31st May 2008
Ten states call for delay of Californian gay marriage 13
12:46 PM — The attorneys general of 10 US states have applied to the Californian Supreme Court to delay finalising its ruling to legalise gay marriage. Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah all say that they need time to consider the status of their residents who marry in California.
30th May 2008
Test for Greek marriage law as mayor agrees to same-sex ceremony 1
3:18 PM — Tilos many not be the best-known island in the Aegean Sea, but its mayor has made a bold move to put it on the map. Tassos Alfieries has offered to perform Greece's first gay wedding.
Jewish academic attacks gay Holocaust memorial 33
11:56 AM — Germany has made a mistake by dedicating a memorial to the gay men who were victims of Nazi oppression, a leading Holocaust scholar has claimed.
Russian President intervenes over Moscow Pride 1
11:16 AM — The President of Russia, Dmitriy Medvedev, has phoned the Prefecture of the Central Administrative area of Moscow and told him to authorise the gay demonstration.
Pelosi says she will end Democratic race by June
10:48 AM — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear that she will "step in" to put an end to the Presidential race if the party does not have a nominee by the end of June.
29th May 2008
US Senator at centre of cruising scandal to write book 1
5:39 PM — United States Senator Larry Craig, who came to international prominence over in incident in an airport bathroom which led to him being arrested for cruising, is to write a book.
Former Tory councillor censured over paedophile comments 23
3:58 PM — A Conservative local councillor who was found guilty of public order offences after making homophobic comments, but later had his conviction overturned, has been criticised by the Standards Board for England.
Threat of violence hangs over Riga Pride 1
3:14 PM — Latvian nationalist groups have issued a chilling joint statement saying that if a Pride event goes ahead this weekend it may create violent protests.
Turkish gay rights group closed down by court 3
2:24 PM — A leading gay rights organisation has been ordered to dissolve itself by a court in Turkey. A department of the Istanbul Governor's claimed Lambda Istanbul violates Turkish laws on morality.
Same-sex weddings begin in California next month 2
11:23 AM — The California Office of Vital Records has announced that the state will begin granting marriage licenses to lesbian and gay couples on June 17th.
Radio star sacked over Kennedy assissination comments
10:54 AM — A Pittsburgh-area sports talk show host has been fired for controversial remarks he made earlier this month regarding Senator Edward Kennedy.
Clinton more likely to beat McCain, poll indicates 6
10:49 AM — The latest Gallup Poll suggests that Hillary Clinton runs far better against John McCain than her rival Barack Obama, not just in swing states but in a head to head battle for electoral votes.
28th May 2008
Analysis: Follow the Roman Catholic handbook on influencing politics 8
5:49 PM — The Roman Catholic Church has said that the defeat in Parliament of attempts to lower the time limit on abortions is not the end of the matter. They have urged their adherents to target those MPs who voted for maintaining the status quo.
Pornographer attacks Presidential candidate over gay rights 4
1:07 PM — Former gay porn performer and current conservative activist Matt Sanchez has come out against Barack Obama, arguing that the Presidential hopeful not only has a pastor problem but a gay problem as well.
Gay socialist “ready” to run for President of France 2
12:53 PM — One of Europe's most high-profile gay politicians has indicated he is ready to run for leader of France's Parti Socialiste and possibly the Presidency. Bernard Delanoe has proved to be a popular Mayor of Paris.
Mayor of Berlin unveils memorial to gay victims of Nazis 4
12:28 PM — The first openly gay Mayor of Berlin has opened a new memorial in the city to the homosexual victims of Nazi oppression.
Riga Pride marchers “heroes and warriors” says MEP
12:05 PM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has condemned the actions of Roman Catholic leaders in Latvia.
Obama questioned over Holocaust claims 1
11:44 AM — Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama admitted yesterday that he misspoke when he said that his uncle participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
27th May 2008
Delay in Irish civil partnership bill exposes coalition tensions 11
4:33 PM — The leader of Ireland's Green party has said that civil partnerships for gay and lesbian couples are "a step towards full equality."
Schools OUT organiser Paul Patrick dies 4
2:22 PM — An outspoken advocate for the rights of gay and lesbian teachers and pupils has died. Paul Patrick, Co-Chair of Schools Out and LGBT History Month died early on Thursday. He was 58.