8th December 2008
Italian footballer claims top players pay him for sex 16
4:02 PM — An Italian man has claimed that up to 30 top flight footballers have paid him for sex.
Human rights group criticises Jamaica’s homophobic violence 4
2:45 PM — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has said that gay and lesbian people in Jamaica suffer disproportionately in the deteriorating situation in the Caribbean country.
US Armed Forces look to foreign recruits – as long as they are straight 3
2:07 PM — America's military leaders have approved a one-year pilot programme that aims to recruit up to 1,000 foreign nationals to plug chronic staff shortages.
Cliff Richard “loves” the enigma surrounding his sexuality 14
1:48 PM — Veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard has described his sex life as an enigma. Sir Cliff, 68, is one of the UK's best-known Christians, has been the victim of persistent rumours and innuendo about his sexuality.
Gay comedian apologises for Shannon Matthews gag 9
1:34 PM — Alan Carr has said sorry for calling a mother convicted last week of kidnapping her own child a "gay icon."
Irish gay marriage activists stage registry office “break in” 2
1:02 PM — A group that advocates full civil marriage for same-sex couples in Ireland demonstrated in Dublin at the weekend.
Northern Ireland gets first sexual health promotion strategy 1
12:36 PM — The first ever Sexual Health Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland has been published.
Iowa court to rule on gay marriage 2
12:22 PM — A lawsuit brought by gay-rights organisation Lamda Legal, on behalf of six same-sex couples, is scheduled to be heard tomorrow by the Iowa Supreme Court in Des Moines.
7th December 2008
Gay “cure” policeman says sacking is destroying his family 22
10:02 PM — A Christian policeman who was sacked after a series of circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful said that the decision to dismiss him is "destroying" him and his family.
6th December 2008
Coronation Street Spoilers: Maria wants the truth about Liam’s death
8:12 PM — Maria is stunned to find out that Tony knew about the Carla and Liam footage of them kissing and her head starts to race with unanswered questions. She tells Tom that she wants to find out the truth and goes about questioning Dev and then Tyrone, who tells he that Jason reckoned the driver of the car didn't swerve or put the brakes on. This is all Maria needs to hear and she seizes on the news as proof Liam's death was no accident.
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Will Mandy and Louise plot Warren’s downfall?
8:05 PM — Louise plots Warren's downfall as their wedding day approaches. Concerned by Mandy's involvement in the wedding plans, Warren offers her £5,000 to leave Hollyoaks forever. But Mandy has other plans as she wants to help Louise so they can both get their revenge.
EastEnders Spoilers: What’s in store for Whitney’s 16th Birthday?
8:03 PM — The day of Whitney's 16th birthday finally arrives and she is ready to leave the square with Tony – but he starts to stall and asks her to wait until Christmas or the New Year. She isn't happy with what he is saying and then Bianca makes her feel hugely guilty by presenting her with a china doll – to replace the one her birth mother had given her, but which got broken in one of the family's countless moves.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Does Nicola upset Pollard’s plans for the church?
7:57 PM — Jasmine is plagued by nightmares following the disposal of Shane's body. Debbie and Eli do their best to help and burn evidence as they tell Jasmine to try and carry on as normal. She finally resolves not to let Shane's murder ruin her life and she gets on with writing a story about the possible church closure. Debbie is relieved but can the girls get on with their lives?
5th December 2008
MP praises statistics body’s decision to start counting gay population 8
6:17 PM — A Lib Dem MP who had called on the Office for National Statistics to include a question on sexual orientation in the 2011 Census has welcomed their decision to start asking survey participants if they are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or other.
LGBT Africans demand action on AIDS pandemic ahead of international conference 1
5:42 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from more than 25 African countries have demanded an urgent response to the HIV pandemic affecting their communities.
Relate admits wrongful dismissal of Christian sex counsellor who refused gays 20
5:17 PM — Relationships counselling organisation Relate has admitted it it wrongfully dismissed a Christian employee who did not want to work with gay couples.
Coming out was the hardest thing I ever did says gay referee 4
4:25 PM — The only openly gay man to be a rugby union referee at the highest level of the game has revealed he tried to kill himself because he did not want to be a homosexual.
Nepal’s gay MP to address international leadership conference
3:51 PM — The 24th annual International Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference is underway in Washington DC.
Two year study concludes seaweed extract ‘ineffective’ against HIV
3:32 PM — A trial of a compound extracted from seaweed that was thought to prevent the spread of HIV has proved disappointing.
Gay groups back lesbian candidate for US Secretary of Labour
2:56 PM — A coalition of 12 leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans organisation in the United States have written to the country's President-elect urging him to nominate Mary Beth Maxwell.