21st July 2008
Officers to be posted on school campuses after gay teen murder
11:13 AM — Though school administrators had already taken up the issue of school safety before the murder of 15-year-old Lawrence King earlier this year, the case has sparked renewed interest.
The Dark Knight opening weekend breaks box office records 1
11:04 AM — With the sort of command performance that has sent Oscar voters and pundit’s tongues a-wagging, Heath Ledger helped The Dark Knight sail to the top of the box office.
20th July 2008
Bishops open service at Lambeth Conference despite gay split 4
2:14 PM — Hundreds of Anglicans Bishops representing hundreds of countries have taken part in a service in Canterbury for the once in a decade Lambeth Conference.
19th July 2008
Coronation Street: Fiz is shocked when John returns to Weatherfield
12:26 PM — Fiz and Kirk are busy planning a birthday bash for young Chesney. But Fiz is getting spooked by anonymous phone calls and starts to feel like someone is watching her. When she eventually hears the mystery caller speak she's horrified to discover that it's John Stape. What does on earth does he want?
Emmerdale: Katie goes into labour
12:21 PM — Perdy turns up at home with lots of baby items which immediately raises suspicions with Jonny. He heads to question Katie over Perdy's involvement in the baby's life. Katie explains exactly what's going on. She tells him if things go to plan she will make Gray pay and she and the baby and Perdy will have enough money to get far away.
EastEnders: Max and Jack compete for Tanya
12:17 PM — The gloves are off this week for Max and Jack, as the brothers fight tooth and nail over Walford bombshell Tanya. The increasingly confusing love triangle between Jack, Tanya and Max has now morphed into a love square, as Max uses Ronnie to get back at Tanya. Why Max still loves the woman who once tried to murder him is anybody's guess.
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Sasha goes missing
12:10 PM — It's not a happy week in Hollyoaks village. The repercussions of Darren’s fibbing are hitting the lad hard.
18th July 2008
US Senate votes to remove ban on HIV+ travellers 2
4:32 PM — The United States Senate has approved a new bill that includes clauses that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the country.
Fans mourn as lesbian singer Katie Reider dies aged 30 2
4:05 PM — Cincinnati-born singer-songwriter Katie Reider, an out lesbian active in the LGBT community, has died from complications resulting from a two year battle with a rare facial tumour.
Poll indicates voters will reject California gay marriage ban 1
3:41 PM — A survey of 672 Californians who are "likely to vote" in November has found that just over half of them oppose a ballot measure banning same-sex marriages.
Jesse Jackson’s second apology in a week over Obama comments
3:23 PM — Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson spewed the N word during a break at a television interview in which he widely criticised Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama.
“Sexual terrorist” leaves GaydarRadio as new line-up announced 1
3:06 PM — Former Big Brother contestants Richard Newman and Lea Walker are to leave popular digital station GaydarRadio.
Ugandan President claims homosexuality is “foreign culture” 6
2:51 PM — The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spoken of his country's "rejection" of homosexuality during a speech he gave at the wedding of a former MP's daughter.
More Dragons for Village Drinks
2:41 PM — After last night's business-themed garden party, attended by former Dragons Den star Rachael Elnaugh, Village Drinks has announced a high profile line-up of speakers for later this year.
Dutch replace ‘maiden name’ with ‘birth name’ to spare gay blushes 4
12:23 PM — The Dutch civil service has developed a new name for "maiden name" so married gay men won't feel awkward.
Gay Christian groups “disappointed” at registrar victory 3
12:10 PM — Two leading gay Christian organisations have said that an employment tribunal victory for London registrar Lillian Ladele is "disappointing."
Czech minister calls for debate about gay adoption 2
11:58 AM — The Czech minister for human rights and ethnic minorities has called for a debate on whether the gay partner of a parent should be allowed to adopt his or her child.
Gay marriage ban will be on California ballot, court rules 1
11:51 AM — The California Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to remove a voter’s initiative seeking to ban same-sex marriage in the state from the November ballot.
Emmy nominations for gay favourites
11:43 AM — In a year that saw a writer’s strike and a pending actor’s strike shake the US television industry to its core, a strong list of contenders to take home a gold statuette come September.
17th July 2008
INTERVIEW: What’s wrong with angry? Gay play revived for Edinburgh 1
6:21 PM — For gays of a certain age, the 1998 film Get Real holds fond memories. The story of a geeky teenage outcast, who discovers while out cottaging that the hottest boy in school is also batting for our team, just felt very, well, real.