20th August 2010
Attitude publisher set to buy lads’ mag Loaded 2
5:30 PM — The owner of gay magazine Attitude is in talks to buy 'lads' mag' Loaded. Although popular in the 1990s, Loaded has seen its share of the market slip heavily in recent years. It is currently owned by IPC Media.
Manchester Pride begins with Fringe festival 4
5:13 PM — Manchester Pride 2010 began today with a Fringe festival of comedy, art, theatre and sport. More than 40 events will be held in 20 venues ahead of the Big Weekend, which starts next Friday.
Gay marriage becomes election issue as Australia goes to the polls 17
4:53 PM — Australia's general election will be held tomorrow and marriage equality has become an unexpected hot issue. Both prime minister Julia Gillard and her opponent Tony Abbott, of the centre-right Liberal Party, have been challenged on their positions in the last week.
Comment: Black Pride and prejudice 114
3:34 PM — Last weekend, London saw the fifth annual Black Pride festival. Kevin Maxwell, who is mixed-race, argues that racism in the gay community means gay ethnic minorities feel the need to hold their own pride events.
Matthew Parris wishes he had come out while a Tory MP 13
2:28 PM — Matthew Parris, the journalist and political commentator, says he wishes he had come out as gay while he was a Tory MP in the 1980s. Speaking to Total Politics magazine, the Times writer said he believed he "could have got away with it" at a time when gay politicians were considered scandalous.
Gay vicar won’t promise to remain celibate after civil partnership 19
1:34 PM — The Rev Colin Coward, director of the liberal Changing Attitude church group, plans to tie the knot with his fiance in a civil partnership in October.
British man in Nepal’s first foreign gay marriage ceremony 4
11:48 AM — A foreign gay couple had a gay marriage ceremony in Nepal this week. Sanjay Shah, a British man from Leicester, married an Indian man who did not want to be named in a ceremony on Tuesday evening.
Updated: Ray Gosling will be charged with wasting police time over ‘mercy killing’ 24
10:35 AM — Gay BBC presenter Ray Gosling will be charged with wasting police time after he claimed to have killed a gay lover who was dying from AIDS. He answered bail today and the Crown Prosecution Service said there was "sufficient evidence" to suggest that his confession was false.