13th October 2008
Former Mr Gay UK accused of killing and eating another man gives evidence at trial 1
5:24 PM — Anthony Morley said at his murder trial today that he had a steady girlfriend when he won the first Mr Gay UK competition in 1993.
Three men stand trial accused of deliberate HIV infection
4:09 PM — Three gay men go on trial today in Holland charged with picking up more than a dozen men on the Internet, drugging them and injecting them with HIV positive blood.
Muslim minister rejects Sharia courts in UK 8
3:21 PM — A government minister has said that the Muslim community in Britain is not "advanced" enough to introduce Sharia courts.
Gay marriage supporters attack Proposition 102 campaign 4
2:36 PM — Gay rights activists in Arizona have vandalised billboards urging people to vote against same sex marriages.
Students win compensation from school board for gay bullying
2:25 PM — Two former high school students have won $300,000 (£172,550) damages after they were subjected to "relentless harassment" for being gay.
Ban on gays in home countries not enough to claim asylum, says immigration boss 7
2:15 PM — Lin Homer, chief executive of the Borders and Immigration Agency (BIA), has caused a furore amongst human rights groups.
11th October 2008
Connecticut Supreme Court overturns ban on gay marriage 6
10:57 AM — The Supreme Court of Connecticut has overturned a ban on gay marriage saying that by stopping same sex partners from marrying was a violation of their constitutional rights.
10th October 2008
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar keeps newspaper column 8
4:04 PM — A Church of England vicar who wrote a homophobic rant on his blog and then tried to claim he has "nothing against" gay people will not be sacked from his regular column in a local newspaper.
Portugese parliament rejects gay marriage proposal 8
3:34 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in Portugal will continue to be banned from getting married after the main government and opposition parties joined forces.
Post debate bump puts Obama 11% ahead
2:54 PM — The latest Gallup poll of the support for the candidates for President of the United States indicates that Barack Obama has widened his lead over John McCain.
Matthew Shepard’s mother hits out at prejudice and ignorance, ten years on 2
2:34 PM — Judy Shepard, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, released the following statement as she marks the tenth year since his death on October 12th 1998.
Fundraising appeal attracts donors as Liverpool gay teen is buried 1
2:25 PM — A new fund in memory of Michael Causer has been established and more than £1,000 has already been raised.
Insurers are inconsistent over Hep C 1
1:46 PM — The British insurance industry has a poor understanding of Hepatitis C and life assurance policies for people living with the virus can vary considerably.
Victory for Christians as McDonald’s gives in over gay rights 27
12:48 AM — Christian and conservative Americans are claiming they have forced one of the world's best-known companies to withdraw from National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Russian mayor blocks gay rights protest 1
12:24 AM — A municipal leader in Russia has said that a planned protest against homophobia by gay rights activists cannot go ahead.
Grey’s Anatomy star donates to California gay marriage defence fund
12:02 AM — Hollywood star TR Knight has donated $50,000 (£29,000) to help defeat a proposal to remove the rights of lesbian and gay Californians to get married.
9th October 2008
MPs and peers celebrate National AIDS Trust’s 21st birthday
6:14 PM — Lord Fowler was among the guests at a Houses of Parliament reception for the National AIDS Trust yesterday.
Former Mr Gay UK stabbed victim 30 times then sliced off flesh court told 3
5:34 PM — A Home Office pathologist has given evidence at the murder trial of Anthony Morley at Leeds Crown Court.
Council of Europe calls on Bosnia to condemn homophobic violence
4:54 PM — An assembly of European parliamentarians has condemned the recent attacks on the organisers and participants of the Sarajevo Queer Festival by a homophobic mob.
Czechs face EU sanctions over anti-discrimination directive
2:36 PM — The Czech Republic could face an official complaint from the European Commission and financial sanctions over its failure to introduce an EU directive on discrimination into its legislation.