1st September 2008
Violence against gays preached in British mosques claims new documentary 18
12:26 PM — Channel 4 will transmit controversial programme this evening that claims anti-Semitism and homophobia are being preached at a leading British mosque.
Bosnia’s first gay festival criticised as “provocative” to Muslims 6
12:03 PM — A Muslim politician in Bosnia has criticised the country's gay community for holding an LGBT event that coincides with his religion's observance of Ramadan.
Scottish minister backs fight against rural homophobia 1
11:28 AM — The Minister for Communities and Sport in Scotland has said the country's SNP government is committed to fighting prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people.
Norway’s Muslim leaders urged to reach out to gays
11:06 AM — The Islamic Council of Norway has asked imams to listen to the country's gays. The Council do not want homosexuals, Muslim or not, to be in the closet.
Gay Tory attacks Britain’s Olympic athletes for going to China 8
10:56 AM — One of the most senior Tories in London has attacked the British Olympic team for going to the Beijing Games and implied the Mayor was forced to go.
29th August 2008
McCain picks forty-something “hockey mom” as running mate 12
5:37 PM — The Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has been chosen by the presumptive Republican party nominee for President as his running mate.
Lesbian senator calls for same-sex marriage in Australia 1
4:08 PM — A new Australian Labour party Senator has used her maiden speech to make a passionate plea for marriage equality.
Belgian married gay couple jailed in Senegal for “acts against nature” 5
2:21 PM — A 61-year-old Belgian and his 63-year-old Senegalese husband have been sentenced to two years in jail for "homosexual marriage and acts against nature."
“With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination”
1:49 PM — Yesterday Barack Obama accepted the Democratic party's nomination for President of the United States.
Obama outlines his progressive vision of America 1
1:26 PM — Barack Obama's speech to 75,000 people gathered in Denver set the tone for the final months of electioneering.
Gay activist appointed Honorary Consul to Wales 1
12:25 PM — San Marino has become the 31st country to establish a diplomatic mission in Wales with the appointment of Federico Podeschi as Honorary Consul.
Poll indicates support for California gay marriage ban is waning 1
11:52 AM — More than half of California’s voters will say no to Proposition 8, the state's proposed ban on same-sex marriage,
28th August 2008
Bill Clinton: America can do better than the Bush years
6:06 PM — Last night former President of the United States Bill Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and endorsed Barack Obama
All eyes on Obama as he prepares to accept the Democratic nomination
5:51 PM — Confirmed as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States yesterday, Barack Obama is expected to give the speech of his life later today.
Gay Mayor of Paris bids for Socialist party leadership 1
3:41 PM — One of Europe's most high-profile gay politicians is to run for leader of France's Parti Socialiste. Bertrard Delanoe will face half a dozen other contenders.
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
California gay marriage opponents seek religious coalition 8
11:58 AM — Mormons, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus are being asked to join forces to support an amendment to the state Constitution of California banning same-sex marriages.
Slight fall in number of City candidates out in the workplace 1
11:24 AM — An annual survey of attitudes towards homosexuality in the City of London has found that the country's financial heart has "slipped as a bastion of equality."
27th August 2008
Lesbian “hero and role model” Del Martin dies aged 87 5
11:14 PM — A woman who fought for LGBT rights from the McCarthy era to this year's same-sex marriage breakthrough in California has died.
Hillary Clinton: “Barack Obama is my candidate” 1
7:43 PM — Former Presidential contender Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver last night, and endorsed Barack Obama.