21st August 2008
Student victim of gay “witch-hunt” wins in court but faces backlash from neighbours 7
11:19 AM — A student who sued her headmaster for conducting a homophobic "witch-hunt" is facing a hostile response from local residents.
20th August 2008
Teens charged with murder of supposed gay gang member 2
4:40 PM — Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a supposedly gay fellow gang member, and are being held without bail after a court hearing.
Gay marriage opponents join forces in Connecticut
2:31 PM — The Family Institute of Connecticut wants a system of direct initiative, in which people can petition to get issues onto the ballot, because it hopes voters will eventually pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage .
Cornwall man sentenced after homophobic abuse 8
2:18 PM — A man has appeared before Truro magistrates after he attacked a person he thought to be gay.
Gay man accused of kidnapping children fights back 6
10:58 AM — David Bell, the Salt Lake man was attacked by his neighbours for allegedly kidnapping their children, has launched a publicity campaign to "tell the other side of the story."
19th August 2008
Widowed gays win rights in Argentina 1
1:13 PM — The Argentinian government has granted same sex couples the right to claim their deceased partners' pension.
Court victory over Christian doctors for lesbian mother 2
11:10 AM — A lesbian denied infertility treatment by her doctors on the grounds of their religious beliefs has won a case against them in California's Supreme Court.
Berlin Mayor condemns vandalism of gay memorial 1
10:40 AM — Klaus Wowereit, Berlin's first openly-gay mayor, has spoken out against the vandalism of the city's memorial to gay and lesbian victims of Nazi rule.
Australian Red Cross ignored advice from blood experts, lawyer claims
10:22 AM — The Australian Red Cross ignored the concerns of its chief medical advisor regarding gay blood donations, a tribunal hear today.
18th August 2008
Anti-gay group attacks same-sex marriage in Massachusetts 1
4:45 PM — Same-sex marriage opponents in Massachusetts have proposed a ballot question that would invalidate gay and lesbian nuptials if their union would not be recognized in their home state.
Life sentence for homophobic Texan killer 9
1:22 PM — A Texan jury gave a life sentence to a man found guilty of killing a gay flight attendant in 2007. Terry Mark Mangum, 27, of Cypress, killed Kenneth Cummings, 46, because he hated homosexuals, the Brazoria County jury heard Wednesday.
McCain and Obama discuss gay marriages 10
1:10 PM — Barack Obama and John McCain defined marriage this weekend, among other things, in a bid to win over value voters.
Gay blood donation tribunal told all donors should be screened
12:51 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal investigating the gay blood ban today heard evidence from an Australian AIDS expert.
Indian gays demand British apology for sex law 10
11:34 AM — Thousands of gay activists gathered in a park in Mumbai on Saturday to call on the British Government to apologise for introducing anti-sodomy laws that still make homosexuality illegal in India today.
15th August 2008
German Arabic magazine claims gay men carry “flesh-eating bacteria” 9
3:55 PM — A German Arabic language magazine is being investigated by police after it published an article claiming that shaking hands with gay men can transmit disease.
Gay wedding for DeGeneres and De Rossi 2
3:06 PM — Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres marry her longterm partner, actor Portia de Rossi, in California this weekend.
Family of Lawrence King blame death on school dress code 15
12:31 PM — The family of a gay student who was shot in class blames his death partially on the school district for not enforcing the school dress code.
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.