24th April 2008
Jail term for homophobic mother
5:00 PM — A mother has been sentenced to 150 days in prison for leading her daughter in a campaign of homophobic abuse against a gay couple.
Television company fined for making gays look ‘normal’ 1
4:29 PM — Singapore's City State Regulator has fined a television station £5000 for featuring a gay couple in way that makes them look 'normal.'
Clinton campaign accuses Brown of neglecting gay refugees 2
1:57 PM — Gordon Brown has been condemned by Hillary Clinton's campaign team for the UK governments policy to deport LGBT people to countries where they face persecution.
Gay pride event banned by homophobic Moscow mayor 4
10:50 AM — The homophobic Mayor of Moscow has banned this years gay pride event. The Mayor, who has referred to gay rights marches as "satanic" has outlawed the march which was due to take place next week.
23rd April 2008
Comment: Mayoral candidates push for pink vote 1
3:09 PM — Following Saturdays Stonewall hustings event, PinkNews.co.uk readers have one more chance to vote in our Mayor of London poll. Five mayoral candidates faced their toughest grilling yet at the Stonewall hustings on Saturday.
More outrage at EU anti-discrimination climb down 2
1:47 PM — A new petition to convince the European Commission and Member States to bring forward a European anti-discrimination directive has been launched today by Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne.
Gay men incorrectly sent for HIV tests by health insurers
12:07 PM — Research has shown that many gay men are too often being sent to have unnecessary HIV tests when they apply for health insurance.
Government of Bahrain seeks to punish ‘homosexual children’ 6
10:59 AM — The government of Bahrain is taking action to stamp out homosexuals in the country. In a wide ranging set of proposals MP's have set out a number of initiative designed to rid the country of homosexuals.
Peers vote for freedom to criticise the LGBT community 27
10:19 AM — Peers have made an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill that will protect the freedom of speech of comics, rap artists and those who criticise other people’s sexuality.
Clinton wins Pennsylvania following a weekend of gay campaigning 1
7:00 AM — Hillary Clinton has won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary election but she still trails her rival Barack Obama. With almost all votes counted, Mrs Clinton won 55 per cent of the Pennsylvania voters to 45 per cent for Mr Obama.
22nd April 2008
New rights for lesbian parents in New South Wales
4:39 PM — The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to lesbian mothers will have the same rights as those of heterosexual couples.
Green MEP condemns decision to scale back anti-discrimination directive 2
3:40 PM — Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, has condemned the European Commission’s apparent decision to end its plans to protect people against discrimination on grounds of age and sexual orientation.
Watch the candidates for Mayor at gay hustings 1
3:21 PM — Last weekend five of the candidates for Mayor of London addressed a gay audience and answered questions. The hustings was organised by gay equality organisation Stonewall.
Gay airport guard wins sexual harassment case
1:26 PM — A gay airport security guard from Feltham has won his tribunal case that a female colleague harassed him by thrusting her breasts against him and pestering him for sex.
CNN reporter arrested in compromising situation 3
11:59 AM — A British born news anchor for American news channel CNN has been arrested for loitering and possession of an illegal substance. Richard Quest, 46, was challenged by police in New York's Central park.
Pope reinforces conservative values at the end of US tour 26
11:06 AM — Pope Benedict XVI has concluded his six-day visit to the United States with a speech that spoke against abortion and gay marriage. Before a crowd of over 60,000 people, he ended his first visit to the United States.
Chelsea woos gay voters in tight Pennsylvania race 1
9:35 AM — Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton spent this past weekend campaigning for her mother Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania in a most unusual fashion. Accompanied by Governor Ed Rendell, Chelsea Clinton trolled through Philadelphia on a gay bar crawl.
21st April 2008
Royal gay sex blackmail tape played in secret
9:56 PM — The Old Bailey today heard a tape recording that contains claims that a male member of the Royal family performed a gay sex act on an employee, known as witness D. Members of the press and the public were ordered to leave the court room before the judge allowed the tape to be played.
Uruguay’s first gay union, four months after they became legal 1
5:03 PM — In the South American nation of Uruguay, a new law granting cohabiting couples who have lived together for more than five years the same rights as straight married couples was signed into law in December.
European Commission abandons gay discrimination directive 5
4:49 PM — Opposition from Germany and other member states means that European Union citizens will not be protected by an EU directive from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. The BBC has learned that only disability will be covered by the new directive.