4th September 2008
Gay man stabbed seven times in homophobic knife attack 34
2:02 PM — An attack on a gay man in east London is being treated as attempted murder. The 20-year-old, known only as Olly, was set upon by a gang of five youths.
Christian attempts private prosecution over erect Jesus statue 3
1:28 PM — The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is facing a private prosecution after it exhibited a 1ft high statue of Jesus with an erection.
Australia’s gay rights bill promotes polygamy claims opposition
12:45 PM — Gay rights activists in Australia have welcomed a new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples.
3rd September 2008
France to ask UN for universal decriminalisation of homosexuality 7
9:54 PM — The French minister of human rights and foreign affairs has confirmed that she will appeal at the United Nations for the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Radical gays under surveillance ahead of Papal visit 2
6:00 PM — French police are watching the activities of militant LGBT activists ahead of a visit by the Pope.
Gay icon Fran Drescher speaks up for same-sex marriage
5:30 PM — The star of TV comedy The Nanny has said that everyone should have the right to get married, gay or straight.
90% of straight Americans OK with gay co-workers 1
5:11 PM — An annual US workplace survey has found that 79% of heterosexual adults think gay co-workers should be judged on how they do their job.
Firefighters claim they were sexually harassed at Pride 4
4:05 PM — Four firefighters in San Diego are claiming they suffered sexual harassment when they were required to take part in the city's Pride parade in 2007.
Republicans have nothing to offer gay Americans claims HRC 4
3:34 PM — America's leading gay rights group has accused the Republicans of not having a positive word to say about LGBT people.
Gay cops get organised in Italy
1:36 PM — More than 200 police officers, paramilitary troops and members of the Armed Forces in Italy have set up a new gay organisation.
Westminster will not allow a new nightclub on G-A-Y site
1:20 PM — Plans for the redevelopment of the Tottenham Court area from the City of Westminster specifically rule out a nightclub on the present site of G-A-Y and Ghetto.
Court backs New York’s recognition of out of state gay marriages 1
12:22 PM — A New York court has backed the state Governor's order that gay and lesbian couples who legally married in other countries or US states will have their status recognised.
Gay Republican group endorses McCain candidacy 7
11:47 AM — The board of directors of the Log Cabin Republicans has voted 12 to 2 to endorse the candidacy of John McCain for President of the United States.
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.