20th June 2008
Cumming hailed as inspiration to gay youth 8
12:09 PM — Award-winning actor Alan Cumming is to be honoured by the US gay community after The Trevor Project called him an "inspiration" to youngsters.
Ukrainian gay groups form union 2
11:07 AM — Three leading gay and lesbian organisations in the Ukraine have formed the Union of Gay Organisations of Ukraine (UGOU).
19th June 2008
Gay discrimination law passes Lithuanian parliament
6:35 PM — Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation has been included in a new Law on Equal Treatment passed by the Lithuanian parliament.
Californian voters split over gay marriage 1
5:49 PM — With the arrival of legal gay and lesbian marriages in California, same-sex marriage opponents are working feverishly to render those same marriages illegal.
Carly Simon comments on lesbian rumours 1
5:32 PM — She’s back with a brand new album—the highest debuting release of her career, thanks in part to a partnership with Starbucks—and now, 62-year-old Carly Simon is finally putting to rest those lesbian rumours.
Sweden warns Moldova over LGBT rights
3:42 PM — Swedish Foreign Minster Carl Bildt has condemned the violence against homosexuals during the Moldova Pride Festival and demanded that Moldavian government upholds the rights of its LGBT people.
COMMENT: Why Obama could be good for gays 8
1:54 PM — When Hillary Clinton explicitly called for gay rights (twice) in her concession speech it was noteworthy. Why?
Australian Senate delays gay equality legislation
1:46 PM — The Australian Democrats have accused opposition parties of homophobia after they used their Senate majority to delay legislation on same-sex discrimination.
Turkish trans singer faces jail over Army comments 1
1:25 PM — A well-known trans performer in Turkey is facing jail after a TV outburst where she implied that military action against separatists is not worth soldier's lives.
Rainbow Project to push anti-homophobia work during Stormont reception
1:01 PM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said it is determined to make the most of an event in Parliament Buildings later this month.
Gay prince to speak at EuroPride
12:17 PM — Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, from the Royal Family of Gujarat in north west India, will be one of the three opening speakers at EuroPride 2008 in Stockholm.
Albania failing to protect gays from violence and discrimination
11:06 AM — The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has highlighted the problems faced by gay, lesbian, trans and bisexual people in Albania.
18th June 2008
Gay and lesbian couples marry across California
8:12 PM — On Monday, California became the second state in the U.S. to grant full marriage quality to gay and lesbian couples.
Thai school introduces special bathrooms for trans students 3
4:19 PM — A secondary school in north eastern Thailand has designed a new bathroom for its growing community of transvestites.
London’s gay rugby club in world tournament final 1
3:54 PM — London’s only gay rugby club, the world famous Kings Cross Steelers has won places in the finals of The Bingham Cup in Dublin, Ireland.
Court gives US woman joint custody over former partner’s child 1
3:23 PM — In a landmark case in America, a woman has been given joint custody over the biological child of her former lesbian partner.
Kuwaiti transexuals arrested and beaten to ‘protect’ citizens 1
1:45 PM — In an attempt to 'protect its youth' the Kuwaiti government are stepping up their campaign to rid the country of gay and transexual citizens.
Straight Spouse Network to ‘come out’ during US Pride Month
10:43 AM — Straight spouses of the LGBT community have taken Gay Pride Month to come out of their own closet.
17th June 2008
UNAIDS summit calls for end of travel restrictions for HIV+ people
2:10 PM — UN chief Ban Ki Moon has called for an end to discrimination against people with AIDS, including travel restrictions imposed on them by some countries.
Moscow Gay Pride organisers seek compensation for human rights breaches 1
12:18 PM — Moscow Gay Pride organisers have sent their third application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against Russia, seeking a £24,000 compensation for the breaches of their human rights.