20th January 2009
Obama team “regrets” that gay bishop’s prayer was not broadcast 5
11:07 AM — A spokesman for the US Presidential Inauguration Committee has confirmed that a prayer by Bishop Gene Robinson was supposed to be televised as part of a celebration concert on Sunday.
19th January 2009
Anger as gay bishop’s inauguration prayer is left out of broadcast 6
6:26 PM — A US broadcaster has been criticised for starting their live coverage of a concert in Washington DC celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama after the opening prayer led by an openly gay bishop.
Man convicted of 1997 murder of trans sex worker Robyn Browne 3
6:05 PM — A 42-year-old man was today found guilty of the murder of Robyn Browne in 1997 by a unanimous decistion of a jury at the Old Bailey in London. James Hopkins will be sentenced on Thursday.
Ulster TV legend reveals he was spat at after coming out 1
5:39 PM — Northern Ireland TV presenter Julian Simmons has revealed he has been a victim of homophobic abuse. In an interview with the Sunday Life, he said that he had been spat at in the street just days after coming out last summer.
Lesbian Congresswoman to serve as honorary inauguration co-chair 1
4:27 PM — President-elect Barack Obama has named the only out lesbian in Congress as one of 16 honorary co-chairs for his inauguration tomorrow.
Corporations and trade unions condemn California’s ban on gay marriage
3:48 PM — Major corporations and groups representing Mexican-Americans, Christians, and African-Americans have filed friend of the court briefs in support of gay marriage.
Gay bishop kicks off inauguration celebrations in Washington DC
3:14 PM — Openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson delivered the opening prayer at an Obama inauguration concert last night.
David Cameron’s new Shadow Cabinet in full 3
2:02 PM — Here is the new Shadow Cabinet in full. Today David Cameron sacked Peter Ainsworth and brought back Ken Clarke.
Cameron hails the return of Ken Clarke after eleven years on the backbenches 2
1:56 PM — It has been billed as the final reshuffle of the Tory frontbench before the general election. Gordon Brown could go to the country anytime before June 2010.
Nick Herbert moved to environment in Tory frontbench reshuffle
1:30 PM — A leading gay Tory has been moved from his Shadow Justice brief to take on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Gene Robinson: God, we give you thanks for your child Barack 3
1:14 PM — Yesterday Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, led prayers at the start of a free outdoor celebration concert in Washington DC.
Nigerian MPs vote to ban “immoral” gay marriages 8
12:50 PM — The House of Representatives in Nigeria has voted unanimously in favour of a new legislation banning same-sex marriage.
Analysis: Obama’s comprehensive support for gay equality 10
12:21 PM — What can lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Americans expect from the new President of the United States?
South African gay couple plan legal action after wedding refusal 1
12:01 PM — A gay couple in South Africa were allegedly told they could not get married because their relationship was "not normal," it has been reported.
18th January 2009
Alan Duncan loses business portfolio in Cameron’s reshuffle
11:06 PM — The long-anticipated reshuffle of Conservative leader David Cameron's frontbench team has led to the removal of a leading gay politician from a key role.
17th January 2009
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Zak declares his love for Michaela – eventually!
11:37 AM — Hannah is thrilled when Matt turns up at The Dog full of his usual charm. Not wanting to see Hannah get hurt, Justin tries to warn her about him.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Will it be prison for Debbie
11:34 AM — Laurel encourages Jasmine to tell the truth about Shane's murder but Debbie continues to have a hold over her. When things get difficult, and Eli is arrested, they decide to do a runner. It all goes wrong, leaving Jasmine on her own as she heads out of town – and Debbie in a police cell. Eli can't cope with the questioning, and the threat of a life sentence, so confesses everything. When he returns home, Zak is furious with him for not protecting Debbie and throws him out.
Coronation Street Spoilers: Jed Comes back from the dead!
11:27 AM — Maria's plight goes from bad to worse as she firstly tries to tell the police about Tony's shock confession – only to be told she could be in serious trouble for harassment – and then she sees Tony in the street so tries to run him over. Unlike Liam's fate, Tony's luck is slightly better and he is injured but not seriously.
EastEnders Spoilers: What now for Jay?
11:23 AM — Janine is determined not to settle for anything but the top job at R&R and does a deal that will make her the owner. But Jack is competing in the battle of cunning so who will come up on top - will her plans go up in smoke?
Emmerdale Spoilers: Jasmine confesses to murder
11:19 AM — Donna goes to Zak's birthday party and makes some interesting connections between Debbie and Eli's behaviour and a feedbag in the barn – identical to the one used to wrap Shane's body. When she discovers that those types of bags were discontinued ten years ago, she is sure Eli is to blame. She takes her evidence to DC Williams and the police drag him away for questioning.