15th October 2008
Gay high school could open on Obama’s home turf
4:18 PM — Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was formerly an Illinois state senator, covering parts of Chicago
DeGeneres urges California to vote no on Propostion 8 2
1:31 PM — Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres made an appeal on The Tonight Show, showing her support for gay marriage.
Delhi High Court demands scientific evidence for ban on gay sex 2
12:28 PM — The Delhi High Court has criticised the Indian central government (the "centre") for using inadequate evidence in its case to retain Section 377.
Brazilian Mayoral candidate sparks controversy with homophobic ad 7
11:38 AM — Marta Suplicy, left-wing candidate for mayor of Sao Paulo, is at the centre of a political furore over an election advertisement.
14th October 2008
Malawi paper claims gay group will meet with country’s President 2
5:08 PM — Gay rights activists have been invited to meet with Malawi's President at the State House later this month, it has been reported.
Baron Mandelson under pressure not to take Brussels ‘golden goodbye’ 3
4:20 PM — Peter Mandelson took his seat in the House of Lords yesterday. He becomes one of three openly gay peers, all men.
South African schoolboys in defamation case after creating gay picture of teachers 2
3:20 PM — Three schoolboys in Waterkloof, South Africa have appeared before the Pretoria High Court in a civil trial after creating a pornographic picture of their former vice principal.
George Michael to play Abu Dhabi 5
2:49 PM — Despite claiming to have retired from live performances, popstar George Michael is planning a gig in Abu Dhabi.
Yes on 8 outrage at children’s visit to teacher’s gay wedding 41
2:33 PM — First-grade students from the Creativity Arts Charter School, San Francisco attended the lesbian wedding of their teacher on Friday.
LA Mayor donates to ‘No on 8′ campaign
1:48 PM — The Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday made a donation to the "No on 8" campaign, which aims to maintain the legal status of gay marriage in California.
13th October 2008
Three men stand trial accused of deliberate HIV infection
4:09 PM — Three gay men go on trial today in Holland charged with picking up more than a dozen men on the Internet, drugging them and injecting them with HIV positive blood.
US celebs tell straight teens to stop saying ‘that’s so gay’ 20
3:40 PM — A new campaign that aims to raise awareness among straight teenagers about the consequences of homophobic language in American schools has been launched.
Gay marriage supporters attack Proposition 102 campaign 4
2:36 PM — Gay rights activists in Arizona have vandalised billboards urging people to vote against same sex marriages.
Students win compensation from school board for gay bullying
2:25 PM — Two former high school students have won $300,000 (£172,550) damages after they were subjected to "relentless harassment" for being gay.
Gay state senator dies, aged 71
1:14 PM — Allan H. Spear, one of the first out gay US legislators, died on Saturday. Mr Spear died following complications that developed during heart surgery he underwent on Thursday.
12th October 2008
Travel: America’s strangest landmarks 3
12:38 PM — If you're looking for a close encounter of the unexpected kind then you might enjoy a trek around some of North America's strangest landmarks. There are some fascinating tourist spots in the area and we're not talking about Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.
Travel: A taste of the Med- a cooking holiday
12:26 PM — One of the best things about visiting a different country is the cuisine, which is why so many people head to the Mediterranean each year. Its delectable combination of sun, sea, scenery and food is among some of the best to be found in the world. However while you can't bring the sunny climate home, you could bring back some Mediterranean culinary know-how. If you feel that gastronomic competence is something that's always evaded you, think again, as travel agent Mallorca Farmhouses is offering a cookery course with a difference.
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The New World 2
12:10 PM — Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University.
11th October 2008
Connecticut Supreme Court overturns ban on gay marriage 6
10:57 AM — The Supreme Court of Connecticut has overturned a ban on gay marriage saying that by stopping same sex partners from marrying was a violation of their constitutional rights.
10th October 2008
Portugese parliament rejects gay marriage proposal 8
3:34 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in Portugal will continue to be banned from getting married after the main government and opposition parties joined forces.