2nd May 2008
Hillary “makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy” says governor 1
10:52 AM — Wrapping up a three-day campaign blitz in North Carolina, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton nabbed a high-profile endorsement from the state’s highest-ranking member, Governor Mike Easley. He officially endorsed Clinton at a joint appearance at North Carolina State University on Tuesday.
DC sex scandal madam found dead
10:37 AM — Police discovered the body of a woman believed to be convicted DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey, in what appears to be an apparent suicide, in Tarpon Springs Florida on Thursday. A former employee of Palfrey, Brandy Britton, killed herself in 2007.
Indiana delegate comes out for Obama ahead of tight race 4
10:14 AM — Indiana Representative Baron Hill, who introduced Senator Hillary Clinton at a rally just last Friday, today endorsed Barack Obama, becoming the fourth new superdelegate to throw support behind the Obama campaign in the last 24 hours.
1st May 2008
Gay rights champion nominated to Nepalese assembly 1
4:24 PM — The founder of Nepal's only LGBT rights group has been chosen as one of 601 members of a new constituent assembly in the country. Sunit Pant has been named as one of five representatives of the fringe Communist Party of Nepal-United.
Europe questions UK about gay rights in Gibraltar 24
3:51 PM — The British government has told the Council of Europe that it takes "very seriously" Gibraltar's compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. The self-governing British overseas territory still has a higher age of consent for gay sex.
Lesbos lawsuit “pathetic and scary” says activist 3
1:10 PM — A publicity-seeking attempt by three residents of the island of Lesbos to sue a gay advocacy group has a serious side, says a lesbian rights campaigner. The Greek island was home to the 6th Century BC poet Sappho.
Age of consent to be lowered in Northern Ireland 2
12:20 PM — The British government will bring the age at which people can consent to sex in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK. Unionist politicians in the province are expected to oppose the move.
Londoners expected to turn out in record numbers for Mayoral election
12:16 PM — 5.5 million people can vote in today's Mayor of London election, and commentators on all sides are predicting as many as 50% of them may exercise their democratic rights.
Costa Rica backs International Day Against Homophobia 1
11:43 AM — Gay activists have welcomed the decision of the government of Costa Rica to officially declare May 17th IDAHO Day. The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is marked in over 50 countries.
30th April 2008
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'.
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.
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.
28th April 2008
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.
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
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.