4th August 2008
Hillary will not seek nomination at Democratic convention 1
10:47 AM — According to the New York Daily News Senator Hillary Clinton will not ask to be nominated for President when the Democrats gather in Denver to officially nominate Barack Obama later this month.
US HIV infection rate 40% higher than estimated
10:21 AM — A new study conducted for America's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the annual infection rate for HIV is 40% higher than previously estimated.
1st August 2008
Man tried to shoot gay neighbour he accused of sodomising his cat
3:42 PM — A Portuguese man has been jailed for five and a half years after shooting one of his neighbours in a case of mistaken identity.
Governor signs law allowing out of state gays to marry in Massachusetts 1
2:25 PM — The Governor of Massachusetts yesterday signed a bill that will allow gay and lesbian couples from other states to marry in Massachusetts.
French gays concerned about new database that records sexual orientation 1
12:53 PM — The creation of a new French database, EDVIGE, is proving to be highly controversial. The database will be used by French intelligence services and police to collate information.
Archbishop of Canterbury “putting church unity before gay equality” 8
11:30 AM — The Anglican Church has been accused of betraying gay people across the world. OutRage!, the direct action group, held a protest yesterday at the Lambeth Conference.
Polls put Obama and McCain neck and neck
11:02 AM — Last Sunday Barack Obama hit a peak in daily tracking polls, pulling ahead of his Republican rival by a nine-point margin.
31st July 2008
Video: McCain compares Obama to Britney and Paris Hilton
3:00 PM — With less than one hundred days left before Americans head to the polls to elect the next President of the United States, things are getting decidedly nastier.
Brokeback Bandit wanted by FBI
2:49 PM — In what is not likely to be regarded the most politically correct move on the part of the FBI, the organisation has branded a Seattle bank robber with the gay-themed moniker of "Brokeback Bandit."
Dutch politician wants gays to be given constitutional protection
2:04 PM — An MP in Holland will use this Saturday's Amsterdam Pride to highlight the ways in which the country's government still discriminates against sexual minorities.
Gay Congressman pushes for cannabis decriminalisation
11:21 AM — Openly gay United States Congressman Barney Frank announced a proposal yesterday to make it legal for pot smokers to light up.
Concern for gay Iranian refused asylum in Cyprus 1
11:15 AM — The Commissioner of Administration in Cyprus has warned that a gay Iranian man faces death in his homeland if he is deported.
Costa Rican Christians protest against gay marriage
11:04 AM — Last Saturday some 20,000 people from around Costa Rica dressed in white t-shirts paraded down a main street in San José to express their opposition to a legislative proposal to make gay marriage legal.
Sex determination tests for female Beijing athletes 1
10:54 AM — A decision to test female contenders for the Beijing 2008 Olympics to see if they are men has caused uproar.
US HIV travel ban lifted as Bush signs new AIDS bill 10
12:53 AM — US President Bush has signed a new law lifting a ban on HIV positive people from entering the United States and signed new legislation to fight Aids in the developing world.
30th July 2008
“Orthodox Christians” target EuroPride churches
3:38 PM — A pastor in Stockholm has revealed that three Lutheran churches in the city have been targeted by vandals, apparently because they are supporting EuroPride.
Estonia debates same-sex partnerships 1
2:07 PM — The Ministry of Justice in Estonia is preparing a draft law which would allow same-sex partners to register their cohabitation.
South African radio host leads protests against homophobic journalist 2
1:49 PM — 200 people protested yesterday outside the Sunday Sun newspaper's offices in Johannesburg against a controversial homophobic article from columnist Jon Qwelane.
Greenland to introduce discrimination protection for gays
1:07 PM — A new law that makes it illegal to discriminate against homosexuals is to be introduced in Greenland as it emerged that gay men struggle with homosexuality more than women do.
Second homophobic assault in Stockholm linked to EuroPride
12:38 PM — Police in the Swedish capital Stockholm have said that an assault on two men in the early hours of this morning was a hate crime.