- Chile decriminalises homosexuality for people over 18, however the heterosexual age of consent is 14.
- August 1 - The fifth Gay Games, Friendship '98, kicks off in Amsterdam with 14,700 participants.
- December 22 - New Zealand - Tuariki Delamere, Minister of Immigration, announces equality for gay and lesbian couples applying for permanent residency, to take effect on March 29, 1999.
- Web site for Advocate news magazine
- Google search for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news
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