31st July 2008
US HIV travel ban lifted as Bush signs new AIDS bill 10
12:53 AM — US President Bush has signed a new law lifting a ban on HIV positive people from entering the United States and signed new legislation to fight Aids in the developing world.
30th July 2008
“Orthodox Christians” target EuroPride churches
3:38 PM — A pastor in Stockholm has revealed that three Lutheran churches in the city have been targeted by vandals, apparently because they are supporting EuroPride.
Estonia debates same-sex partnerships 1
2:07 PM — The Ministry of Justice in Estonia is preparing a draft law which would allow same-sex partners to register their cohabitation.
South African radio host leads protests against homophobic journalist 2
1:49 PM — 200 people protested yesterday outside the Sunday Sun newspaper's offices in Johannesburg against a controversial homophobic article from columnist Jon Qwelane.
Greenland to introduce discrimination protection for gays
1:07 PM — A new law that makes it illegal to discriminate against homosexuals is to be introduced in Greenland as it emerged that gay men struggle with homosexuality more than women do.
Second homophobic assault in Stockholm linked to EuroPride
12:38 PM — Police in the Swedish capital Stockholm have said that an assault on two men in the early hours of this morning was a hate crime.
55 arrested during raid on “gay party” in Saudi Arabia 8
12:22 PM — Police in the Gulf kingdom of Saudi Arabia have launched another raid on a so-called gay party, this time in the Qatif province. Drugs, alcohol were reportedly found at the gathering.
Customs discover lube shipments are actually steroids
11:39 AM — Australian Customs officers have broken a drugs ring where shipments of performance enhancing steroids where disguised as 'gay lube oil.'
Same-sex marriage opponents tussle over wording of California ballot
11:27 AM — Backers of a ban on same-sex marriage in California have challenged the rewording of Proposition 8, also known as the ‘Limit on Marriage Amendment.’
Massachusetts on course to allow out of state gays to marry
10:56 AM — The Massachusetts House has voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents gay and lesbian couples from most other states from marrying in the states.
Lesbian couple both gave birth to twins on same day
10:52 AM — A lesbian couple who welcomed four new babies to their family on the same day are enjoying life as the proud parents of quads.
29th July 2008
FEATURE: Auschwitz will stay with me forever 2
3:35 PM — On a sunny day in May, I accompanied a group of 16 and 17-year-olds on a day trip to a Nazi concentration camp. The Holocaust Educational Trust organised the visit, as part of their ongoing work.
Gay civil rights group urges President Bush to overturn HIV+ ban
1:02 PM — An American group that defends the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV has urged President George W Bush to end the ban on visitors and immigrants who are HIV+.
Cyber centre for LGBT silver surfers opens in New York
12:36 PM — SAGE, the world's oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving and advocating for LGBT older people, has opened a fully-equipped Cyber Centre at their offices in New York City.
Madrid Pride organisers face lawsuit for “hate speech” 9
12:28 PM — A "pro-family" activist group in Spain has filed charges against the organisers of the 2008 Madrid Gay Pride march. HazteOir accused them of making hateful statements against Catholics.
India’s “unnatural sex” law should be revised says High Court judge
11:33 AM — The Bombay High Court said last week that the controversial Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that deals with unnatural sex needs revision.
28th July 2008
Two killed in gun attack on US church supportive of gay rights 2
6:27 PM — A gunman who killed two people when he opened fire on a Tennessee Unitarian Church over the weekend said he targeted the church because he hated gays and liberals.
Ugandan police accused of torturing gay activist 3
6:06 PM — A leading gay rights organisation has said that a Ugandan human rights activist was tortured by police.
South African gays protest against homophobic journalist 1
5:18 PM — A columnist for South Africa's fastest growing newspaper, Sunday Sun, has caused protests after the July 20th publication of his controversial article '"Call me names, but gay is NOT okay...".
Stockholm police confirm stabbing of gay man was a hate crime 1
5:08 PM — Police in Stockholm have said that an attack on two gay men late last night is being investigated as a hate crime.