28th July 2009
Video: John Barrowman and David Tennant lock lips 18
5:53 PM — John Barrowman, star of TV shows Torchwood and Doctor Who, shared a brief kiss on the lips with David Tennant at the Comicon convention this weekend.
Police appeal over sex attacks in central London
5:07 PM — Two men have been the victims of alleged sexual attacks after leaving the Heaven nightclub in Villiers Street, London. The alleged attacks were said to have taken place in a car.
Family to hold memorial for murdered gay teen Michael Causer
4:40 PM — The family of Michael Causer, the gay Liverpool teenager who was beaten to death last summer, are to hold a memorial for him on the first anniversary of his death.
BT named most gay-friendly company in the world 8
3:31 PM — The BT group has been named the most gay-friendly company in the world in the International Business Equality Index by the International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC).
Chinese lesbians protest blood donation ban 2
2:42 PM — Lesbians in China have set up an online petition to be allowed to donate blood. According to state-run China Daily, the petition asks the government to repeal the 1998 ban.
Norton receives thumbs up from Wogan over Eurovision 6
2:02 PM — Openly gay television host Graham Norton has received praise for his coverage of the Eurovision song contest from the show's former presenter, Sir Terry Wogan.
HIV worker gets naked for gay charities on the Fourth Plinth 14
12:55 PM — A sexual health worker has used his hour on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth to support the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) and LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow.
US Senate to hold hearing on gay military policy 3
11:44 AM — The US Senate will hold congressional hearings into the country's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. The policy prevents openly gay men and women from serving in the US military and has so far seen nearly 13,000 servicemen and women dismissed on the grounds of their sexuality.
No restrictions for Belfast Pride 13
11:33 AM — Belfast Pride will not be subject to any restrictions when the parade marches through the city this Saturday. The Parades Commission said it had received assurances from organisers over the "stewarding of the parade and the general conduct of the participants".
Man appears in court over murder of gay pensioner
11:05 AM — A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a gay pensioner. Edward Highwood, 79, who was known as Teddy, was found dead at his home in Greenwich, south-east London, on Saturday July 18th.
Irish civil partnerships are for ‘second-class people’ 50
10:53 AM — The Irish government's proposals to introduce civil partnerships for gay couples have been attacked by Amnesty International as being "a second-class form of marriage".
Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Gays have split Anglican church in two’ 71
10:23 AM — The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has said that the church may have to accept "two styles of being Anglican" in order to avoid a schism.