29th September 2008
EU equality summit meets in Paris
3:08 PM — Diplomats, gay rights advocates and representatives from the field of equal opportunities are meeting in France today to discuss how to apply the principles of non-discrimination.
Malawi’s gays hope new High Commissioner will help their cause
2:32 PM — The Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), which was launched earlier this month as a public campaign group after six years underground, has sparked a political row.
Morocco may give gays some rights ‘within fifty years’ 6
1:49 PM — An international congress on gay rights in Muslim countries has been told that the north African nation of Morocco may grant rights to homosexuals "within fifty years."
Liverpool gay village plan frustrated by council 5
1:32 PM — Business leaders in Liverpool have criticised a proposal from the council that streets around the city's "gay quarter" be closed to traffic after 10pm.
George Osborne offers two year council tax freeze 4
1:14 PM — The Shadow Chancellor has told Conservatives that he will not offer immediate tax cuts if elected because "the cupboard is bare."
Google opposes ban on gay marriage
12:48 PM — Internet company Google will publicly oppose an attempt to ban same-sex marriage in California.
Danish man sought embassy protection after Sarajevo violence
12:00 PM — One of the people injured when a homophobic mob attacked the opening event of Bosnia's first gay festival has spoken of his ordeal.
Pepsi risks boycott with donation to gay support group 6
11:46 AM — A leading soft drinks manufacturer has donated $500,000 (£277,000) to a programme for workplace equality.
Cameron opens Tory conference with attack on Labour infighting 2
11:23 AM — The Conservative party conference is underway in Birmingham. Yesterday the Tory leader David Cameron welcomed delegates from around the country.
27th September 2008
Treasury Minister becomes first lesbian MP to hold a civil partnership ceremony 3
5:09 PM — Treasury Minister Angela Eagle entered into a civil partnership with Maria Exall in Southwark today.
26th September 2008
Nations pledge to support gay rights at UN meeting 1
6:23 PM — Several countries have responded positively to recommendations on gay rights at the 8th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Ugandan activists detained in “pattern of police harassment”
5:34 PM — Two human rights advocates in Uganda were held for a week without charges after police accused them of "recruiting homosexuals."
Schools department backs LGBT History Month 1
3:34 PM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families will be attending the LGBT History Month pre-launch in November.
Indian government argues to retain ban on gay sex 5
3:13 PM — A row between two government departments in India over the decriminalisation of "un-natural" sexual acts has resulted in a victory for those who oppose the change.
Gay Canadians urged to vote Conservatives out of office
2:09 PM — A leading gay and lesbian media group in Canada has published a 16-page expose of the Conservative party alleging that they "pandered to antigay, faith-based groups."
Iranian President attacks US acceptance of homosexuality 11
1:38 PM — The President of Iran has admitted in an interview that there may be "a few" gay people in his country, but attacked homosexuality as destructive to society.
Gay leader assassinated in Baghdad 22
12:43 PM — A leading gay activist in Iraq has been assassinated. 27-year-old Bashar was targeted by gunmen yesterday.
New report shows rise in hate crimes across Europe 2
12:22 PM — A human rights group has published research into incidents of violent hate crime against minority groups in 56 North American and European states.
25th September 2008
Labour party votes overwhelmingly for trans inclusion 6
6:22 PM — A change to the Labour party rule book that adds trans inclusion has been backed at the annual conference by more than 98% of delegates.
Bosnia gay festival closes after attacks at opening event 8
5:52 PM — The organisers of a Queer Festival in Sarajevo have decided to close after some participants were attacked by an angry mob last night.