22nd September 2008
Out gay man becomes Lord Justice of Appeal
11:34 AM — Barrister Sir Terence Etherton has become the first openly gay man to be sworn in as Lord Justice of Appeal.
21st September 2008
Two gay asylum seekers deported from UK 14
5:55 PM — In the past two days two gay men who claimed their lives would be in danger if they were returned to their home countries have been forcibly repatriated.
Potter’s galleons put Labour in good cheer 1
1:19 PM — A £1m donation from Harry Potter author JK Rowling kicked off the Labour party conference yesterday.
Belgrade queer festival defiant after Fascist attack
12:21 PM — A group of 25 people were the victims of an "organised attack by fascists" after attending the 5th Queerbeograd festival in Belgrade.
George Michael arrested for drug offences 9
12:07 PM — Pop star George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in Hampstead on Friday and later cautioned for possession of drugs.
Conference blog: Ministers attend Canal St party
11:52 AM — There were some familiar faces among the throng on Manchester's gay village last night. LGBT Labour were holding a fundraiser, and several senior members of the party attended.
19th September 2008
Major gay travel company assures customers it is stable 9
6:53 PM — Mantrav International has issued a statement in the wake of the collapse of two of its rivals, reassuring customers the company is safe.
Airline refuses to deport gay asylum seeker from UK 3
6:32 PM — A campaign of "pester power" has convinced a national airline to decline to transport a gay man who claims his life is in danger if he is returned to his homeland.
Fathers 4 Justice target minister with “lesbo dads” banner 8
6:07 PM — Gay rights organisation Stonewall has branded the latest stunt from protesters Fathers 4 Justice "obvious homophobia."
Respect customers will get home says CAA 1
5:25 PM — The Civil Aviation Authority has assured customers of gay travel company Respect Holidays that those already abroad will be flown home at the end of their holiday.
Respect Holidays goes bust 20
4:55 PM — A major UK gay holiday firm has ceased trading. Respect Holidays was one of the best known companies in the business. The Civil Aviation Authority has been called in to protect holidaymakers booked with the company.
Matthew Shepard’s university to dedicate memorial bench
4:21 PM — The University of Wyoming will mark the tenth anniversary of the murder of gay student Matthew Shepard later this month.
Man accused of murdering trans teenager in court
11:52 AM — A judge in Colorado has ruled that a 31 year old man will stand trial for the first degree murder of an 18 year old trans woman and a "bias-motivated crime."
Brazil’s President backs same-sex unions 1
11:32 AM — Gay couples exist and we must give them legal recognition, the President of Brazil said yesterday.
Trans singer wants to be known for her music 2
11:08 AM — A teenage singing sensation who underwent gender reassignment treatments from the age of 12 is tipped for chart success.
Archbishop attacks Anglican hypocrisy over gay relationships 4
10:40 AM — The leader of the Anglican Church in Wales has said he is hopeful there can be resolution among the worldwide Communion on the issue of gay priests and same-sex relationships.
Border agency accused of “illegal” deportation of gay Ugandan 1
9:50 AM — A gay man has been removed from the UK and deported back to his native Uganda in what his supporters call an illegal act.
18th September 2008
Welsh AM joins protest against deportation of gay asylum seeker
5:45 PM — A member of the Welsh Assembly has given her support to Azerbaijani artist and gay asylum seeker Babi Badalov.
Gay marriage ban loses support in California 1
5:24 PM — A new opinion poll indicates a drop in support for a proposed ban on same-sex marriages in California. Proposition 8 will be put before voters in the state on election day in November.
Human rights conference to be held alongside Outgames in Copenhagen
4:55 PM — The second International Conference on LGBT Human Rights will be held at the same time as next year's World Outgames.