26th August 2008
Majority of Americans would vote for gay Presidential candidate 1
10:37 AM — Is America ready to paint the White House pink? The results of new poll from Zogby International suggest that the majority of Americans would vote for an openly gay President.
19th August 2008
Manhunt chairman resigns over McCain donation backlash
12:57 PM — Jonathan Crutchley, the chairman of the board of popular gay dating site Manhunt.net, has been forced to resign after it was revealed he made a $2,300 (£1,235) donation to the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain.
8th August 2008
Democratic convention platform short on LGBT issues 2
10:43 AM — The Democratic National Committee sent a draft of the party’s 2008 platform to committee members yesterday that incorporated planks from the platforms of former candidates.
7th August 2008
Lesbian politician to co-chair Obama LGBT committee
1:58 PM — With the US Presidential race tightening, Barack Obama is stepping up his efforts to reach out to the gay and lesbian community.
6th August 2008
Obama and McCain battle for vital female vote
12:49 AM — Given that women have held the key to deciding every Presidential election since 1968, it appears that both the Republican and Democratic presumptive nominees have some work to do.
4th August 2008
National Radio Hall of Fame honour for homophobe angers gay activists 1
2:03 PM — James Dobson’s Focus on the Family Daily radio show will become the first religious radio programme inducted into America's National Radio Hall of Fame this November.
Ludacris ode to Obama not welcomed by candidate 1
12:49 PM — Grammy Award-winning rapper and rabid Barack Obama backer Ludacris recently decided to express his support for the Democratic Presidential hopeful in song.
Hillary will not seek nomination at Democratic convention 1
10:47 AM — According to the New York Daily News Senator Hillary Clinton will not ask to be nominated for President when the Democrats gather in Denver to officially nominate Barack Obama later this month.
1st August 2008
Polls put Obama and McCain neck and neck
11:02 AM — Last Sunday Barack Obama hit a peak in daily tracking polls, pulling ahead of his Republican rival by a nine-point margin.
31st July 2008
Video: McCain compares Obama to Britney and Paris Hilton
3:00 PM — With less than one hundred days left before Americans head to the polls to elect the next President of the United States, things are getting decidedly nastier.
30th July 2008
Massachusetts on course to allow out of state gays to marry
10:56 AM — The Massachusetts House has voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents gay and lesbian couples from most other states from marrying in the states.
25th July 2008
Obama raises $52m in June, but not from Hillary supporters
10:36 AM — Barack Obama had a stellar fundraising month in June bringing in an astounding $52 million. Hillary Clinton’s largest donors have continued to withhold their financial support.
21st July 2008
Bill Clinton confirms he will campaign for Obama 1
11:20 AM — Former US President Bill Clinton publicly acknowledged yesterday that he is eager and ready to campaign for Barack Obama.
17th July 2008
COMMENT: Is Hillary setting her sights on 2012? 2
11:54 AM — Remaining true to her image as a tenacious fighter, Senator Hillary Clinton has dusted herself off after the bruising 2008 Democratic primary race against Barack Obama.
Ron Paul under fire over health cover for Presidential campaign workers 2
11:07 AM — Kent Snyder, the openly gay 49-year-old campaign chair responsible for helping Libertarian Presidential hopeful Ron Paul raise more than $35 million, died on June 26 after being hospitalised for about two months.
16th July 2008
McCain moves to clarify hardline stance on gay adoption
12:52 PM — John McCain has been sending contradictory messages regarding his stance on gay adoption in recent days. In an interview Senator McCain appeared to align himself with President George W. Bush’s tough stance.
15th July 2008
Obama’s double-digit lead over McCain evaporates 1
7:54 PM — Barack Obama's lead over his Republican rival Senator John McCain appears to have almost completely evaporated in recent weeks.
13th July 2008
Obama campaign considers who will be his running mate
9:27 PM — Former Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson said on Thursday that he does not believe his former boss is under formal consideration for the job.
11th July 2008
Video: Obama accepts Jesse Jackson’s apology for castration comments
10:33 AM — Apologies flew from Reverend Jesse Jackson to presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama on Wednesday over remarks he made about the Illinois Senator on Fox News.
10th July 2008
Jesse Jackson apologises for Obama remarks
11:24 AM — Ahead of Fox News' scheduled airing of disparaging comments he made about Barack Obama in a private conversation, Rev. Jesse Jackson has already issued an apology.