15th August 2008
Canadian found guilty of child abuse 1
11:30 AM — A Canadian man has been convicted for abusing a teenage boy in Thailand. Christopher Neil, a 32-year-old schoolteacher, was sentenced to three years and three months in prison and fined 60,000 baht (£954).
HIV infection from gay blood donors likely once every two centuries, lawyer claims 4
10:01 AM — The Anti-Discrimination Tribunal against the Australian Red Cross' ban on gay blood donation heard today that HIV-infected blood from a gay man was likely to slip through screening only once in 197 years.
14th August 2008
Teenager accused of trans woman murder found innocent 4
5:47 PM — The 18-year-old accused of strangling transsexual Kellie Telesford was found not guilty today. Shanniel Hyatt, 18, stood accused of killing the 39-year-old pre-op trans woman with a scarf after a date in Norbury, reports the Croydon Guardian.
Gay sex becomes legal in Panama 4
4:04 PM — President Martin Torrijos Espino has decriminalised gay sex in Panama. On 29th July, President Espino and Health Minister Rosario E. Turner signed a decree repealing a 1949 law that made gay sex an illegal offence that would incur a $500 (£266) fine or a prison sentence.
Mr Gay UK 1993 faces murder charges
12:17 PM — The winner of Mr Gay UK 1993 will appear in court today charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield
Anti-homophobic bullying legislation introduced to New York Senate
11:46 AM — Ten New York Republican Senators have introduced legislation to the State Senate that will ban homophobic bullying in schools.
13th August 2008
Israeli professor indicted for incitement to anti-gay violence 1
5:47 PM — Hilleil Weiss, a Bar-llan university professor, has been indicted for public homophobic remarks made regarding Jerusalem Pride 2005.
Gaydar assistance sees man charged for fraud 2
5:09 PM — Gay social networking site Gaydar has assisted in a Metropolitan Police fraud investigation. The investigation was carried out by the Southward Police LGBT Liaison Officer and detectives from the Community Safety Unit.
Man found guilty of gay blackmail attempt
2:24 PM — An Australian man who attempted to blackmail a gay man has been heavily fined. Justin Williams saw the man enter a public toilet block with two other men in Melton, whilst he was sitting in his car reading a newspaper in November, reports HeraldSun.com.
Police search for information on stabbed gay man
1:12 PM — A gay man was stabbed in Northlands Street, Camberwell on Saturday 2nd August. Police and an ambulance attended the scene and Andrew Pratt, 43, was taken to Kings College Hospital.
Jamaican lesbian avoids deportation from Florida
12:58 PM — A Jamaican lesbian living in Sunrise, Florida, has been allowed to stay in the U.S.A as she could be at risk of homophobic violence in Jamaica.
HIV prevention worker fights deportation
11:42 AM — An HIV prevention worker in Nottingham is fighting deportation to his country of origin.
Number of Australian gay partnerships exceeds expectations 1
11:12 AM — More Australian gay couples are registering their partnerships than anticipated by the government.
Labour councillor cautioned following gay insult 22
10:52 AM — The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham council has been cautioned by police after using homophobic language.
Scientists say Red Cross blood ban case ‘a straw man’
10:28 AM — Two bio-ethicists today gave evidence at the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal investigating gay blood donation in Tasmania.
12th August 2008
Two charged with the murder of Liverpool gay teen 7
4:40 PM — Two teens, accused of beating a gay teenage hairdresser to death in what the police claim was a homophobic attack have been charged with his murder today.
No charge for attackers of Salt Lake gay man 13
12:58 PM — A group who attacked a gay man in Salt Lake, U.S.A. will not be charged with assault. David Bell, 30, was beaten by between three and five of his neighbours at his home on 4th July, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
South African church musician dismissed for being gay 2
11:47 AM — A church organist in South Africa is suing his employers after being dismissed due to his sexuality.
11th August 2008
No alimony for wife of gay ex-governor Jim McGreevey 1
10:08 AM — A New Jersey divorce court judge ruled on Friday that gay ex-Governor Jim McGreevey will not have to pay alimony to his ex-wife Dina Matos.
10th August 2008
Californian gay couple filed for divorce after just three days of marriage 3
12:05 AM — The first divorce of a gay couple in California was filed just three days after they married, court records have revealed.