7th September 2008
Caroline Lucas: People are looking to the Greens for leadership 2
3:43 PM — Thank you all for this great honour and responsibility. To become Green Party leader at this time, when we stand together on the verge of so much, is tremendously exciting.
Greens aim for Westminster as first party leader elected 2
3:31 PM — The Green party in England and Wales has elected Caroline Lucas as their first leader with more than 90% of the vote.
Tutu claims “God is weeping” over gay arguments in Anglican church 13
2:40 PM — A leading Anglican has castigated his church for obsessing over gay issues while poverty, disease and hunger are ravaging the human race.
Subway employee sacked over gay porn career 22
2:12 PM — A 22-year-old has been fired from a branch of sandwich chain Subway after a customer recognised him from his gay porn work and complained.
5th September 2008
Posters call for execution of gays as tensions mount over Sarajevo queer festival 3
6:37 PM — International observers have spoken out after tensions around the first ever gay festival in Bosnia intensified.
City awaits murder trial as gay teen memorial fund established 2
5:55 PM — Two men from the Huyton area of Merseyside will go on trial next year for the murder of a gay teenager.
Video: Excitement mounts as trailer for new Harvey Milk movie released 1
4:07 PM — The eagerly anticipated film Milk will premiere in the US on November 26th, and the producers have released a preview that indicates a strong performance from Sean Penn.
“My country saved me, and I cannot forget it.” 1
3:28 PM — Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans - the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.
Video: McCain accepts nomination as oldest Presidential candidate ever
3:03 PM — In the past two weeks we have seen the first African American accept the nomination of a major party for President and the first Republican woman come from nowhere to take a Vice Presidential endorsement.
Asylum campaigners to protest in Cardiff 2
2:19 PM — A campaign group who want to overturn the decision to deport a gay asylum seeker will protest in Cardiff tomorrow, the day of the city's Pride event.
US bishop attacks Rowan Williams over marginalisation of liberals
1:16 PM — The symbolic head of the Anglican communion has been criticised by a leading American cleric for spending too much time and effort attempting to placate conservative bishops.
4th September 2008
Sarah Palin: “We grow good people in our small towns” 8
6:08 PM — Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honoured to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States.
Sarah Palin becomes first Republican woman to accept VP nomination
6:02 PM — In a confident speech to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has accepted the party's nomination for Vice President of the United States.
McCain campaign threatens to sue National Enquirer over VP ‘affair’ story 3
4:11 PM — An American tabloid newspaper has alleged that the Republican party's nominee for Vice President had an extra-marital affair.
Conference blog: The Tories plan a lazy Sunday afternoon
3:38 PM — The opening day at this year's Conservative party conference reads more like a mid morning magazine programme than a platform for government.
Welsh Anglicans unlikely to appoint gay man as bishop 3
2:55 PM — The leaders of the Anglican Church in Wales have played down suggestions that a prominent gay man could be selected as the next Bishop of Bangor.
Gay man stabbed seven times in homophobic knife attack 34
2:02 PM — An attack on a gay man in east London is being treated as attempted murder. The 20-year-old, known only as Olly, was set upon by a gang of five youths.
Christian attempts private prosecution over erect Jesus statue 3
1:28 PM — The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is facing a private prosecution after it exhibited a 1ft high statue of Jesus with an erection.
Australia’s gay rights bill promotes polygamy claims opposition
12:45 PM — Gay rights activists in Australia have welcomed a new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples.
3rd September 2008
France to ask UN for universal decriminalisation of homosexuality 7
9:54 PM — The French minister of human rights and foreign affairs has confirmed that she will appeal at the United Nations for the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality.