25th June 2009
Gay US Congressman re-introduces workplace discrimination bill 7
1:38 PM — A Congressman in the United States has introduced an "inclusive" Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to the House of Representatives.
White House to hold gay Pride reception 18
1:18 PM — The President of the United States is to mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a reception for LGBT people at the White House.
Tatchell mourns the loss of Pink Paper 7
1:06 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said the decision to cease publication of the UK's only gay newspaper will leave the community "more fragmented and isolated."
Sarkozy accused of abandoning human rights after Yade is moved to sport 4
12:57 PM — The President of France has been criticised for moving his minister for human rights to a new department and failing to fill her role.
17th June 2009
LGBT activists ‘under-resourced, isolated and vulnerable’ 2
11:25 AM — Activists fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights are under-funded, lack support and face "routine" violence, a report has said.
16th June 2009
Gay radio station to hold Pride-themed live music night 2
3:54 PM — The gay youth radio station FYi RADiO will be presenting a Pride-themed live music night to introduce London Pride on Tuesday 30th June.
10th June 2009
Hampshire police chief constable to march in Brighton Pride 7
5:46 PM — The chief constable of Hampshire Police, Alex Marshall, is to join Brighton Pride this year. He will be the most senior officer from the force to join the parade and will be marching in full uniform with officers from across the UK on August 1st.
9th June 2009
Older LGBTs: The invisible population 22
2:54 PM — In a special report for PinkNews.co.uk, V King Macdona explores the issue of ageing in the LGBT population.
US gay advocates call for national march 4
11:16 AM — Gay rights activists in the US are calling for a national march on Washington to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th.
8th June 2009
New mayor of Doncaster cuts funding for Pride 51
12:58 PM — The newly-elected mayor of Doncaster has vowed to cut funding for the town's annual gay Pride event. Peter Davies, an English Democrat, has said: "My policy on gays and lesbians is very simple. I don't think councils should be spending money on them parading through town advertising their sexuality."
4th June 2009
Tennessee schools to remove block on gay educational and news websites 1
4:34 PM — A long running battle to unblock educational gay websites from schools in Knox County, Tennessee may be over. Following the start of legal proceedings, the County Superintendent has said web filters would be adjusted.
Gay couples to be protected by Hong Kong domestic violence law 3
1:18 PM — The Domestic Violence Ordinance will have an amendment to include same sex couples, the Hong Kong Government have announced. However, they have been keen to stress that this will not mean the government will legally recognise same sex marriages or relationships in any other respect.
Section 28 style law likely to be passed in Lithuania to prohibit discussion of homosexuality in schools 59
12:15 PM — The Lithuanian Parliament is set to introduce a law to prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools. It is similar to the notorious Section 28 law in Britain that for years hampered the ability to teachers to discuss sexuality or help gay students. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has told PinkNews.co.uk that if passed, the country should have no right to remain in the EU.
Gay rights hero Peter Tatchell named Campaigner of the Year 54
11:36 AM — Human rights campaigner and Green Party Parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell, has won Campaigner of the Year at the fourth Observer Ethical Awards in London last night. In his acceptance speech, Mr Tatchell paid tribute to "the many human rights campaigners worldwide who risk their lives and freedom, in countries like Russia, Iran, Zimbabwe, Iraq and China. It is an honour to work with and support them."
Gay marriage law to be debated in Pennsylvania Senate 1
11:03 AM — Yesterday as the Governor of New Hampshire made gay marriage legal, a Pennsylvania Democrat Senator has introduced the state's first bill to legalise gay marriage. But at the same time a Republican Senator will propose a constitutional ban on gay marriage saying it could lead to polygamy.
Scottish Parliament passes anti-gay hate laws 7
9:49 AM — The Scottish Parliament yesterday passed legislation that seeks to ban hate crime against lesbian, gay bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people. The vote follows the adoption of similar legislation in England and Wales.
3rd June 2009
Gay marriage legal in New Hampshire after Governor signs law 10
10:34 PM — John Lynch, the Democrat governor of New Hampshire has confirmed that he would sign into law a bill to legalise gay marriage.
Activists to take Moscow mayor to court over homophobic comments 3
8:08 PM — Russian gay rights activists are to take the city's homophobic mayor to court for saying that gay people undermined the heart of a morally health society.
Gay penguins rearing chick in German Zoo 20
7:28 PM — A gay penguin couple living in a German zoo have hatched a chick which they are now rearing as if it were their own child. They're one of three gay couples living in the zoo.
Harvard university creates professorship of LGBT studies 5
7:15 PM — The prestigious American Harvard University is to appoint a professor of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)studies.