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.
TiVo in hot water over links to homophobes 4
1:40 PM — One of America's coolest brands risks alienating the gay community after its links with an organisation that fights against equality were questioned.
Amnesty condemns arrests of Uganda AIDS conference protesters
1:06 PM — A leading human rights group has said it is concerned for the welfare of three gay protesters who forced their way into an international conference about HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda organised by the UN.
Sober gays will gather at EuroPride
12:34 PM — Special events for the thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans men and women in Europe who are in recovery from alcoholism will be held alongside this year's EuroPride.
Lithuanian MPs attempt to exclude gays from legal protection 3
12:18 PM — Members of Parliament in Lithuania have removed age, disability, and sexual orientation protections from a new draft law on equal opportunities.
McCain campaign tries to woo Clinton supporters
11:43 AM — Even as Hillary Clinton prepares to endorse Barack Obama on Saturday, the Republican National Committee is throwing open its doors to her supporters.