16th June 2008
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
15th June 2008
Gay artists faces deportation after asylum claim is rejected 9
7:34 AM — An openly gay artist could face torture after his claim for asylum has was dismissed by the Home Office.
EU may rebuke Gambian president over threats against gays 3
6:16 AM — European Union member governments have prepared a statement in response to the President of Gambia's recent threats to gay people.
13th June 2008
Ray Collins is new Labour general secretary 1
5:09 PM — The Labour party finally has a new general secretary, months after the last holder of the post resigned amid the scandal surrounding donations.
Northern Ireland gay groups to be honoured at Stormont reception 1
1:41 PM — A Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly is to host a reception for gay rights groups at Parliament Buildings.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
US Governor embraces his lesbian daughter
11:35 AM — A state Governor in the United States has spoken of his pride in his daughter for publicly coming out as a lesbian.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.
12th June 2008
Interview: DUP homophobia hurts vulnerable young people 2
6:39 PM — The leader of a well-respected gay support group in Northern Ireland has accused DUP MP and MLA Iris Robinson of "undoing 10 years of hard work in the LGBT community."
Negotiations over Budapest Pride to resume tomorrow 1
5:45 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has reconsidered his ban on a Pride event in the city, and discussions about the route will take place tomorrow.
David Davis resigns from the Commons 1
2:52 PM — Senior Tory David Davis has announced he is to resign as an MP and fight a by-election in his seat on the issue of detention of terrorist suspects.
Outrage as Budapest Pride banned by police
1:20 PM — Gay rights activists have reacted angrily to news that the chief of police in Budapest has decided that a Pride march planned for July 5th will interfere with traffic and therefore will not go ahead.
Homosexuals can change claims Iris’s “lovely” psychiatrist 5
1:03 PM — A psychiatrist in Northern Ireland has defended his practice of treating men for unwanted same-sex attraction.
Norway’s gay marriage law also grants new parental rights 2
12:18 PM — New legislation on same-sex marriage approved by the Norwegian parliament yesterday also extends parenting rights for gay and lesbian couples.
Christian Institute weighs into “gay cure” row 2
12:09 PM — A Christian group notorious for its opposition to gay rights has backed an MP who said homosexuality is disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile and claimed gay people can be "cured."
Greek same-sex couples excluded from new co-habitation law 1
11:45 AM — Greece’s government will introduce legislation to allow unmarried heterosexual couples to register their relationships.
Obama campaign appoints director of LGBT Vote
11:00 AM — Throughout the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton enjoyed the overwhelming support of the gay and lesbian community.
Lesbian parents get new rights in New South Wales
6:00 AM — The rights of lesbian parents in New South Wales, Australia have been expanded under laws passed by the state government.
Your job is to protect all citizens, Gambian leader told
12:40 AM — A New York-based human rights group has said that the President of the Gambia is failing in his responsibility to ensure respect for the rights of all.
11th June 2008
Equal treatment bill stalls in Lithuanian parliament
11:28 PM — Not enough MPs turned up to vote for a new equality law in the Lithuanian parliament yesterday and the legislation will have to be rescheduled.