16th July 2008
AIDS conference to demand action not words over human rights
1:28 PM — The host country of an AIDS conference has been criticised for falling short on commitments made to address HIV-related human rights abuses.
The fight for EU discrimination directive has barely begun 1
1:13 PM — The announcement last month that the European Commission is to introduce a new directive on discrimination was warmly welcomed by gay rights advocates.
McCain moves to clarify hardline stance on gay adoption
12:52 PM — John McCain has been sending contradictory messages regarding his stance on gay adoption in recent days. In an interview Senator McCain appeared to align himself with President George W. Bush’s tough stance.
Massachusetts moves to allow out of state gays to get married 1
11:54 AM — An obscure law originally passed to deny some interracial couples access to marriage will be repealed, the Massachusetts state Senate has decided.
15th July 2008
Obama’s double-digit lead over McCain evaporates 1
7:54 PM — Barack Obama's lead over his Republican rival Senator John McCain appears to have almost completely evaporated in recent weeks.
Tom Cruise adverts appear on gay blog
3:50 PM — File this one under oops… maybe. After years of telling the world he’s not gay, an ad for Tom Cruise’s official website is going after the gay community for business.
Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1
2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
UN under fire over treatment of gay asylum seekers
11:54 AM — Two gay Iranian asylum seekers are being ignored by UN refugee authorities in Turkey because of their sexuality, claims the Iranian Queer Organisation.
14th July 2008
McCain: “I don’t believe in gay adoption” 3
9:57 PM — The presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States declared his opposition to gay adoption in an interview in yesterday's New York Times.
Bush pays tribute after death of former White House Press Secretary 1
9:25 PM — President George W. Bush issued a statement this weekend saying he and his wife, Laura Bush, were "really saddened" by the death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
Obama campaign furious over magazine cover depicting him as a Muslim terrorist
9:17 PM — The current New Yorker Magazine cover likening Barack Obama to a turban-wearing terrorist while he fist-bumps his gun toting wife is getting raked over the coals by Obama supporters.
Miss USA takes a tumble two years in a row
9:02 PM — For the second year running, Miss USA took a giant tumble before an international audience of millions at the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant.
Sun shines on Vienna as record numbers celebrate Pride
5:13 PM — 120,000 revellers attended Vienna's Rainbow Parade on Saturday. Organisers credited the highest turnout on record to the 30C temperatures in the Austrian capital.
Gay sex scandal politician dropped from McCain website 1
11:59 AM — Troy King, the chairman of John McCain’s Alabama Leadership Team, has been removed from the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee's website.
Moscow bans demonstration outside Iranian embassy
11:48 AM — Gay rights activists in Russia have been denied permission to protest outside Iran's embassy in Moscow.
13th July 2008
Obama campaign considers who will be his running mate
9:27 PM — Former Clinton advisor Howard Wolfson said on Thursday that he does not believe his former boss is under formal consideration for the job.
US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer 2
9:17 PM — Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
CNN reporter returns to work after drug bust 5
9:03 PM — A kinky CNN reporter who was arrested in Central Park in April with meth in his pocket and a sex toy in his boot is finally back at work.
Haggard rent boy refuses second lie detector test 1
8:57 PM — He’s already failed one lie detector test, and Mike Jones, the escort who claims to have had a three year business relationship with Ted Haggard, says he’s not going to go down that road again.
Republican politician named in gay sex scandal 3
8:51 PM — Alabama Attorney General Troy King, a conservative Republican Christian who has called homosexuality the 'downfall of society,' has been caught with his pants down.