29th July 2008
Madrid Pride organisers face lawsuit for “hate speech” 9
12:28 PM — A "pro-family" activist group in Spain has filed charges against the organisers of the 2008 Madrid Gay Pride march. HazteOir accused them of making hateful statements against Catholics.
Six day festival of gay Pride in Foyle will include “Iris tribute”
11:44 AM — The gay community in the Foyle region of Northern Ireland will celebrate Pride next month with an "Iris Robinson tribute."
India’s “unnatural sex” law should be revised says High Court judge
11:33 AM — The Bombay High Court said last week that the controversial Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that deals with unnatural sex needs revision.
28th July 2008
Two killed in gun attack on US church supportive of gay rights 2
6:27 PM — A gunman who killed two people when he opened fire on a Tennessee Unitarian Church over the weekend said he targeted the church because he hated gays and liberals.
Ugandan police accused of torturing gay activist 3
6:06 PM — A leading gay rights organisation has said that a Ugandan human rights activist was tortured by police.
Stockholm police confirm stabbing of gay man was a hate crime 1
5:08 PM — Police in Stockholm have said that an attack on two gay men late last night is being investigated as a hate crime.
Bahraini MP calls for gay crackdown to begin 1
4:04 PM — A set of proposals approved by Bahrain's parliament targeting homosexual activity in the country should be implemented, according to a politician in the Gulf state.
Lesbian case “sets an example” for all service providers 5
3:55 PM — The lawyer who represented a couple identified online as lesbians by estate agents has said the case highlights that many people are not aware of protections for gay people.
Russian prosecutors decline to take action against homophobic governor 2
3:37 PM — The State Office of Public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation has decided not to start criminal proceedings against the Governor of the Tambov region.
Tatchell claims Protestant icon William of Orange was bisexual 4
1:58 PM — Northern Ireland Protestants who are anti-gay are hypocrites because King William of Orange had male lovers, a leading gay rights activist has claimed.
Lesbian couple win compensation after estate agent outing
1:25 PM — A lesbian couple who were publicly 'outed' by staff at an estate agency have won damages of £5,000.
Nigerian activist granted asylum in the UK
1:14 PM — Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of the gay Christian movement in Nigeria, has been granted asylum in the UK. Mr Mac-Iyalla, 36, is the leader of Changing Attitude Nigeria.
Report shows “significant progress” for gays in Ireland
12:46 PM — A forum that advises the Irish government on equality and social inclusion has said that there has been progress on gay rights in the past five years.
South African named as new UN human rights chief
12:33 PM — The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will be South African judge Navanethem Pillay. She has been nominated despite initial American resistance over her support for abortion rights.
Concern for missing Ugandan gay rights activist
12:18 PM — One of three people who demonstrated at an AIDS international conference in Uganda has disappeared. Usaam Auf Mukwaya was arrested at the HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting last month.
Congress discussion on Bush impeachment is “anger management”
10:59 AM — With his run for the White House behind him, Representative Dennis Kucinich got an official airing in the House Judiciary Committee last week in his continued quest to impeach President Bush.
Unanswered questions over Pride shooting say family
10:48 AM — The San Diego pride shooting death of a 37-year-old bodybuilder/dancer who jumped off a harbour cruise and allegedly attacked a cop during an attempted rescue has left several unanswered questions.
27th July 2008
Churches with new gay bishops could be expelled from Anglican Communion 7
1:09 AM — Liberal churches could be expelled from the Anglican Communion unless they respect a ban on gay bishops, the Lambeth Conference will be told.
25th July 2008
Teen accused of shooting gay classmate to be tried as an adult 2
5:31 PM — A judge in California has ruled that that a 14-year-old boy who is to stand trial for the murder of his classmate be dealt with as if he were an adult.
Belfast Pride given permission to go ahead – Iris invited
5:16 PM — The Northern Ireland Parades Commission has given permission for Belfast Pride to go ahead on August 2nd without any restrictions.