5th June 2008
Kennedy joins Obama in VP hunt
10:35 AM — Illinois Senator Barack Obama has selected a powerhouse three-person team to assist him in choosing his Democratic vice-presidential running mate for the November contest.
4th June 2008
Down but not out – what next for the former First Lady? 1
7:03 PM — Last night Hillary Clinton took to the stage at Baruch College and gave a speech in which she acknowledged the success of Barack Obama's campaign.
Hillary “open” to discussions about Vice Presidential spot
6:41 PM — With Barack Obama limping across the finish line to secure the number of delegates needed to claim the Democratic nomination all eyes are now on Hillary Clinton.
Gay campaigners storm AIDS conference in Uganda
6:33 PM — Three people have been arrested after they forced their way into an international conference about HIV/AIDS prevention in Ugnada organised by the UN.
California Supreme Court rejects delay in gay marriage
6:19 PM — Gay couples will be able to get married in America's most populous state from June 17th. The California Supreme Court denied requests to delay their landmark decision.
Gay marriage ban to be put to Californian voters 5
2:06 PM — Opponents of the Supreme Court of California's decision to legalise gay marriage have collected enough signatures of opposition to force the state to put the issue to voters directly.
3rd June 2008
Actress denies affair with Bill Clinton
11:13 PM — Gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon is smokin' mad about a new Vanity Fair article alleging her friendship with former President Bill Clinton might have gone to the next level.
Barack Obama wins Democratic nomination race
10:44 PM — Although other media sources stills say Illinois Senator Barack Obama is short of the needed delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, the Associated Press is already calling the race for Obama.
Hillary Clinton to concede defeat “as early as tonight”
6:32 PM — As Barack Obama looks almost assured to sail to primary victory in both Montana and South Dakota tonight, Hillary Clinton is weighing her options.
Greek mayor charged over gay weddings
6:11 PM — A prosecutor on the Greek island of Rhodes has begun legal proceedings against a local Mayor who married two same-sex couples this morning. The Justice minister said that the civil cermonies were illegal.
UK updates travel advice for the Gambia 1
4:55 PM — British tourists in the Gambia are being advised that the government there is "actively enforcing" laws against gay people.
Rainbow flag flies over British embassy in Riga 4
2:48 PM — Yesterday afternoon the Union flag was replaced with the international symbol of the LGBT community at the British embassy in the Latvian capital.
Vanity Fair focuses on Bill’s “post-White House escapades” 1
12:19 PM — A new Vanity Fair article is ruffling feathers with statements implying that former President Bill Clinton has engaged in a series of extramarital affairs with high-profile women
Greek mayor defies prosecutor and conducts same-sex weddings 1
12:05 PM — Two couples, one gay and one lesbian, have been married in a civil ceremony in Greece. The Mayor of the small island of Tilos today married the couples in spite of warnings from government.
Beauty spot hosts first same-sex ceremony in Canberra
11:43 AM — The first civil ceremony marking the registration of a same sex relationship has taken place in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Latvian MPs’ attack gays for “immoral and hooligan behaviour” 4
11:18 AM — A group of MPs from the Latvia First Party, referred to as the "party of priests," has attacked what it calls the "gross interference of a homosexual group of European Parliament members into Latvia’s internal affairs."
Fears for tourists in Gambia as two men held on “gay” charges
10:49 AM — Two Spanish men have been taken into custody by police in the Gambia after being accused of trying to solicit sex from male taxi drivers.
Barr, the unknown Presidential hopeful
10:31 AM — Largely ignored by the public at large, the American Libertarian Party wrapped up their nomination process last weekend with former Republican Bob Barr taking the nomination.
2nd June 2008
UK commits £6bn to global AIDS fight
6:04 PM — The government has announced details of a seven-year strategy to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS. The International Development Secretary said the UK would be at the forefront of prevention, treatment and support provision.
THT defends its support for ban on gay blood donations 3
5:33 PM — The head of policy at Terrence Higgins Trust has defended the charity’s support for the National Blood Service’s policy of refusing donations from gay men.