1st September 2008
Taiwanese gay “priest” accused of fraud and sexual assault 1
2:04 PM — A man who claimed he could ward off ghosts that targeted gay men is to be investigated by police in Taiwan.
Jail for two women in Emirates’ first lesbian indecency case
1:33 PM — A Bulgarian woman and her Lebanese partner have been sentenced to one month in jail after being found guilty by a Dubai court of indecent acts.
29th August 2008
Lesbian senator calls for same-sex marriage in Australia 1
4:08 PM — A new Australian Labour party Senator has used her maiden speech to make a passionate plea for marriage equality.
Belgian married gay couple jailed in Senegal for “acts against nature” 5
2:21 PM — A 61-year-old Belgian and his 63-year-old Senegalese husband have been sentenced to two years in jail for "homosexual marriage and acts against nature."
28th August 2008
Slight fall in number of City candidates out in the workplace 1
11:24 AM — An annual survey of attitudes towards homosexuality in the City of London has found that the country's financial heart has "slipped as a bastion of equality."
27th August 2008
94% of top US companies protect gay employees in the workplace 2
7:03 PM — New research from a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans civil rights group has revealed that the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies include sexual orientation in their employment nondiscrimination policies.
New rape law to acknowledge Korea’s male and trans victims
4:19 PM — An opposition MP in South Korea has proposed new legislation that would extend the definition of a rape victim to include men and transsexuals.
Sydney’s ‘homophobia free zones’ denounced as a publicity stunt 2
1:52 PM — An ordinance to enforce homophobia-free zones throughout a gay neighbourhood in Sydney has drawn criticism from locals.
Ban on gay adoption to go before Arkansas voters 2
1:28 PM — A proposal aimed at barring gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents has been cleared to appear on this autumn's ballot in Arkansas.
Gay hate church loses appeal against restrictions on funeral protests 1
12:53 PM — A homophobic religious sect that protests at the funerals of US soldiers who died in action has lost an appeal against a law in Ohio that limits their activities.
“No credible threat” to Obama after assassination plot foiled 1
12:11 PM — A possible assassination attempt on presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama may have been foiled quite by accident.
26th August 2008
Same-sex partners of police officers to get survivor benefits 4
3:50 PM — The partners of gay and lesbian police officers who die in the line of duty will be eligible for benefits under new proposals.
Woman ejected from US federal building over lesbian T-shirt 18
3:20 PM — An woman in California was threatened with arrest and forced to leave a government building because a security guard took offence at her T-shirt.
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.
Pride dancer shot dead by police had taken drugs
2:23 PM — A man shot and killed by police in San Diego after he jumped from a cruise ship which was hosting a gay Pride party had taken drugs, according to an autopsy report.
Manchester’s gays can find out their rights at free law seminar
12:25 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.
Gay beauty contest website targeted by vandals 2
11:55 AM — Organisers of the Mr Gay Europe event have said they are the victims of a homophobic online attack that has disabled their website.
22nd August 2008
Lawrence King’s school records obtained for accused teen’s defence case 4
4:13 PM — The school records of murdered gay teenager Lawrence King have been released to the lawyer defending the student accused of killing him.
21st August 2008
EXCLUSIVE: MEP plans campaign to have UK civil partnerships recognised in Europe 13
5:01 PM — A Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has revealed plans to campaign for the recognition of UK civil partnerships (CPs) in other EU states.
Native Americans accept gay marriage 5
3:55 PM — The Coquille Indian Tribe on the southern Oregon coast, who are a federally recognised sovereign nation, are not bound by Oregon's constitution, and so allow gay marriage amongst its members.