay memorial 1
10:40 AM — Klaus Wowereit, Berlin's first openly-gay mayor, has spoken out against the vandalism of the city's memorial to gay and lesbian victims of Nazi rule.
Australian Red Cross ignored advice from blood experts, lawyer claims
10:22 AM — The Australian Red Cross ignored the concerns of its chief medical advisor regarding gay blood donations, a tribunal hear today.
18th August 2008
John Edwards a “fag enabler”, anti-gay sect claims 9
5:24 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), the anti-gay Christian organisation, has voiced the opinion that John Edwards is "cursed" by God.
Brian McFadden upsets gay rights groups in New Zealand 10
3:30 PM — Ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden has caused a furore In New Zealand by stating that heterosexual men should not wear pink.
Bishop to speak out on Catholic Church’s stance on gay issues 14
3:08 PM — The Bishop of Lancaster will publish a review of the Catholic Church this month that will condemn the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales for its stance on same-sex relationships.
Katy Perry “led astray by Hollywood”, parents say 7
2:29 PM — The parents of singer Katy Perry have condemned her chart-topping single "I Kissed a Girl".
Gay blood donation tribunal told all donors should be screened
12:51 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal investigating the gay blood ban today heard evidence from an Australian AIDS expert.
Gays encouraged to join MI5 4
11:57 AM — The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation.
Gay Nazi victim memorial vandalized 8
11:21 AM — The Berlin memorial to gay and lesbian Nazi victims was has been vandalised.
15th August 2008
Bisexuality passed on by “hyper-heterosexuals”, researchers claim 4
4:19 PM — Academics at the University of Padua, Italy, claim that bisexual men may have inherited their attraction to men through 'hyper-heterosexual' female family members.
German Arabic magazine claims gay men carry “flesh-eating bacteria” 9
3:55 PM — A German Arabic language magazine is being investigated by police after it published an article claiming that shaking hands with gay men can transmit disease.