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.
Gay marriage supporters attack Proposition 102 campaign 4
2:36 PM — Gay rights activists in Arizona have vandalised billboards urging people to vote against same sex marriages.
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.
Ban on gays in home countries not enough to claim asylum, says immigration boss 7
2:15 PM — Lin Homer, chief executive of the Borders and Immigration Agency (BIA), has caused a furore amongst human rights groups.
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
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.
Fundraising appeal attracts donors as Liverpool gay teen is buried 1
2:25 PM — A new fund in memory of Michael Causer has been established and more than £1,000 has already been raised.
Russian mayor blocks gay rights protest 1
12:24 AM — A municipal leader in Russia has said that a planned protest against homophobia by gay rights activists cannot go ahead.
Grey’s Anatomy star donates to California gay marriage defence fund
12:02 AM — Hollywood star TR Knight has donated $50,000 (£29,000) to help defeat a proposal to remove the rights of lesbian and gay Californians to get married.
9th October 2008
Former Mr Gay UK stabbed victim 30 times then sliced off flesh court told 3
5:34 PM — A Home Office pathologist has given evidence at the murder trial of Anthony Morley at Leeds Crown Court.
Czechs face EU sanctions over anti-discrimination directive
2:36 PM — The Czech Republic could face an official complaint from the European Commission and financial sanctions over its failure to introduce an EU directive on discrimination into its legislation.
Bishops decide against church weddings for Norwegian gays 4
2:08 PM — The bishops of Norway's state church have ruled that there will be no weddings in church for gay and lesbian couples.
Sexual orientation guidance for Northern Ireland service providers issued
1:20 PM — Advice and guidance on what the Sexual Orientation Regulations mean for service providers, public authorities, religious organisations, providers of education has been released.
MEPs want EU countries to recognise same-sex partnerships 1
12:48 PM — European Parliamentarians are urging EU-wide recognition of same-sex partnerships or marriages created in member states.
8th October 2008
Court hears how Mr Gay UK killed and cooked another man 1
9:48 PM — A forensic scientist has told a court that she found six pieces of human flesh on a chopping board in a flat belonging to a former winner of the Mr Gay UK competition.
7th October 2008
Former Mr Gay UK murder trial hears ex-boyfriend’s testimony 4
5:36 PM — A man who was in a six year relationship with a former Mr Gay UK winner accused of murder testified at his trial today.
Gay teen was goaded into suicide by jeering mob 27
4:35 PM — A 17 year old boy who threw himself off the roof of a shopping centre in Derby last week as some of the crowd gathered to watch goaded him to jump was gay.
United Nations calls on UK to stop discrimination against LGBT teens 1
3:34 PM — A United Nations committee has called on the UK to take "urgent measures" to fight intolerance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young people.