17th June 2008
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.
15th June 2008
Gay artists faces deportation after asylum claim is rejected 9
7:34 AM — An openly gay artist could face torture after his claim for asylum has was dismissed by the Home Office.
EU may rebuke Gambian president over threats against gays 3
6:16 AM — European Union member governments have prepared a statement in response to the President of Gambia's recent threats to gay people.
14th June 2008
Spanish judge ordered to marry British gay couple 1
1:00 PM — A judge in the Denia region of Spain has been forced to marry a British gay couple she had previously refused.
13th June 2008
Dublin shows its Pride at 25 years of progress
9:00 PM — Dublin's 25th Gay Pride festival opens tonight with a launch party to mark the beginning of the ten day festival taking place in the George on South Great George's street.
Confusion over Kazakhstan’s first ever Pride parade
4:22 PM — The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Association in Kazakhstan has announced it intends to hold a parade in the city of Almaty on June 21st.
Swedish “prince” accused of faking gay relationship
2:21 PM — Gerard Bernadotte, the so called 'fake' Prince, is being sued by Lufthansa airlines for allegedly pretending to be in a gay relationship with flight attendants in order to qualify for reduced airfares.
Police will allow Budapest Pride to go ahead along planned route 2
1:53 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has agreed to let a Pride march take place along its original route. Yesterday he faced international condemnation when he attempted to ban the event.
Canadian lesbian poet wins prestigious book prize
1:21 PM — A lesbian writer has been awarded the Trillium book prize for best poetry book. The Canadian poet Rachel Zolf won the award, as well as $10,000 (£5,010) prize money, for her book Human Resources.
Reality TV starlet claims credit for same-sex marriage in California 1
1:03 PM — "Bisexual temptress" Tila Tequila is claiming she was at least partially responsible for the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
US Governor embraces his lesbian daughter
11:35 AM — A state Governor in the United States has spoken of his pride in his daughter for publicly coming out as a lesbian.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.
New York turns to online video to promote safer sex 1
10:58 AM — As HIV infections continue to rise in some sectors of New York's gay community, NYU and Public Health Solutions this week debuted an innovative new tool.
12th June 2008
Negotiations over Budapest Pride to resume tomorrow 1
5:45 PM — The chief of police in the Hungarian capital Budapest has reconsidered his ban on a Pride event in the city, and discussions about the route will take place tomorrow.
Drop charges against the Uganda Three, demands human rights group
5:14 PM — Three gay rights activists arrested after demonstrating at an international conference in Uganda should not be charged, say Human Rights Watch.
MTV backs campaign to get young people be open about sexual health
4:58 PM — Young people are being encouraged to talk openly about their sexual experiences in an innovative scheme aimed at reducing the stigma that surrounds sexual health.
Brokeback: The Opera scheduled to premiere in 2013
3:23 PM — Rumours that the Hollywood hit Brokeback Mountain is to be turned into an opera have been confirmed by New York City Opera's acting general manager.