24th June 2010
New Australian PM Julia Gillard is no fan of same-sex marriage 30
4:26 PM — Julia Gillard took over today as Australia's first female prime minister after Kevin Rudd's withdrawal from the leadership of the Australian Labor [sic] party. Ms Gillard, who will be officially sworn in next week, has been described as a committed and savvy politician by pundits, but, apparently, is no fan of gay marriage.
Hillary Clinton discusses subject of homophobia in Albania 1
2:59 PM — During her speech in honour of LGBT month, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out in support of an Albanian man who came out publicly on television. The man, Klodian Cela, was appearing in the country's version of Big Brother.
Ugandan Bishop speaks out against homophobia 22
1:56 PM — Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo has spoken out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is being proposed in his native Uganda. Bishop Senyonjo was speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, at the end of a speaking tour of Ireland.
Scotia Pride 2010 takes place this Saturday in Edinburgh 5
1:04 PM — Scotland's annual LGBTI festival, Scotia Pride, will take place this Saturday 26 June in Edinburgh.
Australian politician introduces same-sex adoption bill 2
11:03 AM — Independent Australian MP Clover Moore introduced a same-sex adoption bill on Thursday. New South Wales Premier, Kristina Keneally, said she plans to allow a conscience vote on the bill.
23rd June 2010
Marchers to defy St Petersburg Pride ban 4
6:14 PM — The organisers of St Petersburg's first gay pride march, which was due to take place this Saturday, have been told by city officials that they are forbidden to go ahead with the event.
Potential violence expected at Czech Pride 2
3:33 PM — The Czech city of Brno will host the country's third gay pride festival this coming Saturday. However, organisers say that threats of organised violence have already appeared on some nationalist websites.
Toronto gay rights protesters march against G20 1
1:24 PM — Gay rights activists stormed the streets of downtown Toronto yesterday ahead of this week's G20 summit, demanding that world leaders seriously address LGBT issues. It was described by one protester as "a carnival of resistance".
Syrian authorities crack down on gay men 6
12:40 PM — Syrian authorities have raided several different private gay parties over the last few weeks, arresting over 25 men during the most recent swoop.
President Obama vows to push ahead with gay rights agenda 5
11:47 AM — President Obama addressed an LGBT audience at the White House last night, assuring them that he is fully committed to repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and to other issues including same-sex visitation rights in hospitals and the repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
22nd June 2010
HIV charity concerned at disability allowance reforms 23
5:17 PM — The HIV/AIDS charity National AIDS Trust has said it is "very concerned" at a Budget announcement that Disability Living Allowance will be reformed. New and existing claimants for the support will be subjected to medical tests.
Homosexuality is ‘icky’, says Mike Huckabee 30
3:59 PM — Mike Huckabee, the Republican 2012 presidential candidate, has said he does not support gay marriage partly because of the "ick factor". The former Arkansas governor, who ran for the presidential nomination in 2008, has a long history of making homophobic remarks.
US to give gay workers more parental rights 1
11:29 AM — The US Labor Department is to give gay workers equal access to unpaid leave when caring for a newborn or loved one. It is expected to announce the change today, to bring medical leave for gay couples in line with rights given to straight couples.
21st June 2010
Obama could veto military gay ban bill over spending issue 7
1:24 PM — US president Barack Obama could veto a bill to lift the ban on out gay soldiers in the military if it contains spending provisions he opposes, his defence secretary said.
Former Tory gay head in affair with married MP’s lover 22
11:13 AM — A lesbian activist who founded a Tory gay group but defected to Labour has revealed how she had an affair with a married Tory councillor who also slept with a Tory MP.
18th June 2010
‘We need cultural change’ – Equality minister Theresa May writes for PinkNews.co.uk 25
12:28 PM — Writing exclusively for PinkNews.co.uk, home secretary and equality minister Theresa May says government has a "clear role" to tackle discrimination but business leaders, athletes and newspaper editors also have a part to play.
Theresa May says sportsmen and newspaper editors must ‘take action’ against homophobia 46
12:24 PM — Home secretary and equality minister Theresa May has said that cultural change is needed to overcome the last bastions of homophobia. Writing for PinkNews.co.uk, Ms May said ensuring equality was "not a job for government alone".
17th June 2010
Trans woman judge hopes to make US history 8
1:48 PM — A trans woman hopes to make history by becoming the first trans person to be elected as a trial court judge in the United States. Victoria Kolakowski, 48, is the frontrunner candidate for superior court judge in Alameda County, California.
Gay Tory blogger Iain Dale to quit ‘youth-obsessed’ politics 6
11:34 AM — Iain Dale, the Conservative blogger, has said he will no longer attempt to become an MP. The 47-year-old, who will be 52 at the next election if parliament lasts five years, said older candidates are "very much the exception rather than the rule".
Listen to David Cameron’s speech on gay equality 5
10:54 AM — Listen to David Cameron's speech to the LGBT Pride reception last night.