22nd August 2008
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.
Millions poured into battle over Proposition 8 3
3:24 PM — Out-of-state money has been flooding in either side of the Proposition 8 debate in California.
EXCLUSIVE: Barking and Dagenham residents plan protest at councillor’s lesbian insult 3
2:59 PM — A group of residents in Barking and Dagenham have expressed their anger at Labour Councillor Liam Smith, who they claim used a homophobic comment during a bi-election.
Ghanaian “gay” man accused of child abuse 1
1:12 PM — A 30-year-old Ghanaian man, whom the Ghanaian press have labelled as "gay", has been charged with child abuse.
Mixed messages on Brazilian gay rights 1
12:28 PM — Brazil's lower house of Congress has rejected part of a pending adoption law that would have allowed gay couples to adopt children.
Polish Reformed Church denies “gay sect” accusations 1
11:37 AM — The Reformed Catholic Church has responded to a recent spate of articles from the Roman Catholic Church in Polandwhich have described the church as a "gay sect".
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.