16th September 2008
German gays on the rise, census shows 1
4:37 PM — Statisticians have claimed that the number of same-sex couples in Germany has doubled in the past decade. A micro-census conducted by federal statisticians in Wiesbaden say that the number of gay couples appearing in the figures has risen by 30,000 to 68,000 since 2006.
Brighton Pride organisers work with local community to improve disabled access
4:00 PM — Brighton and Hove Pride organisers have announced that this summer’s event provided the best access yet to disabled people.
Free gay law seminar to be held in Manchester
3:36 PM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
Black LGBT Awards celebrate community achievements
2:50 PM — The second annual Black LGBT Community Awards will be held in London on 20th September. The ceremony is sponsored by the Metropolitan Police, Bootylicious, Outburst, MOC, and UK Black Pride.
Lib Dems discuss gay rights at conference 2
2:45 PM — Senior members of the Liberal Democrats talked about their commitment to ensuring the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people at their party's annual conference.
15th September 2008
Mob attack on gay men in Northern Ireland 2
1:54 PM — A group of up to 12 men and women carried out a sustained attack on two men in County Londonderry that has been described as homophobic.
Bad taste gay comedy comes to the UK 7
1:20 PM — An American TV show described as making "South Park look like The Flumps" is to be screen on E4 this week.
Lt Uhuru among guests at Mr Sulu’s LA gay wedding 4
1:09 PM — Star Trek icon George Takei has married his partner Brad Altman. The actor, who played Mr Sulu, is the latest high-profile Californian resident to tie the knot
Sarah Palin a “media-obsessed homophobe” says Lohan 16
12:57 PM — The Republican party nominee for Vice President of the United States has been criticised by actress Lindsay Lohan and the woman presumed to be her girlfriend.
14th September 2008
Conference blog: Where is Brian – update 5
7:43 PM — Brian Paddick is at the Lib Dem party conference - he just called PinkNews.co.uk to say he has been here the whole time. We just had not spotted him yet.
Lib Dems back gay asylum seekers 1
6:47 PM — The treatment of LGBT asylum seekers by the government has been attacked in a motion passed at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth.
12th September 2008
Doncaster urged to embrace the pink pound
4:13 PM — The Yorkshire town of Doncaster is "sitting up and taking notice of the opportunities" that being gay-friendly can bring.
Queer festival to challenge Serbia’s far right 2
3:52 PM — Cabaret, street performance and film will all be on show at next week's Queer Beograd X5 in Belgrade. The festival begins on Thursday.
Preacher spared trial over gay street sermon 15
2:50 PM — A Christian preacher who was arrested and charged with offending gay people during a sermon in a Birmingham street will not face trial.
REVIEW: Dykes to watch out for 1
1:32 PM — Were there any lesbians around before New Labour and Bill Clinton? Why, yes. Before the glitz and glamour of The L Word, before But I'm a Cheerleader there was Alison Bechdel.
Macedonia should recognise same-sex couples says rights commissioner
1:15 PM — The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has published a report into the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Macedonia.
Asia’s largest gay festival begins in Taipei
12:26 PM — The Taiwanese gay community will be celebrating during the coming month as the 2008 Taipei Gay Carnival began today.
11th September 2008
Evangelical preacher will not compromise us says equality commission 2
4:39 PM — The work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on sexual orientation will not be compromised by the appointment of Joel Edwards, its director of stakeholder relations has said.
Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12
4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
Candlelight vigil to mark 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder 1
2:49 PM — Ten years ago, all across the world, people kept vigil for a teenager who had been viciously attacked because he was gay.