17th June 2008
Gay and lesbian rights veterans among first to marry in California
12:27 AM — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, co-founders of the lesbian social club and advocacy group Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, will finally realize a lifelong dream on Monday when they become one of the first gay couples to wed legally in California.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
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).
Terrence Higgins Trust urge Pride revellers to ‘Get it on’
11:30 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be distributing 50,000 condom packs to revellers at this year's London Pride event, due to be held on Saturday 5th July.
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
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.
EU may rebuke Gambian president over threats against gays 3
6:16 AM — European Union member governments have prepared a statement in response to the President of Gambia's recent threats to gay people.
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
Google removes HIV “cure” ad after complaints
10:29 PM — Internet company Google has said that adverts supplied by its AdSense service to websites across the country should not include ones that claim to "cure" HIV.
Dublin shows its Pride at 25 years of progress
9:00 PM — Dublin's 25th Gay Pride festival opens tonight with a launch party to mark the beginning of the ten day festival taking place in the George on South Great George's street.
Ray Collins is new Labour general secretary 1
5:09 PM — The Labour party finally has a new general secretary, months after the last holder of the post resigned amid the scandal surrounding donations.
Confusion over Kazakhstan’s first ever Pride parade
4:22 PM — The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Association in Kazakhstan has announced it intends to hold a parade in the city of Almaty on June 21st.
Police will allow Budapest Pride to go ahead along planned route 2
1:53 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has agreed to let a Pride march take place along its original route. Yesterday he faced international condemnation when he attempted to ban the event.
Northern Ireland gay groups to be honoured at Stormont reception 1
1:41 PM — A Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly is to host a reception for gay rights groups at Parliament Buildings.
Reality TV starlet claims credit for same-sex marriage in California 1
1:03 PM — "Bisexual temptress" Tila Tequila is claiming she was at least partially responsible for the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
Gay rugby world cup kicks off in Dublin
12:27 PM — The Bingham Cup started in Dublin today with 32 teams competing for the biggest prize in gay rugby. London team Kings Cross Steelers will take on opponents such as the Nashville Grizzlies.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
US Governor embraces his lesbian daughter
11:35 AM — A state Governor in the United States has spoken of his pride in his daughter for publicly coming out as a lesbian.
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.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.