19th June 2008
COMMENT: Why Obama could be good for gays 8
1:54 PM — When Hillary Clinton explicitly called for gay rights (twice) in her concession speech it was noteworthy. Why?
Australian Senate delays gay equality legislation
1:46 PM — The Australian Democrats have accused opposition parties of homophobia after they used their Senate majority to delay legislation on same-sex discrimination.
Turkish trans singer faces jail over Army comments 1
1:25 PM — A well-known trans performer in Turkey is facing jail after a TV outburst where she implied that military action against separatists is not worth soldier's lives.
Rainbow Project to push anti-homophobia work during Stormont reception
1:01 PM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said it is determined to make the most of an event in Parliament Buildings later this month.
Gay prince to speak at EuroPride
12:17 PM — Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, from the Royal Family of Gujarat in north west India, will be one of the three opening speakers at EuroPride 2008 in Stockholm.
Albania failing to protect gays from violence and discrimination
11:06 AM — The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has highlighted the problems faced by gay, lesbian, trans and bisexual people in Albania.
18th June 2008
Gay and lesbian couples marry across California
8:12 PM — On Monday, California became the second state in the U.S. to grant full marriage quality to gay and lesbian couples.
Thai school introduces special bathrooms for trans students 3
4:19 PM — A secondary school in north eastern Thailand has designed a new bathroom for its growing community of transvestites.
London’s gay rugby club in world tournament final 1
3:54 PM — London’s only gay rugby club, the world famous Kings Cross Steelers has won places in the finals of The Bingham Cup in Dublin, Ireland.
Court gives US woman joint custody over former partner’s child 1
3:23 PM — In a landmark case in America, a woman has been given joint custody over the biological child of her former lesbian partner.
Kuwaiti transexuals arrested and beaten to ‘protect’ citizens 1
1:45 PM — In an attempt to 'protect its youth' the Kuwaiti government are stepping up their campaign to rid the country of gay and transexual citizens.
Straight Spouse Network to ‘come out’ during US Pride Month
10:43 AM — Straight spouses of the LGBT community have taken Gay Pride Month to come out of their own closet.
17th June 2008
UNAIDS summit calls for end of travel restrictions for HIV+ people
2:10 PM — UN chief Ban Ki Moon has called for an end to discrimination against people with AIDS, including travel restrictions imposed on them by some countries.
Moscow Gay Pride organisers seek compensation for human rights breaches 1
12:18 PM — Moscow Gay Pride organisers have sent their third application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Russia, seeking a £24,000 compensation for the breaches of their human rights.
Star Trek star talks about upcoming marriage on US television 2
11:11 AM — Celebrity gay couple George Takei and partner Brad Altman appeared on CBS’ The Early Show this morning to speak out for marriage equality.
Gay wedding fever in California after ban on gay marriage lifted 6
12:50 AM — Gay couples from across America are now taking part in wedding ceremonies in California after the Californian Supreme Court approved gay marriage.
Gay and lesbian rights veterans among first to marry in California
12:27 AM — Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, co-founders of the lesbian social club and advocacy group Daughters of Bilitis in 1955, will finally realize a lifelong dream on Monday when they become one of the first gay couples to wed legally in California.
16th June 2008
Comment: How the biggest threat to gay communities in Singapore is not just the legal system 1
4:15 PM — Singapore is a tiny island state which has managed cramped 4.6 million people into her lands. Although it is sandwiched between Muslim countries, the country has a Chinese majority, but also supports a healthy proportion of Malays, Indians and others (which includes the Whites).
Irish Queer Archive donates ‘massive collection’ to the National Library of Ireland 2
1:06 PM — The National Lesbian and Gay Federation (NLGF) has today formally handed over the Irish Queer Archive (IQA) to the National Library of Ireland (NLI).
Homosexuals found to have ‘different brain structure’ in new study 8
12:38 PM — Scientists have recently found that the brains of homosexuals have structural and functional differences from those of their straight counterparts.