20th August 2008
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.
14th August 2008
LGBT Health Summit to be held in Bristol
3:35 PM — On 4th and 5th September this year, Terrence Higgins Trust and Equality South West will host the third annual LGBT Health Summit.
13th August 2008
Police search for information on stabbed gay man
1:12 PM — A gay man was stabbed in Northlands Street, Camberwell on Saturday 2nd August. Police and an ambulance attended the scene and Andrew Pratt, 43, was taken to Kings College Hospital.
HIV prevention worker fights deportation
11:42 AM — An HIV prevention worker in Nottingham is fighting deportation to his country of origin.
Number of Australian gay partnerships exceeds expectations 1
11:12 AM — More Australian gay couples are registering their partnerships than anticipated by the government.
Labour councillor cautioned following gay insult 22
10:52 AM — The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham council has been cautioned by police after using homophobic language.
12th August 2008
Manchester Pride to celebrate 18th birthday 5
5:42 PM — Manchester Pride 2008 will begin on Friday 15th August with a range of events across the city.
Two charged with the murder of Liverpool gay teen 7
4:40 PM — Two teens, accused of beating a gay teenage hairdresser to death in what the police claim was a homophobic attack have been charged with his murder today.
London Transgender Film Festival announced 1
3:57 PM — 2008 London Transgender Film Festival will take place at Ritzy Picturehouse, 7th-9th November.