16th July 2008
MP calls for new law to remove religious discrimination from public services 10
8:43 PM — Public servants should not be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of their beliefs, Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott said today.
Former minister arrested over sodomy allegations 2
5:49 PM — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been arrested and will be detained overnight following allegations of sodomy made last month.
Senate may vote to repeal US ban on HIV+ travellers
5:24 PM — A former candidate for President of the United States has said he hopes he will be able to remove a ban on people who are HIV positive travelling to the country.
AIDS conference to demand action not words over human rights
1:28 PM — The host country of an AIDS conference has been criticised for falling short on commitments made to address HIV-related human rights abuses.
The fight for EU discrimination directive has barely begun 1
1:13 PM — The announcement last month that the European Commission is to introduce a new directive on discrimination was warmly welcomed by gay rights advocates.
McCain moves to clarify hardline stance on gay adoption
12:52 PM — John McCain has been sending contradictory messages regarding his stance on gay adoption in recent days. In an interview Senator McCain appeared to align himself with President George W. Bush’s tough stance.
Police gay couple deny indecent images charges 2
11:59 AM — A police officer and his detective boyfriend hid a stash of child pornography under the bed they shared, a court was told.
Massachusetts moves to allow out of state gays to get married 1
11:54 AM — An obscure law originally passed to deny some interracial couples access to marriage will be repealed, the Massachusetts state Senate has decided.
Islington to appeal against civil partnership ruling 13
10:56 AM — The London Borough of Islington has decided it will appeal against an employment tribunal ruling involving civil partnerships.
15th July 2008
Gay man wins £37,000 discrimination case against church 4
6:57 PM — A 25-year-old gay man who was constantly teased and humiliated by his boss at a Christian retreat has won an employment tribunal against the Presbyterian Church of Wales.
Woman’s claim on estate of mother’s lesbian partner rejected
3:20 PM — The ex-wife of director Ken Russell has lost her High Court battle over the £2.3m estate of her mother’s lesbian lover.
Christian registrar who won ‘gay marriage’ case had child out of wedlock 45
1:51 PM — A civil registrar who claimed her Christian belief is so fundamental that she cannot conduct civil partnerships is an unmarried single mother.
UN under fire over treatment of gay asylum seekers
11:54 AM — Two gay Iranian asylum seekers are being ignored by UN refugee authorities in Turkey because of their sexuality, claims the Iranian Queer Organisation.
14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Why law firms are joining forces to make the most of LGBT talent
4:21 PM — The InterLaw Forum, intended to strengthen diversity within the London legal sector and promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of LGBT talent, will meet for the fourth time later this week.
Moscow bans demonstration outside Iranian embassy
11:48 AM — Gay rights activists in Russia have been denied permission to protest outside Iran's embassy in Moscow.
13th July 2008
CNN reporter returns to work after drug bust 5
9:03 PM — A kinky CNN reporter who was arrested in Central Park in April with meth in his pocket and a sex toy in his boot is finally back at work.
Haggard rent boy refuses second lie detector test 1
8:57 PM — He’s already failed one lie detector test, and Mike Jones, the escort who claims to have had a three year business relationship with Ted Haggard, says he’s not going to go down that road again.
Republican politician named in gay sex scandal 3
8:51 PM — Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down.
Italian awarded £80,000 after losing his driving licence because he’s gay 1
8:39 PM — A court has ordered the Italian government to pay €100,000 (£80,000) in damages to a man forced to retake his driving test because he was gay.
11th July 2008
Pride London reveal more details about trans toilet incident 35
4:49 PM — The organisers of Pride London have issued a statement about an incident during the celebrations in Trafalgar Square last Saturday.