5th August 2008
Lord Tebbit attacks Tory support for gay parents 16
12:51 PM — Former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit has criticised the party's Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for calling gay adoption "right and moral."
Transgender murder victim referred to as “it” 4
12:16 PM — A 32-year-old man has confessed to the killing of 18-year-old transgender woman Angie Zapata, after being arrested about 50 miles away from the murder scene.
LGBT youth activist wants action after death of teen following homophobic attack 6
11:18 AM — An LGBT youth organisation has demanded action to prevent more assaults after the death of a Liverpool teenager following a homophobic attack.
Parenthood and belief in God prompt gay partners to make commitment
10:47 AM — Gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalise their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony if they have children and strong religious beliefs, says a new study.
4th August 2008
Facebook may help prove gay refugee’s claims says Canadian group 2
5:55 PM — Gay and lesbian refugee claimants struggling to shed old-world views of their sexuality are turning to new-age technology to make their case.
EU condemns Iran for public execution of 29 people 3
5:47 PM — The European Union has condemned in the "strongest terms" the execution of 29 people at a notorious prison in Tehran last month.
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Bishop urges gay priests to “say it out loud” 1
2:56 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church has said many of his fellow clergy have "an unwillingness to be honest" about their sexual orientation.
Dutch ministers join 500,000 revellers at Amsterdam Pride
2:29 PM — Senior members of the government of the Netherlands have taken part in the annual Amsterdam Pride celebrations for the first time.
National Radio Hall of Fame honour for homophobe angers gay activists 1
2:03 PM — James Dobson’s Focus on the Family Daily radio show will become the first religious radio programme inducted into America's National Radio Hall of Fame this November.
Briton killed in Saudi accused of gay sexual assault 3
1:34 PM — An Egyptian man has confessed to stabbing to death 46-year-old Briton Stephen John Havering, a Bahrain resident in Saudi Arabia.
Ludacris ode to Obama not welcomed by candidate 1
12:49 PM — Grammy Award-winning rapper and rabid Barack Obama backer Ludacris recently decided to express his support for the Democratic Presidential hopeful in song.
“Stay together, but not only as an association of polite friends” 1
11:48 AM — Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave his concluding Presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008.
Lindsay Lohan anger after police chief says she has “gone gay” 2
11:30 AM — Lindsay Lohan has hit out at the Los Angeles police chief after he said she had "gone gay." Chief William Bratton made the remark while explaining why he does not support a crackdown on the paparazzi.
Hillary will not seek nomination at Democratic convention 1
10:47 AM — According to the New York Daily News Senator Hillary Clinton will not ask to be nominated for President when the Democrats gather in Denver to officially nominate Barack Obama later this month.
Teenager dies after ‘homophobic’ attack in Liverpool 10
10:40 AM — An 18-year-old who suffered serious injuries last month in an attack described by police as homophobic has died.
3rd August 2008
Rowan Williams claims resolution on homosexuality is possible 7
6:09 PM — Despite no agreement on how to tackle the issue of homosexuality in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury said the "pieces are on the board" for a settlement.
Iris Robinson mocked by revellers at Belfast Pride 14
4:00 PM — Thousands attended yesterday's Gay Pride event in Belfast where DUP MP Iris Robinson, who is the wife of the first minister, was mocked.
1st August 2008
Man tried to shoot gay neighbour he accused of sodomising his cat
3:42 PM — A Portuguese man has been jailed for five and a half years after shooting one of his neighbours in a case of mistaken identity.
Gay rights activist reappointed to NI Equality Commission
2:59 PM — One of Northern Ireland's most vocal advocates for gay rights has been reappointed to the province's Equality Commission.