27th July 2009
‘Gay’ insults blamed for rising number of boys calling ChildLine 6
5:18 PM — The number of boys calling ChildLine with worries about their sexuality has more than trebled in the last five years, with many concerned about coming out.
Boy George rejected by Hare Krishnas for being gay
5:14 PM — Pop star Boy George has been blocked from becoming a fully-fledged member of the Hare Krishna movement because of his sexuality.
Rookie policeman disciplined for ‘gays on Hollyoaks’ rant 20
4:34 PM — A newly-recruited policeman has been giving a warning by Lothian and Borders Police for a homophobic internet rant.
Surrey investigates its gay history 2
3:57 PM — Surrey county council has started an investigation into the county's gay history after the charity Gay Surrey donated its archives to the Surrey Historical Centre.
Man claims he was ‘raped and beaten’ by gay lover
3:36 PM — A man has claimed he was repeatedly beaten and raped by his former lover, who threatened to reveal his sexuality. The High Court heard on Friday that the alleged victim was forced to stand in a freezing shower and was repeatedly attacked.
Pride of the army: Soldier magazine honours gay servicemen and women 25
2:38 PM — Soldier - the magazine of the British army - has featured a gay serviceman on its cover for the first time, honouring ten years of gay and lesbian soldiers serving openly in the army.
Gay media group ranks US TV networks on gay representation 1
2:22 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released a list of the top US television networks for the representation of gay and lesbian characters.
World Outgames kicks off 1
1:38 PM — The World Outgames 2009, a celebration of gay sport and cultural diversity, kicks off today in the Copenhagen.
Christian doctor reinstated after same-sex adoption row 15
1:16 PM — Dr Sheila Matthews, who was removed last week from a Northamptonshire adoption panel, has been reinstated to the post, but is no longer allowed to vote on any cases.
Trevor Phillips ‘shocked’ over senior aide’s departure from equality commission 8
11:50 AM — The head of communications at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Kamal Ahmed, is the latest to depart the quango after a series of high-profile resignations.
Beverley Knight to headline UK Black Pride 11
11:30 AM — British soul star Beverley Knight is to headline UK Black Pride 2009, a celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people in Britain.
Gay writer E Lynn Harris dies aged 54 6
10:19 AM — E Lynn Harris, who wrote fiction on black gay relationships, has died aged 54. The author, who penned works such as A Love of My Own, Abide With Me and the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, collapsed on a business trip in Los Angeles last Thursday.
Gay police couple have baby after sister acts as surrogate 10
9:57 AM — A gay couple work as police officers are celebrating the birth of their son after one of the men's sisters volunteered as their surrogate.