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  • 6th May 2008

    Australian government stands by ban on gay marriage 4

    Rodney Croome compared Mr Rudd's opposition to gay marriage to arguments made in favour of slavery

    10:36 AM — The Australian government's decision to refuse same-sex marriages has been compared to slavery by gay rights groups. Last week the Australian government announced more than 100 reforms.

  • COMMENT: Can Obama go all the way? 4

    Barack Obama was comfortably at least seven points ahead of Clinton

    9:35 AM — In a week when he should have been focused on getting his campaign back on track ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in Indiana and North Carolina, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama was once again forced to deal with distractions.

  • 2nd May 2008

    Homophobe Mugabe beaten in Zimbabwean election 2

    Robert Mugabe, now 84, has terrorised many groups in his country, not least gays and lesbians

    1:59 PM — The results of last month’s Presidential election in Zimbabwe have finally been published. The leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai, won 47.9%. Robert Mugabe of the Zanu/PF party won 43.2%.

  • Moscow Pride will apply for five marches a day

    Moscow's LGBT community will once again attempt to celebrate Pride on May 31st

    1:18 PM — Gay rights activists in Russia have lodged court appeals after the Moscow municipal authorities banned a series of marches they are planning. Organisers have previously said that they are going to apply for five marches each day in May.

  • Hillary “makes Rocky Balboa look like a pansy” says governor 1

    Easley’s endorsement and praise could prove to be a boon for Clinton’s campaign

    10:52 AM — Wrapping up a three-day campaign blitz in North Carolina, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton nabbed a high-profile endorsement from the state’s highest-ranking member, Governor Mike Easley. He officially endorsed Clinton at a joint appearance at North Carolina State University on Tuesday.

  • DC sex scandal madam found dead

    Police discovered the body of a woman believed to be convicted DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey

    10:37 AM — Police discovered the body of a woman believed to be convicted DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey, in what appears to be an apparent suicide, in Tarpon Springs Florida on Thursday. A former employee of Palfrey, Brandy Britton, killed herself in 2007.

  • School outs gay couple: the week in review

    The school's administrative staff circulated a list of dating couples

    10:28 AM — This gay week, teen queen Miley Cyrus sheds her inhibitions and then regrets it; the Greek Isle of Lesbos hates lesbians and a Memphis school board gets in trouble for outing a gay couple.

  • Indiana delegate comes out for Obama ahead of tight race 4

    The Obama campaign now has the backing of four Indiana superdelegates

    10:14 AM — Indiana Representative Baron Hill, who introduced Senator Hillary Clinton at a rally just last Friday, today endorsed Barack Obama, becoming the fourth new superdelegate to throw support behind the Obama campaign in the last 24 hours.

  • 1st May 2008

    Gay rights champion nominated to Nepalese assembly 1

    Mr Pant is a hero to many gay activists across the world

    4:24 PM — The founder of Nepal's only LGBT rights group has been chosen as one of 601 members of a new constituent assembly in the country. Sunit Pant has been named as one of five representatives of the fringe Communist Party of Nepal-United.

  • Lesbos lawsuit “pathetic and scary” says activist 3

    Lesbos residents taking the case to court claim that the term is used erroneously

    1:10 PM — A publicity-seeking attempt by three residents of the island of Lesbos to sue a gay advocacy group has a serious side, says a lesbian rights campaigner. The Greek island was home to the 6th Century BC poet Sappho.

  • Costa Rica backs International Day Against Homophobia 1

    IDAHO is marked in over 50 countries - this poster is from Canada

    11:43 AM — Gay activists have welcomed the decision of the government of Costa Rica to officially declare May 17th IDAHO Day. The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is marked in over 50 countries.

  • Conservatives launch web campaign to retain gay military ban 1

    79% of Americans support allowing gays to serve openly

    11:26 AM — An advocacy group in the United States has launched a Congressional petition against calls for the country's military to allow openly gay people to serve.

  • US star to divorce husband beset by gay rumours

    Rumours have circulated since Jones and Reynolds tied the knot that Reynolds is gay

    10:49 AM — It was the beginning of the end for Star Jones on hit US show The View. A wedding, complete with corporate sponsors and daily updates. America could no longer relate to the talk show regular.

  • Beckham’s jersey gift sparks legal action

    Beckham removed his shirt and handed it to two 10-year-old former close friends and soccer teammates

    10:31 AM — Over the past few years, many people have become obsessed with soccer player David Beckham, but this week his appeal reached a whole new and somewhat disturbing level.

  • 30th April 2008

    Australian law reforms do not extend to gay marriage

    Attorney General Robert McClelland announced that the Labour government would introduce legislation next month to remove same-sex discrimination from some 100 laws.

    9:31 AM — The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms that will give gay couples the same rights as straight couples. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise 'gay marriage'.

  • 29th April 2008

    Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6

    The European Court of Human Rights has rejected their case

    11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.

  • Anti-gay ‘Day of Truth’ fails to make its mark in US schools

    These flyers that were handed to students were printed by Exodus Ministries, a Christian organisation that claims it can 'cure' homosexuality

    4:08 PM — Gay rights groups across America have breathed a sigh of relief after the homophobic ‘Day of Truth’ failed to make an impact on American schools.

  • Obama ally defends HIV comments 5

    Rev. Wright’s comments caused trouble for the Obama campaign

    1:04 PM — Continuing to drive a wedge between Barack Obama and the hopeful new America his campaign aims to impart to voters, Rev. Jeremiah Wright further defended comments he made during a YouTube taped Chicago Sermon while speaking before a group of journalists Monday.

  • Report reveals disturbing divide in treatment of transexuals in the EU

    The legal survey is the  result of the largest and most comprehensive data collection on transgender people's lived experiences to date

    9:39 AM — The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)-Europe and TransGender Europe have published a comprehensive report on the experiences of health care by transgender people in European Union.

  • 28th April 2008

    American talk show host Larry King sends out message of support for LGBT students

    King has been married seven times, to six different women

    5:20 PM — American talk show host Larry King made an emotional plea to viewers that Americans must demand tolerance for LGBT students.

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