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May 2008

  • 7th May 2008

    Apology for gay man detained for kissing boyfriend 3

    The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory

    1:18 PM — The Director of Tourism on the Cayman Islands has apologised to an American visitor who was targeted and held by police for kissing his boyfriend in public.

  • 60 years of the NHS celebrated at Pride London 1

    The LGBT contribution to the National Health Service to be celebrated at Pride London

    12:59 PM — A special float bringing together the Gay & Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists, the Royal College of Nursing and the Dept of Health LGBT Staff Group will celebrate 60 years of LGBT contribution to the NHS.

  • Stevie Wonderful wins UK drag king contest

    Fiona King, aka Stevie Wondeful, was a first time Drag King

    12:33 PM — A London-based disability rights worker has been crowned "King of the Castle" at the first ever National Drag King competition, which was held on Sunday. Stevie Wonderful, a.k.a. Fiona King, was triumphant.

  • Brighton walk raises funds for Stonewall

    The 10K sponsored walk has become something of a Brighton tradition

    12:18 PM — More than 300 people took to the streets of Brighton last weekend in support of gay, lesbian and bisexual rights. The fifth annual Equality Walk raised funds for Stonewall, and this year GaydarRadio hosts Dicky and Dolly and comedian Amy Lamé were on hand.

  • Boris appoints gay deputy Mayor 1

    Richard Barnes is London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon

    11:57 AM — The new Mayor of London has announced that Richard Barnes will serve as his deputy. He is a former leader of the Conservative administration in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

  • Clinton leads in Indiana as record numbers turn out to vote 4

    Clinton had a four point lead over Obama in Indiana going into the contest

    10:24 AM — New York Senator Hillary Clinton is currently leading over Illinois Senator Barack Obama in early Indiana primary results. In both Indiana and North Carolina voter turnout was expected to reach record numbers.

  • Obama takes North Carolina primary

    Obama and his wife Michelle planned his election night party at a coliseum at North Carolina State University

    10:17 AM — Illinois Senator Barack Obama claimed victory in the North Carolina Democratic primary results yesterday. Just after voting polls closed in the state, CNN project Obama as the winner of the contest based on exit polls.

  • 6th May 2008

    Russian extremists call for recriminalisation of homosexuality 2

    Homosexuality was legalised in Russia in 1993

    4:13 PM — Russian Vanguard, an ultra-religious monarchist group, has picketed the Kaliningrad concert of performer Boris Moiseyev because he is openly gay. The extreme nationalist group said it would not target the singer's fans.

  • Munich’s gay-themed maypole attacked by vandals 1

    Maypoles are most closely associated with the pagan Germanic tribes

    3:52 PM — A maypole featuring depictions of gay and lesbian life in the German city of Munich has been subjected to a suspected homophobic attack. The community resource was only erected last week.

  • Memorial to gay Holocaust victims to be unveiled this month 3

    The new memorial will echo the design of Eisenman's tribute to the Nazi's Jewish victims

    3:27 PM — A memorial to the persecuted homosexual victims of Nazism will be officially unveiled in Berlin on May 27th. It takes the form of a gray concrete slab, with a window to allow visitors to view a video.

  • Admiral turned Congressman calls for end to gay military ban 1

    Congressman Joe Sestak served 31 years in the US Navy

    3:11 PM — The most senior US military veteran in the House of Representatives has called for an end to the ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the country's Armed Forces.

  • Marriage equality pioneer mourned by gay community

    Richard and Mildred were charged with violating Virginia's anti-miscegenation statutes

    2:58 PM — She stood up for her own marriage rights 40 years ago, and then stood up for lesbian and gay Americans when they asked for the same treatment.

  • Lesbian footballer player murdered in homophobic attack

    South Africa's Police Inspectorate has promised "decisive action" against officers who ridicule gay people

    2:38 PM — A prominent female football player gang-raped and murdered in South Africa last week was the victim of homophobic violence, according to activists. Midfielder Eudy Simelane, 31, was buried earlier this week.

  • Gossip columnist outs US soap actor nominated for gay role

    According to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn't just playing gay

    2:02 PM — He scored an Emmy nomination for his work as gay teen Luke Snyder on the daytime soap As the World Turns, but according to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn't just playing gay on TV.

  • Gay hate dancehall star refused European entry visa 4

    Sizzla has previously released anti-gay hate songs

    1:38 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) has said it has been told by the country's Interior Ministry that homophobic Jamaican performer Sizzla will not be granted a Schengen visa for his proposed European tour this month.

  • 10,000 may be dead after Myanmar cyclone

    A massive cyclone wreaked havoc and destruction in Myanmar. Photo: NASA

    1:19 PM — The death toll from the massive cyclone that wreaked havoc and destruction in Myanmar over the weekend is expected to climb as high as 10,000, the country’s foreign minister told the United Nations. The cyclone that ravaged Myanmar, formerly Burma, the number of dead rapidly rose to 4,000. But if the estimates prove accurate, the […]

  • “Russian Madonna” reluctant to be a gay icon 3

    Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar

    1:04 PM — She has had 17 number one singles and is reputed to have sold over 100 million records. Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar. PinkNews.co.uk's Adam Lake met up with Eastern diva.

  • Day of Silence participants attacked by thugs in St Petersburg

    The International Day of Silence is an annual action of non-violent protest

    12:44 PM — Three prominent Russian gay rights activists were attacked at a non-violent protest on Saturday. The homophobic assailants were dressed as rappers, according to Interfax. They fled as police approached.

  • Modovan gay activists hopeful their Pride march will not be banned

    Pride will start on Wednesday with a flower-laying ceremony at the Monument to the Victims of Repression

    12:29 PM — A range of events planned by the gay and lesbian community in the eastern European nation of Moldova should go ahead this year without interference from the authorities. For the past three years public events have been banned by authorities in the capital city Chisinau.

  • Gay man detained by police after Caribbean kiss 3

    Homosexual acts between consenting adults were decriminalised in Cayman by a UK Order in Council

    12:07 PM — A man has been held by police in the Cayman Islands for kissing his boyfriend. Aaron Chandler, a 23 year old American on holiday with his partner, was detained by an off duty police officer.

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