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June 2008

  • 11th June 2008

    US brewer backs Matthew Shepard Foundation’s campaign to erase hate

    The Matthew Shepard Foundation is dedicated to 'Erasing Hate'

    2:08 PM — Coors Brewing Company has become the first US corporation to become a sponsor of a new campaign to highlight and eradicate hatred in American society.

  • Lottery grant will fund visits to LGBT asylum seekers

    Many gays come to UK to avoid prosecution

    1:37 PM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has been awarded £5,000 from the National Lottery for its work with LGBT asylum seekers.

  • Red Ribbon Award 2008 winners announced

    There were more than 550 nominations from 147 countries

    1:27 PM — The United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS have announced the 25 winners of the Red Ribbon Award 2008.

  • Lesbian pioneers will be first to same-sex couple to marry in California 2

    Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons will be the first to tie the knot

    11:31 AM — Four years ago, when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom cleared the way for same-sex marriages, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyons were the first to tie the knot.

  • Obama’s birth certificate latest battleground in Presidential race

    Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee

    11:04 AM — As Barack Obama settles into his role as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, his opponents on the right are circulating rumours questioning his eligibility.

  • Progress on gay rights in the Americas

    The OAS passed a motion supporting gay rights

    10:47 AM — A group of nations in the Americas have passed a unanimous resolution condemning human rights voilations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • George could make Wham! The Movie just a careless whisper

    George Michael sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades

    8:33 AM — Gay icon George Michael could stop plans for a Wham! film in its tracks. The 44-year-old pop star has sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades.

  • Lincolnshire Pride postponed until 2009

    2008's festival was due to be held on the 19th and 20th July

    6:20 AM — Due to lack of funding, the Lincolnshire Pride committee are postponing this year's event. Organisers have decided to carry over the money and support raised to 2009.

  • 10th June 2008

    Lesbos islanders in court over use of word ‘lesbians’

    e court case comes as the first gay marriages in Greece took place

    11:23 PM — A court hearing begins in Athens today that is set to add to the debates about gay rights in one of Europe's more conservative countries.

  • Pride barbecues? Some friendly tips

    Ready to set the bbq up yet?

    9:33 PM — A bit of sun is the only excuse us Brits need to get the barbecue out and with Pride events on the calender across the country, there's even more of an excuse.

  • Gardening tips for June

    Prune and shape spring-flowering plants and deadhead summer ones to encourage more growth.

    9:29 PM — June is a great time to be outside: the weather is warm, but without the prolonged heat and humidity that’s sure to follow. Annuals and perennials are blooming, and if you’re lucky enough to have planted an early edible garden, you can harvest salad greens, spinach, peas and strawberries.

  • Gardening: A gay gazebo for your garden?

    A gazebo for your gay garden?

    9:23 PM — In Victorian times, a garden gazebo was a place for the ladies to retreat from the sun so as not to mar their perfect, porcelain skin. Today, gazebos can be used in a multitude of ways and can be designed to fit into any landscape. If you are thinking of adding a gazebo to your garden, there are some basic questions you will need to consider.

  • Feature: The dos and don’ts of décor

    The dos and don'ts all explained for you

    9:14 PM — When it comes to placing furnishing, soft furnishings and accessories in a nicely decorated room, there are a few design industry dos and don'ts to follow. These help to get a room in good proportion and style.

  • Bring a little green to your interiors

    Flowers can make all the difference

    9:10 PM — Interior designers spend time and money on the finishing touches that bring a room’s design together. Simple additions like living plants and fresh cut flowers can add a sense of calm and breathe life into a room’s design. But these are all too often ignored.

  • Interior design for exterior rooms

    The perfect home garden or garden home or... you get the picture

    9:07 PM — Homeowners have become inspired to integrate their garden with their interiors, and vice versa. Terraces mean that outdoor garden areas have become an extension of the home and an ideal introduction to your garden. It is a room with the best view in the house.

  • DIY:Eco-friendly floors

    Are eco-friendly floors a reality?

    9:00 PM — For a touch of class and a natural modern feel, you can’t beat a real wood floor. It goes with every colour scheme, looks elegant and is easy to clean. But is not necessarily the most environment-friendly of options.

  • Beauty without boldness

    Globaltex Tropicana collection: fabric designs inspired from fresh, vibrant, tropical and natural forms with a contemporary feel.

    8:42 PM — It’s nice to be able to keep up with current trends in home furnishings and interiors but we also have to live in our homes, and while this season’s chocolate and mocha seem inviting, the similarly trendy fuchsia and aqua shades could prove a little irksome after time.

  • Travel: Are you brave enough to be haunted?

    Fancy some haunted house fun?

    8:37 PM — For most people the thought of unwanted ghostly visitors lurking in their hotel would send a shiver down the spine, but for others its half the fun. If cold spots, mysterious noises and ghoulish sights are your idea of the perfect holiday accommodation then a haunted break could make the ideal getaway.

  • Travel: Fancy trying a hostel? 1

    Hostels can be a great fun

    8:31 PM — When thinking of where to stay on your summer holiday, a hostel might not be top of your list. Once thought of as crime-ridden, dirty squalid housing for students and vagabonds, hostels are now considered economical and more sociable alternatives to big chain hotels and resorts.

  • Travel: Turkish delights

    Travel to Turkey?

    8:23 PM — Fancy a break that offers more than a week in an average hotel or a whirlwind city guidebook tour of your destination? If you’re looking for a holiday that’s far from the madding crowd or something with a slightly different twist, then travel company Journey Anatolia might just have the ideal options for you.

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