21st October 2008
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.
LA Mayor donates to ‘No on 8′ campaign
1:48 PM — The Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday made a donation to the "No on 8" campaign, which aims to maintain the legal status of gay marriage in California.
13th October 2008
US celebs tell straight teens to stop saying ‘that’s so gay’ 20
3:40 PM — A new campaign that aims to raise awareness among straight teenagers about the consequences of homophobic language in American schools has been launched.
Gay marriage supporters attack Proposition 102 campaign 4
2:36 PM — Gay rights activists in Arizona have vandalised billboards urging people to vote against same sex marriages.
Students win compensation from school board for gay bullying
2:25 PM — Two former high school students have won $300,000 (£172,550) damages after they were subjected to "relentless harassment" for being gay.
Gay state senator dies, aged 71
1:14 PM — Allan H. Spear, one of the first out gay US legislators, died on Saturday. Mr Spear died following complications that developed during heart surgery he underwent on Thursday.
12th October 2008
Travel: America’s strangest landmarks 3
12:38 PM — If you're looking for a close encounter of the unexpected kind then you might enjoy a trek around some of North America's strangest landmarks. There are some fascinating tourist spots in the area and we're not talking about Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The New World 2
12:10 PM — Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University.
11th October 2008
Connecticut Supreme Court overturns ban on gay marriage 6
10:57 AM — The Supreme Court of Connecticut has overturned a ban on gay marriage saying that by stopping same sex partners from marrying was a violation of their constitutional rights.
10th October 2008
Post debate bump puts Obama 11% ahead
2:54 PM — The latest Gallup poll of the support for the candidates for President of the United States indicates that Barack Obama has widened his lead over John McCain.