29th October 2008
Gay marriage begins next month in Connecticut 5
12:46 PM — Same-sex couples will be able to pick up marriage licence applications in the US state of Connecticut from November 10th.
28th October 2008
Manchester gay group appeal for witnesses after man drowns
7:38 PM — Police have joined forces with Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) to urge any witnesses who may have information about the death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal.
Two arrested in Neo-Nazi assassination plot against Obama 4
6:14 PM — Two white supremacists in Tennessee have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to murder more than 100 African-Americans and assassinate Senator Barack Obama.
Gay hate preachers will be refused entry to UK under new rules 14
5:24 PM — The government has announced new measures to stop those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages from coming to the UK.
Leading Muslim doctor faces professional conduct hearing over homophobic letter 16
1:47 PM — A fitness to practise hearing has been told that a GP who wrote a homophobic and transphobic letter to a medical magazine has changed his story several times.
27th October 2008
FBI hate crimes stats show rise in homophobic attacks
7:25 PM — The 2007 Hate Crime statistics released today in the US indicate a rise in the number of gay and lesbian people reporting incidents of homophobic attacks.
Iranian “queer railroad” to help LGBT asylum seekers 2
4:27 PM — A new group that will aid Iranians escaping the country because they are gay, bisexual, lesbian or trans has been established.
Significant minority want recriminalisation of gay sex in the UK 32
3:56 PM — A new survey of the British public indicates there is still a minority who remain opposed to gay rights. 24% want gay sex to be recriminalised.
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
California’s First Lady backs gay marriage 6
2:08 PM — Maria Shriver, the wife of Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, has publicly expressed her support for same-sex marriage in the state.
Gay MP injured in daytime attack by teen thugs 3
1:13 PM — A Plaid Cymru MP has been attacked in Worcester. Four youths attacked Adam Price and a friend, who were on their way to a party in a restaurant.
24th October 2008
Court backs Swedish lesbian’s right to puppies 1
5:07 PM — Sweden's Court of Appeal has rejected a kennel owner's request to appeal a sexual orientation discrimination case he lost after he refused to sell a dog to a lesbian.
Florida may vote to ban gay marriage 1
4:35 PM — A new opinon poll published yesterday indicates that voters in Florida may approve a change to the state constitution to ban marriage for same-sex couples.
Hate preacher demands death penalty for Mr Gay UK convicted of murder 14
3:25 PM — A Christian fundamentalist group has commented on the recent case of a former Mr Gay UK convicted of murder. Christian Voice is headed by Stephen Green.
Malaysia’s Muslims ban lesbian sex and other “masculine behaviour” 6
2:40 PM — An Islamic body in Malaysia has issued a ruling that bans lesbian sex or other "masculine" activities for female Muslims.
Conspiracy theories surround death of Austria’s gay fascist leader 7
1:10 PM — The widow of Joerg Haider wants another autopsy to be carried out amid suggestions that his death was not an accident.
Police appeal for witnesses after man drowns in crusing area canal
12:33 PM — Detectives in Manchester have joined forces with a gay group to appeal to anyone who can help them piece together what happened to a man who drowned near a well-known cruising spot.
23rd October 2008
Obama turnout may save gay marriage in California 3
2:52 PM — A California state ballot measure to ban gay people from getting married is gaining support, according to the latest opinion polls.
Man ‘stole knife from burger van’ then stabbed cruising area victim
2:17 PM — A 30 year old stole an eight inch knife from a burger van and attacked a gay man in a public toilet known as a meeting place for sex, a court at the Old Bailey has heard.
Trans woman claims violation of human rights over marriage refusal
1:42 PM — A woman in Malta who has been refused the right to get married to her male partner because she used to be male has challenged the decision in court.