21st August 2008
Student victim of gay “witch-hunt” wins in court but faces backlash from neighbours 7
11:19 AM — A student who sued her headmaster for conducting a homophobic "witch-hunt" is facing a hostile response from local residents.
20th August 2008
Credit Suisse to offer gay banking service in UK 1
11:41 PM — Credit Suisse will be the first major bank to specifically target the LGBT community in Britain. The firm's offering will follow the route of niche banking that has already been offered to the Muslim and Polish immigrant communities.
Teens charged with murder of supposed gay gang member 2
4:40 PM — Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a supposedly gay fellow gang member, and are being held without bail after a court hearing.
Gay marriage opponents join forces in Connecticut
2:31 PM — The Family Institute of Connecticut wants a system of direct initiative, in which people can petition to get issues onto the ballot, because it hopes voters will eventually pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage .
Cornwall man sentenced after homophobic abuse 8
2:18 PM — A man has appeared before Truro magistrates after he attacked a person he thought to be gay.
Gay rights champion dies 5
12:40 PM — The former Labour MP who was instrumental in the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act has died.
Gay Greens angered by lack of action against Iris Robinson 11
12:11 PM — LGBT Greens are disappointed with the lack of action taken against Iris Robinson MP, who caused outrage by claiming that homosexuality could be "cured" and comparing it to child abuse.
Gay man accused of kidnapping children fights back 6
10:58 AM — David Bell, the Salt Lake man was attacked by his neighbours for allegedly kidnapping their children, has launched a publicity campaign to "tell the other side of the story."
19th August 2008
Obama is gay favourite in U.S. opinion polls 4
5:19 PM — Barack Obama has a 58-point lead over John McCain among LGBT voters, according to a recent public opinion poll.
Gays beat the credit crunch 3
4:50 PM — Gay and lesbian consumers are more resilient to the credit crunch than their hetro-sexual counterparts, a new survey suggests.
Catholic League president objects to gay press at Democratic Convention 4
2:39 PM — Catholic League president, Bill Donahue, has slammed the pro-gay blogs set to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of this month.
Widowed gays win rights in Argentina 1
1:13 PM — The Argentinian government has granted same sex couples the right to claim their deceased partners' pension.
Manhunt chairman resigns over McCain donation backlash
12:57 PM — Jonathan Crutchley, the chairman of the board of popular gay dating site Manhunt.net, has been forced to resign after it was revealed he made a $2,300 (£1,235) donation to the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain.
Court victory over Christian doctors for lesbian mother 2
11:10 AM — A lesbian denied infertility treatment by her doctors on the grounds of their religious beliefs has won a case against them in California's Supreme Court.
Berlin Mayor condemns vandalism of gay memorial 1
10:40 AM — Klaus Wowereit, Berlin's first openly-gay mayor, has spoken out against the vandalism of the city's memorial to gay and lesbian victims of Nazi rule.
Australian Red Cross ignored advice from blood experts, lawyer claims
10:22 AM — The Australian Red Cross ignored the concerns of its chief medical advisor regarding gay blood donations, a tribunal hear today.
18th August 2008
John Edwards a “fag enabler”, anti-gay sect claims 9
5:24 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), the anti-gay Christian organisation, has voiced the opinion that John Edwards is "cursed" by God.
Anti-gay group attacks same-sex marriage in Massachusetts 1
4:45 PM — Same-sex marriage opponents in Massachusetts have proposed a ballot question that would invalidate gay and lesbian nuptials if their union would not be recognized in their home state.
Bishop to speak out on Catholic Church’s stance on gay issues 14
3:08 PM — The Bishop of Lancaster will publish a review of the Catholic Church this month that will condemn the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales for its stance on same-sex relationships.
Life sentence for homophobic Texan killer 9
1:22 PM — A Texan jury gave a life sentence to a man found guilty of killing a gay flight attendant in 2007. Terry Mark Mangum, 27, of Cypress, killed Kenneth Cummings, 46, because he hated homosexuals, the Brazoria County jury heard Wednesday.