18th July 2008
US Senate votes to remove ban on HIV+ travellers 2
4:32 PM — The United States Senate has approved a new bill that includes clauses that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the country.
Fans mourn as lesbian singer Katie Reider dies aged 30 2
4:05 PM — Cincinnati-born singer-songwriter Katie Reider, an out lesbian active in the LGBT community, has died from complications resulting from a two year battle with a rare facial tumour.
Poll indicates voters will reject California gay marriage ban 1
3:41 PM — A survey of 672 Californians who are "likely to vote" in November has found that just over half of them oppose a ballot measure banning same-sex marriages.
Jesse Jackson’s second apology in a week over Obama comments
3:23 PM — Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson spewed the N word during a break at a television interview in which he widely criticised Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama.
“Sexual terrorist” leaves GaydarRadio as new line-up announced 1
3:06 PM — Former Big Brother contestants Richard Newman and Lea Walker are to leave popular digital station GaydarRadio.
Ugandan President claims homosexuality is “foreign culture” 6
2:51 PM — The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spoken of his country's "rejection" of homosexuality during a speech he gave at the wedding of a former MP's daughter.
More Dragons for Village Drinks
2:41 PM — After last night's business-themed garden party, attended by former Dragons Den star Rachael Elnaugh, Village Drinks has announced a high profile line-up of speakers for later this year.
Dutch replace ‘maiden name’ with ‘birth name’ to spare gay blushes 4
12:23 PM — The Dutch civil service has developed a new name for "maiden name" so married gay men won't feel awkward.
Gay Christian groups “disappointed” at registrar victory 3
12:10 PM — Two leading gay Christian organisations have said that an employment tribunal victory for London registrar Lillian Ladele is "disappointing."
Czech minister calls for debate about gay adoption 2
11:58 AM — The Czech minister for human rights and ethnic minorities has called for a debate on whether the gay partner of a parent should be allowed to adopt his or her child.
Gay marriage ban will be on California ballot, court rules 1
11:51 AM — The California Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to remove a voter’s initiative seeking to ban same-sex marriage in the state from the November ballot.
Emmy nominations for gay favourites
11:43 AM — In a year that saw a writer’s strike and a pending actor’s strike shake the US television industry to its core, a strong list of contenders to take home a gold statuette come September.