2nd October 2008
MEPs concerned over state persecution of gays in Uganda
1:36 PM — The European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has expressed concern over the treatment of gay, lesbian and trans people in Uganda.
Sydney Mardi Gras gets government funding for first time 1
1:23 PM — One of the world's best-known gay events is being given state backing. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras generates more than $30m (£13.3m) for the city and state of New South Wales.
1st October 2008
Witness appeal following assault in Hyde Park gay cruising area
9:15 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man in his 50s in London's Hyde Park. The incident occurred at approximately 10pm on Sunday 21st September 2008 within the Rose Gardens in the park, an area popular with gay men.
INTERVIEW: May defends Tories against charges they are not on side of gays 8
7:30 PM — It has been a successful few days for the Tories in Birmingham. Despite the economic crisis gripping the world's finanical markets, party activists at the annual conference have been upbeat.
Bulgarians continue to reject homosexuality
6:13 PM — New research has highlighted the extent of homophobia in Bulgaria. A poll released today found that 80% of Bulgarians have negative attitudes to gays and lesbians.
Canadian politician says gays should be executed 23
6:09 PM — Canadian police are holding an investigation into whether an independent federal candidate committed a hate crime by telling school students that gays and lesbians should be killed.
Swimming coach accused of lesbian relationship with under-age girl
5:30 PM — Staines Swimming Club’s head coach Katy Rydquist will face a disciplinary hearing after complaints that she had a sexual relationship with an under-age female pupil.
David Cameron: I am a child of my time
5:14 PM — David Cameron, the Leader of the Opposition, addressed the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today.
Fire fighters claim damages for “sexual harassment” at Pride 3
4:44 PM — Four San Diego fire fighters who claim that they were sexually harassed at a gay pride event began their court case yesterday. Their lawyer Charles Limandri said that the fire fighters should receive at least $1 million (£552,550) in compensation.
Health minister asks Indian PM to intervene over decriminalisation
4:10 PM — An Indian Cabinet minister has said that he will ask the country's Prime Minister to intervene in the row over the decriminalisation of homosexual acts.
Sarah Palin: I do not judge people on their sexuality but gay is a choice 10
4:05 PM — Sarah Palin, the vice presidential candidate for John McCain, has claimed that she is "not going to judge Americans" based on their sexuality in a CBS News interview. The hopeful candidate was being questioned by the programme’s Katie Couric on sexuality, contraception and abortion.
Cameron claims Britain needs Tory leadership 3
3:50 PM — The leader of the Conservative party has set out a 'responsibility agenda' for the country.
Irish Human Rights Commission calls for transgender rights
3:35 PM — The Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has stated that there is a need to reform laws regarding transgendered people and birth certificates.
US accused of not overturning ban on HIV+ visitors 1
12:55 PM — A New York-based LGBT immigration pressure group has accused the US government of failing to follow a new policy on HIV+ people visiting the country.
Conference blog: Partying in Birmingham with the Tories
12:29 PM — Conservative party conference has a different feel than its Labour and Lib Dem counterparts.
30th September 2008
Tories urge gay people to vote for them 44
4:06 PM — Leading members of the Conservative party have told a fringe meeting at the party's conference in Birmingham that gay people should be comfortable voting for them.
Gay Congressman at centre of financial crisis 2
12:09 PM — A veteran fighter for gay rights has come under fire for his role in the current crisis in the financial markets.
DeGeneres speaks against Proposition 8 2
11:52 AM — American lesbian comedienne and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres has called for Californians to reject Proposition 8. The amendment to the marriage legislation would effectively ban gay marriage in California, if it passed a public vote in November.
29th September 2008
Indian court told to ignore health minister’s call for decriminalisation 1
6:39 PM — A lawyer representing the government of India has said in court that it "does not matter" that the country's health minister supports the decriminalisation of gay sex.
Record turnout at Asia’s largest Pride event
6:23 PM — The Taiwanese gay community celebrated the highlight of the 2008 Taipei Gay Carnival with a Pride parade on Saturday.