2nd July 2008
Obama shows support for gays over California marriage issue 2
10:33 AM — Barack Obama has shown his support for the LGBT community in California and took a stand against a constitutional amendment that would overturn the state Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalise same-sex marriage.
1st July 2008
Gays write to Russian president about governor’s homophobic outburst
3:57 PM — Gay rights activists in Russia have written a letter to the President of the Russian Federation in an attempt to put pressure on the government to prosecute the homophobic governor of Tambov.
Gay MEP welcomes “excellent” EU report on gay discrimination
3:51 PM — The European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has congratulated the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency on a new report that highlights discrimination.
Homosexuality not a mental disorder, just an abomination says Iris 16
12:42 PM — Northern Ireland's most famous female politician has said that she does not think all gay people need psychiatric treatment.
Retired general questions McCain’s military experience 3
10:51 AM — John McCain’s campaign has said it is "outraged" by remarks from retired General Wesley Clark that the Republican Presidential hopeful lacks command experience.
Mitt Romney in the frame for Vice Presidential nomination
10:36 AM — While Democratic eyes seem peeled solely on whether Barack Obama will name Hillary Clinton his Vice Presidential running mate for a so called "dream ticket," one name keeps getting repeated over and over again in John McCain circles: Mitt Romney.
30th June 2008
Deputy First Minister to attend Glasgow Pride 1
9:46 PM — The Deputy First Minister of Scotland has announced that she will address Glasgow's pride rally. Nicola Sturgeon who is also the Health and Wellbeing Secretary in the Scottish Government will join the marchers as the pride parade culminates in George Square.
Same-sex marriage advocates protest in Ireland 2
5:55 PM — Advocates of same-sex civil marriage in Ireland made their voices heard at rallies in the capital Dublin and in Cork, Galway and Waterford on Saturday.
Inequality for same-sex couples in different EU nations is “cause for concern”
4:25 PM — The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency has said that greater legislative protection and wider support within the EU is required for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans citizens.
Silence from Heinz as MPs object to gay kiss ban 5
3:25 PM — A group of MPs have signed an early day motion condemning food manufacturer Heinz for withdrawing a TV advert featuring a same-sex kiss.
Former minister facing another sodomy accusation
2:35 PM — A leading opposition politician in Malaysia temporarily took refuge in the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur yesterday after his assistant accused him of sodomy.
Congress holds first hearing on transgender discrimination
2:11 PM — The United States Congress held its first ever hearings on transgender issues last week. The two openly gay members of the House of Representatives testified alongside transgender professionals.
US Army discharges openly gay sergeant after TV appearance
1:48 PM — A 30-year-old army medic who became the first American active-duty gay service member to speak on television about life in the army as a gay man has been discharged.
Indian activists march in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata
12:14 PM — More than a thousand people took to the streets of three major Indian cities to celebrate Pride this weekend.
Homophobia questions may be added to British Crime Survey 1
11:41 AM — A Home Office minister has said the department is considering adding new questions to the British Crime Survey after a Stonewall report indicated that many homophobic incidents go unreported.
28th June 2008
Meanwhile, from Paris to Berlin, gays celebrate their freedom
9:41 PM — In Paris, half a million of some of the most desirable men - and women - in the world took to the streets of their elegant city to show tout le monde just how fabulous they are.
20 Pride marchers hurt in Czech attacks 1
8:48 PM — Tear gas and fireworks were used by a mob of 150 homophobes, among them nationalist extremists, at a Pride event in the Czech city of Brno.
60 arrests and petrol bomb attacks at Sofia Pride
8:33 PM — A heavy police presence ensured there were no injuries to the 150 participants at Sofia Pride in Bulgaria today.
27th June 2008
MEPs warn EU candidate country over Pride policing
5:45 PM — Members of the European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights have warned the Croatian authorities that police must adequately protect a Pride march this weekend.
Havana gay rights march cancelled after arrests 3
5:27 PM — Cuba's first ever gay pride parade was cancelled just moments before it was due to begin. Organisers of the event, together with Florida’s Unity Coalition, are claiming police brutality.