30th April 2008
Brothers sentenced to life for “cruel and wicked murder”
1:37 PM — A twenty year old Romanian man and his two older brothers have all been sentenced to life in jail for murder.
Australian law reforms do not extend to gay marriage
9:31 AM — The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms that will give gay couples the same rights as straight couples. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise 'gay marriage'.
Stonewall Housing releases booklet to help LGBT domestic violence victims
8:15 AM — Stonewall housing are releasing a booklet to help members of the LGBT community who suffer from domestic violence.
29th April 2008
Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6
11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.
Royal calls gay sex claims “spurious” 2
10:13 PM — The Royal at the centre of the gay sex blackmail trial has declared the accusations of his sexuality as "spurious". The Royal, referred to only as witness A told the court in a statement: "As far as these comments about my personal and professional life are concerned, I can only say they are spurious and without foundation."
Anti-gay ‘Day of Truth’ fails to make its mark in US schools
4:08 PM — Gay rights groups across America have breathed a sigh of relief after the homophobic ‘Day of Truth’ failed to make an impact on American schools.
Drunk who taunted a gay man to his death faces jail term 3
2:44 PM — A man who taunted a gay couple, one of whom died of a heart attack after the incident, faces jail. However, though certain to receive a custodial sentence, Robert Horn has been cleared of causing the death of Malcolm Bryan, who suffered the fatal heart attack during the confrontation in September 2006.
Obama ally defends HIV comments 5
1:04 PM — Continuing to drive a wedge between Barack Obama and the hopeful new America his campaign aims to impart to voters, Rev. Jeremiah Wright further defended comments he made during a YouTube taped Chicago Sermon while speaking before a group of journalists Monday.
Man who stole from lovers gets jail 21
10:35 AM — A man who has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for stealing the possessions of men who he was sleeping with.
Report reveals disturbing divide in treatment of transexuals in the EU
9:39 AM — The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)-Europe and TransGender Europe have published a comprehensive report on the experiences of health care by transgender people in European Union.
28th April 2008
Court hears that aide was “predator” in gay Royal blackmail case 2
10:47 PM — One of the men accused of blackmailing a member of the Royal Family in a gay sex blackmail case has told a court at the Old Bailey that he was intending to reveal a "predatory homosexual".
Moscow Pride organisers appeal against ban 3
2:31 PM — Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have lodged an appeal with the Tverskoi district court of Moscow this morning over the banning of a number of planned gay pride marches.
Boris welcomes rise in popularity amongst PinkNews.co.uk readers 4
2:09 PM — Boris Johnson has welcomed the latest PinkNews.co.uk Mayor of London poll which shows his rising popularity amongst London's LGBT community.
Police storm international meeting for gay rights in Kyrgyzstan
11:09 AM — Human rights groups have highlighted the plight of the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan after a police raid on a leading gay rights association.
Mayor of Paris comes out to support Ken 2
9:56 AM — The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, joined Ken Livingstone on the campaign trail this weekend in support of his bid to be re-elected Mayor of London on May 1st.
27th April 2008
Brian Paddick still gay choice, but Boris Johnson increases his appeal 4
10:10 PM — In the final PinkNews.co.uk poll tracking the popularity of the mayoral candidates, Brian Paddick remains the clear choice of the gay community, although Boris Johnson has increased his popularity considerably.
Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown’s gay feud- Lord Levy’s book claims 14
9:26 PM — The prime minister, Gordon Brown accused the former minister and European Commissioner Peter Mandelson of spreading rumours that he was gay, Lord Levy's autobiography claims.
25th April 2008
Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety 3
4:29 PM — Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.
Latvian Pride marchers ‘fenced off’ for own good
1:37 PM — The Latvian government has advised that next months gay pride event should be held in a fenced of area to avoid confrontation. Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis and Integration Minister Oskars Kastens have both said that next month’s Riga Pride and March for Equality should take place in an enclosed park.
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.