28th August 2008
Gay Mayor of Paris bids for Socialist party leadership 1
3:41 PM — One of Europe's most high-profile gay politicians is to run for leader of France's Parti Socialiste. Bertrard Delanoe will face half a dozen other contenders.
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
California gay marriage opponents seek religious coalition 8
11:58 AM — Mormons, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus are being asked to join forces to support an amendment to the state Constitution of California banning same-sex marriages.
27th August 2008
Lesbian “hero and role model” Del Martin dies aged 87 5
11:14 PM — A woman who fought for LGBT rights from the McCarthy era to this year's same-sex marriage breakthrough in California has died.
Hillary Clinton: “Barack Obama is my candidate” 1
7:43 PM — Former Presidential contender Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver last night, and endorsed Barack Obama.
Hillary wows Democrats with barnstorming convention speech 2
7:22 PM — For a woman who lost a nomination widely assumed to be in the bag and was then passed over for the Vice Presidential spot, Hillary Clinton looked genuinely pleased to be at the Democratic National Convention yesterday.
Straights to show support for LGBT community at equal rights vigils 1
4:37 PM — A project demonstrating straight Americans' support for the LGBT community will take place across America next month.
New rape law to acknowledge Korea’s male and trans victims
4:19 PM — An opposition MP in South Korea has proposed new legislation that would extend the definition of a rape victim to include men and transsexuals.
Sydney’s ‘homophobia free zones’ denounced as a publicity stunt 2
1:52 PM — An ordinance to enforce homophobia-free zones throughout a gay neighbourhood in Sydney has drawn criticism from locals.
Ban on gay adoption to go before Arkansas voters 2
1:28 PM — A proposal aimed at barring gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents has been cleared to appear on this autumn's ballot in Arkansas.
“No credible threat” to Obama after assassination plot foiled 1
12:11 PM — A possible assassination attempt on presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama may have been foiled quite by accident.
Mrs Obama rouses Democrats at Denver convention 1
10:44 AM — Possible future First Lady Michelle Obama wowed the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.
26th August 2008
Exhibition reveals official fears over gay characters in the theatre
4:03 PM — A new exhibition will be pay tribute to the postwar period of transformation in theatre which saw writers 'coming to terms with life.'
Same-sex partners of police officers to get survivor benefits 4
3:50 PM — The partners of gay and lesbian police officers who die in the line of duty will be eligible for benefits under new proposals.
Congressman attacks gays who support McCain 3
11:10 AM — A gay politician has claimed that gay men who are planning to vote for the Republican nominee for President of the United States "personally don’t experience much gay discrimination."
Catholic Church’s plan to move Cardinal’s body is “homophobia” 13
10:48 AM — Controversial gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the Vatican of "shameful, dishonourable betrayal" after it decided to move the body of Britain's most famous Catholic convert.
Majority of Americans would vote for gay Presidential candidate 1
10:37 AM — Is America ready to paint the White House pink? The results of new poll from Zogby International suggest that the majority of Americans would vote for an openly gay President.
23rd August 2008
No hope for Hillary Clinton – Obama picks Joe Biden as running mate 5
7:31 PM — Ending weeks of speculation as to who would join Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on the November ticket, the Obama campaign announced on Friday that Delaware Senator Joe Biden would be the vice presidential nominee.
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.