15th July 2008
UN under fire over treatment of gay asylum seekers
11:54 AM — Two gay Iranian asylum seekers are being ignored by UN refugee authorities in Turkey because of their sexuality, claims the Iranian Queer Organisation.
14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Why law firms are joining forces to make the most of LGBT talent
4:21 PM — The InterLaw Forum, intended to strengthen diversity within the London legal sector and promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of LGBT talent, will meet for the fourth time later this week.
Moscow bans demonstration outside Iranian embassy
11:48 AM — Gay rights activists in Russia have been denied permission to protest outside Iran's embassy in Moscow.
13th July 2008
CNN reporter returns to work after drug bust 5
9:03 PM — A kinky CNN reporter who was arrested in Central Park in April with meth in his pocket and a sex toy in his boot is finally back at work.
Haggard rent boy refuses second lie detector test 1
8:57 PM — He’s already failed one lie detector test, and Mike Jones, the escort who claims to have had a three year business relationship with Ted Haggard, says he’s not going to go down that road again.
Republican politician named in gay sex scandal 3
8:51 PM — Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down.
Italian awarded £80,000 after losing his driving licence because he’s gay 1
8:39 PM — A court has ordered the Italian government to pay €100,000 (£80,000) in damages to a man forced to retake his driving test because he was gay.
11th July 2008
Pride London reveal more details about trans toilet incident 35
4:49 PM — The organisers of Pride London have issued a statement about an incident during the celebrations in Trafalgar Square last Saturday.
Woman on trial for murder of gay man
2:14 PM — A 22-year old woman has been giving evidence at her trial. Phillipa Hart stands jointly accused with Christopher Graham, 26, of the murder of David Redman, known locally as Camp David.
Gay man sues Bible publishers over “homosexuality” passages 5
10:49 AM — A gay man has filed suit against two Christian publishers over claims they altered passages in the Bible to depict homosexuality as sinful.
10th July 2008
ANALYSIS: What is the Christian Institute? 11
6:22 PM — Lillian Ladele's success at an employment tribunal today horrified many. But who bankrolled her case?
Employment tribunal has “legitimised homophobia” 29
3:08 PM — Religious people could have the legal entitlement to discriminate on conscientious grounds against gay people after an employment tribunal ruled in favour of a Christian council worker.
Stonewall: there should be no discrimination among marriage registrars 7
2:54 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has said that prejudice in the public services can never be acceptable, after a controversial employment tribunal.
Secularists horrified by “catastrophic” employment tribunal ruling 6
1:21 PM — Today's ruling in favour of a Christian woman who wanted to opt out of performing civil partnership ceremonies because she feels they go against her religion has alarmed the National Secular Society.
Moscow’s Mayor will not face court over Pride bans
1:02 PM — The organisers of Moscow Pride were officially informed today that a criminal case against the homophobic Mayor of Moscow, who banned the event, would not be opened.
“Gay rights don’t trump religious rights” says Christian Institute 30
12:41 PM — A Christian group opposed to gay rights has welcomed an employment tribunal ruling that Islington council discriminated against a registrar.
Cayman Islands to ban gay marriage 1
12:16 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman is expected to get support from the government and opposition.
Christian registrar wins employment tribunal over civil partnerships 18
11:30 AM — Islington council is considering an appeal after an employment tribunal ruled that a registrar was bullied because she refused to perform civil partnership ceremonies that she claimed were against God's will.
9th July 2008
Israeli civil rights organisation to be headed by leading gay activist
5:25 PM — The former executive director of Jerusalem's community centre for the gay community is to become the head of Israel's leading human rights group.
Pope’s visit to Sydney prompts draconian controls on free speech
4:06 PM — This Sunday lesbian and gay Christians will gather at a church in Sydney to demonstrate against Vatican homophobia as the Pope arrives in the city for Catholic World Youth Day.