8th August 2008
UN’s 2010 AIDS goal may not be reached
4:16 PM — The United Nations' goal of achieving "universal access" to anti-HIV drugs and care by 2010 is unlikely to be reached.
Anti-gay Christian “family” group folds in wake of founder’s affair 8
4:05 PM — A fundamentalist organisation run by a former police officer turned preacher has reportedly been disbanded. The Christian Congress for Traditional Values was instrumental in organising anti-gay demonstrations.
Gay blood donors would bring “infection and death” claims Red Cross 2
12:38 PM — Gay activists have accused the Red Cross of scare tactics on the first day of a hearing into Australia's gay blood ban in Hobart yesterday.
7th August 2008
Anglican leader criticises church for making gays feel “rejected” 1
1:07 PM — Anglican leaders need to correct the wrongful impression that the Church rejects gay and lesbian people, the Archbishop of Wales said yesterday.
EXCLUSIVE: Man forced to sell flat after French refuse to recognise civil partnership 16
11:18 AM — A gay man has spoken of his anger after French authorities refused to recognise a UK civil partnership.
6th August 2008
‘God Hates Fags’ sect to picket show about their founder 9
5:39 PM — Alistair Newton, playwright and director of The Pastor Phelps Project: A Fundamentalist Cabaret, has invited the show's inspiration, homophobic pastor Fred Phelps, to the opening night.
Moscow Pride organisers invite Boris 2
1:19 PM — Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have invited the mayors of three leading European capitals to take part in Gay Pride events in the Russian capital in 2009.
Petition on Downing St website calls for review of gay asylum policy 7
1:02 PM — LGBT Greens have launched a petition on the Downing St website to push urgent review of Home Office approaches to asylum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
MTV and MySpace join forces to promote HIV awareness
11:10 AM — MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and MySpace have announced the launch of Untold Stories, an interactive story-writing competition.
5th August 2008
Prison gang rape of Mafia ‘poet’ prompts government response 4
5:23 PM — The Sicilian Mafia's "honour code" doesn't bar members from being poets, but a jailed suspect's penchant for writing verse led his fellow mobsters to assume he was gay.
Drag relay and 50m mince highlights of gay sports day
4:02 PM — The gay men’s health charity GMFA and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern will once again host gay sports day on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August.
Bill Clinton: AIDS is “a very big dragon” but it can be slain
2:15 PM — Former US President Bill Clinton said nations fighting AIDS need to reform their health care systems to reach high-risk groups neglected during the past quarter of a century.
South Carolina tourism director speaks up for gay tube adverts 1
12:59 PM — Amid the row about adverts in London promoting South Carolina as a gay destination, the head of the state's tourism agency said yesterday he wanted the campaign to continue.
Transgender murder victim referred to as “it” 4
12:16 PM — A 32-year-old man has confessed to the killing of 18-year-old transgender woman Angie Zapata, after being arrested about 50 miles away from the murder scene.
Parenthood and belief in God prompt gay partners to make commitment
10:47 AM — Gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalise their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony if they have children and strong religious beliefs, says a new study.
4th August 2008
Facebook may help prove gay refugee’s claims says Canadian group 2
5:55 PM — Gay and lesbian refugee claimants struggling to shed old-world views of their sexuality are turning to new-age technology to make their case.
Briton killed in Saudi accused of gay sexual assault 3
1:34 PM — An Egyptian man has confessed to stabbing to death 46-year-old Briton Stephen John Havering, a Bahrain resident in Saudi Arabia.
Lindsay Lohan anger after police chief says she has “gone gay” 2
11:30 AM — Lindsay Lohan has hit out at the Los Angeles police chief after he said she had "gone gay." Chief William Bratton made the remark while explaining why he does not support a crackdown on the paparazzi.
1st August 2008
Plans for Soho’s ‘one stop shop’ for LGBT community move forward 2
4:55 PM — Plans for a LGBT centre offering health and social care services, business support and an exhibition space in Soho are moving forward.
Gloucester gays won’t let homophobia win as they gear up for Pride 2
3:16 PM — Organisers are putting the finishing touches to next weekend's Gloucestershire Pride, which is on August 9th.