24th June 2008
Indian activists plan Pride marches in three cities
11:01 AM — Gay rights activists from planning Pride events in New Delhi, Calcutta and Bangalore this weekend, undeterred by the fact that homosexual acts are illegal in India.
Obama tells female Clinton supporters to “get over it”
10:48 AM — Barack Obama is trying to woo women who vigorously supported Senator Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries and caucuses, but the road to reconciliation has so far been a bumpy one.
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.
Tory MP attacks Home Secretary over Iran comments 3
4:56 PM — The Chairman of the Conservative Party's Human Rights Commission has added his voice to the chorus of criticism of Jacqui Smith after she claimed that gay people are in no danger in Iran as long as they are "discreet."
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 ally considered as Obama’s running mate 1
3:37 PM — The highest-ranking female officer in the history of the United States Army is a contender for the Democratic party's Vice Presidential nomination.
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.
21st June 2008
English bishops snub Archbishop of Canterbury over homosexuality 14
11:07 PM — As the Archbishop of Canterbury grapples with the "marriage" of two gay clergy in a Church of England service, one of his most senior bishops, the Bishop of Rochester, will join two other English bishops and 250 from across the world to boycott the Lambeth Conference.
20th June 2008
John Edwards on Obama’s Vice Presidential list
5:58 PM — The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has revealed that former Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards is on a list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5
5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
Nigerian Archbishop claims there is “no hope” for Anglican communion 10
4:06 PM — A group of anti-gay senior Anglican clergy are gathering in Israel for a conference on the future of the church as one of their leaders claims the unified communion is effectively over.
EU raises HIV ban with US homeland security chief 2
2:28 PM — The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US visa waiver programme with Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland Security.
Business advice offered to LGBT entrepreneurs
1:25 PM — The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival, open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations.
Sarkozy blames Mandelson for Lisbon referendum defeat
12:53 PM — The European Union Trade Commissioner has said that the President of France has "nothing against him personally" after Mr Sarkozy blamed him for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters.
Ukrainian gay groups form union 2
11:07 AM — Three leading gay and lesbian organisations in the Ukraine have formed the Union of Gay Organisations of Ukraine (UGOU).