25th October 2008
Comedian Jerry Lewis under fire after calling cricket a “fag’s game” 9
11:29 AM — The veteran American comedian Jerry Lewis is under fire after he made what has been described as an anti-gay slur, little over a year after he was forced to apologise for a similar remark.
Preview: Stephen Fry in America- taking the bus to Clarksdale 2
10:09 AM — Stephen Fry follows the mighty Mississippi River from its southern-most tip in Louisiana through to its source in the snowy wastes of Minnesota, on the border with Canada, as he continues his road trip around every state in the USA.
24th October 2008
Mum of murdered gay man honoured with Cronkite award
5:33 PM — Judy Shepard is among the recepients of this year's Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, it has been announced.
Florida may vote to ban gay marriage 1
4:35 PM — A new opinon poll published yesterday indicates that voters in Florida may approve a change to the state constitution to ban marriage for same-sex couples.
23rd October 2008
Video: Beam me up Sulu – Shatner’s bizarre rant against gay Star Trek star 7
3:27 PM — Actor William Shatner has complained that a co-star he "literally" doesn't know did not invite him to his gay wedding.
Obama turnout may save gay marriage in California 3
2:52 PM — A California state ballot measure to ban gay people from getting married is gaining support, according to the latest opinion polls.
Palin attacked over support for constitutional ban on gay marriage 21
2:30 PM — Hollywood star Ellen DeGeneres has attacked the Republican party's candidate for Vice President's support for a federal ban on same-sex marriage.
22nd October 2008
Decision on Chicago’s LGBT high school delayed 2
12:53 PM — The Chicago school board will not vote on plans for a high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans students until next month.
21st October 2008
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Brown hosts Downing St lunch for US gay rights activist 3
5:40 PM — A leading American LGBT rights advocate was the guest of honour at a private lunch at Downing St today.
Sarah Palin supports federal ban on same-sex marriage 28
1:00 PM — The Republican party Vice Presidential candidate has spoken out against the rights of lesbian and gay Americans.
20th October 2008
Ellen buys airtime to plead for gay marriage 4
5:31 PM — A leading lesbian entertainer has bought $100,000 (£58,300) of TV airtime in California to ask the state's voters to support gay marriage.
Obama ahead in key states as McCain’s campaign stumbles 5
5:14 PM — The Democratic party nominee for President of the United States looks increasingly likely to clinch the White House as the election campaign enters its final furlong.
18th October 2008
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The Deep South 22
12:10 PM — "I'd rather be curled up in a snowy cabin with a hot whisky or, quite frankly, a Horlicks than I would spend half an hour in this rotting place." Stephen Fry exclaims after visiting the USA's southern states in his six part BBC series.
16th October 2008
California teachers union donates to No on 8 campaign 13
2:04 PM — The California Teachers Association (CTA) donated $1 million (£578,640) to the No on 8 campaign.
Six arrested on Florida University campus in gay rights protest
11:08 AM — Members of a gay rights "Equality Ride" protest were arrested yesterday as they attempted to enter a university campus chapel.
Lawrence King murder suspect fires public defenders
10:31 AM — Brandon McInerney, the 14 year old boy accused of murdering gay classmate Lawrence King, has been allowed to fire his public defenders.
15th October 2008
Gay high school could open on Obama’s home turf
4:18 PM — Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was formerly an Illinois state senator, covering parts of Chicago
DeGeneres urges California to vote no on Propostion 8 2
1:31 PM — Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres made an appeal on The Tonight Show, showing her support for gay marriage.
Brazilian Mayoral candidate sparks controversy with homophobic ad 7
11:38 AM — Marta Suplicy, left-wing candidate for mayor of Sao Paulo, is at the centre of a political furore over an election advertisement.
14th October 2008
Yes on 8 outrage at children’s visit to teacher’s gay wedding 41
2:33 PM — First-grade students from the Creativity Arts Charter School, San Francisco attended the lesbian wedding of their teacher on Friday.