9th June 2008
Gay groups gain observer status at UN
4:13 PM — One of Europe's best-known gay rights organisations has been recommended for consultative status at the United Nations.
US abandons UN human rights body
3:16 PM — The United States has announced plans to distance itself from the UN Human Rights council – an action that has been said to "fail victims of abuse."
UNAIDS expresses concern over Uganda arrests
1:39 PM — A senior official of the UN organisation tasked with fighting the AIDS epidemic has said he is looking forward to the "safe and imminent release" of three gay rights activists.
Anger at Scottish Parliament delay in hate crimes bill
1:20 PM — Legislators in Edinburgh have been accused of "playing politics" with hate crime by a coalition of equalities groups.
Second complaint against MP accused of homophobia 11
12:34 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland has received a second complaint about comments made by the wife of the First Minister.
Rome Pride parade targets Berlusconi and Benedict
11:29 AM — Italy's LGBT population demonstrated their displeasure at the Vatican and their government on Saturday with a colourful march through the streets of Rome.
Fathers rights protesters hijack Harriet’s home 1
10:17 AM — Two men dressed as superheroes occupied the roof of the home of the Secretary of State for Equality yesterday.
8th June 2008
Clinton bows out of Presidential race
3:08 AM — Hillary Clinton has bowed out of the race to win the race to win the Democratic party nomination for the Presidency.
7th June 2008
We never said Clinton had sex with actress claims Vanity Fair
4:51 PM — Magazine Vanity Fair has come underfire from both former US President Bill Clinton and gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon for an article alleging her friendship with him might have gone to the next level.
Police to investigate Iris Robinson over homophobic comments 45
4:40 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland will investigate whether the wife of the province's First Minister is guilty of a hate crime after she called homosexuality disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile.
COMMENT: My holiday in Iran challenged perceptions 23
12:14 AM — I spent ages researching into Iran, trying to dispel all these notions that it is a dangerous place to visit. I knew it wasn’t, and I was right.
6th June 2008
MP reacts to homophobic assualt by suggesting “ex-gay” therapy for victim 33
3:11 PM — The wife of the First Minister of Northern Ireland has caused controversy with her born-again Christian outlook on life.
Rainbow flag to fly over second British embassy 6
2:53 PM — Warsaw holds its Pride march tomorrow, and in a mark of solidarity the Rainbow flag will fly next to the Union flag over the British embassy in the city.
Amnesty condemns arrests of Uganda AIDS conference protesters
1:06 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is concerned for the welfare of three gay protesters who forced their way into an international conference about HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda organised by the UN.
Lithuanian MPs attempt to exclude gays from legal protection 3
12:18 PM — Members of Parliament in Lithuania have removed age, disability, and sexual orientation protections from a new draft law on equal opportunities.
Nick Clegg will speak at Pride London
12:07 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats has become the latest politician to confirm he will speak at London's Pride event next month.
McCain campaign tries to woo Clinton supporters
11:43 AM — Even as Hillary Clinton prepares to endorse Barack Obama on Saturday, the Republican National Committee is throwing open its doors to her supporters.
5th June 2008
Hillary Clinton finally ready to concede defeat
6:05 PM — The past year has been an amazing journey for Hillary Clinton, from uncrowned queen of the Democrats to a close second in the race for the party's Presidential nomination.
New York state Assembly passes gender identity discrimination bill 1
5:25 PM — The US state of New York's Assembly yesterday voted to include gender identity and expression in anti-discrimination protections.
Homophobic governments block gays from UN AIDS conference
4:59 PM — Lesbian and gay and sexual health groups from Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Egypt have been excluded from a major international conference on HIV/AIDS organised by the United Nations General Assembly.