11th June 2009
British ambassador to Poland criticised for ‘pushing’ gay rights 37
2:39 PM — The British ambassador to Poland has been told by the country's civil rights ombudsman he is "exceeding his authority" by promoting a gay Pride march due to take place in Warsaw this weekend. Ric Todd has also been accused by Catholic groups of "representing the 'homosexual lobby".
Prisoners were segregated for ‘looking like lesbians’ 3
1:33 PM — Former inmates at a Virginia women's prison have spoken out about a culture of segregation in which lesbians, and those believed to be lesbian, were specifically housed in a separate area.
China cancels part of Shanghai Pride 8
12:52 PM — Officials in China have cancelled part of Shanghai Pride. Venue owners were reportedly threatened with "severe consequences" if a planned play and a film screening went ahead. The play was to be The Laramie Project, which deals with the murder of a gay teenager.
Anti-gay Miss California sacked for failing to turn up to appearances 73
11:40 AM — The recently crowned Miss California, Carrie Prejean, who caused outrage for expressing her anti gay marriage views, has been sacked for breaching her contract.
10th June 2009
Video: Ramsay apologises to Australian journalist but denies ‘lesbian’ slur 5
5:14 PM — Gordon Ramsay has apologised for his tirade against Australian journalist Tracy Grimshaw, saying his mother had given him a "bollocking". However, the chef denied calling her a lesbian during his abusive verbal attack on her at a live cooking show.
Fired lesbian editor loses in Finnish court 1
4:54 PM — A lesbian editor who claimed she was fired from her job due to her sexuality has lost her case for damages in a Finnish court. Johanna Korhonen was fired from Finnish daily paper Lapin Kansa last year after less than a month in the job.
Man arrested for urinating on three people at Detroit Pride event 2
3:50 PM — A man was arrested after urinating on people during a Pride event in Detroit, US. The man, who was drunk, faces an assault and battery charge after urinating on one man and spraying two bystanders at the Motor City Pride Festival on Sunday.
Trans man gives birth to second child 31
11:38 AM — Trans man Thomas Beatie has given birth to his second child. The healthy baby boy was born on Tuesday, three days premature. Beatie and his wife Nancy had their first child, a daughter named Susan Juliette, last June.
9th June 2009
Adam Lambert now officially gay 31
5:55 PM — Adam Lambert, the runner-up of American Idol, has officially come out. After weeks of speculation, the star confirmed he is gay in an interview, adding: “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that.”
Australian prime minister weighs in on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘lesbian pig’ row 9
4:50 PM — Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has criticised TV chef Gordon Ramsay for calling a journalist a 'lesbian pig'. Rudd dubbed the fiery chef a "lowlife" over the allegedly homophobic comments he made while giving a demonstration at a food show in Melbourne on Saturday.
Video: San Diego Pride organiser attacked at equality event 6
12:58 PM — The organiser of San Diego Pride, Ron deHarte, was attacked on Saturday at the city's annual Equality Torch Relay. Kenyatta Mitchell was arrested after taunting deHarte with homophobic slurs, kicking out at him and trying to take his Pride flag.
Russian activists plan picket for Obama’s visit to Moscow 2
12:42 PM — Gay rights campaigners are planning to stage a picket during US President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow in July to highlight his pledge to increase rights for same-sex couples.
Groups threaten to publish names of US gay rights opponents 9
11:53 AM — Two groups are threatening to publish the names of Washington voters who oppose a new law granting same-sex couples many of the benefits received by straight married couples.
US gay advocates call for national march 4
11:16 AM — Gay rights activists in the US are calling for a national march on Washington to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th.
8th June 2009
Poll finds rising support for gay US troops 6
5:30 PM — A poll has found rising support for repealing the US ban on openly gay military personnel. The Gallup-conducted research found the biggest increases in support among conservatives and weekly churchgoers - up 12 and 11 percentage points respectively.
Supreme Court rejects challenge to military gay ban
4:47 PM — The Supreme Court has today rejected a challenge to the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' rule, which bans openly gay men and women from serving in the US military.
Gordon Ramsay calls journalist a ‘lesbian pig’ 21
12:35 PM — TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been condemned after calling a leading Australian journalist a "lesbian pig". He made the comment while giving a demonstration at a food show in Melbourne.
5th June 2009
Comment: Is Obama all talk and no action on gay issues? 36
6:43 PM — Impatience is growing amongst the USA’s gay and lesbian community over President Barack Obama’s slow approach to tackling the LGBT issues he promised to address.
LGBT group claims Iraq is waging a ‘campaign of violence and murder’ against gays 13
2:34 PM — An Iraqi gay group has said it has evidence the Iraqi government is involved with militia groups advocating violence and murder towards gays. Iraqi LGBT also described a statement from the Baghdad US Embassy as "offensive and insulting".
Study finds gay men do better at college but bisexual women lag behind 6
12:56 PM — New research has indicated that gay men achieve more at college than their straight male counterparts. However, the work also showed that bisexual women do worse during higher education than straight women.