27th August 2008
Ricky Martin “elated” after birth of twins via surrogate mother 1
11:57 AM — Latin superstar Ricky Martin is the proud father of twin boys via a surrogate mother, his representatives have announced.
Gay online TV channel to launch in Romania
11:40 AM — Romanian gays are to get their own online TV channel dedicated to the 'life and problems of the gay community' this autumn.
Mrs Obama rouses Democrats at Denver convention 1
10:44 AM — Possible future First Lady Michelle Obama wowed the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night.
TV network denies censoring gay Olympic gold medallist 3
10:37 AM — US broadcaster NBC is denying they intentionally used censorship in the network's coverage of Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham.
26th August 2008
Woman ejected from US federal building over lesbian T-shirt 18
3:20 PM — An woman in California was threatened with arrest and forced to leave a government building because a security guard took offence at her T-shirt.
Pride dancer shot dead by police had taken drugs
2:23 PM — A man shot and killed by police in San Diego after he jumped from a cruise ship which was hosting a gay Pride party had taken drugs, according to an autopsy report.
Gay beauty contest website targeted by vandals 2
11:55 AM — Organisers of the Mr Gay Europe event have said they are the victims of a homophobic online attack that has disabled their website.
‘N Sync star will have female partner in Dancing With The Stars 1
11:27 AM — The new cast for season seven of US show Dancing With the Stars was finally announced on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday, and gay and lesbian fans are going to have a blast.
Congressman attacks gays who support McCain 3
11:10 AM — A gay politician has claimed that gay men who are planning to vote for the Republican nominee for President of the United States "personally don’t experience much gay discrimination."
Majority of Americans would vote for gay Presidential candidate 1
10:37 AM — Is America ready to paint the White House pink? The results of new poll from Zogby International suggest that the majority of Americans would vote for an openly gay President.
NBC censored gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham 12
12:28 AM — US television network NBC censored the sexuality of Olympic gold medal diver, Matthew Mitcham it has been claimed.
Iconic American LGBT publication The Advocate sold by PlanetOut
12:11 AM — Planet Out, has sold The Advocate and a number of other publications to Regent Media, the owners of Gaywired and here! tv.
23rd August 2008
No hope for Hillary Clinton – Obama picks Joe Biden as running mate 5
7:31 PM — Ending weeks of speculation as to who would join Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on the November ticket, the Obama campaign announced on Friday that Delaware Senator Joe Biden would be the vice presidential nominee.
Gay hero Matthew Mitcham wins Olympic 10m diving gold medal 17
4:30 PM — From gay icon, to Olympic champion, Matthew Mitcham has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in has won his first gold medal. He is the only openly gay male athlete competing in Beijing. There are 9 lesbians and one bisexual woman competing alongside him.
22nd August 2008
Concerned Women for America claim gay greeting cards are detrimental to children 38
4:49 PM — Senior members of Concerned Women for America (CWA) have condemned Hallmark's marketing of greeting cards aimed at gays and lesbians.
Lawrence King’s school records obtained for accused teen’s defence case 4
4:13 PM — The school records of murdered gay teenager Lawrence King have been released to the lawyer defending the student accused of killing him.
Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief says homosexuality must be stamped out in schools 8
12:21 PM — Dr Kihumuro Apuuli, the Ugandan AIDS Commission Chief, has warned the education ministry of that country that homosexuality is "rife" in schools.
21st August 2008
EXCLUSIVE: MEP plans campaign to have UK civil partnerships recognised in Europe 13
5:01 PM — A Liberal Democrat Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has revealed plans to campaign for the recognition of UK civil partnerships (CPs) in other EU states.
Gay rights supporter Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies 1
4:09 PM — Ohio Representative and Democratic super-delegate Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died after suffering an aneurysm while driving her car on Tuesday night.
Millions poured into battle over Proposition 8 3
3:24 PM — Out-of-state money has been flooding in either side of the Proposition 8 debate in California.