3rd September 2008
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.
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.
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
Video: Local gays asked to be “Minnesota-nice” to visiting Republicans 5
2:24 PM — A tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign created by a Minneapolis-St Paul agency is encouraging the city's LGBT community to embrace the Republican National Convention.
Gay rights on the agenda at party conferences 1
1:11 PM — Leading MPs from all three major parties will be speaking about gay issues at their conferences later this month.
Bosnia’s first gay festival criticised as “provocative” to Muslims 6
12:03 PM — A Muslim politician in Bosnia has criticised the country's gay community for holding an LGBT event that coincides with his religion's observance of Ramadan.
Scottish minister backs fight against rural homophobia 1
11:28 AM — The Minister for Communities and Sport in Scotland has said the country's SNP government is committed to fighting prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people.
Gay Tory attacks Britain’s Olympic athletes for going to China 8
10:56 AM — One of the most senior Tories in London has attacked the British Olympic team for going to the Beijing Games and implied the Mayor was forced to go.
29th August 2008
McCain picks forty-something “hockey mom” as running mate 12
5:37 PM — The Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has been chosen by the presumptive Republican party nominee for President as his running mate.
Lesbian senator calls for same-sex marriage in Australia 1
4:08 PM — A new Australian Labour party Senator has used her maiden speech to make a passionate plea for marriage equality.
Belgian married gay couple jailed in Senegal for “acts against nature” 5
2:21 PM — A 61-year-old Belgian and his 63-year-old Senegalese husband have been sentenced to two years in jail for "homosexual marriage and acts against nature."
“With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination”
1:49 PM — Yesterday Barack Obama accepted the Democratic party's nomination for President of the United States.
Obama outlines his progressive vision of America 1
1:26 PM — Barack Obama's speech to 75,000 people gathered in Denver set the tone for the final months of electioneering.
Gay activist appointed Honorary Consul to Wales 1
12:25 PM — San Marino has become the 31st country to establish a diplomatic mission in Wales with the appointment of Federico Podeschi as Honorary Consul.