29th July 2008
Second annual Tranny Olympics to coincide with Beijing thing 1
5:18 PM — Just 24 hours after the Olympics begin in Beijing, The Macbeth pub in London's Shoreditch will play host to its very own sporting event.
Charity questions if changes to murder law will help LGBT domestic abuse victims
5:02 PM — An overhaul of murder laws that will see the "crime of passion" defence abolished has been welcomed by a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Police appeal for witnesses after homophobic incident on train
4:17 PM — The British Transport Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old was subjected to homophobic abuse on a train between Shildon and Darlington.
INTERVIEW: Teaching the lessons of the Holocaust
3:59 PM — Kay Andrews is head of education at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Established in 1988, the Trust educates young people about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today.
FEATURE: Auschwitz will stay with me forever 2
3:35 PM — On a sunny day in May, I accompanied a group of 16 and 17-year-olds on a day trip to a Nazi concentration camp. The Holocaust Educational Trust organised the visit, as part of their ongoing work.
Unionist politicians warned of consequences of homophobia 1
2:16 PM — Gay right activist Peter Tatchell's visit to Belfast continues to generate headlines, with claims that Democratic Unionist politicians are contributing to a culture of homophobia.
Video: Andrew and George may reform Wham! for one last gig
1:44 PM — Camp pop band Wham! are set for a one off reunion, according to reports. The group, made up of Andrew Ridgley and gay artist George Michael, formed in 1981.
Gay civil rights group urges President Bush to overturn HIV+ ban
1:02 PM — An American group that defends the civil rights of LGBT people and those living with HIV has urged President George W Bush to end the ban on visitors and immigrants who are HIV+.
Cyber centre for LGBT silver surfers opens in New York
12:36 PM — SAGE, the world's oldest and largest non-profit agency dedicated to serving and advocating for LGBT older people, has opened a fully-equipped Cyber Centre at their offices in New York City.
Madrid Pride organisers face lawsuit for “hate speech” 9
12:28 PM — A "pro-family" activist group in Spain has filed charges against the organisers of the 2008 Madrid Gay Pride march. HazteOir accused them of making hateful statements against Catholics.
US complaints lead to Mr T ad being pulled from UK screens 12
12:02 PM — An advertising campaign featuring A-Team star Mr T has been withdrawn after concerns it may be offensive to gay men. In the ad Mr T calls a speed walker in tight shorts "a disgrace to the man race."
Six day festival of gay Pride in Foyle will include “Iris tribute”
11:44 AM — The gay community in the Foyle region of Northern Ireland will celebrate Pride next month with an "Iris Robinson tribute."
India’s “unnatural sex” law should be revised says High Court judge
11:33 AM — The Bombay High Court said last week that the controversial Section 377 of Indian Penal Code that deals with unnatural sex needs revision.