6th June 2008
Brazilian soldier arrested after discussing gay relationship
11:30 PM — A gay Brazilian army sergeant has been arrested just as the country's first national gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans rights conference takes place.
Muslim gang attacks gay catwalk model 46
2:45 PM — Gay people in Holland have been shocked by a public attack on a gay man in Amsterdam. Model Mike Du Pree was taking part in a fashion show to promote tolerance.
Amnesty condemns arrests of Uganda AIDS conference protesters
1:06 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is concerned for the welfare of three gay protesters who forced their way into an international conference about HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda organised by the UN.
Man left for dead in homophobic assault
12:53 PM — Police in Northern Ireland are investigating an attack on a 27-year-old man in Newtownabbey. Stephen Scott was attacked by three young men on Wednesday night.
5th June 2008
New York state Assembly passes gender identity discrimination bill 1
5:25 PM — The US state of New York's Assembly yesterday voted to include gender identity and expression in anti-discrimination protections.
Questions over police behaviour at Riga Pride 2
1:14 PM — Members of the European, Danish and Swedish parliaments have criticised the civic authorities in Riga over the way this year's Pride event was handled.
Change to age of consent given parliamentary approval 1
12:02 PM — Northern Ireland will be brought into line with the rest of the UK after MPs approved legislation to reduce the age of consent in the province from 17 to 16.
4th June 2008
Gay marriage ban to be put to Californian voters 5
2:06 PM — Opponents of the Supreme Court of California's decision to legalise gay marriage have collected enough signatures of opposition to force the state to put the issue to voters directly.
New website campaign wants club drug criminalised 1
9:15 AM — A drug common on the club scene is "massively misunderstood" and sales should be banned, claims a new online campaign. GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate) is already Class C drug.
3rd June 2008
Greek mayor charged over gay weddings
6:11 PM — A prosecutor on the Greek island of Rhodes has begun legal proceedings against a local Mayor who married two same-sex couples this morning. The Justice minister said that the civil cermonies were illegal.
Former Radio 1 DJ’s death ruled misadventure 2
1:54 PM — Gay radio presenter Kevin Greening died as a result of a drugs overdose after a sex session involving bondage, an inquest has concluded.
2nd June 2008
UN human rights head decries “perpetuation of prejudice”
4:49 PM — In a valedictory speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council today, Louise Arbour has challenged the continued oppression of women and sexual minorities.
Met advisory group reports on drugs and the LGBT community 1
2:40 PM — Drug and alcohol abuse is more prevalent among gay men than the rest of the population, according to a report from the Metropolitan Police Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Group.
Maltese government’s “inhumane” treatment of trans bride 1
1:58 PM — A court has backed the Director of Public Registry who will not release marriage banns for a transsexual woman and her male partner in Malta.
COMMENT: We outfoxed the Moscow authorities
12:46 PM — Moscow lesbians and gays successfully held Pride with widespread coverage by alternative, prominent international and some mainstream Russian media.
Greek prosecutors to stop same-sex marriage 2
12:12 PM — Greece’s constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman, the country’s Supreme Court prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas, has said in a directive.
Four arrested after Moscow’s unauthorised Pride demonstrations
11:02 AM — A group of 30 gay activists managed to stage short protests in front of Moscow City Hall and a statue of Tchaikovsky yesterday without being arrested.
31st May 2008
Ten states call for delay of Californian gay marriage 13
12:46 PM — The attorneys general of 10 US states have applied to the Californian Supreme Court to delay finalising its ruling to legalise gay marriage. Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah all say that they need time to consider the status of their residents who marry in California.
30th May 2008
Council of Europe expresses concern over gay rights in Turkey 2
6:25 PM — The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has today issued a stark reminder to the Turkish government about freedom of expression and association.
Test for Greek marriage law as mayor agrees to same-sex ceremony 1
3:18 PM — Tilos many not be the best-known island in the Aegean Sea, but its mayor has made a bold move to put it on the map. Tassos Alfieries has offered to perform Greece's first gay wedding.