23rd September 2008
New Zealand Parliament recognises contributions of LGBT community
2:30 PM — The New Zealand Parliament has dedicated one of its select committee rooms, renamed "The Rainbow Room" to the LGBT community’s contributions to society.
Sex and the City star shows support for gay families 1
1:59 PM — An organisation that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender headed families has attacted support from one of the most prominent out women in Hollywood.
Gay American TV characters reach all-time high
1:52 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have announced that the number of gay and lesbian TV characters on broadcast networks will double this season.
Gay rumours surround McCain’s chief of staff 3
1:21 PM — A radio station host and former Advocate editor-at-large has alleged that Mark Buse, presidential candidate John McCain’s chief of staff, is gay.
22nd September 2008
Indian government on brink of repealing anti-gay law 13
4:46 PM — The Indian government will take its case for decriminalising homosexuality to the Delhi High Court on Thursday.
Sponsorship rumours surround gay Olympic swimmer 3
4:27 PM — Matthew Mitcham, the Olympic gold medallist swimmer, may be about to sign his first national sponsor.
Nepalese lesbian recognised as “third gender”
11:02 AM — A lesbian in Kathmandu, Nepal has been recognised as "third gender" on an official identity card.
21st September 2008
Belgrade queer festival defiant after Fascist attack
12:21 PM — A group of 25 people were the victims of an "organised attack by fascists" after attending the 5th Queerbeograd festival in Belgrade.
19th September 2008
Airline refuses to deport gay asylum seeker from UK 3
6:32 PM — A campaign of "pester power" has convinced a national airline to decline to transport a gay man who claims his life is in danger if he is returned to his homeland.
Matthew Shepard’s university to dedicate memorial bench
4:21 PM — The University of Wyoming will mark the tenth anniversary of the murder of gay student Matthew Shepard later this month.
Case closed on Congressman’s teen sex charges
2:40 PM — A former member of the US House of Representative will not face any charges after an investigation by authorities in Florida into whether he used computers to solicit minors for illegal activities.
Man accused of murdering trans teenager in court
11:52 AM — A judge in Colorado has ruled that a 31 year old man will stand trial for the first degree murder of an 18 year old trans woman and a "bias-motivated crime."
Brazil’s President backs same-sex unions 1
11:32 AM — Gay couples exist and we must give them legal recognition, the President of Brazil said yesterday.
Trans singer wants to be known for her music 2
11:08 AM — A teenage singing sensation who underwent gender reassignment treatments from the age of 12 is tipped for chart success.
No prosecution for comedian over Papal jibe 3
10:12 AM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has decided not to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
18th September 2008
Gay marriage ban loses support in California 1
5:24 PM — A new opinion poll indicates a drop in support for a proposed ban on same-sex marriages in California. Proposition 8 will be put before voters in the state on election day in November.
Human rights conference to be held alongside Outgames in Copenhagen
4:55 PM — The second International Conference on LGBT Human Rights will be held at the same time as next year's World Outgames.
Australia’s new Liberal leader urged to honour gay rights pledge 1
4:36 PM — An MP who represents a constituency with one of the highest gay populations in Australia has been elected as leader of the Liberal party.
Obama would seek consensus on gays in the military
3:55 PM — The Democratic candidate for President of the United States has said in an interview with gay news outlets that he wants a full debate about the ban on openly gay people in the US Armed Forces.
Amnesty calls on authorities to protect Bosnian gay festival 1
3:02 PM — A leading human rights group has said that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bosnia and Herzegovina are entitled to a climate free of intimidation.