14th July 2008
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.
Video: Obama accepts Jesse Jackson’s apology for castration comments
10:33 AM — Apologies flew from Reverend Jesse Jackson to presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama on Wednesday over remarks he made about the Illinois Senator on Fox News.
10th July 2008
Cashman slams Iris over ‘gay cure’ stance 3
4:59 PM — An openly gay MEP has attacked a Northern Irish politician for claiming that gay people can be "cured" of the homosexuality.
OutRage! backs Boris over abolition of gay advisory panel 13
1:45 PM — A radical gay rights group has backed the Conservative Mayor of London's decision to scrap the short-lived Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Advisory Panel.
Moscow’s Mayor will not face court over Pride bans
1:02 PM — The organisers of Moscow Pride were officially informed today that a criminal case against the homophobic Mayor of Moscow, who banned the event, would not be opened.
Cayman Islands to ban gay marriage 1
12:16 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman is expected to get support from the government and opposition.
TUC chief complains to Peter Robinson about his wife 2
11:53 AM — The First Minister of Northern Ireland will be getting a letter from the TUC this week complaining about his wife's claims that gay people can be turned straight.
Jesse Jackson apologises for Obama remarks
11:24 AM — Ahead of Fox News' scheduled airing of disparaging comments he made about Barack Obama in a private conversation, Rev. Jesse Jackson has already issued an apology.
9th July 2008
Gays in Northern Cyprus seek European support for law reform
1:04 PM — An anti-homophobia group in Northern Cyprus has launched an English language version of their website.
Retired US military officers call for end to ban on gays
10:35 AM — A new study released this week by a team of retired senior flag and general officers from the US military has concluded that the ban on openly gay service members is counterproductive.
8th July 2008
Council of Europe to step up efforts for LGBT rights
11:00 PM — Campaigners have hailed as a "very important development" a decision by the Council of Europe to step up efforts to protect the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
Straight Pride has a “homophobic agenda” 5
6:35 PM — Plans for a so-called "Straight Pride" in New York, promoted by a reggae music label, have been criticised by leading a campaigner against homophobia.
Conservatives accuse Hutton over equality in his own department
5:50 PM — A senior Tory has rejected criticism from a Cabinet minister that the party is not committed to equality.
Foreign Office minister condemns violence at Pride events
5:31 PM — The Minister for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jim Murphy, has condemned the violence at Gay Pride events.