28th July 2008
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.
No BNP rally on the day of Stoke Pride
5:00 PM — The British National Party will not be holding a rally in Stoke on Trent on the same day as the city's Pride event.
Tories call for an election after Labour defeat in Glasgow East 3
1:19 PM — The leader of the Conservative party has called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call an election after Labour lost their third-safest seat in Scotland in a by-election yesterday.
Will David Cameron attend Alan Duncan’s gay ‘wedding’? 3
12:50 PM — One of the most senior members of the Conservative party will enter into a civil partnership today. Up to 300 people are thought to have been invited to a celebration of Alan Duncan's nuptials.
Muslim Congressman “honoured” to join fight for gay equality
11:56 AM — The first Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress has given very public support to gay rights.
Gay Iranian denied refugee status by UN
10:57 AM — A gay couple who fled to Turkey from Iran may be separated after the United Nations accepted one man's case and denied the other.
Obama raises $52m in June, but not from Hillary supporters
10:36 AM — Barack Obama had a stellar fundraising month in June bringing in an astounding $52 million. Hillary Clinton’s largest donors have continued to withhold their financial support.
24th July 2008
Libel win for victim of fake “gay” Facebook profile 7
11:46 PM — A London businessman has won a test libel case in the High Court after a former friend created a false Facebook profile that both implied he was gay and made allegations against his business.
US Congress holds first hearing on gays in the military 2
2:51 PM — Yesterday the United State House of Representatives Armed Services Committee's Military Personnel Subcommittee held the first hearing into a possible repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
German court rules forced divorces for trans people unconstitutional
2:08 PM — A ruling by Germany's Federal Constitutional Court has been hailed as a major victory for the trans community.