16th July 2008
Islington to appeal against civil partnership ruling 13
10:56 AM — The London Borough of Islington has decided it will appeal against an employment tribunal ruling involving civil partnerships.
15th July 2008
Obama’s double-digit lead over McCain evaporates 1
7:54 PM — Barack Obama's lead over his Republican rival Senator John McCain appears to have almost completely evaporated in recent weeks.
Homophobic bishop tries to influence Glasgow by-election 9
3:10 PM — A leading Roman Catholic leader in Scotland has attacked the Labour party over its support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
Bishops to remain in Lords under proposed reforms 5
12:50 PM — A proposal to reform the House of Lords by making it entirely elected has been put forward by the government.
UN under fire over treatment of gay asylum seekers
11:54 AM — Two gay Iranian asylum seekers are being ignored by UN refugee authorities in Turkey because of their sexuality, claims the Iranian Queer Organisation.
Foreign Office issues advice to Pride travellers
11:39 AM — The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued advice for LGBT people travelling to gay Pride events. Holland, Denmark, and South Africa are holding major gay Pride marches later this summer.
14th July 2008
Boris appoints second gay Deputy Mayor of London
11:40 PM — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has nominated one of Britain's leading gay local politicians as his new Deputy Mayor. Two of his five deputies are gay. Sir Simon Milton, the head of the Local Government Association (LGA) will replace Ray Lewis who recently resigned.
McCain: “I don’t believe in gay adoption” 3
9:57 PM — The presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States declared his opposition to gay adoption in an interview in yesterday's New York Times.
Bush pays tribute after death of former White House Press Secretary 1
9:25 PM — President George W. Bush issued a statement this weekend saying he and his wife, Laura Bush, were "really saddened" by the death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
Obama campaign furious over magazine cover depicting him as a Muslim terrorist
9:17 PM — The current New Yorker Magazine cover likening Barack Obama to a turban-wearing terrorist while he fist-bumps his gun toting wife is getting raked over the coals by Obama supporters.
Sun shines on Vienna as record numbers celebrate Pride
5:13 PM — 120,000 revellers attended Vienna's Rainbow Parade on Saturday. Organisers credited the highest turnout on record to the 30C temperatures in the Austrian capital.
Gay sex scandal politician dropped from McCain website 1
11:59 AM — Troy King, the chairman of John McCain’s Alabama Leadership Team, has been removed from the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee's website.
Moscow bans demonstration outside Iranian embassy
11:48 AM — Gay rights activists in Russia have been denied permission to protest outside Iran's embassy in Moscow.
Education minister backs LGBT History Month
11:33 AM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families will be attending the LGBT History Month pre-launch event in November, it has been confirmed.
British Army joins up to Stonewall workplace scheme 2
12:01 AM — The British Army has become the 400th member of the Diversity Champions programme run by gay equality organisation Stonewall.
13th July 2008
Obama campaign considers who will be his running mate
9:27 PM — Former Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson said on Thursday that he does not believe his former boss is under formal consideration for the job.
Republican politician named in gay sex scandal 3
8:51 PM — Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down.
11th July 2008
South Carolina gets cold feet over gay Tube adverts 2
3:52 PM — The tourism agency of a US state has distanced itself from an advert on London Underground designed to attract gay tourists.
INTERVIEW: The inside story of how Boris won London
3:18 PM — Jonathan Isaby is in good spirits when we meet at The Daily Telegraph headquarters in central London.
Davis sees off Green’s gay rights challenge and returns to Commons
1:38 PM — Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis has been re-elected to the House of Commons.