25th July 2008
Belfast Pride given permission to go ahead – Iris invited
5:16 PM — The Northern Ireland Parades Commission has given permission for Belfast Pride to go ahead on August 2nd without any restrictions.
Muslim Congressman “honoured” to join fight for gay equality
11:56 AM — The first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress has given very public support to gay rights.
24th July 2008
Gay bashing preacher pickets local newspaper offices 19
11:21 AM — When journalist Dan O'Neil wrote a comment piece for the South Wales Echo asking the question, "If God considers gays an abomination, why did he create them?" he probably did not expect the reaction he got.
22nd July 2008
Iris Robinson’s homophobia encourages “thugs that perpetrate hate” 5
11:48 AM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said that statements from a local MP comparing homosexuality to child abuse "will add more fuel to the fires of prejudice and bigotry."
Black protests mark end of Pope’s trip to Australia 4
11:24 AM — Thousands of gay rights protesters across Australia joined a black parade in protest over the Pope's visit to the country.
Iris claims Hansard “misquoted” her child abuse comments 10
11:11 AM — A Unionist MP has tried to claim that the parliamentary report "misquoted her" and she did not say homosexuality and sodomy are worse that child abuse.
21st July 2008
Cardinal’s same-sex resting place upsets Vatican saint makers 4
4:31 PM — Cardinal Newman, Britain's most famous Catholic convert after Tony Blair, is to have his last request overridden by the Catholic Church in a bid to make him a saint.
Religious people not as homophobic as leaders think reports Stonewall 2
3:20 PM — A Stonewall survey has found that religious leaders do not adequately represent their followers views on homosexuality.
God-fearing cop claims “blatant support” for gays makes his job too difficult 8
1:01 PM — A Christian policeman who circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful is taking his force to an employment tribunal.
Iris Robinson compares homosexuality to child abuse 86
12:28 PM — A controversial Unionist politician has said she stands by her comparison of the sexual abuse of children to homosexual relationships.
20th July 2008
Bishops open service at Lambeth Conference despite gay split 4
2:14 PM — Hundreds of Anglicans Bishops representing hundreds of countries have taken part in a service in Canterbury for the once in a decade Lambeth Conference.
18th July 2008
Jesse Jackson’s second apology in a week over Obama comments
3:23 PM — Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson spewed the N word during a break at a television interview in which he widely criticised Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama.
Ugandan President claims homosexuality is “foreign culture” 6
2:51 PM — The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spoken of his country's "rejection" of homosexuality during a speech he gave at the wedding of a former MP's daughter.
Gay Christian groups “disappointed” at registrar victory 3
12:10 PM — Two leading gay Christian organisations have said that an employment tribunal victory for London registrar Lillian Ladele is "disappointing."
17th July 2008
Restrictions on Pope protesters lifted by Australian court 1
4:19 PM — A ban on anti-papal protests in Australia has been lifted by Australia's Federal Court. NoToPope, a coalition of LGBT, atheist and religious groups, was able to protest at World Youth Day WYD in Syndey.
16th July 2008
MP calls for new law to remove religious discrimination from public services 10
8:43 PM — Public servants should not be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of their beliefs, Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott said today.
15th July 2008
Gay man wins £37,000 discrimination case against church 4
6:57 PM — A 25-year-old gay man who was constantly teased and humiliated by his boss at a Christian retreat has won an employment tribunal against the Presbyterian Church of Wales.
Homophobic bishop tries to influence Glasgow by-election 9
3:10 PM — A leading Roman Catholic leader in Scotland has attacked the Labour party over its support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
Christian registrar who won ‘gay marriage’ case had child out of wedlock 45
1:51 PM — A civil registrar who claimed her Christian belief is so fundamental that she cannot conduct civil partnerships is an unmarried single mother.
Bishops to remain in Lords under proposed reforms 5
12:50 PM — A proposal to reform the House of Lords by making it entirely elected has been put forward by the government.