21st August 2008
Hallmark releases gay wedding cards 1
2:25 PM — Hallmark has joined California and Massachusetts in recognising gay partnerships.
Malawi Gay Rights Movement to promote female condoms
12:46 PM — The newly-formed gay movement in Malawi is committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS by advocating female condoms, Africa News reports.
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
Credit Suisse to offer gay banking service in UK 1
11:41 PM — Credit Suisse will be the first major bank to specifically target the LGBT community in Britain. The firm's offering will follow the route of niche banking that has already been offered to the Muslim and Polish immigrant communities.
Stonewall Awards to honour gay equality champions 5
4:24 PM — The third Stonewall Awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, is set to take place on Thursday 6th November at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Dumfries and Galloway Police receive award for services to LGBT community
3:57 PM — Dumfries and Golloway Constabulary have become the fifth organisation in Scotland to be given the LGBT Charter Mark award.
Malawian gays form association 9
3:31 PM — Gays and lesbians in Malawi have formed the Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), as homosexuality is a criminal offence punishable by hard labour in their republic.
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.
Gay rights champion dies 5
12:40 PM — The former Labour MP who was instrumental in the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act has died.
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.
19th August 2008
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.
Revellers clash with anti-gay protestors at Londonderry Pride 6
4:29 PM — Police were called to the launch of Londonderry's Pride week last night after a protest by an anti-gay group.
LGBT domestic violence victims not catered for, charity claims
3:47 PM — Broken Rainbow, the LGBT domestic violence service, has said that few refuges have adequate provisions for LGBT people.
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.
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
Gays encouraged to join MI5 4
11:57 AM — The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation.
Gay Nazi victim memorial vandalized 8
11:21 AM — The Berlin memorial to gay and lesbian Nazi victims was has been vandalised.
15th August 2008
German Arabic magazine claims gay men carry “flesh-eating bacteria” 9
3:55 PM — A German Arabic language magazine is being investigated by police after it published an article claiming that shaking hands with gay men can transmit disease.
LGBT police consultation group under threat 3
2:42 PM — Aurora, Corydon's LGBT police consultation group, is facing closure due to a lack of local support. The group, which works to represent LGBT issues to the Croydon Police Community Group, will hold a meeting on 9th September, at which a motion to close it will be debated.