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June 2008

  • 23rd June 2008

    Catholic Church accused of delaying discrimination bill in Croatia 2

    Nearly 90 percent of Croatia's population of 4.4 million are Roman Catholics

    10:46 AM — A leading gay advocacy group has written to government officials and MPs in Croatia expressing concern at delays in introducing a new law banning discrimination.

  • Greens propose same sex marriage in Tasmania

    State governments have the power to enact same-sex marriage laws

    10:19 AM — The Green party in Tasmania has announced it intends to to re-introduce same-sex marriage legislation originally tabled in 2005, despite continued opposition from both major political parties.

  • 21st June 2008

    English bishops snub Archbishop of Canterbury over homosexuality 14

    Dr Rowan Williams is under more strain (Flickr: bribriTO)

    11:07 PM — As the Archbishop of Canterbury grapples with the "marriage" of two gay clergy in a Church of England service, one of his most senior bishops, the Bishop of Rochester, will join two other English bishops and 250 from across the world to boycott the Lambeth Conference.

  • Film Review: Mamma Mia! 1

    10:24 PM — If, a few years ago during the height of his James Bond-inspired superstardom, you’d told Pierce Brosnan that his next genuine global smash hit was going to be a musical, he’d probably have called security....

  • The Dark Knight: One of Heath Ledger’s final films reviewed 2

    10:20 PM — When news emerged of Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger's untimely accidental death back in January this year, many film fans were shocked by the loss of such a promising, rising star whose portrayal of a closeted gay man changed perceptions of homosexuality across the world.

  • Film Review: Baby Mama

    10:09 PM — You might well think: "This is another one of those chick flicks about a thirty-something woman trying to juggle a career and independence with the tick-tock of her biological clock...."

  • Film Review: City of Men

    10:04 PM — Don’t be fooled by the fact that City of Men is being released by Disney’s grown-up arm Buena Vista – this is about as far from a Disney flick as you could hope to get.

  • Film Review: WALL-E

    10:00 PM — You have to pity the producers of WALL-E, the latest computer-animated offering from the enviable partnership of Disney and Pixar. Despite the relative flop of their 2006 outing Cars, this pairing has a great track record of churning out the likes of The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, A Bug’s Life, and the Toy Story films.

  • Film Review: Journey to the Centre of the Earth 1

    9:56 PM — Brendan Fraser’s career is an odd one. He’s still best known for his outings in the Indiana Jones-inspired Mummy franchise, to which he will be returning next month for the third direct sequel, not counting the spin-offs The Scorpion King and The Scorpion King 2.

  • Film Review: Kung Fu Panda

    9:53 PM — It's summer, so it must be time for a big budget, all-star cast, computer-animated movie involving talking animals.

  • Film Review: Hancock 1

    9:49 PM — It's summer and in recent years that’s meant one major certainty – a glut of superhero movies featuring characters ever more obscure to the non-comic-reading public.

  • COMMENT: “Gay brain” study makes sweeping generalisations 15

    s the study saying that the brain shape dictates sexual attraction?

    3:00 AM — Many of you have probably read about the recent study that says the brain makeup of gay males is similar to that of straight women, and that holds true for gay women and straight men.

  • HIV positive men more likely to have unsafe sex

    3,501 men took part in the survey and 318 were HIV positive

    12:00 AM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex than men who are unaware of their status.

  • 20th June 2008

    No pre-nup for Ellen and Portia

    Ellen Degeneres and her girlfriend Portia De Rossi

    6:04 PM — Now that same-sex marriages are legal in the state of California, a slew of entertainers are quickly planning their nuptials.

  • John Edwards on Obama’s Vice Presidential list

    John Edwards is on a list of potential running mates

    5:58 PM — The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has revealed that former Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards is on a list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.

  • Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5

    5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.

  • Nigerian Archbishop claims there is “no hope” for Anglican communion 10

    Archbishop of Nigeria Peter Akinola does not approve of gay people

    4:06 PM — A group of anti-gay senior Anglican clergy are gathering in Israel for a conference on the future of the church as one of their leaders claims the unified communion is effectively over.

  • Gay social networking site launched in Jamaica 2

    Rainbowvibes.com is described by its founders as "an online hub for Caribbean gay, lesbian, bisexual individuals"

    2:42 PM — A new way for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in the Caribbean to communicate and meet up has been launched.

  • EU raises HIV ban with US homeland security chief 2

    The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US

    2:28 PM — The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US visa waiver programme with Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland Security.

  • Report highlights Scotland’s “invisible” gay youth 1

    The study was produced by LGBT Youth Scotland

    1:58 PM — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth in Scotland are neglected due to a lack of knowledge among professionals, a report claims.

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