1st May 2008
Costa Rica backs International Day Against Homophobia 1
11:43 AM — Gay activists have welcomed the decision of the government of Costa Rica to officially declare May 17th IDAHO Day. The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is marked in over 50 countries.
Conservatives launch web campaign to retain gay military ban 1
11:26 AM — An advocacy group in the United States has launched a Congressional petition against calls for the country's military to allow openly gay people to serve.
US star to divorce husband beset by gay rumours
10:49 AM — It was the beginning of the end for Star Jones on hit US show The View. A wedding, complete with corporate sponsors and daily updates. America could no longer relate to the talk show regular.
Beckham’s jersey gift sparks legal action
10:31 AM — Over the past few years, many people have become obsessed with soccer player David Beckham, but this week his appeal reached a whole new and somewhat disturbing level.
30th April 2008
Australian law reforms do not extend to gay marriage
9:31 AM — The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms that will give gay couples the same rights as straight couples. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise 'gay marriage'.
29th April 2008
Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6
11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.
Anti-gay ‘Day of Truth’ fails to make its mark in US schools
4:08 PM — Gay rights groups across America have breathed a sigh of relief after the homophobic ‘Day of Truth’ failed to make an impact on American schools.
Obama ally defends HIV comments 5
1:04 PM — Continuing to drive a wedge between Barack Obama and the hopeful new America his campaign aims to impart to voters, Rev. Jeremiah Wright further defended comments he made during a YouTube taped Chicago Sermon while speaking before a group of journalists Monday.
Report reveals disturbing divide in treatment of transexuals in the EU
9:39 AM — The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)-Europe and TransGender Europe have published a comprehensive report on the experiences of health care by transgender people in European Union.
28th April 2008
American talk show host Larry King sends out message of support for LGBT students
5:20 PM — American talk show host Larry King made an emotional plea to viewers that Americans must demand tolerance for LGBT students.
Moscow Pride organisers appeal against ban 3
2:31 PM — Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have lodged an appeal with the Tverskoi district court of Moscow this morning over the banning of a number of planned gay pride marches.
25th April 2008
Eurovision organisers meet with Serbian police to guarantee LGBT safety 3
4:29 PM — Organisers from the Eurovision song contest have met with Serbian police officials to discuss the possibility of homophobic violence at this years event.
New study brings hope for HIV+ people in developing countries
3:56 PM — A paper published by The Lancet medical journal has revealed that patients who suffer from HIV may no longer need to have regular testing.
Latvian Pride marchers ‘fenced off’ for own good
1:37 PM — The Latvian government has advised that next months gay pride event should be held in a fenced of area to avoid confrontation. Latvian Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis and Integration Minister Oskars Kastens have both said that next month’s Riga Pride and March for Equality should take place in an enclosed park.
Students across America take part in ‘Day of Silence’
9:17 AM — Today thousands of students across America will take part in a 'Day of Silence'. The National Day of Silence is a day in which students take a vow of silence to bring attention the bullying that LGBT students, teachers and other staff face in schools across the US.
24th April 2008
Television company fined for making gays look ‘normal’ 1
4:29 PM — Singapore's City State Regulator has fined a television station £5000 for featuring a gay couple in way that makes them look 'normal.'
Clinton campaign accuses Brown of neglecting gay refugees 2
1:57 PM — Gordon Brown has been condemned by Hillary Clinton's campaign team for the UK governments policy to deport LGBT people to countries where they face persecution.
Scientists consider giving up search for Aids vaccine
11:05 AM — A shocking new survey has uncovered that the international community of Aids scientists are giving up hope of finding a vaccine for the virus.
Gay pride event banned by homophobic Moscow mayor 4
10:50 AM — The homophobic Mayor of Moscow has banned this years gay pride event. The Mayor, who has referred to gay rights marches as "satanic" has outlawed the march which was due to take place next week.
23rd April 2008
More outrage at EU anti-discrimination climb down 2
1:47 PM — A new petition to convince the European Commission and Member States to bring forward a European anti-discrimination directive has been launched today by Liberal Democrat MEP Liz Lynne.