10th July 2008
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.
Homophobic aristocrat claims public support his civil partnerships ban 3
2:08 PM — A castle owner who had his civil wedding licence revoked for discriminating against same-sex couples says that bookings for receptions are up as a result of his prejudicial stance.
Gays in Northern Cyprus seek European support for law reform
1:04 PM — An anti-homophobia group in Northern Cyprus has launched an English language version of their website.
Club drug GBL caused death of Vauxhall man 2
12:00 PM — A 41-year-old man who died after a drink and drugs binge had taken so much GBL that scientists were not able to use normal standards to measure his blood toxicity.
Retired US military officers call for end to ban on gays
10:35 AM — A new study released this week by a team of retired senior flag and general officers from the US military has concluded that the ban on openly gay service members is counterproductive.
8th July 2008
Council of Europe to step up efforts for LGBT rights
11:00 PM — Campaigners have hailed as a "very important development" a decision by the Council of Europe to step up efforts to protect the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
Foreign Office minister condemns violence at Pride events
5:31 PM — The Minister for Europe at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Jim Murphy, has condemned the violence at Gay Pride events.
Court rules Russia’s President is immune from gay legal action
2:04 PM — Organisers of Moscow’s Pride event have been told their complaint against the President of Russia will not be considered because he is immune from legal action.
MEPs demand European Commission action after Pride violence
12:04 PM — The European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has accused the Hungarian government of being unable to guarantee the safety of their citizens and visitors to the country.
7th July 2008
INTERVIEW: A heartbeat away from the Mayor of London
3:13 PM — Boris Johnson has quite a few deputies. However, only one of them is the statutory Deputy Mayor, the one mentioned in the legislation that created the post of Mayor of London.
Japanese ban on gay magazines in jails is illegal say lawyers
12:55 PM — A 30-year-old detainee in the Tokyo Detention House has been denied the right to read gay magazines.
Budapest police praised by Pride organisers 2
12:21 PM — This weekend's Budapest Pride experienced full support from police amid violent fascist attacks, said organisers.
6th July 2008
Gays have no legal protection from international persecution says tribunal 8
8:07 PM — A gay asylum seeker has been told that he should be safe in his homeland of Syria, provided he behaves "discreetly." A tribunal found that gays have no right of protection from international persecution.
Boyzone star Stephen Gately suffers £80,000 break-in 1
7:28 PM — Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately has suffered from a burglary in which he lost £80,000 worth of jewellery.
4th July 2008
Blow for Boris as deputy Mayor resigns 3
7:54 PM — Ray Lewis has resigned as London's deputy mayor for young people with immediate effect. There has been a welter of allegations about Mr Lewis, a former Church of England priest.
Muslim group welcomes Chief Justice’s Sharia law comments 15
5:27 PM — A leading Muslim youth organisation has said that the Chief Justice "recognised Britain's diversity" when he said that elements of Sharia law could be used in the legal system.
Nigerian gay rights campaigner freed from asylum detention centre 2
4:33 PM — Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of the gay Christian and gay rights movement in Nigeria, was arrested and incarcerated in Oakington asylum detention centre in Cambridgeshire earlier this week.