28th May 2008
Swedes donate 5,000 euros to Warsaw Pride
6:05 PM — The organisers of EuroPride 2008 have revealed that they are supporting this weekend's Pride festival in Warsaw with a grant.
UNAIDS: HIV+ travel restrictions are not justified 1
3:51 PM — A United Nations body has said that travel restrictions on people who are HIV+ are discriminatory and have no public health justification.
Pornographer attacks Presidential candidate over gay rights 4
1:07 PM — Former gay porn performer and current conservative activist Matt Sanchez has come out against Barack Obama, arguing that the Presidential hopeful not only has a pastor problem but a gay problem as well.
Gay socialist “ready” to run for President of France 2
12:53 PM — One of Europe's most high-profile gay politicians has indicated he is ready to run for leader of France's Parti Socialiste and possibly the Presidency. Bernard Delanoe has proved to be a popular Mayor of Paris.
Mayor of Berlin unveils memorial to gay victims of Nazis 4
12:28 PM — The first openly gay Mayor of Berlin has opened a new memorial in the city to the homosexual victims of Nazi oppression.
Riga Pride marchers “heroes and warriors” says MEP
12:05 PM — The European Parliament Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has condemned the actions of Roman Catholic leaders in Latvia.
Obama questioned over Holocaust claims 1
11:44 AM — Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama admitted yesterday that he misspoke when he said that his uncle participated in the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
Tootsie director Sydney Pollack dies
11:37 AM — The man behind the camera of classic American films including Tootsie and Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack, died of cancer at his Pacific Palisades home on Monday.
27th May 2008
Delay in Irish civil partnership bill exposes coalition tensions 11
4:33 PM — The leader of Ireland's Green party has said that civil partnerships for gay and lesbian couples are "a step towards full equality."
Police protect Pride marchers in Romania
4:03 PM — The Pride parade in the Romanian capital passed off peacefully on Saturday, with more than 1,000 police officers on the streets protecting participants.
Australian sporting hero named as Gay Games ambassador
1:33 PM — Australian Michelle Ferris, one of cycling's all-time sprint stars, has been selected by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to be the newest Gay Games Ambassador.
More changes at The Advocate as new editor appointed
1:24 PM — Jon Barrett has been named as the new editor in chief of leading US gay publication The Advocate. He was formerly senior news editor at the magazine from 1997 to 2003.
Gay Holocaust memorial unveiled in Berlin 1
11:58 AM — A memorial to the thousands of gay men who died in Nazi concentration camps will be officially dedicated today. It is being constructed opposite the main Holocaust memorial for Jewish victims.
22% of American gays have no health insurance 1
11:29 AM — Nearly one in four gay and lesbian adults in the US lack health insurance and are nearly twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to have no health insurance coverage.
Ballot measure could threaten gay marriage in California
11:10 AM — Human Rights Campaign, America's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organisation, has pledged an initial contribution of $500,000 to protect marriage equality in California.
Hillary in hot water over assassination comment
11:02 AM — Facing a firestorm of criticism from the Obama campaign and political pundits right and left, Hillary Clinton is moving quickly to recant comments made last week.
26th May 2008
Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions
8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.
23rd May 2008
UK is “committed to promoting LGBT rights overseas” 8
1:18 PM — The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed that it will engage with foreign governments about the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
EU must insist Turkey “respect LGBT people’s basic rights” 6
12:22 PM — A leading human rights group has produced a report documenting "long and continuing history of violence and abuse based on sexual orientation and gender identity" in Turkey.
Polish Catholics fund treatment centre to ‘cure’ homosexuals 11
10:54 AM — The Roman Catholic Church has helped set up a rehabilitation centre in Poland that attempts to 'cure' homosexuality.