9th September 2008
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.
Third of Romanians think gays should be punished 9
1:33 PM — A new poll conducted in the new EU nation of Romania has found high levels of prejudice against homosexuals and people living with HIV.
Kylie considers lesbianism and reveals Tallulah fascination 3
12:56 PM — Singer and gay icon Kylie Minogue has revealed that she is having trouble finding a boyfriend.
Wife may pursue marriage fraud claim against gay former Governor
12:39 PM — The ex-wife of a US politician who came out while Governor of New Jersey has been given until tomorrow to decide whether to pursue a claim of fraud against him.
Stamp of approval for gay Olympic hero 7
12:23 PM — Australia has immortalised its gold medallists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on a series of special commemorative stamps.
Anglican bishops to speak up for gay marriage 5
11:37 AM — The Episcopal Diocese of California is to take a stand against an attempt to stop same-sex marriage in the state.
8th September 2008
Bosnian press told to apologise over homophobic articles 1
3:49 PM — A human rights group in Bosnia has called on the editors of newspaper Dnevni Avaz and magazine SAFF to make a public apology after they printed homophobic articles.
Brokeback Mountain tops poll of gay movies 3
1:42 PM — The readers of gay entertainment website AfterElton.com have selected queer cowboy classic Brokeback Mountain as the Greatest Gay Movie Of All Time.
New group to pressure US government on gay rights worldwide 2
12:53 PM — An openly gay former US Ambassador is to work as an adviser to a new coalition of gay and straight human rights groups.
Colombian police get LGBT training
10:48 AM — 650 police officers in Bogota, Colombia, have taken part in a workshop run by an LGBT group on the rights of the community.
Gay Congressman attacks VP candidate over pregnant daughter 8
10:21 AM — A veteran US politician has said that the teenage pregnancy of Republican candidate for Vice President Sarah Palin "underscores the flaws in the political philosophy that was critical to her being selected."
7th September 2008
Vice Presidential candidate’s church supports “ex-gay” movement 8
8:13 PM — A church attended by Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been advertising a conference that promises to "cure" gay people.
Subway employee sacked over gay porn career 22
2:12 PM — A 22-year-old has been fired from a branch of sandwich chain Subway after a customer recognised him from his gay porn work and complained.
5th September 2008
Posters call for execution of gays as tensions mount over Sarajevo queer festival 3
6:37 PM — International observers have spoken out after tensions around the first ever gay festival in Bosnia intensified.
Video: Excitement mounts as trailer for new Harvey Milk movie released 1
4:07 PM — The eagerly anticipated film Milk will premiere in the US on November 26th, and the producers have released a preview that indicates a strong performance from Sean Penn.
“My country saved me, and I cannot forget it.” 1
3:28 PM — Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans - the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.
Video: McCain accepts nomination as oldest Presidential candidate ever
3:03 PM — In the past two weeks we have seen the first African American accept the nomination of a major party for President and the first Republican woman come from nowhere to take a Vice Presidential endorsement.
5% of Beijing gays are HIV+ say health authorities
1:39 PM — The number of gay men in the Chinese capital who have HIV is much larger than previously thought.