20th October 2008
Catholic adoption agency’s plan to discriminate rejected 7
4:08 PM — The Charity Commission has ruled that a Roman Catholic-run adoption agency cannot change the purpose for which it was created in order to avoid dealing with homosexual couples.
Ugandan lesbian granted asylum in UK 3
2:10 PM — A judge has ruled that a lesbian woman from Uganda may remain in the UK. Prossy Kakooza, 26, fled her homeland after her family found her in bed with her partner.
Reports of homophobic hate crimes rise in Scotland 3
1:18 PM — The number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Scotland coming forward to report homophobic attacks, abuse and vandalism has risen sharply.
Iran declares moratorium on executions of juveniles
12:57 PM — A moratorium has been placed on death sentences for people who were under 18 when they committed capital crimes in Iran.
Life in jail for former Mr Gay UK who killed and ate lover 8
11:38 AM — A former winner of a gay beauty contest has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. Anthony Morley, who won Mr Gay UK in 1993, will serve at least 30 years in jail.
17th October 2008
Mum’s tribute to son murdered and cooked by Mr Gay UK
6:46 PM — The mother of the man killed, cooked and eaten by a former Mr Gay UK winner has spoken of her special bond with the son she tragically lost.
Former Mr Gay UK Anthony Morley found guilty of murder
4:54 PM — A jury at Leeds Crown Court has found the first winner of the Mr Gay UK contest guilty of murder.
Former Mr Gay UK who killed and cooked victim guilty of murder 1
4:18 PM — A jury at Leeds Crown Court has found Anthony Morley guilty of the murder of Damian Oldfield. Morley, a chef, after the murder seasoned and cooked some of Mr Oldfield's flesh and chewed a piece before discarding it.
Dutch court hears evidence from victims of ‘HIV gang’
2:18 PM — The trial of three men accused of deliberately injecting others with HIV-infected blood has heard testimony from some of their alleged victims.
Europe cannot impose recognition of same-sex partnerships says EU Commissioner 11
1:51 PM — The man responsible for the new EU directive on discrimination has said that it is up to individual member states whether or not to legally recognise gay and lesbian relationships.
Brighton education manager discriminated against trans teacher 1
1:10 PM — The General Teaching Council for England has ruled that an education manager at Brighton and Hove City Council is guilty of discriminating against a teacher who is trans.
Austrian fascist leader visited gay bar before death crash 15
12:48 PM — The former leader of the far right in Austria was drinking in a gay bar the night he died, it has emerged.
Police told to avoid arresting people having sex in parks 7
12:07 PM — New guidelines for police officers on how to deal with public sex have recommended they avoid "knee jerk" reactions to people cottaging, dogging and cruising.
16th October 2008
Ex-policeman accused of posing as friend’s gay lover to inherit fortune
5:02 PM — Marcus Alder, 48, of Cambridgeshire, denied trying to trick the family of his deceased friend Phillip Tyssen-Gee in court today.
Psychiatrists give evidence at Mr Gay UK murder trial
3:40 PM — A court has heard evidence from two psychiatrists in the murder trial of Anthony Morley.
California teachers union donates to No on 8 campaign 13
2:04 PM — The California Teachers Association (CTA) donated $1 million (£578,640) to the No on 8 campaign.
Indian Prime Minister intervenes in gay sex decriminalisation court case
1:40 PM — The court case in which the decriminalisation of gay sex in India is being debated took an unexpected turn when the Prime Minister stepped in.
Gay activist to sue former Victorian premier over bisexual trainer comments 1
11:35 AM — Sydney gay rights activist Gary Burns is planning to sue Jeff Kennett, Victorian premier (1992-1999) and President of Hawthorn Football Club.
Lawrence King murder suspect fires public defenders
10:31 AM — Brandon McInerney, the 14 year old boy accused of murdering gay classmate Lawrence King, has been allowed to fire his public defenders.
15th October 2008
DeGeneres urges California to vote no on Propostion 8 2
1:31 PM — Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres made an appeal on The Tonight Show, showing her support for gay marriage.