14th July 2008
Obama campaign furious over magazine cover depicting him as a Muslim terrorist
9:17 PM — The current New Yorker Magazine cover likening Barack Obama to a turban-wearing terrorist while he fist-bumps his gun toting wife is getting raked over the coals by Obama supporters.
Miss USA takes a tumble two years in a row
9:02 PM — For the second year running, Miss USA took a giant tumble before an international audience of millions at the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant.
Sun shines on Vienna as record numbers celebrate Pride
5:13 PM — 120,000 revellers attended Vienna's Rainbow Parade on Saturday. Organisers credited the highest turnout on record to the 30C temperatures in the Austrian capital.
Gay sex scandal politician dropped from McCain website 1
11:59 AM — Troy King, the chairman of John McCain’s Alabama Leadership Team, has been removed from the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee's website.
Moscow bans demonstration outside Iranian embassy
11:48 AM — Gay rights activists in Russia have been denied permission to protest outside Iran's embassy in Moscow.
13th July 2008
Obama campaign considers who will be his running mate
9:27 PM — Former Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson said on Thursday that he does not believe his former boss is under formal consideration for the job.
US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer 2
9:17 PM — Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
CNN reporter returns to work after drug bust 5
9:03 PM — A kinky CNN reporter who was arrested in Central Park in April with meth in his pocket and a sex toy in his boot is finally back at work.
Haggard rent boy refuses second lie detector test 1
8:57 PM — He’s already failed one lie detector test, and Mike Jones, the escort who claims to have had a three year business relationship with Ted Haggard, says he’s not going to go down that road again.
Republican politician named in gay sex scandal 3
8:51 PM — Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down.
Italian awarded £80,000 after losing his driving licence because he’s gay 1
8:39 PM — A court has ordered the Italian government to pay €100,000 (£80,000) in damages to a man forced to retake his driving test because he was gay.
11th July 2008
Dancing With The Stars may feature gay couple 6
10:54 AM — Openly gay former boy band icon Lance Bass could Tango his way into homosexual history becoming the first celebrity to dance his way up the Dancing with the Stars' ladder—with another man.
Gay man sues Bible publishers over “homosexuality” passages 5
10:49 AM — A gay man has filed suit against two Christian publishers over claims they altered passages in the Bible to depict homosexuality as sinful.
Video: Obama accepts Jesse Jackson’s apology for castration comments
10:33 AM — Apologies flew from Reverend Jesse Jackson to presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama on Wednesday over remarks he made about the Illinois Senator on Fox News.
10th July 2008
Moscow’s Mayor will not face court over Pride bans
1:02 PM — The organisers of Moscow Pride were officially informed today that a criminal case against the homophobic Mayor of Moscow, who banned the event, would not be opened.
Cayman Islands to ban gay marriage 1
12:16 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman is expected to get support from the government and opposition.
Jesse Jackson apologises for Obama remarks
11:24 AM — Ahead of Fox News' scheduled airing of disparaging comments he made about Barack Obama in a private conversation, Rev. Jesse Jackson has already issued an apology.
9th July 2008
Israeli civil rights organisation to be headed by leading gay activist
5:25 PM — The former executive director of Jerusalem's community centre for the gay community is to become the head of Israel's leading human rights group.
Pope’s visit to Sydney prompts draconian controls on free speech
4:06 PM — This Sunday lesbian and gay Christians will gather at a church in Sydney to demonstrate against Vatican homophobia as the Pope arrives in the city for Catholic World Youth Day.
Gays in Northern Cyprus seek European support for law reform
1:04 PM — An anti-homophobia group in Northern Cyprus has launched an English language version of their website.