24th June 2008
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.
Gay social networking site launched in Jamaica 2
2:42 PM — A new way for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in the Caribbean to communicate and meet up has been launched.
EU raises HIV ban with US homeland security chief 2
2:28 PM — The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US visa waiver programme with Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland Security.
“Gay” circus premieres in Barcelona
1:15 PM — Circus performance is the latest art form to be given a gay treatment with the creation of a "new notion of circus based on male and female acrobatics and oriented to a gay and lesbian friendly audience."
Sarkozy blames Mandelson for Lisbon referendum defeat
12:53 PM — The European Union Trade Commissioner has said that the President of France has "nothing against him personally" after Mr Sarkozy blamed him for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters.
Civil servants to recreate Round Table at Pride
12:21 PM — This summer, the Civil Service Rainbow Alliance (CSRA) is making its third appearance at London Pride. Following this year's 'Myths and Fairytales' theme, the CSRA will be dressing up as various knights of the Round Table.
Cumming hailed as inspiration to gay youth 8
12:09 PM — Award-winning actor Alan Cumming is to be honoured by the US gay community after The Trevor Project called him an "inspiration" to youngsters.
Ukrainian gay groups form union 2
11:07 AM — Three leading gay and lesbian organisations in the Ukraine have formed the Union of Gay Organisations of Ukraine (UGOU).