15th July 2008
Obama’s double-digit lead over McCain evaporates 1
7:54 PM — Barack Obama's lead over his Republican rival Senator John McCain appears to have almost completely evaporated in recent weeks.
Gay man wins £37,000 discrimination case against church 4
6:57 PM — A 25-year-old gay man who was constantly teased and humiliated by his boss at a Christian retreat has won an employment tribunal against the Presbyterian Church of Wales.
Tom Cruise adverts appear on gay blog
3:50 PM — File this one under oops… maybe. After years of telling the world he’s not gay, an ad for Tom Cruise’s official website is going after the gay community for business.
Woman’s claim on estate of mother’s lesbian partner rejected
3:20 PM — The ex-wife of director Ken Russell has lost her High Court battle over the £2.3m estate of her mother’s lesbian lover.
Homophobic bishop tries to influence Glasgow by-election 9
3:10 PM — A leading Roman Catholic leader in Scotland has attacked the Labour party over its support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1
2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
Christian registrar who won ‘gay marriage’ case had child out of wedlock 45
1:51 PM — A civil registrar who claimed her Christian belief is so fundamental that she cannot conduct civil partnerships is an unmarried single mother.
AIDS charity wants schools to teach gay sex education 1
1:20 PM — The National AIDS Trust wants sex and relationships education in schools to deal with same sex relationships.
Bishops to remain in Lords under proposed reforms 5
12:50 PM — A proposal to reform the House of Lords by making it entirely elected has been put forward by the government.
Campaigning clergyman’s new life as a holiday host
12:13 PM — He may be best-known as a leading voice in the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, but Reverend Richard Kirker will soon be swapping the good fight for the good life.
UN under fire over treatment of gay asylum seekers
11:54 AM — Two gay Iranian asylum seekers are being ignored by UN refugee authorities in Turkey because of their sexuality, claims the Iranian Queer Organisation.
Foreign Office issues advice to Pride travellers
11:39 AM — The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued advice for LGBT people travelling to gay Pride events. Holland, Denmark, and South Africa are holding major gay Pride marches later this summer.