21st August 2009
Men charged after eggs thrown in Manchester’s gay village
5:37 PM — Two men have been charged for throwing eggs and shouting homophobic abuse at members of the public in Manchester's gay village.
Scottish police force holds gay and trans recruitment day 7
5:00 PM — Strathclyde Police, Scotland's largest police force, is holding a special recruitment day in an effort to attract new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans officers.
Claire Balding’s cancer ‘in remission’ 5
4:21 PM — Claire Balding, the openly lesbian BBC sports presenter, has spoken of her delight after discovering her treatment for throat cancer had been successful.
Video: Another fire breaks out in Soho 1
4:02 PM — A fire broke out in the centre of Soho earlier today, making it the third to hit the area in two months. Firefighters were called to Wardour Street, in the heart of London's gay scene, at 12.57pm today.
Israeli rabbis discuss gay parenting 12
3:25 PM — A Jewish initiative may see gay men marrying women to have children while continuing relationships with their male partners.
Anti-gay bullying campaign hits streets in time for term 13
2:35 PM — A new Stonewall campaign against homophobic bullying has been relaunched to coincide with back-to-school time. The message, 'Some people are gay, get over it', was devised by school pupils.
Man steals earring-wearing Chihuahua from Florida gay bar 15
2:18 PM — A Chihuahua with pink earrings was allegedly stolen from a south Florida gay bar by a man with a Britney Spears tattoo.
Comment: Speculation over athlete’s sex has brought trans issues into the open 3
1:40 PM — Gender and trans issues are often treated with shock and faint disgust by the media but the case of Caster Semenya has led to a number of sensitive and well-informed articles.
Mary Portas to tie the knot with her partner 3
11:47 AM — Mary Portas, the presenter of BBC show Mary Queen of Shops, is reportedly planning to have a civil partnership with her girlfriend.
First black lesbian mayor in America to marry her partner 3
11:30 AM — Denise Simmons, the first black lesbian mayor in America, has announced she is to marry her partner next weekend.
17-year-old faces homosexuality trial in Senegal 9
11:28 AM — A 17-year-old boy is due to face trial for "acts against nature" in Senegal next week, according to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
Clinic nurse claims he was Michael Jackson’s gay lover 9
10:43 AM — A man who worked at the offices of Michael Jackson's dermatologist is claiming he had an affair with the singer. Jason Pfeiffer said he first got to know Jackson over the phone and the couple began an affair when he gave the singer a lift home.
Alan Cumming: ‘There’ll be a new wave of AIDS deaths’ 24
10:15 AM — Actor Alan Cumming has spoken about HIV and AIDS, saying that young people in particular must be aware of using condoms. In an interview with Attitude, out on Monday, the star claimed there was likely to be a new wave of deaths.