23rd June 2008
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).
19th June 2008
Gay discrimination law passes Lithuanian parliament
6:35 PM — Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation has been included in a new Law on Equal Treatment passed by the Lithuanian parliament.
Californian voters split over gay marriage 1
5:49 PM — With the arrival of legal gay and lesbian marriages in California, same-sex marriage opponents are working feverishly to render those same marriages illegal.
Carly Simon comments on lesbian rumours 1
5:32 PM — She’s back with a brand new album—the highest debuting release of her career, thanks in part to a partnership with Starbucks—and now, 62-year-old Carly Simon is finally putting to rest those lesbian rumours.
Sweden warns Moldova over LGBT rights
3:42 PM — Swedish Foreign Minster Carl Bildt has condemned the violence against homosexuals during the Moldova Pride Festival and demanded that Moldavian government upholds the rights of its LGBT people.
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.