12th September 2008
Queer festival to challenge Serbia’s far right 2
3:52 PM — Cabaret, street performance and film will all be on show at next week's Queer Beograd X5 in Belgrade. The festival begins on Thursday.
UN urged to push for ban on execution of children 8
2:01 PM — A human rights group has called for action on executions for crimes committed by children. The vast majority of executions of juvenile offenders take place in Iran.
Macedonia should recognise same-sex couples says rights commissioner
1:15 PM — The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has published a report into the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Macedonia.
Asia’s largest gay festival begins in Taipei
12:26 PM — The Taiwanese gay community will be celebrating during the coming month as the 2008 Taipei Gay Carnival began today.
Gay Governor’s former wife will not sue for marriage fraud 1
12:12 PM — The ex-wife of a US politician who came out while Governor of New Jersey has decided not to pursue a claim of fraud against him.
11th September 2008
Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12
4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
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.