29th May 2008
US Senator at centre of cruising scandal to write book 1
5:39 PM — United States Senator Larry Craig, who came to international prominence over in incident in an airport bathroom which led to him being arrested for cruising, is to write a book.
Former Tory councillor censured over paedophile comments 23
3:58 PM — A Conservative local councillor who was found guilty of public order offences after making homophobic comments, but later had his conviction overturned, has been criticised by the Standards Board for England.
Cyndi Lauper headlines Pride in US soap first
3:36 PM — American audiences of popular soap As The World Turns have been treated to a very sweet gay storyline of late, and producers of the show have recruited a gay icon to serenade the star-crossed homos.
Threat of violence hangs over Riga Pride 1
3:14 PM — Latvian nationalist groups have issued a chilling joint statement saying that if a Pride event goes ahead this weekend it may create violent protests.
Gay firefighters support group wins award 1
2:41 PM — The only national group campaigning for LGBT rights in the fire service has been honoured at a national awards ceremony. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Support Group won a leadership award.
Turkish gay rights group closed down by court 3
2:24 PM — A leading gay rights organisation has been ordered to dissolve itself by a court in Turkey. A department of the Istanbul Governor's claimed Lambda Istanbul violates Turkish laws on morality.
NY Governor tells state agencies to recognise same-sex marriages 3
12:28 PM — Gay and lesbian couples who married in countries or US states where same-sex marriage is legal will have their status recognised by the state of New York.
Rainbow flag will fly over Plymouth on Pride
11:52 AM — The flag of the gay community will fly from Plymouth Guildhall this year for the first time, to mark the city’s prideevent. It is the south west’s largest gay gathering.
Boys only run to raise funds for testicular cancer research
11:33 AM — 300 men have already signed up to get fit with their footballing heroes this weekend and raise money and awareness for male cancer research.
Same-sex weddings begin in California next month 2
11:23 AM — The California Office of Vital Records has announced that the state will begin granting marriage licenses to lesbian and gay couples on June 17th.
Radio star sacked over Kennedy assissination comments
10:54 AM — A Pittsburgh-area sports talk show host has been fired for controversial remarks he made earlier this month regarding Senator Edward Kennedy.
Clinton more likely to beat McCain, poll indicates 6
10:49 AM — The latest Gallup Poll suggests that Hillary Clinton runs far better against John McCain than her rival Barack Obama, not just in swing states but in a head to head battle for electoral votes.
Australian diver comes out ahead of Olympics 3
10:41 AM — Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games.