11th September 2008
Candlelight vigil to mark 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder 1
2:49 PM — Ten years ago, all across the world, people kept vigil for a teenager who had been viciously attacked because he was gay.
10th September 2008
Dutch MEP appointed rapporteur for gay discrimination legislation 3
5:37 PM — A Green party MEP has been appointed as rapporteur for a new anti-discrimination law. Rapporteurs in the European Parliament are members of committees that produce a draft legislative resolutions.
Senator’s appeal against gay cruising conviction continues
3:31 PM — Judges in Minnesota will today hear arguments in the appeal of United States Senator Larry Craig against his conviction for disorderly conduct in an airport toilet.
Caymans define marriage amid fears UK will impose civil partnerships 14
3:15 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman was approved by the territory's Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Judge rules Florida’s ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional
2:44 PM — A Curcuit Court Judge in Florida has ruled that an openly gay man can adopt a boy with special needs he has been fostering for the past seven years.
Federal election called in Canada 2
1:02 PM — The minority government of Stephen Harper is hoping to increase its parliamentary representation after calling the 40th Canadian federal election for next month.
Palin challenged over ‘ex-gay’ movement 19
12:36 PM — The Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States is under pressure to clarify her views on the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.
Court backs challenge to trans rights referendum
12:12 PM — The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of a challenge to a referendum that attempted to block a transgender protection law.
9th September 2008
Lesbian star may be new face of Cover Girl
6:17 PM — Ellen DeGeneres is reported to be shooting an advertising campaign for one of America's top cosmetics companies this week.
Sacked HIV+ gay man sues McDonald’s
5:24 PM — A 44-year-old man in Iowa has claimed he was physically and verbally abused because of his HIV status and then sacked from his job in a McDonalds restaurant.
Libraries asked to stock ex-gay literature 4
4:58 PM — A US organisation "devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda" is backing a new campaign targeting public libraries.
McCain makes gains among white women voters after Palin pick 3
4:08 PM — The selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States has proved popular with one key demographic - white women.
Russian authorities target South Park over Christian references 1
3:37 PM — Regional prosecutors in Russia have started legal proceedings against a TV station for broadcasting an episode of US cartoon comedy South Park.
Hungarian PM backs new anti-fascist group 1
3:10 PM — A new non-partisan organisation has been founded in Budapest to combat extremist violence in Hungary.
Third of Romanians think gays should be punished 9
1:33 PM — A new poll conducted in the new EU nation of Romania has found high levels of prejudice against homosexuals and people living with HIV.
Kylie considers lesbianism and reveals Tallulah fascination 3
12:56 PM — Singer and gay icon Kylie Minogue has revealed that she is having trouble finding a boyfriend.
Wife may pursue marriage fraud claim against gay former Governor
12:39 PM — The ex-wife of a US politician who came out while Governor of New Jersey has been given until tomorrow to decide whether to pursue a claim of fraud against him.
Stamp of approval for gay Olympic hero 7
12:23 PM — Australia has immortalised its gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on a series of special commemorative stamps.
Anglican bishops to speak up for gay marriage 5
11:37 AM — The Episcopal Diocese of California is to take a stand against an attempt to stop same-sex marriage in the state.
8th September 2008
Bosnian press told to apologise over homophobic articles 1
3:49 PM — A human rights group in Bosnia has called on the editors of newspaper Dnevni Avaz and magazine SAFF to make a public apology after they printed homophobic articles.