23rd July 2008
Cruising arrest was “huge relief” claims George Michael
5:34 PM — Pop singer George Michael has said that he deliberately got himself arrested for cruising in a public toilet in LA ten years ago.
Gay advocacy groups get consultative status at United Nations
5:00 PM — Two sexual orientation and gender identity rights groups have been given consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Army welcomed into Stonewall workplace programme
2:55 PM — The British Army's decision to join a programme designed to promote equality in the workplace was welcomed with a champagne reception last night.
DUP members defend Iris’ right to express her homophobia 12
2:09 PM — Two leading members of the Democratic Unionist Party have come out in defence of their colleague Iris Robinson.
HIV vacccine trial cancelled because of safety concerns
1:38 PM — A research trial for the PAVE-100 AIDS vaccine planned in the U.S. has been cancelled over concerns that additional research is needed to prove the vaccine is safe.
Thank you for being a friend – Golden Girl dies aged 84
1:31 PM — Golden Girls star Estelle Getty died in her Los Angeles home at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a report from TMZ.com.
Stockholm gets ready for EuroPride
1:11 PM — Ten of thousands of spectators are expected to attend this years EuroPride in Stockholm, making the city Europe's gay capital.
Kevin Greening leaves his estate to his life partner
1:00 PM — A Radio DJ who died after a drugs session has left more than £500,000 to his longterm partner. Kevin Greening's 1991 will stipulated that Andrew Lowe would be the principal beneficiary of his estate.
Hadrian’s life uncovered in new British Museum exhibition 3
12:48 PM — Think of Roman Emperor Hadrian and the first thing that springs to mind is the wall that bears his name, separating England from the revolting Picts.
Swedish man jailed for attacks on gays he met in chatrooms
12:31 PM — A life sentence has been handed to a Swedish man for his brutal attacks against gay men. Swedish website The Local reported that the 35-year-old was convicted of killing a man in his own home on December 28th.
Obama is “only hope” for gays serving openly in US military
11:30 AM — Democrats convening the first congressional hearing on the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy since its enactment 15 years ago say electing Barack Obama to the White House is the only hope at getting it repealed.
Swimmer Ian Thorpe reveals he is dating a woman
11:24 AM — For years, probably since his appearance at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, many have been speculating, and most gay men have been hoping, that the Thorpedo—gold medal winner Ian Thorpe—was indeed a homo.
HIV symptoms not being diagnosed properly claims charity 3
11:15 AM — People showing the symptoms of early-stage HIV infection are routinely being misdiagnosed by doctors, according to a report by the National AIDS Trust.