24th June 2009
BBC Director General promises stars including Chris Moyles will follow strict new guidelines 19
7:14 PM — The Director General of the BBC has promised that BBC Radio can adhere to new editorial guidelines which have been introduced in the wake of controversies which have included Chris Moyles's alleged homophobia.
Stonewall riots deputy inspector claims police were “on the side of right” 18
5:33 PM — Just before the 40th anniversary of the legendary Stonewall riots, a high-ranking New York police officer has said that the force was right to raid the bar.
American poet Walt Whitman celebrated in Radio 4 gay documentary 8
5:15 PM — Radio 4 will broadcast a new celebration of the work of the poet Walt Whitman early next month. The show, Walking with Whitman, was produced by the independent radio production company Made in Manchester and will be presented by Stuart Maconie.
Catholic agency to cease new adoptions over gay parents 16
4:54 PM — The Catholic Children's Society has announced it will stop placing children with adoptive parents due to new legislation which requires it to cease discriminating against gay couples.
Google discreetly celebrates Pride month 8
4:46 PM — Internet users searching Google this month may notice an addition to their usual search screen. Instead of a plain blue 'dividing bar' along the top of the search page, certain searches will bring up a rainbow bar graphic.
Pink Paper suspends printing 13
12:02 PM — Pink Paper has announced it is suspending printing due to the economic downturn. A statement issued this morning said the newspaper will suspend its fortnightly print and distribution schedule with effect from the end of June.
Man jailed for 23 years over murder of ex-boyfriend 8
11:48 AM — A man who killed his former boyfriend by setting him alight has been jailed for 23 years. Nadim Kurrimbukus, 25, poured petrol over the head of Charlie Davies and set him alight outside his home in Templedene Avenue, Staines two months after their relationship ended.
Perez demands apology over ‘faggot’ incident, then gives his own 15
11:08 AM — Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton chastised the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation yesterday for “criticising” his handling of the confrontation with Will.I.am that erupted on Monday night.
Prejudice against gays rising in Northern Ireland 16
10:57 AM — A survey has found rising levels of prejudice against gays in Northern Ireland. The research, conducted by the Equality Commission, found that 23 per cent of respondents said they would mind a gay, lesbian or bisexual person living next door, compared to 14 per cent three years ago.