5th August 2008
Lord Tebbit attacks Tory support for gay parents 16
12:51 PM — Former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit has criticised the party's Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for calling gay adoption "right and moral."
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.
LGBT youth activist wants action after death of teen following homophobic attack 6
11:18 AM — An LGBT youth organisation has demanded action to prevent more assaults after the death of a Liverpool teenager following a homophobic attack.
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.
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Brighton’s Pride shines through British summer weather
4:13 PM — It may have rained on the parade, but for the tens of thousands of people in Brighton for the city's Pride events it was, as ever, a great day out.
Bishop urges gay priests to “say it out loud” 1
2:56 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church has said many of his fellow clergy have "an unwillingness to be honest" about their sexual orientation.
Dutch ministers join 500,000 revellers at Amsterdam Pride
2:29 PM — Senior members of the government of the Netherlands have taken part in the annual Amsterdam Pride celebrations for the first time.
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.
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.
Teenager dies after ‘homophobic’ attack in Liverpool 10
10:40 AM — An 18-year-old who suffered serious injuries last month in an attack described by police as homophobic has died.
US HIV infection rate 40% higher than estimated
10:21 AM — A new study conducted for America's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the annual infection rate for HIV is 40% higher than previously estimated.
3rd August 2008
Iris Robinson mocked by revellers at Belfast Pride 14
4:00 PM — Thousands attended yesterday's Gay Pride event in Belfast where DUP MP Iris Robinson, who is the wife of the first minister, was mocked.
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.
Gay rights activist reappointed to NI Equality Commission
2:59 PM — One of Northern Ireland's most vocal advocates for gay rights has been reappointed to the province's Equality Commission.
Governor signs law allowing out of state gays to marry in Massachusetts 1
2:25 PM — The Governor of Massachusetts yesterday signed a bill that will allow gay and lesbian couples from other states to marry in Massachusetts.
Life in prison for couple convicted of murdering gay man
2:02 PM — A 22-year-old woman from Dover and her 27-year-old boyfriend have been found guilty of the murder of David Redman.