5th August 2008
South Carolina tourism director speaks up for gay tube adverts 1
12:59 PM — Amid the row about adverts in London promoting South Carolina as a gay destination, the head of the state's tourism agency said yesterday he wanted the campaign to continue.
Transgender murder victim referred to as “it” 4
12:16 PM — A 32-year-old man has confessed to the killing of 18-year-old transgender woman Angie Zapata, after being arrested about 50 miles away from the murder scene.
Parenthood and belief in God prompt gay partners to make commitment
10:47 AM — Gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalise their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony if they have children and strong religious beliefs, says a new study.
4th August 2008
Facebook may help prove gay refugee’s claims says Canadian group 2
5:55 PM — Gay and lesbian refugee claimants struggling to shed old-world views of their sexuality are turning to new-age technology to make their case.
EU condemns Iran for public execution of 29 people 3
5:47 PM — The European Union has condemned in the "strongest terms" the execution of 29 people at a notorious prison in Tehran last month.
Bishop urges gay priests to “say it out loud” 1
2:56 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church has said many of his fellow clergy have "an unwillingness to be honest" about their sexual orientation.
Dutch ministers join 500,000 revellers at Amsterdam Pride
2:29 PM — Senior members of the government of the Netherlands have taken part in the annual Amsterdam Pride celebrations for the first time.
National Radio Hall of Fame honour for homophobe angers gay activists 1
2:03 PM — James Dobson’s Focus on the Family Daily radio show will become the first religious radio programme inducted into America's National Radio Hall of Fame this November.
Briton killed in Saudi accused of gay sexual assault 3
1:34 PM — An Egyptian man has confessed to stabbing to death 46-year-old Briton Stephen John Havering, a Bahrain resident in Saudi Arabia.
Ludacris ode to Obama not welcomed by candidate 1
12:49 PM — Grammy Award-winning rapper and rabid Barack Obama backer Ludacris recently decided to express his support for the Democratic Presidential hopeful in song.
“Stay together, but not only as an association of polite friends” 1
11:48 AM — Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave his concluding Presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008.
Lindsay Lohan anger after police chief says she has “gone gay” 2
11:30 AM — Lindsay Lohan has hit out at the Los Angeles police chief after he said she had "gone gay." Chief William Bratton made the remark while explaining why he does not support a crackdown on the paparazzi.
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.