31st October 2008
Call for action after tear gas attack on gay event in Guatemala
7:31 PM — A gay human rights group has demanded action after recent attacks on gay events in Guatemala.
Singapore’s first gay protest postponed to allow for bigger event
5:49 PM — A small outdoor protest for gay rights due to take place in Singapore next month has been postponed because of the positive response from the gay community.
Catholic bishops donate money to fight against gay marriage in California 4
5:00 PM — The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States has donated $200,000 (£124,000) to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California.
Vatican approves new tests to weed out ‘gay’ priests 20
1:41 PM — Men who aspire to the priesthood may face psychological tests to check whether they are homosexual, despite the fact that Roman Catholic priests are celibate.
30th October 2008
Queen of Spain speaks out against gay marriage 28
6:12 PM — Queen Sofia of Spain has caused outrage among gay groups after extracts from a new biography show she is hostile to gay people.
Video: Obama’s £1.9m ad dominates US primetime
5:38 PM — The Democrat candidate for President of the United States bought half an hour of airtime yesterday evening to try to convince undecided voters to back him in next week's election.
Ireland’s President urges kids to fight gay bullying 3
4:37 PM — The President of Ireland has spoken at a forum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young people. Mary McAleese said that homophobic bullying must be tackled.
Jerusalem’s gay oasis under threat from financial crisis
2:59 PM — A community centre for the gay community in Jerusalem is facing closure because of the credit crunch.
Indian police accused of brutality against trans community
1:27 PM — Bangalore police have been accused of arresting and mistreating more than 40 people at a peaceful demonstration.
29th October 2008
More celebs come out in support of gay marriage 1
4:15 PM — Ugly Betty star America Ferrara is the latest Hollywood star to publicly oppose a measure that would ban gay marriage in California.
Milk biopic premieres in San Francisco
1:00 PM — Hollywood glamour came to Northern California last night as San Francisco hosted the premiere of a film about one of its most famous sons.
Gay marriage begins next month in Connecticut 5
12:46 PM — Same-sex couples will be able to pick up marriage licence applications in the US state of Connecticut from November 10th.
28th October 2008
Two arrested in Neo-Nazi assassination plot against Obama 4
6:14 PM — Two white supremacists in Tennessee have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to murder more than 100 African-Americans and assassinate Senator Barack Obama.
American gays demand apology from broadcaster over “fag” comedian 4
1:59 PM — A gay group that monitors media has criticised Australia's Channel Ten for broadcasting comedian Jerry Lewis' comments about cricket.
27th October 2008
FBI hate crimes stats show rise in homophobic attacks
7:25 PM — The 2007 Hate Crime statistics released today in the US indicate a rise in the number of gay and lesbian people reporting incidents of homophobic attacks.
Scientist claims biological basis for transsexuality 5
5:02 PM — The largest ever genetic study of male to female transsexuals has found a significant genetic link between gender identity and a gene involved in testosterone action.
Iranian “queer railroad” to help LGBT asylum seekers 2
4:27 PM — A new group that will aid Iranians escaping the country because they are gay, bisexual, lesbian or trans has been established.
75% of Brits would vote for a gay Prime Minister 1
2:50 PM — A new survey has found that a large majority of people would be comfortable with a gay or lesbian person becoming Prime Minister.
Nuns and Irish parents are reasons I call people fags claims Leary 9
2:16 PM — TV star Denis Leary has defended a chapter in his new book, Why We Suck, entitled "Matt Dillon is a Giant Fag."
California’s First Lady backs gay marriage 6
2:08 PM — Maria Shriver, the wife of Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, has publicly expressed her support for same-sex marriage in the state.