7th July 2008
Budapest police praised by Pride organisers 2
12:21 PM — This weekend's Budapest Pride experienced full support from police amid violent fascist attacks, said organisers.
Harman was booed because of asylum stance claims Tatchell 14
11:31 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that a Cabinet minister got a frosty reception at Pride London on Saturday because of the government's stance on gay asylum seekers.
American gay rights opponent Jesse Helms dies 2
10:57 AM — Former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, often portrayed as a racist and a sexist in the media, died this morning on the Fourth of July. He was 86.
6th July 2008
Gays have no legal protection from international persecution says tribunal 8
8:07 PM — A gay asylum seeker has been told that he should be safe in his homeland of Syria, provided he behaves "discreetly." A tribunal found that gays have no right of protection from international persecution.
Police fire water cannons at fascists attacking Budapest Pride 1
6:46 PM — While hundreds of thousands peacefully enjoyed London's gay Pride parade Hungarian riot police were forced to use water cannons and tear gas in order to prevent fascists from throwing petrol bombs at Budapest Pride.
5th July 2008
EXCLUSIVE: Boris committed to future Pride London parades 7
4:22 PM — The Mayor of London has said that Pride London will have his support in future years, after he took part for the first time today. In a week where one of his deputy Mayors resigned and his father-in-law, respected broadcast journalist Sir Charles Wheeler, died, Boris Johnson seemed genuinely uplifted by the event.
David Cameron sends Pride message 4
12:18 PM — Conservative party leader, David Cameron, has sent his goodwill message to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community ahead of London's pride event. "I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone attending this year's Pride London event."
4th July 2008
Blow for Boris as deputy Mayor resigns 3
7:54 PM — Ray Lewis has resigned as London's deputy mayor for young people with immediate effect. There has been a welter of allegations about Mr Lewis, a former Church of England priest.
Business Secretary calls on employers to support gay staff
6:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has endorsed a new report into gay, lesbian and bisexual experiences at work.
Muslim group welcomes Chief Justice’s Sharia law comments 15
5:27 PM — A leading Muslim youth organisation has said that the Chief Justice "recognised Britain's diversity" when he said that elements of Sharia law could be used in the legal system.
Gordon Brown invites Stonewall to Downing St
4:57 PM — The Prime Minister has asked gay equality organisation Stonewall to meet with him at Downing St tomorrow. They will discuss the Education for All campaign.
Kids should be taught about gay equality says TUC chief 1
4:50 PM — The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had said that the only way to fight homophobic bullying at school is to teach kids about LGBT equality.
Hope for Ugandan lesbian’s asylum appeal 1
4:20 PM — A Ugandan lesbian has moved one step closer to her goal for asylum in the UK after a senior immigration judge dismissed the previous tribunal as a "mess."
McDonald’s defiant as homophobes call for boycott 15
1:55 PM — The American Family Association has called on consumers to boycott McDonald's after the company said it will continue to support gay staff.
Australia’s gay Olympian attacks PM over same-sex marriage 2
1:21 PM — A 20-year-old diver set to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in August has said that the country's Prime Minister is "narrow-minded" for opposing marriage equality for gay couples.
Tories will walk with Boris at their first Pride London 2
1:07 PM — Up to 20 young members of the Conservative party will be accompanying the Mayor of London on his first Pride march tomorrow.
3rd July 2008
Amid petrol bomb attacks, 400 police committed to gay beauty pageant
1:27 PM — While gay activists in Budapest are complaining that the police are not protecting gay businesses in the city, the organisers of Mr Gay Europe have announced they will have "400 policemen and women to protect them during the final."
Stonewall research highlights business case for supporting LGB staff 2
12:00 PM — The Secretary of State for Business John Hutton is to launch pioneering Stonewall research today examining the advantages of being out at work.
Activists unhappy that EU discrimination directive excludes marriage 1
11:21 AM — The International Gay and Lesbian Association has broadly welcomed the new discrimination directive announced by the European Commission yesterday.
Budapest gay sauna attacked with petrol bombs 3
10:40 AM — A gay establishment in the Hungarian capital has been targeted, the second attack in a week. Four petrol bombs were thrown into sauna called Magnum in the early hours of yesterday morning.