21st August 2008
Student victim of gay “witch-hunt” wins in court but faces backlash from neighbours 7
11:19 AM — A student who sued her headmaster for conducting a homophobic "witch-hunt" is facing a hostile response from local residents.
20th August 2008
Teens charged with murder of supposed gay gang member 2
4:40 PM — Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a supposedly gay fellow gang member, and are being held without bail after a court hearing.
Malawian gays form association 9
3:31 PM — Gays and lesbians in Malawi have formed the Malawi Gay Rights Movement (Magrim), as homosexuality is a criminal offence punishable by hard labour in their republic.
Gay marriage opponents join forces in Connecticut
2:31 PM — The Family Institute of Connecticut wants a system of direct initiative, in which people can petition to get issues onto the ballot, because it hopes voters will eventually pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage .
Lithuanian mayors claim EU anti-discrimination trucks are “propaganda of homosexuality” 2
12:25 PM — Two mayors of Lithuanian cities have refused to allow an EU anti-discrimination truck on their municipal territories this year.
Gay man accused of kidnapping children fights back 6
10:58 AM — David Bell, the Salt Lake man was attacked by his neighbours for allegedly kidnapping their children, has launched a publicity campaign to "tell the other side of the story."
19th August 2008
Obama is gay favourite in U.S. opinion polls 4
5:19 PM — Barack Obama has a 58-point lead over John McCain among LGBT voters, according to a recent public opinion poll.
Gays to demonstrate against Human Rights Campaign 3
5:04 PM — Gay activists in Boston are rallying troops to protest against The Human Rights Campaign in October.
Catholic League president objects to gay press at Democratic Convention 4
2:39 PM — Catholic League president, Bill Donahue, has slammed the pro-gay blogs set to cover the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the end of this month.
Widowed gays win rights in Argentina 1
1:13 PM — The Argentinian government has granted same sex couples the right to claim their deceased partners' pension.
Manhunt chairman resigns over McCain donation backlash
12:57 PM — Jonathan Crutchley, the chairman of the board of popular gay dating site Manhunt.net, has been forced to resign after it was revealed he made a $2,300 (£1,235) donation to the campaign of presumptive Republican nominee, Senator John McCain.
Fox News apologises for transgender comments 5
11:55 AM — Fox News came under fire last week due to comments made by America's Newsroom host Gregg Jarrett regarding a transgender contestant on America's Top Model.
Court victory over Christian doctors for lesbian mother 2
11:10 AM — A lesbian denied infertility treatment by her doctors on the grounds of their religious beliefs has won a case against them in California's Supreme Court.
Berlin Mayor condemns vandalism of gay memorial 1
10:40 AM — Klaus Wowereit, Berlin's first openly-gay mayor, has spoken out against the vandalism of the city's memorial to gay and lesbian victims of Nazi rule.
Australian Red Cross ignored advice from blood experts, lawyer claims
10:22 AM — The Australian Red Cross ignored the concerns of its chief medical advisor regarding gay blood donations, a tribunal hear today.
18th August 2008
John Edwards a “fag enabler”, anti-gay sect claims 9
5:24 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), the anti-gay Christian organisation, has voiced the opinion that John Edwards is "cursed" by God.
Anti-gay group attacks same-sex marriage in Massachusetts 1
4:45 PM — Same-sex marriage opponents in Massachusetts have proposed a ballot question that would invalidate gay and lesbian nuptials if their union would not be recognized in their home state.
Brian McFadden upsets gay rights groups in New Zealand 10
3:30 PM — Ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden has caused a furore In New Zealand by stating that heterosexual men should not wear pink.
Katy Perry “led astray by Hollywood”, parents say 7
2:29 PM — The parents of singer Katy Perry have condemned her chart-topping single "I Kissed a Girl".
Life sentence for homophobic Texan killer 9
1:22 PM — A Texan jury gave a life sentence to a man found guilty of killing a gay flight attendant in 2007. Terry Mark Mangum, 27, of Cypress, killed Kenneth Cummings, 46, because he hated homosexuals, the Brazoria County jury heard Wednesday.