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July 2008

  • 28th July 2008

    Nigerian activist granted asylum in the UK

    Mr Mac-Iyalla, 36, is the leader of Changing Attitude Nigeria

    1:14 PM — Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of the gay Christian movement in Nigeria, has been granted asylum in the UK. Mr Mac-Iyalla, 36, is the leader of Changing Attitude Nigeria.

  • Sophie Ellis Bextor to headline at Manchester Pride

    Sophie Ellis Bextor is a multi-platinum selling singer songwriter

    12:56 PM — The organisers of Manchester's Big Weekend celebrations have announced that multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor will perform at this year's event.

  • Report shows “significant progress” for gays in Ireland

    There has been progress on gay rights in the past five years

    12:46 PM — A forum that advises the Irish government on equality and social inclusion has said that there has been progress on gay rights in the past five years.

  • South African named as new UN human rights chief

    Ms Pillay defended many opponents of apartheid

    12:33 PM — The new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will be South African judge Navanethem Pillay. She has been nominated despite initial American resistance over her support for abortion rights.

  • Concern for missing Ugandan gay rights activist

    95% of Ugandans want homosexual acts to remain illegal

    12:18 PM — One of three people who demonstrated at an AIDS international conference in Uganda has disappeared. Usaam Auf Mukwaya was arrested at the HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting last month.

  • Congress discussion on Bush impeachment is “anger management”

    The push for Bush’s impeachment began shortly after 10am

    10:59 AM — With his run for the White House behind him, Representative Dennis Kucinich got an official airing in the House Judiciary Committee last week in his continued quest to impeach President Bush.

  • Unanswered questions over Pride shooting say family

    Hirschfield refused an attempted rescue

    10:48 AM — The San Diego pride shooting death of a 37-year-old bodybuilder/dancer who jumped off a harbour cruise and allegedly attacked a cop during an attempted rescue has left several unanswered questions.

  • 27th July 2008

    Film Review: The Mummy – Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 3

    11:18 AM — When the first Mummy film came out nearly a decade ago, many film fans approached it with a sense of deep trepidation. It was, after all, being billed as a remake of the 1932 Boris Karloff classic. It’s one of those sacred film texts, almost up there with Citizen Kane and Casablanca, that many film buffs felt should never be remade.

  • Film Review: The X-Files – I Want to Believe

    11:12 AM — It's nearly fifteen years since Mulder and Scully first burst onto our screens, creating one of the TV fads of the nineties. For pretty much the first time, it became acceptable to watch a show revolving around aliens, ghosts and assorted other ghoulies.

  • Film Review: The Love Guru

    Mike Myers stars as Pitka and Jessica Alba as Jane Bullard in The Love Guru

    11:06 AM — Ever since his big screen breakthrough with the comedy classic Wayne’s World back in 1992, Mike Myers has been Hollywood gold. To date, pretty much every film in which he’s starred has done well both critically and commercially, with even the disappointments – like 1993’s So I Married an Axe Murderer and last year’s Shrek the Third – only being moaned about thanks to the high standards of Myers’ previous outings.

  • The wrong Minogue- G-A-Y fans disappointed as it closes without Kylie

    Danni Minogue closed G-A-Y last night (archive photograph)

    10:54 AM — Feverish speculation that Kylie Minogue would be the last act to perform at London's G-A-Y night at the Astoria turned out to be false.

  • Churches with new gay bishops could be expelled from Anglican Communion 7

    Gene Robinson is the openly gay Bishop of New Hampshire

    1:09 AM — Liberal churches could be expelled from the Anglican Communion unless they respect a ban on gay bishops, the Lambeth Conference will be told.

  • Coronation Street: Liz and Clarissa fight over Harry

    Liz and Clarissa scrap in the Rovers

    12:41 AM — Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and that is certainly the case on the street this week. It all kicks off when Liz accepts a date with Harry to help him celebrate another milestone in getting his divorce papers signed unaware that his soon to be ex-wife still has feelings for him.

  • Emmerdale: Gray lashes out at Katie

    Gray physically assaults Katie

    12:36 AM — Gray is not in a good way at all this week. Chas heads over to see him and finds him in a very drunken and sorry state. She tells Diane that she thinks he may be suicidal. Diane's fears are confirmed when she too goes to see Gray and is appalled by his self-loathing state.

  • Hollyoaks: Darren gets a phone call from his “dead” dad

    Hollyoaks is on Channel 4 daily

    12:29 AM — Frankie is still putting a brave face on in Hollyoaks village this week. She's doing her best to keep things going at The Dog, but is finding life hard without Jack.

  • 26th July 2008

    Gay.com owner has lost $100 million since launch

    Gay.com has lost out to rivals

    12:38 AM — Gay.com parent company PlanetOut Inc has lost $100 million (£50 m) since it was founded. The figure was revealed in the company's most recent stock filings to the Nasdaq market in New York.

  • 25th July 2008

    Kylie tipped to perform as G-A-Y leaves the Astoria 1

    The Astoria was opened in 1927 as a cinema - photo: antmoose@flickr.com

    6:06 PM — The phrase end of an era is overused, but in the case of London's most famous gay club it feels appropriate. G-A-Y will top off 15 years at the Astoria with a suitably extravagant final night this Saturday.

  • Teen accused of shooting gay classmate to be tried as an adult 2

    Brandon McInerney could face life in prison

    5:31 PM — A judge in California has ruled that that a 14-year-old boy who is to stand trial for the murder of his classmate be dealt with as if he were an adult.

  • Belfast Pride given permission to go ahead – Iris invited

    Iris Robinson will not attend Belfast Pride on August 2nd

    5:16 PM — The Northern Ireland Parades Commission has given permission for Belfast Pride to go ahead on August 2nd without any restrictions.

  • No BNP rally on the day of Stoke Pride

    The BNP has nine councillors in Stoke on Trent

    5:00 PM — The British National Party will not be holding a rally in Stoke on Trent on the same day as the city's Pride event.

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