13th August 2008
Man found guilty of gay blackmail attempt
2:24 PM — An Australian man who attempted to blackmail a gay man has been heavily fined. Justin Williams saw the man enter a public toilet block with two other men in Melton, whilst he was sitting in his car reading a newspaper in November, reports HeraldSun.com.
Police search for information on stabbed gay man
1:12 PM — A gay man was stabbed in Northlands Street, Camberwell on Saturday 2nd August. Police and an ambulance attended the scene and Andrew Pratt, 43, was taken to Kings College Hospital.
Jamaican lesbian avoids deportation from Florida
12:58 PM — A Jamaican lesbian living in Sunrise, Florida, has been allowed to stay in the U.S.A as she could be at risk of homophobic violence in Jamaica.
HIV prevention worker fights deportation
11:42 AM — An HIV prevention worker in Nottingham is fighting deportation to his country of origin.
Number of Australian gay partnerships exceeds expectations 1
11:12 AM — More Australian gay couples are registering their partnerships than anticipated by the government.
Labour councillor cautioned following gay insult 22
10:52 AM — The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham council has been cautioned by police after using homophobic language.
Scientists say Red Cross blood ban case ‘a straw man’
10:28 AM — Two bio-ethicists today gave evidence at the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal investigating gay blood donation in Tasmania.
12th August 2008
Manchester Pride to celebrate 18th birthday 5
5:42 PM — Manchester Pride 2008 will begin on Friday 15th August with a range of events across the city.
Two charged with the murder of Liverpool gay teen 7
4:40 PM — Two teens, accused of beating a gay teenage hairdresser to death in what the police claim was a homophobic attack have been charged with his murder today.
London Transgender Film Festival announced 1
3:57 PM — 2008 London Transgender Film Festival will take place at Ritzy Picturehouse, 7th-9th November.
Gay athletes raring to compete at Beijing Olympics
3:23 PM — A host of talented gay and lesbian athletes are set to take part at the Beijing Olympics.
No charge for attackers of Salt Lake gay man 13
12:58 PM — A group who attacked a gay man in Salt Lake, U.S.A. will not be charged with assault. David Bell, 30, was beaten by between three and five of his neighbours at his home on 4th July, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
South African church musician dismissed for being gay 2
11:47 AM — A church organist in South Africa is suing his employers after being dismissed due to his sexuality.
Vauxhall event aims to raise drug awareness 1
11:08 AM — Barcode nightclub is set to host Drug Idle, an evening of debate and discussion around recreational drug use.
HIV/AIDS expert compares Australian gay blood ban to racism 1
10:58 AM — The director of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria has likened the Australian Red Cross ban on gay blood donations to racist discrimination.
11th August 2008
Book on LGBT life in Muslim cultures published
2:29 PM — The editor of gay Muslim magazine Huriyah has released a book about LGBT people in the Islamic World. Afdhere Jama's book 'Illegal Citizens: Queer lives in the Muslim world' follows the lives of 33 people in 22 countries including Nigeria, Lebanon, Indonesia, Bosnia, China, India, Israel, and Ukraine.
McKellen and Callow strike out at anti-gay bishop 11
12:51 PM — Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Callow, two of the UK's most prominent gay actors, have spoken out against Bishop Joseph Devine. Devine, on of Scotlands most prominent clergymen, expressed his disproval of McKellan's recent honour from the Queen in a controversial speech to St. Aloysius College in Glasgow earlier this year.
VIP tickets for Gay and Lesbian World Cup on sale now 1
11:39 AM — Limited edition VIP tickets for the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) World Championship are now on sale.
8th August 2008
REVIEW: Jeremy Marks, ‘Exchanging the truth of God for a lie’ 15
5:10 PM — In ‘Exchanging the truth of God for a lie: One man’s spiritual journey to find the truth about homosexuality and same-sex partnerships’, Jeremy Marks explores his philosophy on gay Christianity.
5th August 2008
Review: k.d. lang dances for the crowd at Cambridge Folk Festival 1
6:07 PM — This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival had perhaps the ultimate line-up. Young guns such as Quebec’s traditional French folk outfit Mauvais Sort rocked the crowds.