9th September 2008
Anglican bishops to speak up for gay marriage 5
11:37 AM — The Episcopal Diocese of California is to take a stand against an attempt to stop same-sex marriage in the state.
8th September 2008
Conference blog: Lib Dems to get stuck into fixing Britain
9:37 PM — Someone claiming to be Nick Clegg (see picture), up near the front of the Lib Dem conference agenda has this to say: "This is an exciting time to be a Liberal Democrat."
Unions call for removal of Evangelical Christian from equality commission 6
6:53 PM — The Trades Union Congress has called for Joel Edwards to be removed as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.
Bosnian press told to apologise over homophobic articles 1
3:49 PM — A human rights group in Bosnia has called on the editors of newspaper Dnevni Avaz and magazine SAFF to make a public apology after they printed homophobic articles.
New group to pressure US government on gay rights worldwide 2
12:53 PM — An openly gay former US Ambassador is to work as an adviser to a new coalition of gay and straight human rights groups.
Gay Congressman attacks VP candidate over pregnant daughter 8
10:21 AM — A veteran US politician has said that the teenage pregnancy of Republican candidate for Vice President Sarah Palin "underscores the flaws in the political philosophy that was critical to her being selected."
7th September 2008
Vice Presidential candidate’s church supports “ex-gay” movement 8
8:13 PM — A church attended by Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been advertising a conference that promises to "cure" gay people.
Caroline Lucas: People are looking to the Greens for leadership 2
3:43 PM — Thank you all for this great honour and responsibility. To become Green Party leader at this time, when we stand together on the verge of so much, is tremendously exciting.
Greens aim for Westminster as first party leader elected 2
3:31 PM — The Green party in England and Wales has elected Caroline Lucas as their first leader with more than 90% of the vote.
5th September 2008
Posters call for execution of gays as tensions mount over Sarajevo queer festival 3
6:37 PM — International observers have spoken out after tensions around the first ever gay festival in Bosnia intensified.
Video: Excitement mounts as trailer for new Harvey Milk movie released 1
4:07 PM — The eagerly anticipated film Milk will premiere in the US on November 26th, and the producers have released a preview that indicates a strong performance from Sean Penn.
“My country saved me, and I cannot forget it.” 1
3:28 PM — Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans - the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.
Video: McCain accepts nomination as oldest Presidential candidate ever
3:03 PM — In the past two weeks we have seen the first African American accept the nomination of a major party for President and the first Republican woman come from nowhere to take a Vice Presidential endorsement.
Asylum campaigners to protest in Cardiff 2
2:19 PM — A campaign group who want to overturn the decision to deport a gay asylum seeker will protest in Cardiff tomorrow, the day of the city's Pride event.
4th September 2008
Sarah Palin: “We grow good people in our small towns” 8
6:08 PM — Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honoured to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States.
Sarah Palin becomes first Republican woman to accept VP nomination
6:02 PM — In a confident speech to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has accepted the party's nomination for Vice President of the United States.
McCain campaign threatens to sue National Enquirer over VP ‘affair’ story 3
4:11 PM — An American tabloid newspaper has alleged that the Republican party's nominee for Vice President had an extra-marital affair.
Conference blog: The Tories plan a lazy Sunday afternoon
3:38 PM — The opening day at this year's Conservative party conference reads more like a mid morning magazine programme than a platform for government.
Australia’s gay rights bill promotes polygamy claims opposition
12:45 PM — Gay rights activists in Australia have welcomed a new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples.
3rd September 2008
France to ask UN for universal decriminalisation of homosexuality 7
9:54 PM — The French minister of human rights and foreign affairs has confirmed that she will appeal at the United Nations for the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality.