3rd October 2008
Former “anti-gay” Equality Minister Ruth Kelly to stand down as MP 3
12:05 AM — The Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly will not seek re-election as an MP, she has told her constituents.
2nd October 2008
Vatican blocks appointment of gay diplomat 12
1:56 PM — The next French envoy to the Holy See has been chosen after Roman Catholic officials rejected the first candidate because he is gay.
1st October 2008
INTERVIEW: May defends Tories against charges they are not on side of gays 8
7:30 PM — It has been a successful few days for the Tories in Birmingham. Despite the economic crisis gripping the world's finanical markets, party activists at the annual conference have been upbeat.
26th September 2008
Gay leader assassinated in Baghdad 22
12:43 PM — A leading gay activist in Iraq has been assassinated. 27-year-old Bashar was targeted by gunmen yesterday.
25th September 2008
Bosnia gay festival closes after attacks at opening event 8
5:52 PM — The organisers of a Queer Festival in Sarajevo have decided to close after some participants were attacked by an angry mob last night.
London to host Muslim LGBT conference 4
4:47 PM — The tenth anniversary of the establishment of a leading Muslim lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans support organisation will be celebrated with a conference in London next month.
Bosnia must respect gay rights say MEPs 1
4:01 PM — The European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has condemned the violence at the Sarajevo Queer Festival yesterday as "cowardly behaviour."
London professor condemns fundamentalists for misinterpreting his research 5
2:09 PM — A leading British academic has spoken out after his work into homosexuality and depression was presented as proof that gay people are mentally disordered.
Eight injured in attack on gay festival in Sarajevo 5
11:31 AM — A homophobic mob, some wearing long beards and chanting Muslim slogans, has attacked participants in a gay festival in Bosnia.
24th September 2008
Archbishop chastises vicar for blessing lesbian couple 5
2:46 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has reprimanded a vicar for blessing a lesbian couple's civil partnership in his church.
Ruth Kelly to stand down from government 6
3:42 AM — The Secretary of State for Transport is to leave the government. Sky News reports that Ruth Kelly has decided to stand down.
19th September 2008
Politicians increasingly turning to God at party conference 5
2:18 PM — An analysis of the speeches given by party leaders at their annual conferences has revealed a marked increase in religious language since 2001.
Archbishop attacks Anglican hypocrisy over gay relationships 4
10:40 AM — The leader of the Anglican Church in Wales has said he is hopeful there can be resolution among the worldwide Communion on the issue of gay priests and same-sex relationships.
No prosecution for comedian over Papal jibe 3
10:12 AM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has decided not to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
18th September 2008
Sex education comic for six year olds causes controversy 3
6:53 PM — The debate about when children should be taught about sex has intensified with the publication of a new comic for primary school children.
17th September 2008
Muslim leader denies issuing progressive fatwa on gender surgery
5:52 PM — A Sunni Muslim cleric in Kuwait has denied media reports that he had become the first religious authority in the country to approve gender reassignment surgery.
16th September 2008
Christian Institute targets homophobic bullying group 14
8:18 PM — An academic conference organised by a group that works to combat homophobic bullying in schools has been attacked by fundamentalist Christians.
12th September 2008
Preacher spared trial over gay street sermon 15
2:50 PM — A Christian preacher who was arrested and charged with offending gay people during a sermon in a Birmingham street will not face trial.
11th September 2008
Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12
4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
9th September 2008
Russian authorities target South Park over Christian references 1
3:37 PM — Regional prosecutors in Russia have started legal proceedings against a TV station for broadcasting an episode of US cartoon comedy South Park.