10th June 2008
Deputy First Minister brands “gay cure” comments inappropriate 1
2:57 PM — The row surrounding Unionist MP Iris Robinson's comments that gays can be "cured" continues to rage four days after her notorious interview on BBC Radio Ulster.
New bill will promote gay equality 1
2:32 PM — A new equality bill seeking to actively promote equality for lesbian, bisexual and gay people will be formally announced in November's Queen's speech.
I am defending the word of God says “gay cure” MP 40
2:27 PM — The wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister has said she is the victim of a "witch hunt" trying to prevent Christians from speaking out against homosexuality.
Flying the Rainbow flag is a decision for individual British embassies 2
12:18 PM — The sight of the international symbol of the gay community flying from British embassy buildings in Riga and Warsaw in past weeks has been widely praised as a symbol of the UK's commitment to gay rights.
Gay tourists released from Gambian jail
11:59 AM — Two Spanish tourists arrested in the Gambia for allegedly trying to solicit gay sex from taxi drivers have been released and left the country.
Minister who called gay rugby ‘apartheid’ is sacked 2
11:23 AM — Edwin Poots has been dropped from the Northern Ireland Executive after a reshuffle. As minister for arts and culture he attacked the formation of a gay rugby team in the province.
9th June 2008
Northern Ireland First Minister says no to discrimination 2
8:12 PM — Peter Robinson, who last week took charge of the coalition Northern Ireland Executive, has said that he is committed to his legal obligations to fight discrimination.
Equality chief denies wrongdoing over Big Brother payments 1
6:07 PM — A company set up by the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission gave paid advice to Channel 4 over the Big Brother race row last year.
Gay marriage worth millions to California economy 1
5:12 PM — Same-sex marriage could potentially boost California's deflating economy by $683.6 million (£345m) over the next three years, an analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law has claimed.
Gay groups gain observer status at UN
4:13 PM — One of Europe's best-known gay rights organisations has been recommended for consultative status at the United Nations.
US abandons UN human rights body
3:16 PM — The United States has announced plans to distance itself from the UN Human Rights council – an action that has been said to "fail victims of abuse."
UNAIDS expresses concern over Uganda arrests
1:39 PM — A senior official of the UN organisation tasked with fighting the AIDS epidemic has said he is looking forward to the "safe and imminent release" of three gay rights activists.
Anger at Scottish Parliament delay in hate crimes bill
1:20 PM — Legislators in Edinburgh have been accused of "playing politics" with hate crime by a coalition of equalities groups.
Second complaint against MP accused of homophobia 11
12:34 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland has received a second complaint about comments made by the wife of the First Minister.
Gay bishop ties the knot in New Hampshire
12:00 PM — The man at the eye of the storm battering the Anglican communion celebrated his same-sex relationship with a civil union ceremony and a church blessing on Saturday.
Rome Pride parade targets Berlusconi and Benedict
11:29 AM — Italy's LGBT population demonstrated their displeasure at the Vatican and their government on Saturday with a colourful march through the streets of Rome.
Fathers rights protesters hijack Harriet’s home 1
10:17 AM — Two men dressed as superheroes occupied the roof of the home of the Secretary of State for Equality yesterday.
8th June 2008
Clinton bows out of Presidential race
3:08 AM — Hillary Clinton has bowed out of the race to win the race to win the Democratic party nomination for the Presidency.
7th June 2008
Homosexuality a destructive sin, claims “caring” Russian Orthodox Church 4
5:35 PM — A senior Russian Archpriest has said the country's Orthodox Church cares for gay and lesbian people and accepts them, but their sexual orientation is a "destructive sin."
We never said Clinton had sex with actress claims Vanity Fair
4:51 PM — Magazine Vanity Fair has come underfire from both former US President Bill Clinton and gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon for an article alleging her friendship with him might have gone to the next level.