25th June 2008
Pride London hit by volunteer walkout 5
4:17 PM — Members of Pride London’s production team have walked out with just ten days until the event. Volunteer producer Ryan Haynes, who has been organising main stage acts for Pride London for six months, will hand over his duties this week.
Comment: Pride seems to be the same all over the world 3
10:57 AM — Although I have probably been to as many Gay Prides in the last year as Fred Phelps, I won’t be going to any of them this weekend.
21st June 2008
COMMENT: “Gay brain” study makes sweeping generalisations 15
3:00 AM — Many of you have probably read about the recent study that says the brain makeup of gay males is similar to that of straight women, and that holds true for gay women and straight men.
19th June 2008
COMMENT: Why Obama could be good for gays 8
1:54 PM — When Hillary Clinton explicitly called for gay rights (twice) in her concession speech it was noteworthy. Why?
16th June 2008
Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1
4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).
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."
7th June 2008
Interview: THT’s policy chief on gay blood, drugs and controversial campaigns 7
8:14 PM — Sexual health charities are one of the most complained about groups working within the gay community. While they broadly command the support of the pink press, there is consistent criticism of their ad campaigns.
6th June 2008
COMMENT: A kiss is just a kiss? Not for baseball-loving lesbians
2:00 PM — People across America generally view the Pacific Northwest as one of the most progressive, and dare I say liberal, regions of the United States.
5th June 2008
Interview: New Hampshire’s ‘turbulent priest’ and the fight for gay acceptance
3:27 PM — Controversy and Bishop Gene Robinson go hand in hand. Ever since his election as the first openly gay bishop in the American Anglican Church, he has rarely been out of the headlines.
3rd June 2008
Advice for gays considering a holiday in the Gambia – try Greece 9
8:16 PM — Gambia is fast becoming a popular holiday destination among British holiday goers. Log onto any large travel agency website and it won't be long before your blitzed with deals.
2nd June 2008
COMMENT: We outfoxed the Moscow authorities
12:46 PM — Moscow lesbians and gays successfully held Pride with widespread coverage by alternative, prominent international and some mainstream Russian media.
30th May 2008
COMMENT: Doctor Who, omnisexuals and penis envy
1:17 AM — Right from its origins in 1963, the classic Doctor Who series was highly political and embodied a distinct minority sensibility.
28th May 2008
Analysis: Follow the Roman Catholic handbook on influencing politics 8
5:49 PM — The Roman Catholic Church has said that the defeat in Parliament of attempts to lower the time limit on abortions is not the end of the matter. They have urged their adherents to target those MPs who voted for maintaining the status quo.
COMMENT: Nul points for Eurovision 2008 5
2:37 PM — While relieved that the feared homophobic violence on the streets of Belgrade did not materialise, the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest failed to impress. And not just because our entry came last.
27th May 2008
COMMENT: Gay students abandoned by parents enter ‘postcode lottery’ 1
3:42 PM — Two years ago at the age of 19, James left home after his stepfather repeatedly beat him because he was gay. As a result, he ended up spending a year living on the streets.
22nd May 2008
COMMENT: A crack in the UK’s asylum edifice 3
12:58 PM — It's very hard for most British gay men and lesbians to imagine what it's like to grow up in a country like Iran. To fear what you are and to have to act with care 24 hours a day.
21st May 2008
MPs clash over fathers, lesbians, and what people in the pub think is natural 2
5:21 PM — In the Commons yesterday afternoon former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith proposed an amendment to retain the requirement for doctors to consider the need for a father when assessing women for fertility treatment.
20th May 2008
INTERVIEW: After my year in chains I am rejoining the Tories 1
4:18 PM — The first openly gay mayor of Richmond ends his term in office this week. Over lunch Adam Lake asked him what it is like being the first gay mayor in London.
15th May 2008
COMMENT: Governments must take all measures necessary to protect LGBT citizens
4:29 PM — A number of people around the world – including in Europe – continue to be stigmatised because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity.
13th May 2008
Commons debate: from born again to born with two mummies 8
2:10 PM — There were a range of views on display during yesterday's second reading of the Human Fertilisation and Embrology Bill.There were measured arguments about the rights of single women and the efficacy of lesbian parents.