23rd June 2008
Catholic Church accused of delaying discrimination bill in Croatia 2
10:46 AM — A leading gay advocacy group has written to government officials and MPs in Croatia expressing concern at delays in introducing a new law banning discrimination.
Greens propose same sex marriage in Tasmania
10:19 AM — The Green party in Tasmania has announced it intends to to re-introduce same-sex marriage legislation originally tabled in 2005, despite continued opposition from both major political parties.
20th June 2008
John Edwards on Obama’s Vice Presidential list
5:58 PM — The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has revealed that former Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards is on a list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5
5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
EU raises HIV ban with US homeland security chief 2
2:28 PM — The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US visa waiver programme with Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland Security.
Sarkozy blames Mandelson for Lisbon referendum defeat
12:53 PM — The European Union Trade Commissioner has said that the President of France has "nothing against him personally" after Mr Sarkozy blamed him for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters.
Ukrainian gay groups form union 2
11:07 AM — Three leading gay and lesbian organisations in the Ukraine have formed the Union of Gay Organisations of Ukraine (UGOU).
19th June 2008
Gay discrimination law passes Lithuanian parliament
6:35 PM — Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation has been included in a new Law on Equal Treatment passed by the Lithuanian parliament.
Californian voters split over gay marriage 1
5:49 PM — With the arrival of legal gay and lesbian marriages in California, same-sex marriage opponents are working feverishly to render those same marriages illegal.
Home Office minister will join Stonewall at hate crimes report launch 1
4:59 PM — New research conducted by gay equality organisation Stonewall will have high-level government support at its launch next week.
Sweden warns Moldova over LGBT rights
3:42 PM — Swedish Foreign Minster Carl Bildt has condemned the violence against homosexuals during the Moldova Pride Festival and demanded that Moldavian government upholds the rights of its LGBT people.
More than 100 people complain to police about “gay cure” MP 5
3:00 PM — A meeting in Belfast organised by gay advocacy group the Coalition on Sexual Orientation (CoSo) earlier this week was told than more than 100 complaints have been lodged with police about Iris Robinson.
COMMENT: Why Obama could be good for gays 8
1:54 PM — When Hillary Clinton explicitly called for gay rights (twice) in her concession speech it was noteworthy. Why?
Australian Senate delays gay equality legislation
1:46 PM — The Australian Democrats have accused opposition parties of homophobia after they used their Senate majority to delay legislation on same-sex discrimination.
Turkish trans singer faces jail over Army comments 1
1:25 PM — A well-known trans performer in Turkey is facing jail after a TV outburst where she implied that military action against separatists is not worth soldier's lives.
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.