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  • 8th May 2008

    Gay Eurovision fans issued with advice

    Serbia won the right to host the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest

    12:27 PM — The British Embassy in Belgrade is funding the production of an information leaflet for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people planning to visit the city for the Eurovision Song Contest later this month. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) of Belgrade will be producing the leaflet.

  • Former supporter urges Clinton to make way for Obama 4

    Clinton is expected to travel to South Dakota tomorrow

    11:05 AM — On the heels of Tuesday’s narrow win in Indiana and huge loss in North Carolina for the Clinton camp, Senator George McGovern called for the New York Senator to drop out of the race and let Barack Obama secure the nomination.

  • 7th May 2008

    Gay penguins top list of controversial books – again

    And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, was published in 2005

    4:59 PM — A heart-warming tale of same-sex love and parenting among New York penguins has topped the list of books most complained about in American libraries for the second year running.

  • Denver lesbians on trial for marriage protest

    The couple took Rev. Mike Morran with them

    4:44 PM — A court in Colorado has heard that a lesbian couple who held a sit-in protest against the state's ban on same-sex marriage are guilty of trespassing. Sheila Schroeder, 43 and Kate Burns, 44, staged their protest in September 2007.

  • INTERVIEW: The master of homoerotic horror

    The Brotherhood was an acclaimed homoerotic thriller

    4:33 PM — Working for B-movie great Roger Corman in the early 1980s launched director David DeCoteau's career, but in the 57 films he's directed in the 20-some years since, the openly gay director has carved out a niche all his own.

  • America’s most senior military officer relaxed about gays serving 1

    Admiral Mike Mullen is Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff

    4:13 PM — The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that Congress, and not the military, is responsible for the ban on openly lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans from military service.

  • Apology for gay man detained for kissing boyfriend 3

    The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory

    1:18 PM — The Director of Tourism on the Cayman Islands has apologised to an American visitor who was targeted and held by police for kissing his boyfriend in public.

  • Clinton leads in Indiana as record numbers turn out to vote 4

    Clinton had a four point lead over Obama in Indiana going into the contest

    10:24 AM — New York Senator Hillary Clinton is currently leading over Illinois Senator Barack Obama in early Indiana primary results. In both Indiana and North Carolina voter turnout was expected to reach record numbers.

  • Obama takes North Carolina primary

    Obama and his wife Michelle planned his election night party at a coliseum at North Carolina State University

    10:17 AM — Illinois Senator Barack Obama claimed victory in the North Carolina Democratic primary results yesterday. Just after voting polls closed in the state, CNN project Obama as the winner of the contest based on exit polls.

  • 6th May 2008

    Russian extremists call for recriminalisation of homosexuality 2

    Homosexuality was legalised in Russia in 1993

    4:13 PM — Russian Vanguard, an ultra-religious monarchist group, has picketed the Kaliningrad concert of performer Boris Moiseyev because he is openly gay. The extreme nationalist group said it would not target the singer's fans.

  • Munich’s gay-themed maypole attacked by vandals 1

    Maypoles are most closely associated with the pagan Germanic tribes

    3:52 PM — A maypole featuring depictions of gay and lesbian life in the German city of Munich has been subjected to a suspected homophobic attack. The community resource was only erected last week.

  • Memorial to gay Holocaust victims to be unveiled this month 3

    The new memorial will echo the design of Eisenman's tribute to the Nazi's Jewish victims

    3:27 PM — A memorial to the persecuted homosexual victims of Nazism will be officially unveiled in Berlin on May 27th. It takes the form of a gray concrete slab, with a window to allow visitors to view a video.

  • Admiral turned Congressman calls for end to gay military ban 1

    Congressman Joe Sestak served 31 years in the US Navy

    3:11 PM — The most senior US military veteran in the House of Representatives has called for an end to the ban on openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people serving in the country's Armed Forces.

  • Marriage equality pioneer mourned by gay community

    Richard and Mildred were charged with violating Virginia's anti-miscegenation statutes

    2:58 PM — She stood up for her own marriage rights 40 years ago, and then stood up for lesbian and gay Americans when they asked for the same treatment.

  • Lesbian footballer player murdered in homophobic attack

    South Africa's Police Inspectorate has promised "decisive action" against officers who ridicule gay people

    2:38 PM — A prominent female football player gang-raped and murdered in South Africa last week was the victim of homophobic violence, according to activists. Midfielder Eudy Simelane, 31, was buried earlier this week.

  • Gossip columnist outs US soap actor nominated for gay role

    According to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn't just playing gay

    2:02 PM — He scored an Emmy nomination for his work as gay teen Luke Snyder on the daytime soap As the World Turns, but according to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn't just playing gay on TV.

  • 10,000 may be dead after Myanmar cyclone

    A massive cyclone wreaked havoc and destruction in Myanmar. Photo: NASA

    1:19 PM — The death toll from the massive cyclone that wreaked havoc and destruction in Myanmar over the weekend is expected to climb as high as 10,000, the country’s foreign minister told the United Nations. The cyclone that ravaged Myanmar, formerly Burma, the number of dead rapidly rose to 4,000. But if the estimates prove accurate, the […]

  • “Russian Madonna” reluctant to be a gay icon 3

    Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar

    1:04 PM — She has had 17 number one singles and is reputed to have sold over 100 million records. Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar. PinkNews.co.uk's Adam Lake met up with Eastern diva.

  • Day of Silence participants attacked by thugs in St Petersburg

    The International Day of Silence is an annual action of non-violent protest

    12:44 PM — Three prominent Russian gay rights activists were attacked at a non-violent protest on Saturday. The homophobic assailants were dressed as rappers, according to Interfax. They fled as police approached.

  • Modovan gay activists hopeful their Pride march will not be banned

    Pride will start on Wednesday with a flower-laying ceremony at the Monument to the Victims of Repression

    12:29 PM — A range of events planned by the gay and lesbian community in the eastern European nation of Moldova should go ahead this year without interference from the authorities. For the past three years public events have been banned by authorities in the capital city Chisinau.

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