27th May 2008
Ian McKellen and Gene Robinson to talk gays and religion at London festival 1
5:31 PM — London's Literature Festival will feature an appearance by the only openly gay bishop in the Anglican communion, it has been revealed. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be at the festival in July.
Army settles out of court with trans soldier 2
4:49 PM — A 43-year old woman who claimed she suffered sexual discrimination and was unfair dismissal from the British Army after transitioning has won a payout of £250,000.
Delay in Irish civil partnership bill exposes coalition tensions 11
4:33 PM — The leader of Ireland's Green party has said that civil partnerships for gay and lesbian couples are "a step towards full equality."
Police protect Pride marchers in Romania
4:03 PM — The Pride parade in the Romanian capital passed off peacefully on Saturday, with more than 1,000 police officers on the streets protecting participants.
COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1
3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.
Schools OUT organiser Paul Patrick dies 4
2:22 PM — An outspoken advocate for the rights of gay and lesbian teachers and pupils has died. Paul Patrick, Co-Chair of Schools Out and LGBT History Month died early on Thursday. He was 58.
Iain Dale to enter into a civil partnership 1
2:06 PM — One of the UK's leading political bloggers is to 'tie the knot' with his partner of thirteen years. Iain Dale's eponymous diary is one of the most-visited political blogs in the country.
Australian sporting hero named as Gay Games ambassador
1:33 PM — Australian Michelle Ferris, one of cycling's all-time sprint stars, has been selected by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to be the newest Gay Games Ambassador.
More changes at The Advocate as new editor appointed
1:24 PM — Jon Barrett has been named as the new editor in chief of leading US gay publication The Advocate. He was formerly senior news editor at the magazine from 1997 to 2003.
Gay Holocaust memorial unveiled in Berlin 1
11:58 AM — A memorial to the thousands of gay men who died in Nazi concentration camps will be officially dedicated today. It is being constructed opposite the main Holocaust memorial for Jewish victims.
22% of American gays have no health insurance 1
11:29 AM — Nearly one in four gay and lesbian adults in the US lack health insurance and are nearly twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to have no health insurance coverage.
Ballot measure could threaten gay marriage in California
11:10 AM — Human Rights Campaign, America's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organisation, has pledged an initial contribution of $500,000 to protect marriage equality in California.
Hillary in hot water over assassination comment
11:02 AM — Facing a firestorm of criticism from the Obama campaign and political pundits right and left, Hillary Clinton is moving quickly to recant comments made last week.