1st September 2008
Norway’s Muslim leaders urged to reach out to gays
11:06 AM — The Islamic Council of Norway has asked imams to listen to the country's gays. The Council do not want homosexuals, Muslim or not, to be in the closet.
29th August 2008
Brighton to play host to Euro gay sailing regatta 2
4:43 PM — Gays will be setting sail for the 8th annual Euro Gay Cup next month. The competition returns to Brighton Marina.
Leicester LGBT to hold week of celebrations
4:36 PM — The East Midlands city of Leicester is set for a week-long celebration of LGBT life next month. An "eclectic and exciting" schedule has been planned.
Competition and friendship at gay soccer world cup in London
3:31 PM — The world's largest gay football event got underway with a series of matches on Bank Holiday Monday in Regents Park.
28th August 2008
Queer group claims organisers tried to censor them at Manchester Pride 15
2:09 PM — A national gay youth group has complained about scenes at Manchester Pride last weekend. The event was a 78-hour extravaganza of music, film, heritage and culture.
Cambodian women discover beauty use for condom lubricant
12:42 PM — A lubricant has become a popular acne cure among Cambodian women. Number One Plus is a water-based lubricant produced by health organisation Population Services International.
27th August 2008
Straights to show support for LGBT community at equal rights vigils 1
4:37 PM — A project demonstrating straight Americans' support for the LGBT community will take place across America next month.
Sydney’s ‘homophobia free zones’ denounced as a publicity stunt 2
1:52 PM — An ordinance to enforce homophobia-free zones throughout a gay neighbourhood in Sydney has drawn criticism from locals.
Ban on gay adoption to go before Arkansas voters 2
1:28 PM — A proposal aimed at barring gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents has been cleared to appear on this autumn's ballot in Arkansas.
Gay online TV channel to launch in Romania
11:40 AM — Romanian gays are to get their own online TV channel dedicated to the 'life and problems of the gay community' this autumn.
26th August 2008
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.
Gay pop star’s final turn in front of adoring home crowd 1
12:57 PM — After 25 years, George Michael's live performance career is coming to an end. The Jesus to a Child superstar said goodbye in a double-whammy, two-night concert special that started on Sunday.
22nd August 2008
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.
21st August 2008
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.
Hallmark releases gay wedding cards 1
2:25 PM — Hallmark has joined California and Massachusetts in recognising gay partnerships.
Mixed messages on Brazilian gay rights 1
12:28 PM — Brazil's lower house of Congress has rejected part of a pending adoption law that would have allowed gay couples to adopt children.
Polish Reformed Church denies “gay sect” accusations 1
11:37 AM — The Reformed Catholic Church has responded to a recent spate of articles from the Roman Catholic Church in Polandwhich have described the church as a "gay sect".
South African Trans-woman in beauty pageant furore
11:25 AM — A row has erupted over a transgender woman who has apparently been snubbed by the organisers of the Miss South Africa pageant.
20th August 2008
Library of Congress in sex discrimination court case
5:23 PM — A woman has taken the Library of Congress to court, alleging a job offer there was withdrawn one day after she informed an official that she was making the transition from being a man to a woman.