24th October 2008
Mum of murdered gay man honoured with Cronkite award
5:33 PM — Judy Shepard is among the recepients of this year's Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, it has been announced.
Court backs Swedish lesbian’s right to puppies 1
5:07 PM — Sweden's Court of Appeal has rejected a kennel owner's request to appeal a sexual orientation discrimination case he lost after he refused to sell a dog to a lesbian.
Florida may vote to ban gay marriage 1
4:35 PM — A new opinon poll published yesterday indicates that voters in Florida may approve a change to the state constitution to ban marriage for same-sex couples.
Malaysia’s Muslims ban lesbian sex and other “masculine behaviour” 6
2:40 PM — An Islamic body in Malaysia has issued a ruling that bans lesbian sex or other "masculine" activities for female Muslims.
Conspiracy theories surround death of Austria’s gay fascist leader 7
1:10 PM — The widow of Joerg Haider wants another autopsy to be carried out amid suggestions that his death was not an accident.
23rd October 2008
Video: Beam me up Sulu – Shatner’s bizarre rant against gay Star Trek star 7
3:27 PM — Actor William Shatner has complained that a co-star he "literally" doesn't know did not invite him to his gay wedding.
Obama turnout may save gay marriage in California 3
2:52 PM — A California state ballot measure to ban gay people from getting married is gaining support, according to the latest opinion polls.
Palin attacked over support for constitutional ban on gay marriage 21
2:30 PM — Hollywood star Ellen DeGeneres has attacked the Republican party's candidate for Vice President's support for a federal ban on same-sex marriage.
Trans woman claims violation of human rights over marriage refusal
1:42 PM — A woman in Malta who has been refused the right to get married to her male partner because she used to be male has challenged the decision in court.
Leader of Austrian right sacked for revealing Haider was his gay lover 5
10:54 AM — The man who has taken over the leadership of right wing political party Alliance for the Future of Austria after the death of Joerg Haider has revealed that they were lovers.
22nd October 2008
Decision on Chicago’s LGBT high school delayed 2
12:53 PM — The Chicago school board will not vote on plans for a high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans students until next month.
Irish gay rights group says civil partnerships “a matter of immediate urgency” 4
12:08 PM — Despite considerable progress in the last year, there remain significant challenges for gay and lesbians in Ireland, according to the annual report from the nation's leading homosexual rights group.
Bahrain MP calls for action against homosexuals 14
11:42 AM — The new session of Parliament in the Gulf state of Bahrain began this week with calls for a crackdown on gays.
21st October 2008
Judge slams Indian government for calling homosexuality as a disease 4
6:40 PM — The government of India has been challenged in court for calling homosexuality a disease.
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Brown hosts Downing St lunch for US gay rights activist 3
5:40 PM — A leading American LGBT rights advocate was the guest of honour at a private lunch at Downing St today.
Gays are “recruiting” claims Ugandan paper 12
3:28 PM — The gay community in Uganda is recruiting new members, according to a leading newspaper in the East African nation.
Gay website “outs” straight X Factor contestant Austin Drage 2
2:21 PM — One of the finalists in a popular ITV reality show has admitted he is straight after Australian website DNA declared him to be "openly gay."
Nigerian ambassador to EU pressured over treatment of gay Christians 1
2:01 PM — Members of the European Parliament have drawn attention to the harassment faced by people working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Nigeria.
Sarah Palin supports federal ban on same-sex marriage 28
1:00 PM — The Republican party Vice Presidential candidate has spoken out against the rights of lesbian and gay Americans.
20th October 2008
Ellen buys airtime to plead for gay marriage 4
5:31 PM — A leading lesbian entertainer has bought $100,000 (£58,300) of TV airtime in California to ask the state's voters to support gay marriage.