19th September 2008
Politicians increasingly turning to God at party conference 5
2:18 PM — An analysis of the speeches given by party leaders at their annual conferences has revealed a marked increase in religious language since 2001.
Brazil’s President backs same-sex unions 1
11:32 AM — Gay couples exist and we must give them legal recognition, the President of Brazil said yesterday.
No prosecution for comedian over Papal jibe 3
10:12 AM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has decided not to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
Border agency accused of “illegal” deportation of gay Ugandan 1
9:50 AM — A gay man has been removed from the UK and deported back to his native Uganda in what his supporters call an illegal act.
18th September 2008
Welsh AM joins protest against deportation of gay asylum seeker
5:45 PM — A member of the Welsh Assembly has given her support to Azerbaijani artist and gay asylum seeker Babi Badalov.
Gay marriage ban loses support in California 1
5:24 PM — A new opinion poll indicates a drop in support for a proposed ban on same-sex marriages in California. Proposition 8 will be put before voters in the state on election day in November.
Human rights conference to be held alongside Outgames in Copenhagen
4:55 PM — The second International Conference on LGBT Human Rights will be held at the same time as next year's World Outgames.
Australia’s new Liberal leader urged to honour gay rights pledge 1
4:36 PM — An MP who represents a constituency with one of the highest gay populations in Australia has been elected as leader of the Liberal party.
Obama would seek consensus on gays in the military
3:55 PM — The Democratic candidate for President of the United States has said in an interview with gay news outlets that he wants a full debate about the ban on openly gay people in the US Armed Forces.
Amnesty calls on authorities to protect Bosnian gay festival 1
3:02 PM — A leading human rights group has said that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bosnia and Herzegovina are entitled to a climate free of intimidation.
Iranian leader faces child execution protests during UN visit
1:13 PM — Human rights activists plan to protest against the President of Iran when he attends the United Nations General Assembly later this month.
Home Secretary urged to spare gay man from Uganda deportation 4
12:24 PM — A group campaigning for a gay man denied asylum in the UK have said that next week's Labour party conference is a perfect opportunity to pressure the government.
17th September 2008
Clegg: Lib Dems are the only choice for a fairer Britain
4:12 PM — "I’m going to talk today about the future. But let me start by asking you to think back to the past."
Clegg attacks Tories and Labour at close of party conference
4:03 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats has claimed that only his party can form a government that listens and understands the needs of the voters.
Whip implicated in alleged leak of Labour rebel names 2
2:45 PM — The Deputy Chief Whip has been accused of leaking the names of Labour MPs who had privately moved against Gordon Brown.
Conference blog: Can Nick make himself heard?
2:05 PM — Just days ago we happily predicted that if the gods of the news agenda were to smile on the Lib Dems, their conference this week in Bournemouth would be an excellent opportunity.
Gay asylum seeker detained in Cardiff 2
1:41 PM — An Azerbaijani artist who is claiming asylum in the UK was detained yesterday at his weekly sign-in at the UK Border Agency Offices in Cardiff.
16th September 2008
Vice President’s wife wants lesbian daughter to be free to marry 5
7:22 PM — The wife of the Vice President of the United States has made a rare public comment about her lesbian daughter.
Obama “blessed with many openly gay and lesbian friends” 3
5:59 PM — The Democratic nominee for President of the United States has said that if elected he will work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights.
Resignation minister calls on PM to face up to reality of leadership challenge
5:24 PM — The issue of leadership and direction are being discussed and argued over, and to go on denying it is hardly credible. I wish it were otherwise.