1st November 2008
Widdecombe defends constituency against homophobia charge 33
2:50 PM — Comedian Alan Carr has caused local upset in Kent after he claimed the town of Maidstone is both racist and homophobic.
Test case for straight man who suffered homophobic abuse at work 3
2:25 PM — A 56-year-old married man who was repeatedly taunted at work about being gay because he lives in Brighton has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.
31st October 2008
Bishop fails to stop same-sex parents as Embryology Bill passes final stage 4
9:20 PM — The House of Lords voted in favour of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill on Wednesday, marking the end of its Parliamentary journey.
Call for action after tear gas attack on gay event in Guatemala
7:31 PM — A gay human rights group has demanded action after recent attacks on gay events in Guatemala.
GP blackmailed by patient over ‘gay massage’ is struck off 1
6:25 PM — The General Medical Council has struck off a doctor who masturbated a male patient while giving him a massage and then paid him £100 a week not to report the incident.
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.