24th June 2008
Video: The gay advert that Heinz decided to pull 21
1:22 PM — Heinz said in a statement: "It is our policy to listen to consumers." Presumably that includes gay people too.
Stonewall calls for Heinz boycott after they pull the plug on gay advert 56
1:20 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has called on all consumers, gay and straight, to boycott leading worldwide food brand Heinz following its decision to pull a TV advertisement that depicted a same-sex couple.
Austrian gays claim “act of aggression” over residence permits
1:02 PM — Austria's gay rights record has taken a turn for the worse with reports that the government is to make residency more difficult for bi-national same-sex couples.
When civil partnerships end: dissolution explained 5
12:25 PM — Last week Little Britain star Matt Lucas announced that his civil partnership is over after just 18 months. Despite what you might have read in the tabloids, he will not be getting a divorce.
Homophobes plan protest against Sofia Pride 4
12:07 PM — An nationalist group is threatening to mar gay celebrations in Bulgaria with a "Week of Intolerance."
20 years on, council apologises for arrests of gay activists
11:25 AM — In August 1988, a newly formed group pressing for law reform in Tasmania set up a stall at a popular outdoor market in Hobart.
Indian activists plan Pride marches in three cities
11:01 AM — Gay rights activists from planning Pride events in New Delhi, Calcutta and Bangalore this weekend, undeterred by the fact that homosexual acts are illegal in India.
23rd June 2008
Pride London’s special events for under 25s
5:18 PM — This year's Pride London festival kicks off well in advance of the main parade on 5 July - especially for the under 25s.
Gay asylum group attacks “shameful” Iran comments 4
2:02 PM — A group that campaigns on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans asylum seekers has rounded on the Home Secretary after she said that "discreet" gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran.
Net addicts skip meals and sex in favour of porn and games
1:12 PM — The internet, one of wonders of the modern age, is in fact a place of sordid and unhealthy addiction, according to a leading psychiatrist.
Gays sue Russian President over Pride “inaction”
12:48 PM — The organisers of Moscow's Pride event, which has been banned by the city's authorities for several years running, have started legal proceedings against Russia's President.
Stoke is latest council to join Stonewall diversity scheme
12:02 PM — The only city in the UK to have had two openly gay elected mayors has joined a Stonewall scheme for employers.
Discreet gays should be safe in Iran claims Home Secretary 7
11:11 AM — The Home Office does not think that Iranian asylum seekers who identify as gay or lesbian should automatically be assumed to be at risk if they are returned, according to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
Catholic Church accused of delaying discrimination bill in Croatia 2
10:46 AM — A leading gay advocacy group has written to government officials and MPs in Croatia expressing concern at delays in introducing a new law banning discrimination.
Greens propose same sex marriage in Tasmania
10:19 AM — The Green party in Tasmania has announced it intends to to re-introduce same-sex marriage legislation originally tabled in 2005, despite continued opposition from both major political parties.
21st June 2008
COMMENT: “Gay brain” study makes sweeping generalisations 15
3:00 AM — Many of you have probably read about the recent study that says the brain makeup of gay males is similar to that of straight women, and that holds true for gay women and straight men.
HIV positive men more likely to have unsafe sex
12:00 AM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex than men who are unaware of their status.
20th June 2008
No pre-nup for Ellen and Portia
6:04 PM — Now that same-sex marriages are legal in the state of California, a slew of entertainers are quickly planning their nuptials.
Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5
5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
Nigerian Archbishop claims there is “no hope” for Anglican communion 10
4:06 PM — A group of anti-gay senior Anglican clergy are gathering in Israel for a conference on the future of the church as one of their leaders claims the unified communion is effectively over.