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.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1
4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
Bishop to investigate following gay priest’s resignation for “marrying” his partner in church 6
8:54 AM — One of the gay priests who caused controversy over the weekend for marrying his partner, also a member of the clergy in what was in effect the first gay marriage in a British church has resigned. The Bishop of London is to investigate the incident.
15th June 2008
Gay artists faces deportation after asylum claim is rejected 9
7:34 AM — An openly gay artist could face torture after his claim for asylum has was dismissed by the Home Office.
14th June 2008
Spanish judge ordered to marry British gay couple 1
1:00 PM — A judge in the Denia region of Spain has been forced to marry a British gay couple she had previously refused.
13th June 2008
Swedish “prince” accused of faking gay relationship
2:21 PM — Gerard Bernadotte, the so called 'fake' Prince, is being sued by Lufthansa airlines for allegedly pretending to be in a gay relationship with flight attendants in order to qualify for reduced airfares.
Police will allow Budapest Pride to go ahead along planned route 2
1:53 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has agreed to let a Pride march take place along its original route. Yesterday he faced international condemnation when he attempted to ban the event.
Reality TV starlet claims credit for same-sex marriage in California 1
1:03 PM — "Bisexual temptress" Tila Tequila is claiming she was at least partially responsible for the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.
12th June 2008
Negotiations over Budapest Pride to resume tomorrow 1
5:45 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has reconsidered his ban on a Pride event in the city, and discussions about the route will take place tomorrow.
Drop charges against the Uganda Three, demands human rights group
5:14 PM — Three gay rights activists arrested after demonstrating at an international conference in Uganda should not be charged, say Human Rights Watch.
Outrage as Budapest Pride banned by police
1:20 PM — Gay rights activists have reacted angrily to news that the chief of police in Budapest has decided that a Pride march planned for July 5th will interfere with traffic and therefore will not go ahead.
Norway’s gay marriage law also grants new parental rights 2
12:18 PM — New legislation on same-sex marriage approved by the Norwegian parliament yesterday also extends parenting rights for gay and lesbian couples.
Lesbian parents get new rights in New South Wales
6:00 AM — The rights of lesbian parents in New South Wales, Australia have been expanded under laws passed by the state government.
11th June 2008
Equal treatment bill stalls in Lithuanian parliament
11:28 PM — Not enough MPs turned up to vote for a new equality law in the Lithuanian parliament yesterday and the legislation will have to be rescheduled.