8th September 2008
New group to pressure US government on gay rights worldwide 2
12:53 PM — An openly gay former US Ambassador is to work as an adviser to a new coalition of gay and straight human rights groups.
Colombian police get LGBT training
10:48 AM — 650 police officers in Bogota, Colombia, have taken part in a workshop run by an LGBT group on the rights of the community.
Gay Congressman attacks VP candidate over pregnant daughter 8
10:21 AM — A veteran US politician has said that the teenage pregnancy of Republican candidate for Vice President Sarah Palin "underscores the flaws in the political philosophy that was critical to her being selected."
7th September 2008
Vice Presidential candidate’s church supports “ex-gay” movement 8
8:13 PM — A church attended by Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been advertising a conference that promises to "cure" gay people.
Subway employee sacked over gay porn career 22
2:12 PM — A 22-year-old has been fired from a branch of sandwich chain Subway after a customer recognised him from his gay porn work and complained.
5th September 2008
Posters call for execution of gays as tensions mount over Sarajevo queer festival 3
6:37 PM — International observers have spoken out after tensions around the first ever gay festival in Bosnia intensified.
Video: Excitement mounts as trailer for new Harvey Milk movie released 1
4:07 PM — The eagerly anticipated film Milk will premiere in the US on November 26th, and the producers have released a preview that indicates a strong performance from Sean Penn.
“My country saved me, and I cannot forget it.” 1
3:28 PM — Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans - the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.
Video: McCain accepts nomination as oldest Presidential candidate ever
3:03 PM — In the past two weeks we have seen the first African American accept the nomination of a major party for President and the first Republican woman come from nowhere to take a Vice Presidential endorsement.
5% of Beijing gays are HIV+ say health authorities
1:39 PM — The number of gay men in the Chinese capital who have HIV is much larger than previously thought.
4th September 2008
Sarah Palin: “We grow good people in our small towns” 8
6:08 PM — Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honoured to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States.
Sarah Palin becomes first Republican woman to accept VP nomination
6:02 PM — In a confident speech to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska has accepted the party's nomination for Vice President of the United States.
McCain campaign threatens to sue National Enquirer over VP ‘affair’ story 3
4:11 PM — An American tabloid newspaper has alleged that the Republican party's nominee for Vice President had an extra-marital affair.
Australia’s gay rights bill promotes polygamy claims opposition
12:45 PM — Gay rights activists in Australia have welcomed a new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples.
Sir Cliff Richard reveals identity of his male companion 24
12:17 PM — Legendary pop singer Sir Cliff Richard has revealed that he has shared his life with a former Roman Catholic priest for the last seven years.
Straight Pride attracts zero participants 6
11:56 AM — Plans for a so-called "Straight Pride" in New York, promoted by a reggae music label, appear to have backfired.
3rd September 2008
France to ask UN for universal decriminalisation of homosexuality 7
9:54 PM — The French minister of human rights and foreign affairs has confirmed that she will appeal at the United Nations for the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality.
Radical gays under surveillance ahead of Papal visit 2
6:00 PM — French police are watching the activities of militant LGBT activists ahead of a visit by the Pope.
Gay icon Fran Drescher speaks up for same-sex marriage
5:30 PM — The star of TV comedy The Nanny has said that everyone should have the right to get married, gay or straight.
90% of straight Americans OK with gay co-workers 1
5:11 PM — An annual US workplace survey has found that 79% of heterosexual adults think gay co-workers should be judged on how they do their job.