15th May 2009
Finland allows gay couples to adopt partner’s children 5
5:53 PM — The Finnish parliament today voted to allow gay couples in registered partnerships to adopt the biological children of their partners.
Anti-gay MP Iris Robinson and husband tried to claim twice for same expenses bill 23
5:37 PM — Northern Ireland MPs Iris Robinson and her husband Peter tried to claim twice for the same £1,223 expenses bill on the same day.
Comment: Sex education can help stop the rise of HIV in young gay men 10
4:35 PM — Deborah Jack, chief executive of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), argues that rising HIV rates in young gay men means the government must ensure all schools provide sex education for gay students.
Boy, 14, found guilty of chanting homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell 8
4:15 PM — A 14-year-old boy and a 42-year-old man were today found guilty of shouting "disgusting" homophobic abuse at footballer Sol Campbell at a match in September last year.
Exclusive: BNP describes gay politicians as ‘buggers and criminals’ 133
3:48 PM — A list on the British National Party's website of politicians from all three main parties describes a number of gay MPs as "buggers" and "criminals", grouping them with convicted paedophiles.
Special report: Gay campaigners prepare for Slavic Pride 5
2:56 PM — Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network reports from Moscow in the run-up to Slavic Pride.
Facebook hate groups target Jews and gays 7
2:36 PM — Facebook and other social networking sites have been criticised for hosting a number of anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist web pages.
Baltic Pride to go ahead after court lifts council ban 2
1:26 PM — Baltic Pride has been saved after Riga's Administrative Court lifted a ban imposed by the city council on tomorrow's Pride march.
New Hampshire governor to sign gay marriage bill 8
11:24 AM — New Hampshire governor John Lynch has signalled he will sign a bill legalising gay marriage in the state, despite his personal objections.