26th August 2009
Christians begin drive to “reclaim” Iowa from gay marriage 7
2:22 PM — A group that opposes marriage rights for gay people has said its intervention in a state election in Iowa is just the start of their campaign.
VIDEO: Athlete at centre of gender row given hero’s welcome in South Africa 3
12:41 PM — More than 3,000 people were at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg yesterday to welcome home athlete Caster Semenya.
America mourns the death of Senator Ted Kennedy 11
12:03 PM — Veteran United States Senator and gay rights advocate Ted Kennedy has died. He was 77.
Lutheran decision on gay clergy welcomed by LGBT group 4
11:45 AM — America's largest LGBT rights organisation has welcomed the decision by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) to lift its ban on noncelibate lesbian and gay pastors.
25th August 2009
Harvey Milk to be inducted into California Hall of Fame 4
7:10 PM — Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have chosen gay icon Harvey Milk as one of 13 inductees into the state's Hall of Fame.
Gay legal group calls for an end to America’s HIV travel ban 5
6:42 PM — Lambda Legal, a group that pursues litigation in support of LGBT rights, has called on the US government to end a ban on living with HIV from travelling to or taking residence in the country.
Oprah protege Dr Phil accused of “pathologising” LGBT people 375
1:11 PM — American TV personality Dr Phil has been accused of giving a platform to controversial ex-gay therapists.
VIDEO: Trans mayoral candidate threatens to sue over false Twitter account 2
12:52 PM — A transgender politician in the United States has said she is going to sue social networking site Twitter over a fake account.
Gay Prime Minister poll provokes homophobic response from Israeli MP 14
10:39 AM — A poll for an Israeli newspaper that revealed that 44% of Israelis may be ready for a gay Prime Minister has provoked a vitriolic response from one of the country's MPs.
Irish gay group rejects Cardinal’s attack on civil partnerships 72
10:20 AM — Ireland's largest gay rights group has responded to an attack on civil partnerships by the country's Roman Catholic leader.
24th August 2009
Polish gay man wins damages from homophobic neighbour in landmark case 11
4:21 PM — A Polish woman who repeatedly verbally abused one of her neighbours about his sexual orientation has been ordered to pay him more than £3,000 in damages.
Gay Iraq war veteran aims for US Congress seat 5
3:43 PM — A decorated US Army veteran who was honourably discharged after challenging the military’s "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law is making a bid for national office.
Serbia’s Interior Minister promises police protection for Pride parade 2
1:47 PM — Police in Belgrade will ensure public safety during next month's Pride events, a senior politician has said.
Gay news anchorman wins restraining order against former partner 1
1:17 PM — An American TV news presenter at the centre of allegations of workplace discrimination has been granted a two year restraining order against his former boyfriend.
Activists push for top level domain dedicated to the gay community 10
12:55 PM — Gay groups in the US and South Africa are backing a campaign to establish a new top level domain for the LGBT community.
Gay Congressman praises “positive” appointment of LGBT activist to Justice role
12:29 PM — The appointment of a prominent gay rights advocate as an adviser to the US Justice Department has been welcomed.
Irish cardinal renews attack on civil partnerships 102
11:13 AM — The spiritual leader of Ireland's Roman Catholics has said that civil partnerships undermine marriage.
MEPs complain to Lithuania about proposed criminalisation of gay “propaganda” 10
10:27 AM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Lesbian and Gay Rights has written to MPs in Lithuania about new legislation that aims to criminalise 'propagation of homosexual relations'.
21st August 2009
Israeli rabbis discuss gay parenting 12
3:25 PM — A Jewish initiative may see gay men marrying women to have children while continuing relationships with their male partners.
Man steals earring-wearing Chihuahua from Florida gay bar 15
2:18 PM — A Chihuahua with pink earrings was allegedly stolen from a south Florida gay bar by a man with a Britney Spears tattoo.