10th June 2008
US gay rights group endorses Obama and attacks McCain
4:59 PM — The Democratic nominee for President of the United States has said that gay rights issues are used to divide Americans and he is proud to have been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign.
Lithuania faces EU sanctions over sexual orientation protections
3:51 PM — The Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, will vote today on whether to remove sexual orientation, age and disability from a new draft law on equal opportunities.
NI police confirm investigation but not number of complaints about Iris comments
3:28 PM — A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland has refused to comment on how many complaints about Iris Robinson they have received.
Deputy First Minister brands “gay cure” comments inappropriate 1
2:57 PM — The row surrounding Unionist MP Iris Robinson's comments that gays can be "cured" continues to rage four days after her notorious interview on BBC Radio Ulster.
New bill will promote gay equality 1
2:32 PM — A new equality bill seeking to actively promote equality for lesbian, bisexual and gay people will be formally announced in November's Queen's speech.
Flying the Rainbow flag is a decision for individual British embassies 2
12:18 PM — The sight of the international symbol of the gay community flying from British embassy buildings in Riga and Warsaw in past weeks has been widely praised as a symbol of the UK's commitment to gay rights.
Free 15 minute HIV tests available in Soho
11:43 AM — A walk in clinic in the heart of London's gay village is encouraging gay and bi men to take advantage of their free, rapid HIV testing.
US company helps HIV+ men become fathers
11:09 AM — Men living with HIV are finding new hope of creating biological families with their own sperm through a new programme created by the California-based Growing Generations.
Pride London unveils magazine
11:05 AM — Pride London has started distribution of their new magazine to accompany the two-week festival this summer. The 2008 magazine has a different format and design.
9th June 2008
Gay groups gain observer status at UN
4:13 PM — One of Europe's best-known gay rights organisations has been recommended for consultative status at the United Nations.
Volunteers needed for Brighton Pride
3:11 PM — Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers to help at the summer event in August. The highly successful carnival is in its 16th year.
UNAIDS expresses concern over Uganda arrests
1:39 PM — A senior official of the UN organisation tasked with fighting the AIDS epidemic has said he is looking forward to the "safe and imminent release" of three gay rights activists.
From Athens to Sheffield, gays march with Pride 1
12:53 PM — The UK showed its support for Poland’s gay community on Saturday as the Rainbow flag flew from the British Embassy in Warsaw during the city’s Pride festival.
Gay bishop ties the knot in New Hampshire
12:00 PM — The man at the eye of the storm battering the Anglican communion celebrated his same-sex relationship with a civil union ceremony and a church blessing on Saturday.
Rome Pride parade targets Berlusconi and Benedict
11:29 AM — Italy's LGBT population demonstrated their displeasure at the Vatican and their government on Saturday with a colourful march through the streets of Rome.
Dragons Den star to share business acumen with gay entrepreneurs
10:48 AM — Two of the 'dragons' from the popular BBC programme Dragon's Den are to speak at a series of events for gay professionals.
7th June 2008
Interview: THT’s policy chief on gay blood, drugs and controversial campaigns 7
8:14 PM — Sexual health charities are one of the most complained about groups working within the gay community. While they broadly command the support of the pink press, there is consistent criticism of their ad campaigns.
Homosexuality a destructive sin, claims “caring” Russian Orthodox Church 4
5:35 PM — A senior Russian Archpriest has said the country's Orthodox Church cares for gay and lesbian people and accepts them, but their sexual orientation is a "destructive sin."
Police to investigate Iris Robinson over homophobic comments 45
4:40 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland will investigate whether the wife of the province's First Minister is guilty of a hate crime after she called homosexuality disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile.
6th June 2008
MP reacts to homophobic assualt by suggesting “ex-gay” therapy for victim 33
3:11 PM — The wife of the First Minister of Northern Ireland has caused controversy with her born-again Christian outlook on life.