17th June 2008
Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York condemn gay marriage service 10
4:06 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have condemned the recent partnership cermony of two bishops held over the weekend.
Bishops renew opposition to gay marriage as it is not “faithful, exclusive or lasting” 16
3:35 PM — Catholic bishops have yesterday renewed their opposition to gay marriage, stating that sexual differentiation is intrinsic to the Catholic's understanding of the sacrament of marriage.
UNAIDS summit calls for end of travel restrictions for HIV+ people
2:10 PM — UN chief Ban Ki Moon has called for an end to discrimination against people with AIDS, including travel restrictions imposed on them by some countries.
Stonewall Chief Executive denies campaign against David Davis 7
1:55 PM — Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has denied claims by columnist and political blogger Iain Dale that Stonewall pursuing a campaign against David Davis.
Survey reveals that 41% of HIV infected men are unaware of status
1:05 PM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex then men who are unaware of their status.
Moscow Gay Pride organisers seek compensation for human rights breaches 1
12:18 PM — Moscow Gay Pride organisers have sent their third application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Russia, seeking a £24,000 compensation for the breaches of their human rights.
Star Trek star talks about upcoming marriage on US television 2
11:11 AM — Celebrity gay couple George Takei and partner Brad Altman appeared on CBS’ The Early Show this morning to speak out for marriage equality.
Gay wedding fever in California after ban on gay marriage lifted 6
12:50 AM — Gay couples from across America are now taking part in wedding ceremonies in California after the Californian Supreme Court approved gay marriage.
Gay and lesbian rights veterans among first to marry in California
12:27 AM — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, co-founders of the lesbian social club and advocacy group Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, will finally realize a lifelong dream on Monday when they become one of the first gay couples to wed legally in California.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1
4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).
Irish Queer Archive donates ‘massive collection’ to the National Library of Ireland 2
1:06 PM — The National Lesbian and Gay Federation (NLGF) has today formally handed over the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) to the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
Homosexuals found to have ‘different brain structure’ in new study 8
12:38 PM — Scientists have recently found that the brains of homosexuals have structural and functional differences from those of their straight counterparts.
Amy Winehouse in hot water after shocking video found
11:59 AM — Video taped footage of troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse in a crack den singing racist chants and performing sexual acts with her husband has allegedly been obtained by tabloid News of the World, FOX News is reporting.
Terrence Higgins Trust urge Pride revellers to ‘Get it on’
11:30 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be distributing 50,000 condom packs to revellers at this year's London Pride event, due to be held on Saturday 5th July.
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
Bishop to investigate following gay priest’s resignation for “marrying” his partner in church 6
8:54 AM — One of the gay priests who caused controversy over the weekend for marrying his partner, also a member of the clergy in what was in effect the first gay marriage in a British church has resigned. The Bishop of London is to investigate the incident.
15th June 2008
Gay artists faces deportation after asylum claim is rejected 9
7:34 AM — An openly gay artist could face torture after his claim for asylum has was dismissed by the Home Office.
EU may rebuke Gambian president over threats against gays 3
6:16 AM — European Union member governments have prepared a statement in response to the President of Gambia's recent threats to gay people.
14th June 2008
Spanish judge ordered to marry British gay couple 1
1:00 PM — A judge in the Denia region of Spain has been forced to marry a British gay couple she had previously refused.