31st October 2008
Singapore’s first gay protest postponed to allow for bigger event
5:49 PM — A small outdoor protest for gay rights due to take place in Singapore next month has been postponed because of the positive response from the gay community.
Catholic bishops donate money to fight against gay marriage in California 4
5:00 PM — The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States has donated $200,000 (£124,000) to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California.
Doctor accused of homophobia storms out of disciplinary hearing 4
4:16 PM — A GP who has given differing explanations about a letter published in his name that said gay people needed the "stick of law to put them on the right path" has stopped attending his disciplinary hearing.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister backs homophobic wife 24
2:57 PM — Peter Robinson has defended his wife's description of homosexuality as "an abomination."
Scottish Parliament to consider gay blood ban 1
2:04 PM — Scotland's national LGBT campaigns group has submitted a detailed case to the Scottish Parliament calling for the removal of the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.
Vatican approves new tests to weed out ‘gay’ priests 20
1:41 PM — Men who aspire to the priesthood may face psychological tests to check whether they are homosexual, despite the fact that Roman Catholic priests are celibate.
30th October 2008
Queen of Spain speaks out against gay marriage 28
6:12 PM — Queen Sofia of Spain has caused outrage among gay groups after extracts from a new biography show she is hostile to gay people.
Video: Obama’s £1.9m ad dominates US primetime
5:38 PM — The Democrat candidate for President of the United States bought half an hour of airtime yesterday evening to try to convince undecided voters to back him in next week's election.
Ireland’s President urges kids to fight gay bullying 3
4:37 PM — The President of Ireland has spoken at a forum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young people. Mary McAleese said that homophobic bullying must be tackled.
Indian police accused of brutality against trans community
1:27 PM — Bangalore police have been accused of arresting and mistreating more than 40 people at a peaceful demonstration.
British Army targets gay graduates through new recruitment guide
1:08 PM — Stonewall's new nation lesbian and gay recruitment guide includes first time appearances for several major organisations.
29th October 2008
More celebs come out in support of gay marriage 1
4:15 PM — Ugly Betty star America Ferrara is the latest Hollywood star to publicly oppose a measure that would ban gay marriage in California.
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.
Stoke votes for new local government model after gay mayors 1
1:42 PM — The elected mayor of Stoke on Trent has said he is disappointed that voters in the city have decided to replace him with a council leader and cabinet system.
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.