1st May 2008
Londoners expected to turn out in record numbers for Mayoral election
12:16 PM — 5.5 million people can vote in today's Mayor of London election, and commentators on all sides are predicting as many as 50% of them may exercise their democratic rights.
Costa Rica backs International Day Against Homophobia 1
11:43 AM — Gay activists have welcomed the decision of the government of Costa Rica to officially declare May 17th IDAHO Day. The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is marked in over 50 countries.
30th April 2008
Australian law reforms do not extend to gay marriage
9:31 AM — The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms that will give gay couples the same rights as straight couples. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise 'gay marriage'.
29th April 2008
Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6
11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.
Obama ally defends HIV comments 5
1:04 PM — Continuing to drive a wedge between Barack Obama and the hopeful new America his campaign aims to impart to voters, Rev. Jeremiah Wright further defended comments he made during a YouTube taped Chicago Sermon while speaking before a group of journalists Monday.
28th April 2008
Moscow Pride organisers appeal against ban 3
2:31 PM — Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have lodged an appeal with the Tverskoi district court of Moscow this morning over the banning of a number of planned gay pride marches.
Boris welcomes rise in popularity amongst PinkNews.co.uk readers 4
2:09 PM — Boris Johnson has welcomed the latest PinkNews.co.uk Mayor of London poll which shows his rising popularity amongst London's LGBT community.
Mayor of Paris comes out to support Ken 2
9:56 AM — The Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, joined Ken Livingstone on the campaign trail this weekend in support of his bid to be re-elected Mayor of London on May 1st.
27th April 2008
Brian Paddick still gay choice, but Boris Johnson increases his appeal 4
10:10 PM — In the final PinkNews.co.uk poll tracking the popularity of the mayoral candidates, Brian Paddick remains the clear choice of the gay community, although Boris Johnson has increased his popularity considerably.
Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown’s gay feud- Lord Levy’s book claims 14
9:26 PM — The prime minister, Gordon Brown accused the former minister and European Commissioner Peter Mandelson of spreading rumours that he was gay, Lord Levy's autobiography claims.
25th April 2008
Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety 3
4:29 PM — Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.
Latvian Pride marchers ‘fenced off’ for own good
1:37 PM — The Latvian government has advised that next months gay pride event should be held in a fenced of area to avoid confrontation. Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis and Integration Minister Oskars Kastens have both said that next month’s Riga Pride and March for Equality should take place in an enclosed park.
24th April 2008
Clinton campaign accuses Brown of neglecting gay refugees 2
1:57 PM — Gordon Brown has been condemned by Hillary Clinton's campaign team for the UK governments policy to deport LGBT people to countries where they face persecution.
Gay pride event banned by homophobic Moscow mayor 4
10:50 AM — The homophobic Mayor of Moscow has banned this years gay pride event. The Mayor, who has referred to gay rights marches as "satanic" has outlawed the march which was due to take place next week.
23rd April 2008
Comment: Mayoral candidates push for pink vote 1
3:09 PM — Following Saturdays Stonewall hustings event, PinkNews.co.uk readers have one more chance to vote in our Mayor of London poll. Five mayoral candidates faced their toughest grilling yet at the Stonewall hustings on Saturday.
More outrage at EU anti-discrimination climb down 2
1:47 PM — A new petition to convince the European Commission and Member States to bring forward a European anti-discrimination directive has been launched today by Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne.
Government of Bahrain seeks to punish ‘homosexual children’ 6
10:59 AM — The government of Bahrain is taking action to stamp out homosexuals in the country. In a wide ranging set of proposals MP's have set out a number of initiative designed to rid the country of homosexuals.
Clinton wins Pennsylvania following a weekend of gay campaigning 1
7:00 AM — Hillary Clinton has won the Pennsylvania Democratic primary election but she still trails her rival Barack Obama. With almost all votes counted, Mrs Clinton won 55 per cent of the Pennsylvania voters to 45 per cent for Mr Obama.
22nd April 2008
New rights for lesbian parents in New South Wales
4:39 PM — The government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to lesbian mothers will have the same rights as those of heterosexual couples.
Green MEP condemns decision to scale back anti-discrimination directive 2
3:40 PM — Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, has condemned the European Commission’s apparent decision to end its plans to protect people against discrimination on grounds of age and sexual orientation.