1st September 2008
Jail for two women in Emirates’ first lesbian indecency case
1:33 PM — A Bulgarian woman and her Lebanese partner have been sentenced to one month in jail after being found guilty by a Dubai court of indecent acts.
Bosnia’s first gay festival criticised as “provocative” to Muslims 6
12:03 PM — A Muslim politician in Bosnia has criticised the country's gay community for holding an LGBT event that coincides with his religion's observance of Ramadan.
Norway’s Muslim leaders urged to reach out to gays
11:06 AM — The Islamic Council of Norway has asked imams to listen to the country's gays. The Council do not want homosexuals, Muslim or not, to be in the closet.
29th August 2008
McCain picks forty-something “hockey mom” as running mate 12
5:37 PM — The Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has been chosen by the presumptive Republican party nominee for President as his running mate.
Lesbian senator calls for same-sex marriage in Australia 1
4:08 PM — A new Australian Labour party Senator has used her maiden speech to make a passionate plea for marriage equality.
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.
New Orleans gay party threatened by tropical storm
12:02 PM — As tropical storm Gustav barrels towards America's Gulf coast, the organisers of the New Orleans Southern Decadence gay celebration are watching its every move very carefully.
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
Win a walk-on part in The L Word 1
7:23 PM — A human rights organisation that works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls is auctioning a unique prize to raise funds.
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.
Lindsay Lohan’s father claims she is being “used” by Samantha
3:00 PM — Fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan’s oft-rumoured girlfriend DJ Samantha Ronson is planning to pen a tell-all and Lohan’s father Michael Lohan is fuming about it.
Cambodian women discover beauty use for condom lubricant
12:42 PM — A lubricant has become a popular acne cure among Cambodian women. Number One Plus is a water-based lubricant produced by health organisation Population Services International.
TV boss apologises for coverage of gay Olympic hero 6
12:18 PM — The head of Olympics at American television network NBC has apologised for the way in which they reported the story of Matthew Mitcham.
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.