27th August 2008
Mrs Obama rouses Democrats at Denver convention 1
10:44 AM — Possible future First Lady Michelle Obama wowed the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.
26th August 2008
Exhibition reveals official fears over gay characters in the theatre
4:03 PM — A new exhibition will be pay tribute to the postwar period of transformation in theatre which saw writers 'coming to terms with life.'
Same-sex partners of police officers to get survivor benefits 4
3:50 PM — The partners of gay and lesbian police officers who die in the line of duty will be eligible for benefits under new proposals.
Woman ejected from US federal building over lesbian T-shirt 18
3:20 PM — An woman in California was threatened with arrest and forced to leave a government building because a security guard took offence at her T-shirt.
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.
Pride dancer shot dead by police had taken drugs
2:23 PM — A man shot and killed by police in San Diego after he jumped from a cruise ship which was hosting a gay Pride party had taken drugs, according to an autopsy report.
Manchester’s gays can find out their rights at free law seminar
12:25 PM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
Gay beauty contest website targeted by vandals 2
11:55 AM — Organisers of the Mr Gay Europe event have said they are the victims of a homophobic online attack that has disabled their website.
Congressman attacks gays who support McCain 3
11:10 AM — A gay politician has claimed that gay men who are planning to vote for the Republican nominee for President of the United States "personally don’t experience much gay discrimination."
Catholic Church’s plan to move Cardinal’s body is “homophobia” 13
10:48 AM — Controversial gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the Vatican of "shameful, dishonourable betrayal" after it decided to move the body of Britain's most famous Catholic convert.
Majority of Americans would vote for gay Presidential candidate 1
10:37 AM — Is America ready to paint the White House pink? The results of new poll from Zogby International suggest that the majority of Americans would vote for an openly gay President.
Iconic American LGBT publication The Advocate sold by PlanetOut
12:11 AM — Planet Out, has sold The Advocate and a number of other publications to Regent Media, the owners of Gaywired and here! tv.
23rd August 2008
No hope for Hillary Clinton – Obama picks Joe Biden as running mate 5
7:31 PM — Ending weeks of speculation as to who would join Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on the November ticket, the Obama campaign announced on Friday that Delaware Senator Joe Biden would be the vice presidential nominee.
22nd August 2008
Lawrence King’s school records obtained for accused teen’s defence case 4
4:13 PM — The school records of murdered gay teenager Lawrence King have been released to the lawyer defending the student accused of killing him.
Labour councillor, Liam Smith, claims he is victim of “dyke” smear campaign 5
2:35 PM — The Barking and Dagenham Labour councillor who came under fire for alleged homophobic comments has said that he is a victim of a "politically motivated smear campaign."
Brian Coleman accuses fellow Conservative councillors of homophobia 8
12:47 PM — Conservative London Fire And Emergency Planning Authority chairman Brian Coleman has claimed that he has been passed over for a senior post due to homophobia by fellow Tories.
Heniz shrugs off gay boycott with soaring sales figures
12:00 AM — Despite a boycott organised by gay rights group Stonewall, Heinz, saw earnings in the most recent quarter increase by $229 million (£123m). It was slammed by gay rights groups for pulling a television advertisement featuring two men kissing.
21st August 2008
EXCLUSIVE: MEP plans campaign to have UK civil partnerships recognised in Europe 13
5:01 PM — A Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has revealed plans to campaign for the recognition of UK civil partnerships (CPs) in other EU states.
Gay rights supporter Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies 1
4:09 PM — Ohio Representative and Democratic super-delegate Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died after suffering an aneurysm while driving her car on Tuesday night.
Native Americans accept gay marriage 5
3:55 PM — The Coquille Indian Tribe on the southern Oregon coast, who are a federally recognised sovereign nation, are not bound by Oregon's constitution, and so allow gay marriage amongst its members.