20th August 2008
Teens charged with murder of supposed gay gang member 2
4:40 PM — Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a supposedly gay fellow gang member, and are being held without bail after a court hearing.
Gay marriage opponents join forces in Connecticut
2:31 PM — The Family Institute of Connecticut wants a system of direct initiative, in which people can petition to get issues onto the ballot, because it hopes voters will eventually pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage .
Cornwall man sentenced after homophobic abuse 8
2:18 PM — A man has appeared before Truro magistrates after he attacked a person he thought to be gay.
Largest ever police contingent to march for gay pride 5
1:53 PM — The world's largest ever police contingent to take part in a gay pride parade will be seen this Saturday during Manchester Pride.
Lithuanian mayors claim EU anti-discrimination trucks are “propaganda of homosexuality” 2
12:25 PM — Two mayors of Lithuanian cities have refused to allow an EU anti-discrimination truck on their municipal territories this year.
Gay Greens angered by lack of action against Iris Robinson 11
12:11 PM — LGBT Greens are disappointed with the lack of action taken against Iris Robinson MP, who caused outrage by claiming that homosexuality could be "cured" and comparing it to child abuse.
19th August 2008
Obama is gay favourite in U.S. opinion polls 4
5:19 PM — Barack Obama has a 58-point lead over John McCain among LGBT voters, according to a recent public opinion poll.
Gays to demonstrate against Human Rights Campaign 3
5:04 PM — Gay activists in Boston are rallying troops to protest against The Human Rights Campaign in October.
Gays beat the credit crunch 3
4:50 PM — Gay and lesbian consumers are more resilient to the credit crunch than their hetro-sexual counterparts, a new survey suggests.
Catholic League president objects to gay press at Democratic Convention 4
2:39 PM — Catholic League president, Bill Donahue, has slammed the pro-gay blogs set to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of this month.
Widowed gays win rights in Argentina 1
1:13 PM — The Argentinian government has granted same sex couples the right to claim their deceased partners' pension.
Dumfries Pride demonstrates support for LGBT equality 2
12:37 PM — An estimated 600 people showed their colours in Dumfries and Galloway's first ever LGBT Pride event last Saturday.
GMFA safe sex class for gay men returns
12:15 PM — Gay men across the UK will have access to sex education that is not taught in schools.
18th August 2008
Anti-gay group attacks same-sex marriage in Massachusetts 1
4:45 PM — Same-sex marriage opponents in Massachusetts have proposed a ballot question that would invalidate gay and lesbian nuptials if their union would not be recognized in their home state.
Life sentence for homophobic Texan killer 9
1:22 PM — A Texan jury gave a life sentence to a man found guilty of killing a gay flight attendant in 2007. Terry Mark Mangum, 27, of Cypress, killed Kenneth Cummings, 46, because he hated homosexuals, the Brazoria County jury heard Wednesday.
McCain and Obama discuss gay marriages 10
1:10 PM — Barack Obama and John McCain defined marriage this weekend, among other things, in a bid to win over value voters.
Indian gays demand British apology for sex law 10
11:34 AM — Thousands of gay activists gathered in a park in Mumbai on Saturday to call on the British Government to apologise for introducing anti-sodomy laws that still make homosexuality illegal in India today.