10th June 2008
Catholics take out ads in “battle for America’s soul” 6
4:23 PM — A Roman Catholic group in America has taken out a two-page advert in three major US newspapers, calling on Christians to 'battle for America's soul.'
Lithuania faces EU sanctions over sexual orientation protections
3:51 PM — The Lithuanian parliament, the Seimas, will vote today on whether to remove sexual orientation, age and disability from a new draft law on equal opportunities.
Flying the Rainbow flag is a decision for individual British embassies 2
12:18 PM — The sight of the international symbol of the gay community flying from British embassy buildings in Riga and Warsaw in past weeks has been widely praised as a symbol of the UK's commitment to gay rights.
Gay tourists released from Gambian jail
11:59 AM — Two Spanish tourists arrested in the Gambia for allegedly trying to solicit gay sex from taxi drivers have been released and left the country.
US company helps HIV+ men become fathers
11:09 AM — Men living with HIV are finding new hope of creating biological families with their own sperm through a new programme created by the California-based Growing Generations.
9th June 2008
Gay marriage worth millions to California economy 1
5:12 PM — Same-sex marriage could potentially boost California's deflating economy by $683.6 million (£345m) over the next three years, an analysis by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law has claimed.
Gay groups gain observer status at UN
4:13 PM — One of Europe's best-known gay rights organisations has been recommended for consultative status at the United Nations.
US abandons UN human rights body
3:16 PM — The United States has announced plans to distance itself from the UN Human Rights council – an action that has been said to "fail victims of abuse."
UNAIDS expresses concern over Uganda arrests
1:39 PM — A senior official of the UN organisation tasked with fighting the AIDS epidemic has said he is looking forward to the "safe and imminent release" of three gay rights activists.
From Athens to Sheffield, gays march with Pride 1
12:53 PM — The UK showed its support for Poland’s gay community on Saturday as the Rainbow flag flew from the British Embassy in Warsaw during the city’s Pride festival.
Gay bishop ties the knot in New Hampshire
12:00 PM — The man at the eye of the storm battering the Anglican communion celebrated his same-sex relationship with a civil union ceremony and a church blessing on Saturday.
Rome Pride parade targets Berlusconi and Benedict
11:29 AM — Italy's LGBT population demonstrated their displeasure at the Vatican and their government on Saturday with a colourful march through the streets of Rome.
8th June 2008
Clinton bows out of Presidential race
3:08 AM — Hillary Clinton has bowed out of the race to win the race to win the Democratic party nomination for the Presidency.
7th June 2008
Homosexuality a destructive sin, claims “caring” Russian Orthodox Church 4
5:35 PM — A senior Russian Archpriest has said the country's Orthodox Church cares for gay and lesbian people and accepts them, but their sexual orientation is a "destructive sin."
We never said Clinton had sex with actress claims Vanity Fair
4:51 PM — Magazine Vanity Fair has come underfire from both former US President Bill Clinton and gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon for an article alleging her friendship with him might have gone to the next level.
COMMENT: My holiday in Iran challenged perceptions 23
12:14 AM — I spent ages researching into Iran, trying to dispel all these notions that it is a dangerous place to visit. I knew it wasn’t, and I was right.
6th June 2008
Brazilian soldier arrested after discussing gay relationship
11:30 PM — A gay Brazilian army sergeant has been arrested just as the country's first national gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans rights conference takes place.
Rainbow flag to fly over second British embassy 6
2:53 PM — Warsaw holds its Pride march tomorrow, and in a mark of solidarity the Rainbow flag will fly next to the Union flag over the British embassy in the city.
Muslim gang attacks gay catwalk model 46
2:45 PM — Gay people in Holland have been shocked by a public attack on a gay man in Amsterdam. Model Mike Du Pree was taking part in a fashion show to promote tolerance.
COMMENT: A kiss is just a kiss? Not for baseball-loving lesbians
2:00 PM — People across America generally view the Pacific Northwest as one of the most progressive, and dare I say liberal, regions of the United States.