3rd September 2008
Find out your rights at free law seminar in Manchester
11:28 AM — 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.
Scots bishops call gay adoption “gravely wrong” 10
11:23 AM — The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland have attacked the government and told the faithful to get involved in politics.
2nd September 2008
MSP confident that hate crimes bill will be law next year 1
3:20 PM — New legislation that will allow Scotland's courts can impose tougher sentences for offences aggravated by the victim's disability, gender identity or sexual orientation should be law by 2009.
Teenage pregnancy eclipses start of Republican convention
2:35 PM — Storms, both literal and political, hung over the start of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis yesterday.
MEPs debate anti-discrimination proposals
12:32 PM — Members of the European Parliament have given their support to a new EU directive on discrimination in goods and services.
New rules allow religious schools to discriminate 6
11:55 AM — A coalition of organisations, clergy, academics and teachers has been formed to push for a change to new rules that allow faith schools to discriminate.
1st September 2008
Gay man may be selected as Anglican bishop 2
4:37 PM — Sources close to the selection process for the next Anglican Bishop of Bangor in Wales have revealed that a prominent gay man is on the shortlist.
Video: Local gays asked to be “Minnesota-nice” to visiting Republicans 5
2:24 PM — A tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign created by a Minneapolis-St Paul agency is encouraging the city's LGBT community to embrace the Republican National Convention.
Taiwanese gay “priest” accused of fraud and sexual assault 1
2:04 PM — A man who claimed he could ward off ghosts that targeted gay men is to be investigated by police in Taiwan.
Jail for two women in Emirates’ first lesbian indecency case
1:33 PM — A Bulgarian woman and her Lebanese partner have been sentenced to one month in jail after being found guilty by a Dubai court of indecent acts.
Gay rights on the agenda at party conferences 1
1:11 PM — Leading MPs from all three major parties will be speaking about gay issues at their conferences later this month.
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.