16th October 2008
Six arrested on Florida University campus in gay rights protest
11:08 AM — Members of a gay rights "Equality Ride" protest were arrested yesterday as they attempted to enter a university campus chapel.
15th October 2008
GMFA launches ‘Know your HIV status’ campaign
5:39 PM — Gay men's health charity GMFA have launched a new campaign highlighting the benefits of knowing you HIV status following new figures released by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
Gay high school could open on Obama’s home turf
4:18 PM — Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was formerly an Illinois state senator, covering parts of Chicago
Gay venues move out of the West end due to high rents 1
3:00 PM — Two of Soho's most popular gay venues are moving out Soho due to "soaring rents."
AXM becomes online-only magazine
11:15 AM — Gay magazine AMX's last paper edition will be printed this November, with only an online version available from mid-January 2009.
14th October 2008
Malawi paper claims gay group will meet with country’s President 2
5:08 PM — Gay rights activists have been invited to meet with Malawi's President at the State House later this month, it has been reported.
Baron Mandelson under pressure not to take Brussels ‘golden goodbye’ 3
4:20 PM — Peter Mandelson took his seat in the House of Lords yesterday. He becomes one of three openly gay peers, all men.
Former Tory candidate escapes jail for gay porn harassment of opponents 6
3:39 PM — A former parliamentary candidate for the Conservative party has been given a suspended sentence for criminal damage and harassment.
Yes on 8 outrage at children’s visit to teacher’s gay wedding 41
2:33 PM — First-grade students from the Creativity Arts Charter School, San Francisco attended the lesbian wedding of their teacher on Friday.
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar publishes response column in local paper 10
2:16 PM — The vicar who came under fire for suggesting gays should have warnings tattooed on their bodies has published response in a local newspaper.
13th October 2008
Former Mr Gay UK accused of killing and eating another man gives evidence at trial 1
5:24 PM — Anthony Morley said at his murder trial today that he had a steady girlfriend when he won the first Mr Gay UK competition in 1993.
Three men stand trial accused of deliberate HIV infection
4:09 PM — Three gay men go on trial today in Holland charged with picking up more than a dozen men on the Internet, drugging them and injecting them with HIV positive blood.
US celebs tell straight teens to stop saying ‘that’s so gay’ 20
3:40 PM — A new campaign that aims to raise awareness among straight teenagers about the consequences of homophobic language in American schools has been launched.
Students win compensation from school board for gay bullying
2:25 PM — Two former high school students have won $300,000 (£172,550) damages after they were subjected to "relentless harassment" for being gay.
Gay state senator dies, aged 71
1:14 PM — Allan H. Spear, one of the first out gay US legislators, died on Saturday. Mr Spear died following complications that developed during heart surgery he underwent on Thursday.
Stonewall Cymru launches DVD to fight homophobic bullying
12:41 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has launched a DVD to tackle homophobic bullying in schools across Wales.
11th October 2008
Connecticut Supreme Court overturns ban on gay marriage 6
10:57 AM — The Supreme Court of Connecticut has overturned a ban on gay marriage saying that by stopping same sex partners from marrying was a violation of their constitutional rights.
10th October 2008
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar keeps newspaper column 8
4:04 PM — A Church of England vicar who wrote a homophobic rant on his blog and then tried to claim he has "nothing against" gay people will not be sacked from his regular column in a local newspaper.
Portugese parliament rejects gay marriage proposal 8
3:34 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in Portugal will continue to be banned from getting married after the main government and opposition parties joined forces.
Matthew Shepard’s mother hits out at prejudice and ignorance, ten years on 2
2:34 PM — Judy Shepard, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, released the following statement as she marks the tenth year since his death on October 12th 1998.