17th June 2008
Moscow Gay Pride organisers seek compensation for human rights breaches 1
12:18 PM — Moscow Gay Pride organisers have sent their third application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Russia, seeking a £24,000 compensation for the breaches of their human rights.
Star Trek star talks about upcoming marriage on US television 2
11:11 AM — Celebrity gay couple George Takei and partner Brad Altman appeared on CBS’ The Early Show this morning to speak out for marriage equality.
Gay wedding fever in California after ban on gay marriage lifted 6
12:50 AM — Gay couples from across America are now taking part in wedding ceremonies in California after the Californian Supreme Court approved gay marriage.
Gay and lesbian rights veterans among first to marry in California
12:27 AM — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, co-founders of the lesbian social club and advocacy group Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, will finally realize a lifelong dream on Monday when they become one of the first gay couples to wed legally in California.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1
4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).
Irish Queer Archive donates ‘massive collection’ to the National Library of Ireland 2
1:06 PM — The National Lesbian and Gay Federation (NLGF) has today formally handed over the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) to the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
Bishop to investigate following gay priest’s resignation for “marrying” his partner in church 6
8:54 AM — One of the gay priests who caused controversy over the weekend for marrying his partner, also a member of the clergy in what was in effect the first gay marriage in a British church has resigned. The Bishop of London is to investigate the incident.
15th June 2008
Gay artists faces deportation after asylum claim is rejected 9
7:34 AM — An openly gay artist could face torture after his claim for asylum has was dismissed by the Home Office.
EU may rebuke Gambian president over threats against gays 3
6:16 AM — European Union member governments have prepared a statement in response to the President of Gambia's recent threats to gay people.
14th June 2008
Spanish judge ordered to marry British gay couple 1
1:00 PM — A judge in the Denia region of Spain has been forced to marry a British gay couple she had previously refused.
13th June 2008
Ray Collins is new Labour general secretary 1
5:09 PM — The Labour party finally has a new general secretary, months after the last holder of the post resigned amid the scandal surrounding donations.
Swedish “prince” accused of faking gay relationship
2:21 PM — Gerard Bernadotte, the so called 'fake' Prince, is being sued by Lufthansa airlines for allegedly pretending to be in a gay relationship with flight attendants in order to qualify for reduced airfares.
Police will allow Budapest Pride to go ahead along planned route 2
1:53 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has agreed to let a Pride march take place along its original route. Yesterday he faced international condemnation when he attempted to ban the event.
Northern Ireland gay groups to be honoured at Stormont reception 1
1:41 PM — A Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly is to host a reception for gay rights groups at Parliament Buildings.
Reality TV starlet claims credit for same-sex marriage in California 1
1:03 PM — "Bisexual temptress" Tila Tequila is claiming she was at least partially responsible for the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
US Governor embraces his lesbian daughter
11:35 AM — A state Governor in the United States has spoken of his pride in his daughter for publicly coming out as a lesbian.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.