9th July 2008
Controversial beauty spot’s clean up may upset cruisers 4
6:12 PM — A beauty spot on the Bristol Downs at the centre of a row last year when firefighters disturbed gay men having outdoor sex has become the subject of a controversy again.
Newcastle’s Pride march has reached capacity 1
5:59 PM — Organisers of the North East's biggest community Pride event have asked people to stop registering for the march as they have reached the maximum capacity of 250 participants.
Church of Ireland leader explains gay marriage comments 5
5:45 PM — An Anglican Archbishop who made a speech that appeared to give the go-ahead for same-sex marriage has clarified his position today.
Israeli civil rights organisation to be headed by leading gay activist
5:25 PM — The former executive director of Jerusalem's community centre for the gay community is to become the head of Israel's leading human rights group.
Pope’s visit to Sydney prompts draconian controls on free speech
4:06 PM — This Sunday lesbian and gay Christians will gather at a church in Sydney to demonstrate against Vatican homophobia as the Pope arrives in the city for Catholic World Youth Day.
Pride London apologises for trans toilet drama 9
3:10 PM — The Directors of Pride London have said that they deeply regret that some trans people were asked to use a disabled toilet at the festivities in Trafalgar Square.
Neighbours actor to star in cult play featuring queer characters
2:31 PM — An Australian comedy featuring transsexual and lesbian characters will be coming to the White Bear Theatre Club in London later this month.
Homophobic aristocrat claims public support his civil partnerships ban 3
2:08 PM — A castle owner who had his civil wedding licence revoked for discriminating against same-sex couples says that bookings for receptions are up as a result of his prejudicial stance.
New programme targets gay abuse in Welsh schools 1
1:47 PM — A community safety organisation and a gay rights group have joined forces to devise a new training programme that aims to raise awareness around sexual orientation and gender identity issues in Welsh schools.
Gays in Northern Cyprus seek European support for law reform
1:04 PM — An anti-homophobia group in Northern Cyprus has launched an English language version of their website.
Did Borat strike again with gay kiss at cage-fight? 2
12:17 PM — Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is suspected of orchestrating a homoerotic spectacle that went "right up to the line" of the US state of Arkansas’s morality laws.
Club drug GBL caused death of Vauxhall man 2
12:00 PM — A 41-year-old man who died after a drink and drugs binge had taken so much GBL that scientists were not able to use normal standards to measure his blood toxicity.
Retired US military officers call for end to ban on gays
10:35 AM — A new study released this week by a team of retired senior flag and general officers from the US military has concluded that the ban on openly gay service members is counterproductive.