27th August 2008
“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.
21st August 2008
Gay rights supporter Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies 1
4:09 PM — Ohio Representative and Democratic super-delegate Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died after suffering an aneurysm while driving her car on Tuesday night.
Millions poured into battle over Proposition 8 3
3:24 PM — Out-of-state money has been flooding in either side of the Proposition 8 debate in California.
EXCLUSIVE: Barking and Dagenham residents plan protest at councillor’s lesbian insult 3
2:59 PM — A group of residents in Barking and Dagenham have expressed their anger at Labour Councillor Liam Smith, who they claim used a homophobic comment during a bi-election.
20th August 2008
Gay rights champion dies 5
12:40 PM — The former Labour MP who was instrumental in the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act has died.
Gay Greens angered by lack of action against Iris Robinson 11
12:11 PM — LGBT Greens are disappointed with the lack of action taken against Iris Robinson MP, who caused outrage by claiming that homosexuality could be "cured" and comparing it to child abuse.
19th August 2008
Obama is gay favourite in U.S. opinion polls 4
5:19 PM — Barack Obama has a 58-point lead over John McCain among LGBT voters, according to a recent public opinion poll.
Catholic League president objects to gay press at Democratic Convention 4
2:39 PM — Catholic League president, Bill Donahue, has slammed the pro-gay blogs set to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of this month.
Manhunt chairman resigns over McCain donation backlash
12:57 PM — Jonathan Crutchley, the chairman of the board of popular gay dating site Manhunt.net, has been forced to resign after it was revealed he made a $2,300 (£1,235) donation to the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain.
18th August 2008
John Edwards a “fag enabler”, anti-gay sect claims 9
5:24 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), the anti-gay Christian organisation, has voiced the opinion that John Edwards is "cursed" by God.
14th August 2008
U.S. Representatives draft call for gay rights
5:25 PM — Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin, yesterday claimed that the Democratic platform will contain an 'historic' rally for gay rights.