31st July 2008
Concern for gay Iranian refused asylum in Cyprus 1
11:15 AM — The Commissioner of Administration in Cyprus has warned that a gay Iranian man faces death in his homeland if he is deported.
Sex determination tests for female Beijing athletes 1
10:54 AM — A decision to test female contenders for the Beijing 2008 Olympics to see if they are men has caused uproar.
30th July 2008
Gay man re-elected chair of Royal College of Nursing Congress
2:50 PM — The world's largest trade union for nurses, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has re-elected a gay man as the Chair of the RCN's Annual Congress for a further two years.
Greenland to introduce discrimination protection for gays
1:07 PM — A new law that makes it illegal to discriminate against homosexuals is to be introduced in Greenland as it emerged that gay men struggle with homosexuality more than women do.
Customs discover lube shipments are actually steroids
11:39 AM — Australian Customs officers have broken a drugs ring where shipments of performance enhancing steroids where disguised as 'gay lube oil.'
25th July 2008
Cardiff to celebrate Pride in September
12:12 PM — The 2008 Cardiff Pride will see men and women separated as new features kick start a fresh approach to the gay festival.
24th July 2008
Locker room jocks and Rosie O’Donnell to feature in Little Britain USA
10:24 AM — The American version of hit comedy show Little Britain will introduce a host of outrageous new characters and even boasts of a guest appearance by comedy queen Rosie O'Donnell.
23rd July 2008
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.
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.
16th July 2008
Former minister arrested over sodomy allegations 2
5:49 PM — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested and will be detained overnight following allegations of sodomy made last month.
Bourne Free to party come rain or shine
4:57 PM — Cloudy skies did not keep supporters away from Bournemouth's fifth annual Bourne Free Pride Festival. More than 4,000 people took part over last weekend.
AIDS conference to demand action not words over human rights
1:28 PM — The host country of an AIDS conference has been criticised for falling short on commitments made to address HIV-related human rights abuses.
Police gay couple deny indecent images charges 2
11:59 AM — A police officer and his detective boyfriend hid a stash of child pornography under the bed they shared, a court was told.
9th July 2008
Newcastle’s Pride march has reached capacity 1
5:59 PM — Organisers of the North East's biggest community Pride event have asked people to stop registering for the march as they have reached the maximum capacity of 250 participants.
Church of Ireland leader explains gay marriage comments 5
5:45 PM — An Anglican Archbishop who made a speech that appeared to give the go-ahead for same-sex marriage has clarified his position today.
New programme targets gay abuse in Welsh schools 1
1:47 PM — A community safety organisation and a gay rights group have joined forces to devise a new training programme that aims to raise awareness around sexual orientation and gender identity issues in Welsh schools.
2nd July 2008
Tatchell attacked at meeting of Anglican dissidents 1
5:01 PM — A gay activist who was violently removed from a conference held by "breakaway Anglicans" has accused them of fueling homophobic witch-hunts.
26th June 2008
Gay couples could adopt in Northern Ireland after legal ruling
10:57 AM — In the aftermath of a landmark court case which paved the way for unmarried couples in Northern Ireland to adopt, legal experts said there should be no reason as to why gay couples cannot take advantage of the ruling.
25th June 2008
Analysis: What is in Ireland’s civil partnership bill? 2
4:36 PM — The new civil partnership bill proposed in Ireland gives same-sex couples the same financial and maintenance protection as married couples, a breakthrough for the lesbian and gay community.