26th August 2009
America mourns the death of Senator Ted Kennedy 11
12:03 PM — Veteran United States Senator and gay rights advocate Ted Kennedy has died. He was 77.
25th August 2009
Harvey Milk to be inducted into California Hall of Fame 4
7:10 PM — Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have chosen gay icon Harvey Milk as one of 13 inductees into the state's Hall of Fame.
VIDEO: Trans mayoral candidate threatens to sue over false Twitter account 2
12:52 PM — A transgender politician in the United States has said she is going to sue social networking site Twitter over a fake account.
Government to make “party drug” GBL a controlled substance 21
11:19 AM — The Home Office has announced that it will ban a drug which has become popular on the gay club curcuit.
Gay Prime Minister poll provokes homophobic response from Israeli MP 14
10:39 AM — A poll for an Israeli newspaper that revealed that 44% of Israelis may be ready for a gay Prime Minister has provoked a vitriolic response from one of the country's MPs.
Irish gay group rejects Cardinal’s attack on civil partnerships 72
10:20 AM — Ireland's largest gay rights group has responded to an attack on civil partnerships by the country's Roman Catholic leader.
24th August 2009
Equality Commission takes BNP to court over “racist” membership policy 112
4:31 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today issued county court proceedings against the British National Party because of its constitution and membership criteria.
Lord Mandelson ‘proud to be an NHS patient’ after prostate op 20
4:02 PM — The most powerful gay man in Britain is recovering well after an operation on his prostate. Lord Mandelson underwent surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London on Friday.
Gay Iraq war veteran aims for US Congress seat 5
3:43 PM — A decorated US Army veteran who was honourably discharged after challenging the military’s "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law is making a bid for national office.
Serbia’s Interior Minister promises police protection for Pride parade 2
1:47 PM — Police in Belgrade will ensure public safety during next month's Pride events, a senior politician has said.
Gay Congressman praises “positive” appointment of LGBT activist to Justice role
12:29 PM — The appointment of a prominent gay rights advocate as an adviser to the US Justice Department has been welcomed.
Irish cardinal renews attack on civil partnerships 102
11:13 AM — The spiritual leader of Ireland's Roman Catholics has said that civil partnerships undermine marriage.
MEPs complain to Lithuania about proposed criminalisation of gay “propaganda” 10
10:27 AM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Lesbian and Gay Rights has written to MPs in Lithuania about new legislation that aims to criminalise 'propagation of homosexual relations'.
19th August 2009
MP Mark Oaten ‘had a relationship with an older man at the age of nine’ 18
5:51 PM — Mark Oaten, the Liberal Democrat MP who was exposed for using male prostitutes, has claimed he had a sexual relationship with an older man at the age of nine or ten.
17th August 2009
Shadow equalities minister Theresa May to attend gay Tory conference event 53
6:24 PM — Shadow equalities minister Theresa May is to be a guest at a Pride event scheduled for this year's Conservative Party Conference.
Obama administration says marriage law discriminates against gays but will still defend it 7
5:49 PM — The Obama administration has admitted that the Defence of Marriage Act (DOMA) is discriminatory but has said it will still defend it in court.
Video: Bill Clinton ‘regrets’ Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell 6
2:34 PM — Former US president Bill Clinton has said he regrets how the military's ban on gays serving openly was implemented. He was interrupted by a heckler last week in Pittsburgh.
14th August 2009
Tories choose lesbian to fight Glasgow by-election 28
5:23 PM — A lesbian woman has been selected by the Conservatives to fight the Glasgow North East by-election. Ruth Davidson, 30, who lives with her partner in Partick, has pledged to fight an "honest campaign".
13th August 2009
Former councillor claims he was banned from joining Labour Party because he is gay 16
4:32 PM — A former town councillor in the Welsh town of Llanelli has claimed he was barred from joining his local Labour Party because he is gay.
David Cameron refuses to fire gay Tory MP over ‘rations’ comment 11
2:19 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has said he will not fire openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan for saying MPs were being "treated like s**t" in the aftermath of the expenses scandal.