30th May 2008
Egypt accused of “indifference to justice and public health” as HIV convictions upheld
11:33 AM — A Cairo appeals court has upheld the sentences handed down to five men jailed as part of a 'crackdown' on men who are HIV positive or living with AIDS.
Russian President intervenes over Moscow Pride 1
11:16 AM — The President of Russia, Dmitriy Medvedev, has phoned the Prefecture of the Central Administrative area of Moscow and told him to authorise the gay demonstration.
Pelosi says she will end Democratic race by June
10:48 AM — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that she will "step in" to put an end to the Presidential race if the party does not have a nominee by the end of June.
29th May 2008
US Senator at centre of cruising scandal to write book 1
5:39 PM — United States Senator Larry Craig, who came to international prominence over in incident in an airport bathroom which led to him being arrested for cruising, is to write a book.
Former Tory councillor censured over paedophile comments 23
3:58 PM — A Conservative local councillor who was found guilty of public order offences after making homophobic comments, but later had his conviction overturned, has been criticised by the Standards Board for England.
Threat of violence hangs over Riga Pride 1
3:14 PM — Latvian nationalist groups have issued a chilling joint statement saying that if a Pride event goes ahead this weekend it may create violent protests.
Turkish gay rights group closed down by court 3
2:24 PM — A leading gay rights organisation has been ordered to dissolve itself by a court in Turkey. A department of the Istanbul Governor's claimed Lambda Istanbul violates Turkish laws on morality.
NY Governor tells state agencies to recognise same-sex marriages 3
12:28 PM — Gay and lesbian couples who married in countries or US states where same-sex marriage is legal will have their status recognised by the state of New York.
Same-sex weddings begin in California next month 2
11:23 AM — The California Office of Vital Records has announced that the state will begin granting marriage licenses to lesbian and gay couples on June 17th.
Radio star sacked over Kennedy assissination comments
10:54 AM — A Pittsburgh-area sports talk show host has been fired for controversial remarks he made earlier this month regarding Senator Edward Kennedy.
Clinton more likely to beat McCain, poll indicates 6
10:49 AM — The latest Gallup Poll suggests that Hillary Clinton runs far better against John McCain than her rival Barack Obama, not just in swing states but in a head to head battle for electoral votes.
28th May 2008
Stonewall launches free phone service
10:16 PM — Advice and information and guidance on issues affecting lesbian and gay life, from civil partnerships and parenting to housing and health, is now available for free.
Analysis: Follow the Roman Catholic handbook on influencing politics 8
5:49 PM — The Roman Catholic Church has said that the defeat in Parliament of attempts to lower the time limit on abortions is not the end of the matter. They have urged their adherents to target those MPs who voted for maintaining the status quo.
JoJo’s asylum decision delayed by medical evidence
4:38 PM — A gay Syrian claiming asylum in the UK has been told that he must wait for a case review hearing before he will receive a decision from an immigration tribunal on whether or not he can remain in the UK.
Pornographer attacks Presidential candidate over gay rights 4
1:07 PM — Former gay porn performer and current conservative activist Matt Sanchez has come out against Barack Obama, arguing that the Presidential hopeful not only has a pastor problem but a gay problem as well.
Gay socialist “ready” to run for President of France 2
12:53 PM — One of Europe's most high-profile gay politicians has indicated he is ready to run for leader of France's Parti Socialiste and possibly the Presidency. Bernard Delanoe has proved to be a popular Mayor of Paris.
Mayor of Berlin unveils memorial to gay victims of Nazis 4
12:28 PM — The first openly gay Mayor of Berlin has opened a new memorial in the city to the homosexual victims of Nazi oppression.
Riga Pride marchers “heroes and warriors” says MEP
12:05 PM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has condemned the actions of Roman Catholic leaders in Latvia.
Obama questioned over Holocaust claims 1
11:44 AM — Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama admitted yesterday that he misspoke when he said that his uncle participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
27th May 2008
Ian McKellen and Gene Robinson to talk gays and religion at London festival 1
5:31 PM — London's Literature Festival will feature an appearance by the only openly gay bishop in the Anglican communion, it has been revealed. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be at the festival in July.