20th June 2008
Report highlights Scotland’s “invisible” gay youth 1
1:58 PM — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth in Scotland are neglected due to a lack of knowledge among professionals, a report claims.
Cumming hailed as inspiration to gay youth 8
12:09 PM — Award-winning actor Alan Cumming is to be honoured by the US gay community after The Trevor Project called him an "inspiration" to youngsters.
19th June 2008
Sweden warns Moldova over LGBT rights
3:42 PM — Swedish Foreign Minster Carl Bildt has condemned the violence against homosexuals during the Moldova Pride Festival and demanded that Moldavian government upholds the rights of its LGBT people.
Australian Senate delays gay equality legislation
1:46 PM — The Australian Democrats have accused opposition parties of homophobia after they used their Senate majority to delay legislation on same-sex discrimination.
18th June 2008
Thai school introduces special bathrooms for trans students 3
4:19 PM — A secondary school in north eastern Thailand has designed a new bathroom for its growing community of transvestites.
EU confirms sexual orientation will be included in discrimination directive 2
1:55 PM — Commissioner Jacques Barrot confirmed today that the European Commission will propose a cross-cutting directive aimed at combating LGBT discrimination.
Groundbreaking survey accuses NHS of failing lesbian and bisexual women 2
12:47 PM — The NHS has failed to provide adequate care and information for the lesbian and bisexual female community, a recent survey shows.
Straight Spouse Network to ‘come out’ during US Pride Month
10:43 AM — Straight spouses of the LGBT community have taken Gay Pride Month to come out of their own closet.
17th June 2008
2008: A year of Pride
5:27 PM — PinkNews.co.uk takes a glance at the at the various Pride events taking place around the UK in 2008
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.
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.
16th June 2008
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.
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.
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.
13th June 2008
Swedish “prince” accused of faking gay relationship
2:21 PM — Gerard Bernadotte, the so called 'fake' Prince, is being sued by Lufthansa airlines for allegedly pretending to be in a gay relationship with flight attendants in order to qualify for reduced airfares.
Cocktails, back rubs and tarot card readings raised thousands for THT
11:18 AM — A fundraising cocktail event has raised £35,000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. The event took place in the urban chic of Village Underground in Shoreditch.
11th June 2008
Fancy a trip to New York? Go to Barcelona
3:18 PM — It is that time of year again, when we all get to travel, sightsee and even do some good for our society. Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting the public to join the Barcelona Equality Walk.