19th June 2008
Rainbow Project to push anti-homophobia work during Stormont reception
1:01 PM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said it is determined to make the most of an event in Parliament Buildings later this month.
Davis accused of supporting rights for suspected terrorists but not gays 7
11:56 AM — An openly gay government minister has mocked the civil liberties campaign of former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis.
Albania failing to protect gays from violence and discrimination
11:06 AM — The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has highlighted the problems faced by gay, lesbian, trans and bisexual people in Albania.
18th June 2008
Gay and lesbian couples marry across California
8:12 PM — On Monday, California became the second state in the U.S. to grant full marriage quality to gay and lesbian couples.
EU confirms sexual orientation will be included in discrimination directive 2
1:55 PM — Commissioner Jacques Barrot confirmed today that the European Commission will propose a cross-cutting directive aimed at combating LGBT discrimination.
Kuwaiti transexuals arrested and beaten to ‘protect’ citizens 1
1:45 PM — In an attempt to 'protect its youth' the Kuwaiti government are stepping up their campaign to rid the country of gay and transexual citizens.
17th June 2008
Stonewall Chief Executive denies campaign against David Davis 7
1:55 PM — Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has denied claims by columnist and political blogger Iain Dale that Stonewall pursuing a campaign against David Davis.
Moscow Gay Pride organisers seek compensation for human rights breaches 1
12:18 PM — Moscow Gay Pride organisers have sent their third application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Russia, seeking a £24,000 compensation for the breaches of their human rights.
Gay wedding fever in California after ban on gay marriage lifted 6
12:50 AM — Gay couples from across America are now taking part in wedding ceremonies in California after the Californian Supreme Court approved gay marriage.
Gay and lesbian rights veterans among first to marry in California
12:27 AM — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, co-founders of the lesbian social club and advocacy group Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, will finally realize a lifelong dream on Monday when they become one of the first gay couples to wed legally in California.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
Irish Queer Archive donates ‘massive collection’ to the National Library of Ireland 2
1:06 PM — The National Lesbian and Gay Federation (NLGF) has today formally handed over the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) to the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
15th June 2008
Gay artists faces deportation after asylum claim is rejected 9
7:34 AM — An openly gay artist could face torture after his claim for asylum has was dismissed by the Home Office.
EU may rebuke Gambian president over threats against gays 3
6:16 AM — European Union member governments have prepared a statement in response to the President of Gambia's recent threats to gay people.
13th June 2008
Ray Collins is new Labour general secretary 1
5:09 PM — The Labour party finally has a new general secretary, months after the last holder of the post resigned amid the scandal surrounding donations.
Northern Ireland gay groups to be honoured at Stormont reception 1
1:41 PM — A Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly is to host a reception for gay rights groups at Parliament Buildings.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
US Governor embraces his lesbian daughter
11:35 AM — A state Governor in the United States has spoken of his pride in his daughter for publicly coming out as a lesbian.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.