31st July 2008
Second man charged after homophobic assault leaves victim in critical condition 1
1:02 PM — Police in Liverpool have charged and 18-year-old with grievous bodily harm following an attack on a gay teenager last Friday. The victim was admitted to hospital with serious head injuries and remains in a critical condition.
Concern for gay Iranian refused asylum in Cyprus 1
11:15 AM — The Commissioner of Administration in Cyprus has warned that a gay Iranian man faces death in his homeland if he is deported.
30th July 2008
Catholic adoption agency agrees to comply with the law 2
4:31 PM — England's largest Roman Catholic-run adoption agency has decided to consider same-sex couples as potential parents.
“Orthodox Christians” target EuroPride churches
3:38 PM — A pastor in Stockholm has revealed that three Lutheran churches in the city have been targeted by vandals, apparently because they are supporting EuroPride.
Estonia debates same-sex partnerships 1
2:07 PM — The Ministry of Justice in Estonia is preparing a draft law which would allow same-sex partners to register their cohabitation.
Greenland to introduce discrimination protection for gays
1:07 PM — A new law that makes it illegal to discriminate against homosexuals is to be introduced in Greenland as it emerged that gay men struggle with homosexuality more than women do.
Tory councillor’s gay sex case adjourned for a week 1
1:00 PM — A Conservative councillor in Harrow turned up at court today to face charges of gross indecency in a public lavatory, but the case was adjourned for a week.
Second homophobic assault in Stockholm linked to EuroPride
12:38 PM — Police in the Swedish capital Stockholm have said that an assault on two men in the early hours of this morning was a hate crime.
55 arrested during raid on “gay party” in Saudi Arabia 8
12:22 PM — Police in the Gulf kingdom of Saudi Arabia have launched another raid on a so-called gay party, this time in the Qatif province. Drugs, alcohol were reportedly found at the gathering.
Customs discover lube shipments are actually steroids
11:39 AM — Australian Customs officers have broken a drugs ring where shipments of performance enhancing steroids where disguised as 'gay lube oil.'
Same-sex marriage opponents tussle over wording of California ballot
11:27 AM — Backers of a ban on same-sex marriage in California have challenged the rewording of Proposition 8, also known as the ‘Limit on Marriage Amendment.’
Massachusetts on course to allow out of state gays to marry
10:56 AM — The Massachusetts House has voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents gay and lesbian couples from most other states from marrying in the states.
29th July 2008
Charity questions if changes to murder law will help LGBT domestic abuse victims
5:02 PM — An overhaul of murder laws that will see the "crime of passion" defence abolished has been welcomed by a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Police appeal for witnesses after homophobic incident on train
4:17 PM — The British Transport Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old was subjected to homophobic abuse on a train between Shildon and Darlington.
Gay civil rights group urges President Bush to overturn HIV+ ban
1:02 PM — An American group that defends the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV has urged President George W Bush to end the ban on visitors and immigrants who are HIV+.
Madrid Pride organisers face lawsuit for “hate speech” 9
12:28 PM — A "pro-family" activist group in Spain has filed charges against the organisers of the 2008 Madrid Gay Pride march. HazteOir accused them of making hateful statements against Catholics.
India’s “unnatural sex” law should be revised says High Court judge
11:33 AM — The Bombay High Court said last week that the controversial Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that deals with unnatural sex needs revision.
28th July 2008
Two killed in gun attack on US church supportive of gay rights 2
6:27 PM — A gunman who killed two people when he opened fire on a Tennessee Unitarian Church over the weekend said he targeted the church because he hated gays and liberals.
Ugandan police accused of torturing gay activist 3
6:06 PM — A leading gay rights organisation has said that a Ugandan human rights activist was tortured by police.
Stockholm police confirm stabbing of gay man was a hate crime 1
5:08 PM — Police in Stockholm have said that an attack on two gay men late last night is being investigated as a hate crime.