19th September 2008
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."
Case closed on Congressman’s teen sex charges
2:40 PM — A former member of the US House of Representative will not face any charges after an investigation by authorities in Florida into whether he used computers to solicit minors for illegal activities.
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.
No prosecution for comedian over Papal jibe 3
10:12 AM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has decided not to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
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.
Amnesty calls on authorities to protect Bosnian gay festival 1
3:02 PM — A leading human rights group has said that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bosnia and Herzegovina are entitled to a climate free of intimidation.
Home Secretary urged to spare gay man from Uganda deportation 4
12:24 PM — A group campaigning for a gay man denied asylum in the UK have said that next week's Labour party conference is a perfect opportunity to pressure the government.
17th September 2008
Gay asylum seeker detained in Cardiff 2
1:41 PM — An Azerbaijani artist who is claiming asylum in the UK was detained yesterday at his weekly sign-in at the UK Border Agency Offices in Cardiff.
16th September 2008
Vice President’s wife wants lesbian daughter to be free to marry 5
7:22 PM — The wife of the Vice President of the United States has made a rare public comment about her lesbian daughter.
Police confirm there was no trans violence at Pride London 41
6:33 PM — A senior Metropolitan police officer has apologised for the confusion over an incident at Pride London earlier this year.
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.
15th September 2008
Vitamin campaigner abandons libel case over AIDS drugs 1
4:14 PM — Matthias Rath, the doctor who discouraged use of AIDS treatments in favour of his own nutritional pills, has dropped a libel case against The Guardian newspaper.
Education chief accused of discrimination against transgender teacher
3:31 PM — Philip Morgan, former education, training and employment manager for Brighton and Hove City Council, has been charged with unacceptable professional conduct.
Mormons send mixed message on gay marriage 3
3:10 PM — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints released a document last month, which outlined its stance on same-sex marriage.
Gay man refuses deportation to Uganda 4
2:05 PM — A gay Ugandan man has refused to board his flight back to his country of origin. John "Bosco" Nyombi, 38, was due to be deported.