24th June 2008
Jerusalem Pride goes ahead despite court challenge 1
1:32 PM — Israel's Supreme Court yesterday rejected a petition to ban this year's Jerusalem Gay Pride parade, which will go ahead as planned on Thursday.
Austrian gays claim “act of aggression” over residence permits
1:02 PM — Austria's gay rights record has taken a turn for the worse with reports that the government is to make residency more difficult for bi-national same-sex couples.
Homophobes plan protest against Sofia Pride 4
12:07 PM — An nationalist group is threatening to mar gay celebrations in Bulgaria with a "Week of Intolerance."
Boy George denied US entry visa 1
11:34 AM — United States Customs isn't keen on giving singer Boy George "Time" - according to reports on Monday, the former Culture Club lead singer has been denied a visa.
20 years on, council apologises for arrests of gay activists
11:25 AM — In August 1988, a newly formed group pressing for law reform in Tasmania set up a stall at a popular outdoor market in Hobart.
Indian activists plan Pride marches in three cities
11:01 AM — Gay rights activists from planning Pride events in New Delhi, Calcutta and Bangalore this weekend, undeterred by the fact that homosexual acts are illegal in India.
Obama tells female Clinton supporters to “get over it”
10:48 AM — Barack Obama is trying to woo women who vigorously supported Senator Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries and caucuses, but the road to reconciliation has so far been a bumpy one.
New biography reveals Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s gay experience
10:27 AM — Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream is set to hit bookstores later this year, and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has called it "the most authoritative book ever written about me."
23rd June 2008
Half of US Air Force gay ban dismissals are women
6:28 PM — New figures obtained by an organisation dedicated to fighting the ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the US Armed Forces show that women are disproportionately affected.
Tory MP attacks Home Secretary over Iran comments 3
4:56 PM — The Chairman of the Conservative Party's Human Rights Commission has added his voice to the chorus of criticism of Jacqui Smith after she claimed that gay people are in no danger in Iran as long as they are "discreet."
Dozens arrested in Saudi “gay” raid 2
3:54 PM — Religious police in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have detained more than 20 men after a raid on a property in the coastal town of Qatif.
Gay ally considered as Obama’s running mate 1
3:37 PM — The highest-ranking female officer in the history of the United States Army is a contender for the Democratic party's Vice Presidential nomination.
Gays sue Russian President over Pride “inaction”
12:48 PM — The organisers of Moscow's Pride event, which has been banned by the city's authorities for several years running, have started legal proceedings against Russia's President.
Australian man on trial for HIV infections
12:26 PM — A 49-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges including infecting two people with HIV and attempting to infect 14 others between 2001 and 2006.
Catholic Church accused of delaying discrimination bill in Croatia 2
10:46 AM — A leading gay advocacy group has written to government officials and MPs in Croatia expressing concern at delays in introducing a new law banning discrimination.
Greens propose same sex marriage in Tasmania
10:19 AM — The Green party in Tasmania has announced it intends to to re-introduce same-sex marriage legislation originally tabled in 2005, despite continued opposition from both major political parties.
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.
20th June 2008
No pre-nup for Ellen and Portia
6:04 PM — Now that same-sex marriages are legal in the state of California, a slew of entertainers are quickly planning their nuptials.
John Edwards on Obama’s Vice Presidential list
5:58 PM — The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has revealed that former Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards is on a list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
Nigerian Archbishop claims there is “no hope” for Anglican communion 10
4:06 PM — A group of anti-gay senior Anglican clergy are gathering in Israel for a conference on the future of the church as one of their leaders claims the unified communion is effectively over.