23rd June 2008
Australian man on trial for HIV infections
12:26 PM — A 49-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges including infecting two people with HIV and attempting to infect 14 others between 2001 and 2006.
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.
19th June 2008
Californian voters split over gay marriage 1
5:49 PM — With the arrival of legal gay and lesbian marriages in California, same-sex marriage opponents are working feverishly to render those same marriages illegal.
Home Office minister will join Stonewall at hate crimes report launch 1
4:59 PM — New research conducted by gay equality organisation Stonewall will have high-level government support at its launch next week.
More than 100 people complain to police about “gay cure” MP 5
3:00 PM — A meeting in Belfast organised by gay advocacy group the Coalition on Sexual Orientation (CoSo) earlier this week was told than more than 100 complaints have been lodged with police about Iris Robinson.
Turkish trans singer faces jail over Army comments 1
1:25 PM — A well-known trans performer in Turkey is facing jail after a TV outburst where she implied that military action against separatists is not worth soldier's lives.
Rainbow Project to push anti-homophobia work during Stormont reception
1:01 PM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said it is determined to make the most of an event in Parliament Buildings later this month.
18th June 2008
Gay and lesbian couples marry across California
8:12 PM — On Monday, California became the second state in the U.S. to grant full marriage quality to gay and lesbian couples.
Thai school introduces special bathrooms for trans students 3
4:19 PM — A secondary school in north eastern Thailand has designed a new bathroom for its growing community of transvestites.
Court gives US woman joint custody over former partner’s child 1
3:23 PM — In a landmark case in America, a woman has been given joint custody over the biological child of her former lesbian partner.
EU confirms sexual orientation will be included in discrimination directive 2
1:55 PM — Commissioner Jacques Barrot confirmed today that the European Commission will propose a cross-cutting directive aimed at combating LGBT discrimination.
Kuwaiti transexuals arrested and beaten to ‘protect’ citizens 1
1:45 PM — In an attempt to 'protect its youth' the Kuwaiti government are stepping up their campaign to rid the country of gay and transexual citizens.
Little Britain star’s civil partnership to be dissolved
1:30 PM — Little Britain star Matt Lucas is to divorce from his partner Kevin McGee- 18 months after they entered into a civil partnership.
LGBT Christian group describe Archbishops’ condemnation as “indefensible” 3
12:14 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has said it supports last week's blessing of a same sex couple in church.
Police charge man with the murder of gay Manchester clubber
12:56 AM — Police in Manchester have confirmed that a 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of David Brown in September 2007. Brown was found dead after he visited bars in Manchester's gay village.
17th June 2008
Moscow Gay Pride organisers seek compensation for human rights breaches 1
12:18 PM — Moscow Gay Pride organisers have sent their third application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Russia, seeking a £24,000 compensation for the breaches of their human rights.
Star Trek star talks about upcoming marriage on US television 2
11:11 AM — Celebrity gay couple George Takei and partner Brad Altman appeared on CBS’ The Early Show this morning to speak out for marriage equality.
Gay wedding fever in California after ban on gay marriage lifted 6
12:50 AM — Gay couples from across America are now taking part in wedding ceremonies in California after the Californian Supreme Court approved gay marriage.