22nd July 2008
Police issue urgent appeal in search for 18 year old gay Londoner
5:22 PM — The Metropolitan Police are appealing urgently for anyone in the gay community wit information about a 18 year old man missing from Thamesmead in South London.
Antilles to appeal against court ruling on same-sex couples
3:37 PM — The Netherlands Antilles has said it will appeal against a court ruling that established same-sex couples have the same rights there as they do in Holland.
Food brand strong despite gay advert furore 3
3:11 PM — Heinz, the US-based international food brand, has weathered a storm of protest from LGBT community with little damage to its reputation, reports Mad.co.uk.
Exclusive: My boyfriend was murdered in Turkish “honour killing” 5
3:01 PM — The body of Ahmet Yildiz, Turkey's first suspected victim of a gay "honour killing," has been removed from the city morgue. His boyfriend spoke exclusively to PinkNews.co.uk about his murder.
Lesbos islanders lose court case over use of “lesbian” 3
2:01 PM — A court in Athens today rejected a law suit from a small group of residents of the island of Lesbos that attempted to stop homosexual women from using the term 'lesbian' to define themselves.
Activists plan next Moscow Pride on day of Eurovision final
1:17 PM — Despite bans on the event every year, the organisers of Moscow Pride have announced their plans for 2009. Russia won the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year for the first time.
Man overboard on gay cruise rescued, then shot, by police
12:51 PM — A man who fell overboard from a gay cruise yacht was shot dead when he fought the police officers who had rescued him.
ITV soap may get lesbian character after just 48 years 4
12:42 PM — Coronation Street is planning on introducing its first lesbian character. A source at Granada told the News of the World: "Violet was pinpointed as the one character they could take down that route."
Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
12:29 PM — Two brothers who are pioneers in the prevention of HIV transmission in Iran have been held by the authorities without charge for nearly a month.
Campaigning MEP delighted at US vote to remove HIV+ travel ban
12:08 PM — A Liberal Democrat politician who led a campaign for the abolition of a ban on HIV+ travellers to the US has said she is "delighted" that the Senate has voted to end the current restrictions.
Iris Robinson’s homophobia encourages “thugs that perpetrate hate” 5
11:48 AM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said that statements from a local MP comparing homosexuality to child abuse "will add more fuel to the fires of prejudice and bigotry."
Black protests mark end of Pope’s trip to Australia 4
11:24 AM — Thousands of gay rights protesters across Australia joined a black parade in protest over the Pope's visit to the country.
Iris claims Hansard “misquoted” her child abuse comments 10
11:11 AM — A Unionist MP has tried to claim that the parliamentary report "misquoted her" and she did not say homosexuality and sodomy are worse that child abuse.