5th August 2008
South Carolina tourism director speaks up for gay tube adverts 1
12:59 PM — Amid the row about adverts in London promoting South Carolina as a gay destination, the head of the state's tourism agency said yesterday he wanted the campaign to continue.
Lord Tebbit attacks Tory support for gay parents 16
12:51 PM — Former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit has criticised the party's Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for calling gay adoption "right and moral."
LGBT youth activist wants action after death of teen following homophobic attack 6
11:18 AM — An LGBT youth organisation has demanded action to prevent more assaults after the death of a Liverpool teenager following a homophobic attack.
4th August 2008
EU condemns Iran for public execution of 29 people 3
5:47 PM — The European Union has condemned in the "strongest terms" the execution of 29 people at a notorious prison in Tehran last month.
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Dutch ministers join 500,000 revellers at Amsterdam Pride
2:29 PM — Senior members of the government of the Netherlands have taken part in the annual Amsterdam Pride celebrations for the first time.
Ludacris ode to Obama not welcomed by candidate 1
12:49 PM — Grammy Award-winning rapper and rabid Barack Obama backer Ludacris recently decided to express his support for the Democratic Presidential hopeful in song.
Hillary will not seek nomination at Democratic convention 1
10:47 AM — According to the New York Daily News Senator Hillary Clinton will not ask to be nominated for President when the Democrats gather in Denver to officially nominate Barack Obama later this month.
3rd August 2008
Iris Robinson mocked by revellers at Belfast Pride 14
4:00 PM — Thousands attended yesterday's Gay Pride event in Belfast where DUP MP Iris Robinson, who is the wife of the first minister, was mocked.
1st August 2008
Gay rights activist reappointed to NI Equality Commission
2:59 PM — One of Northern Ireland's most vocal advocates for gay rights has been reappointed to the province's Equality Commission.
Governor signs law allowing out of state gays to marry in Massachusetts 1
2:25 PM — The Governor of Massachusetts yesterday signed a bill that will allow gay and lesbian couples from other states to marry in Massachusetts.
Tories to parade themselves at Brighton Pride 36
1:15 PM — The Conservative party's attempts to make itself appealing to the gay community continue this weekend with a float at tomorrow's Brighton Pride parade.
French gays concerned about new database that records sexual orientation 1
12:53 PM — The creation of a new French database, EDVIGE, is proving to be highly controversial. The database will be used by French intelligence services and police to collate information.
Polls put Obama and McCain neck and neck
11:02 AM — Last Sunday Barack Obama hit a peak in daily tracking polls, pulling ahead of his Republican rival by a nine-point margin.
31st July 2008
Lib Dems claim Equality Bill contains “blatant prejudice” against trans people 4
4:23 PM — The Liberal Democrats have accused the government of "leaving the door open to discrimination" against trans people.
Video: McCain compares Obama to Britney and Paris Hilton
3:00 PM — With less than one hundred days left before Americans head to the polls to elect the next President of the United States, things are getting decidedly nastier.
Dutch politician wants gays to be given constitutional protection
2:04 PM — An MP in Holland will use this Saturday's Amsterdam Pride to highlight the ways in which the country's government still discriminates against sexual minorities.
Iris Robinson reported to police over child abuse comments 4
1:43 PM — A Northern Irish MP has been reported to police over comments she made comparing homosexual acts to the sexual abuse of children.
Gay Congressman pushes for cannabis decriminalisation
11:21 AM — Openly gay United States Congressman Barney Frank announced a proposal yesterday to make it legal for pot smokers to light up.
Concern for gay Iranian refused asylum in Cyprus 1
11:15 AM — The Commissioner of Administration in Cyprus has warned that a gay Iranian man faces death in his homeland if he is deported.