29th August 2008
Belgian married gay couple jailed in Senegal for “acts against nature” 5
2:21 PM — A 61-year-old Belgian and his 63-year-old Senegalese husband have been sentenced to two years in jail for "homosexual marriage and acts against nature."
“With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination”
1:49 PM — Yesterday Barack Obama accepted the Democratic party's nomination for President of the United States.
Obama outlines his progressive vision of America 1
1:26 PM — Barack Obama's speech to 75,000 people gathered in Denver set the tone for the final months of electioneering.
Gay activist appointed Honorary Consul to Wales 1
12:25 PM — San Marino has become the 31st country to establish a diplomatic mission in Wales with the appointment of Federico Podeschi as Honorary Consul.
Poll indicates support for California gay marriage ban is waning 1
11:52 AM — More than half of California’s voters will say no to Proposition 8, the state's proposed ban on same-sex marriage,
28th August 2008
Bill Clinton: America can do better than the Bush years
6:06 PM — Last night former President of the United States Bill Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and endorsed Barack Obama
All eyes on Obama as he prepares to accept the Democratic nomination
5:51 PM — Confirmed as the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States yesterday, Barack Obama is expected to give the speech of his life later today.
Gay Mayor of Paris bids for Socialist party leadership 1
3:41 PM — One of Europe's most high-profile gay politicians is to run for leader of France's Parti Socialiste. Bertrard Delanoe will face half a dozen other contenders.
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
California gay marriage opponents seek religious coalition 8
11:58 AM — Mormons, Jews, Sikhs and Hindus are being asked to join forces to support an amendment to the state Constitution of California banning same-sex marriages.
27th August 2008
Lesbian “hero and role model” Del Martin dies aged 87 5
11:14 PM — A woman who fought for LGBT rights from the McCarthy era to this year's same-sex marriage breakthrough in California has died.
Hillary Clinton: “Barack Obama is my candidate” 1
7:43 PM — Former Presidential contender Hillary Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver last night, and endorsed Barack Obama.
Hillary wows Democrats with barnstorming convention speech 2
7:22 PM — For a woman who lost a nomination widely assumed to be in the bag and was then passed over for the Vice Presidential spot, Hillary Clinton looked genuinely pleased to be at the Democratic National Convention yesterday.
Straights to show support for LGBT community at equal rights vigils 1
4:37 PM — A project demonstrating straight Americans' support for the LGBT community will take place across America next month.
New rape law to acknowledge Korea’s male and trans victims
4:19 PM — An opposition MP in South Korea has proposed new legislation that would extend the definition of a rape victim to include men and transsexuals.
Sydney’s ‘homophobia free zones’ denounced as a publicity stunt 2
1:52 PM — An ordinance to enforce homophobia-free zones throughout a gay neighbourhood in Sydney has drawn criticism from locals.
Ban on gay adoption to go before Arkansas voters 2
1:28 PM — A proposal aimed at barring gays and lesbians from becoming foster or adoptive parents has been cleared to appear on this autumn's ballot in Arkansas.
“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.'