3rd July 2008
Budapest gay sauna attacked with petrol bombs 3
10:40 AM — A gay establishment in the Hungarian capital has been targeted, the second attack in a week. Four petrol bombs were thrown into sauna called Magnum in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Education minister to support LGBT History Month
10:18 AM — The organisers of LGBT History Month have said they are delighted that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families will be attending their pre-launch event in November.
2nd July 2008
Habbo’s InfoBus to educate teens about Erase Hate campaign
4:39 PM — A global virtual community for teenagers has teamed up with the Matthew Shepard Foundation to educate young online users about dignity and respect.
European Commission releases discrimination directive proposal
2:02 PM — Gay, lesbian and bisexual European Union citizens will be entitled to equal treatment in the areas of social protection, including social security and health care.
LGBT Christians must toughen up says Bishop Robinson
1:42 PM — The only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion has said that people who want to change the church to become more accepting should "expect suffering."
Ashlee is not my beard, says Fall Out Boy Pete
12:47 PM — Fall Out Boy front man Pete Wentz, well known for courting the limelight, has spoken to a gay mag about making out with boys, his hatred of homophobia and the constant rumours he might be into men.
EU survey finds gays face discrimination across Europe 3
12:23 PM — Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is seen as the second most widespread type in the EU, according to a new survey of 27,000 people across the Union.
McCain backs same-sex marriage opponents 1
11:22 AM — At first, he thought the issue should be left to the states allowing the voters to decide if same-sex couples should be granted marriage equality under the law.
Gay man cut off lover’s penis and flushed it away 1
10:38 AM — A jealous man has been arrested in the Philippines for cutting off the penis of his gay lover while he was sleeping in their hotel room on Tuesday and flushing it down the toilet.
Obama shows support for gays over California marriage issue 2
10:33 AM — Barack Obama has shown his support for the LGBT community in California and took a stand against a constitutional amendment that would overturn the state Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalise same-sex marriage.
1st July 2008
Gays write to Russian president about governor’s homophobic outburst
3:57 PM — Gay rights activists in Russia have written a letter to the President of the Russian Federation in an attempt to put pressure on the government to prosecute the homophobic governor of Tambov.
Gay MEP welcomes “excellent” EU report on gay discrimination
3:51 PM — The European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has congratulated the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency on a new report that highlights discrimination.
Gay Christian group denounces breakaway Anglicans 2
3:39 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has strongly criticised the formation of an Anglican group hostile to homosexuality.
Did a gay just qualify for the 100m final at US Olympic trials? 7
3:23 PM — An American Christian news service's blanket policy of replacing all uses of the word "gay" with "homosexual" has backfired in embarrassing fashion.
EU report highlights discrimination in Malta 1
11:55 AM — Maltese law discriminates against the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals, according to a report drawn up by an EU agency.
Retired general questions McCain’s military experience 3
10:51 AM — John McCain’s campaign has said it is "outraged" by remarks from retired General Wesley Clark that the Republican Presidential hopeful lacks command experience.
Rosie O’Donnell denies breakup and “outs” gossip columnist
10:43 AM — Big gay Rosie O’Donnell gave original gossip girl, 90-year-old Cindy Adams, a taste of her own medicine. And she didn’t chase it with a spoonful of sugar!
Mitt Romney in the frame for Vice Presidential nomination
10:36 AM — While Democratic eyes seem peeled solely on whether Barack Obama will name Hillary Clinton his Vice Presidential running mate for a so called "dream ticket," one name keeps getting repeated over and over again in John McCain circles: Mitt Romney.
Rowan Williams condemns “breakaway” Anglicans
10:33 AM — The row over the acceptance of gay clergy continues as an aide to the Archbishop of Canterbury accused Anglicans who gathered in Jerusalem last week of "becoming a Protestant sect."
30th June 2008
Same-sex marriage advocates protest in Ireland 2
5:55 PM — Advocates of same-sex civil marriage in Ireland made their voices heard at rallies in the capital Dublin and in Cork, Galway and Waterford on Saturday.