10th September 2008
Federal election called in Canada 2
1:02 PM — The minority government of Stephen Harper is hoping to increase its parliamentary representation after calling the 40th Canadian federal election for next month.
Palin challenged over ‘ex-gay’ movement 19
12:36 PM — The Republican party's nominee for Vice President of the United States is under pressure to clarify her views on the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.
Court backs challenge to trans rights referendum
12:12 PM — The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled in favour of a challenge to a referendum that attempted to block a transgender protection law.
9th September 2008
Lesbian star may be new face of Cover Girl
6:17 PM — Ellen DeGeneres is reported to be shooting an advertising campaign for one of America's top cosmetics companies this week.
Sacked HIV+ gay man sues McDonald’s
5:24 PM — A 44-year-old man in Iowa has claimed he was physically and verbally abused because of his HIV status and then sacked from his job in a McDonalds restaurant.
Libraries asked to stock ex-gay literature 4
4:58 PM — A US organisation "devoted exclusively to exposing and countering the homosexual activist agenda" is backing a new campaign targeting public libraries.
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.