24th June 2008
When civil partnerships end: dissolution explained 5
12:25 PM — Last week Little Britain star Matt Lucas announced that his civil partnership is over after just 18 months. Despite what you might have read in the tabloids, he will not be getting a divorce.
Boy George denied US entry visa 1
11:34 AM — United States Customs isn't keen on giving singer Boy George "Time" - according to reports on Monday, the former Culture Club lead singer has been denied a visa.
20 years on, council apologises for arrests of gay activists
11:25 AM — In August 1988, a newly formed group pressing for law reform in Tasmania set up a stall at a popular outdoor market in Hobart.
23rd June 2008
Half of US Air Force gay ban dismissals are women
6:28 PM — New figures obtained by an organisation dedicated to fighting the ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the US Armed Forces show that women are disproportionately affected.
Dozens arrested in Saudi “gay” raid 2
3:54 PM — Religious police in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have detained more than 20 men after a raid on a property in the coastal town of Qatif.
Gay asylum group attacks “shameful” Iran comments 4
2:02 PM — A group that campaigns on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans asylum seekers has rounded on the Home Secretary after she said that "discreet" gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran.
Gays sue Russian President over Pride “inaction”
12:48 PM — The organisers of Moscow's Pride event, which has been banned by the city's authorities for several years running, have started legal proceedings against Russia's President.
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.