1st July 2009
Government plans to insert ‘dual discrimination’ clause into Equality Bill
4:39 PM — The government has proposed a new 'dual discrimination' clause should be inserted into the Equality Bill to protect those who may suffer discrimination due to a combination of factors.
Obama tells gay activists: ‘Judge me by the promises I keep’ 11
12:33 PM — US president Barack Obama has addressed accusations he has been slow to keep his promises on gay rights.
Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson cleared over homophobic “abomination” comments 44
11:32 AM — Iris Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party MP who described homosexuality as an "abomination", has been cleared of any wrongdoing over her comments.
David Cameron speaks at private Pride event but will not join gay rights march 47
10:39 AM — David Cameron attended a private Pride party last night hosted by openly gay Conservative candidate Margot James. However, the Conservative leader will not be attending the Pride parade on Saturday due to "constituency events".
Military board calls for gay soldier to be discharged 7
9:59 AM — A Syrcause military board has said that Lieutenant Dan Choi, who came out on national television, should be discharged for breaking the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law.
30th June 2009
Fired gay soldier Dan Choi to appear in military court today 4
3:22 PM — Dan Choi, a former lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard, was due to appear at military court this morning at 8am to face charges for violating the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy regarding gay service men and women's requirement to keep their sexuality a secret.
Gay minister receives standing ovation at last service 5
2:23 PM — Scott Rennie, the gay minister whose appointment almost caused a schism in the Church of Scotland, enjoyed a standing ovation at his last service at Brechin Cathedral.
Police raid Texas gay bar on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots 20
1:59 PM — More than 100 protesters held a demonstration on Sunday evening after a gay bar in Fort Worth, Texas, was raided on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Tatchell claims he was ‘barred’ from Downing Street gay event 42
12:04 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has claimed he has been barred from Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Downing Street Pride reception for his criticism of the government's record on gay rights.
Judge suspended over rent boy allegations 7
11:20 AM — The judge at the centre of a rent boy scandal has been formally suspended. Judge Gerald Price QC, 60, who is married with two children, reportedly had a nine-month relationship with 25-year-old prostitute Christopher Williams, allowing him to sit in court and see confidential documents.
EXCLUSIVE: Boris “delighted” that Sarah Brown will be attending Pride London 20
12:42 AM — The Mayor of London has expressed his support for Sarah Brown's decision to attend Pride London on Saturday.
29th June 2009
Lord Mandelson tops Pink List 2009 15
4:57 PM — The Independent on Sunday published its list of the most influential gay people in Britain yesterday, with First Secretary of State Lord Mandelson leading the pack.
India moves closer to decriminalisation of homosexual acts 6
2:11 PM — The Indian government is to hold talks on repealing the country's colonial laws on gay sex.
Mixed response to civil partnerships bill from Ireland’s gay community 15
1:12 PM — The largest LGBT rights group in the Irish Republic has welcomed the publication of a bill that provides for a statutory civil partnership registration scheme for same-sex couples.
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Brown to march at Pride London 50
11:49 AM — The wife of the Prime Minister is to show her solidarity with the LGBT community this Saturday when she will march in the Pride London parade.
Poll shows 61% of Brits support full gay marriage rights 31
10:59 AM — An opinion poll commissioned by The Times to mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots has revealed that a majority want gay marriage in the UK.
Castro’s daughter to discuss gay rights during London visit
10:38 AM — Mariela Castro, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, is to speak at an event in London later this week.
Gay teen exorcism shows “medieval mindset” of ‘ex-gay’ ministries 27
10:29 AM — A group that works to counter religious groups who promote the "ex-gay" movement has spoken out after a video of a child being "exorcised" of gay demons appeared on the internet.
28th June 2009
It was 40 years ago today – how the Stonewall riots started the gay rights movement 20
3:05 PM — On the 27th June, 1969 a relatively unassuming gay bar in the West Village of Manhattan became the epicentre of an event that changed the course of gay history.
26th June 2009
Lithuanian President blocks homophobic law 21
4:05 PM — The President of Lithuania has vetoed a new law that would have banned materials that “agitate" for gay relationships from schools.