28th May 2008
Riga Pride marchers “heroes and warriors” says MEP
12:05 PM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has condemned the actions of Roman Catholic leaders in Latvia.
27th May 2008
Police protect Pride marchers in Romania
4:03 PM — The Pride parade in the Romanian capital passed off peacefully on Saturday, with more than 1,000 police officers on the streets protecting participants.
COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1
3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.
Schools OUT organiser Paul Patrick dies 4
2:22 PM — An outspoken advocate for the rights of gay and lesbian teachers and pupils has died. Paul Patrick, Co-Chair of Schools Out and LGBT History Month died early on Thursday. He was 58.
Australian sporting hero named as Gay Games ambassador
1:33 PM — Australian Michelle Ferris, one of cycling's all-time sprint stars, has been selected by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to be the newest Gay Games Ambassador.
More changes at The Advocate as new editor appointed
1:24 PM — Jon Barrett has been named as the new editor in chief of leading US gay publication The Advocate. He was formerly senior news editor at the magazine from 1997 to 2003.
Gay Holocaust memorial unveiled in Berlin 1
11:58 AM — A memorial to the thousands of gay men who died in Nazi concentration camps will be officially dedicated today. It is being constructed opposite the main Holocaust memorial for Jewish victims.
Ballot measure could threaten gay marriage in California
11:10 AM — Human Rights Campaign, America's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organisation, has pledged an initial contribution of $500,000 to protect marriage equality in California.
26th May 2008
Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions
8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.
23rd May 2008
Russian Health Ministry ends ban on gay blood
1:56 AM — The Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development has repealed the ban on blood donations by homosexual people, it emerged last night.
22nd May 2008
Join Coronation St star on walk against homophobia
6:06 PM — Actor and TV presenter Antony Cotton has confirmed he will be taking part in the Lesbian and Gay Foundation's sponsored Walk against Homophobia this weekend.
Homophobic abuse fails to disrupt gay football final
5:28 PM — Manchester United may be celebrating their win on penalties at last night's Champion's League Final, but another team from the city also went home with silverwear earlier this month.
Manchester’s new gay community radio show
3:35 PM — A local radio station in greater Manchester is launching a new show for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Tuesday Night Out debuts on Wythenshawe FM on 3rd June from 9 to 11pm.
Christian registrars “terrified” of civil partnerships 19
2:08 PM — A council registrar has told an employment tribunal that some Christians are being "accommodated" and therefore allowed to opt out of performing civil partnerships for gay couples.
Christian groups halt gay rights event in Ukraine
12:15 PM — LGBT groups in the Ukraine were prevented from marking the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) last week after a last minute intervention by local religious groups.
21st May 2008
Employment tribunal told civil partnerships not “God-ordained” 8
1:15 PM — Performing civil partnership ceremonies is a matter of religious conscience, a registrar claimed at an employment tribunal yesterday.
Handbook on transgender children released
12:46 PM — For parents and professionals alike, raising a transgender child can be confusing and challenging. A new book published in the US tackles the issues thousands of families face.
Met police raids target homophobic crime 1
12:18 PM — Metropolitan police officers carried out a series of raids across London this morning targeting dangerous and prolific offenders suspected of domestic, homophobic and race hate crimes.
20th May 2008
Pop Idol helps Blackpool show its Pride
4:50 PM — More than 8,000 people flocked to the seaside resort of Blackpool over the weekend to celebrate Pride. The third annual festival was hailed as a huge success by organisers.
Charity welcomes government action on older gay couples
2:04 PM — The government has said it will issue guidance to local authorities restricting them from splitting older couples who are married or in a civil partnership when placing them in care.