1st September 2010
Hague advisor resigns over ‘malicious’ gay affair rumours 11
5:21 PM — Foreign Secretary William Hague's special advisor has resigned over rumours that the pair are having a gay affair. Chris Myers, 25, resigned today, citing the pressure of "untrue and malicious allegations".
CORRECTED: Liberal church group criticises ‘unhelpful’ protests against Pope’s visit 25
4:21 PM — A Liberal Christian group has criticised secularist plans to protest at the Pope's visit to the UK this month. Ekklesia said that the tactics of some campaigners were "unhelpful and counterproductive".
Tory gay group says it will campaign against blood donation ban 9
3:33 PM — The Conservative Party's gay group has launched a campaign to highlight the inequality of the UK's ban on gay men donating blood.
Poll: Who should be Labour’s next leader? 2
3:16 PM — Labour MPs, members and trade unions will vote later this month on who will become the next Labour Party leader. We're inviting our readers to give their view on which of the five contenders - David Miliband, Ed Miliband, Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott - should succeed Gordon Brown.
Gay Labour MPs back David Miliband for Labour leader 12
3:07 PM — Four of Labour's most prominent gay MPs have backed David Miliband for the party's leadership. Chris Bryant, Angela Eagle, Ben Bradshaw and Stephen Twigg said today that Mr Miliband had "consistently supported equality in every form".
Texas appeal court says gay couples cannot divorce 5
2:36 PM — Gay couples in the state of Texas cannot get divorced, an appeal court has ruled. The case concerns a gay couple who wed in Massachusetts in 2007 and then returned to Dallas.
Manchester council hopes to ban anti-gay protesters from Pride 23
11:28 AM — Manchester city council is hoping to work with police to see if anti-hate laws can be used to ban homophobic protesters from next year's Pride march.
Castro takes responsibility for Cuba persecuting gays 8
10:23 AM — Fidel Castro has said that he was responsible for Cuba persecuting gay men in the 1960s and 70s. The former president told Mexican newspaper La Jornada that there had been moments of "great injustice" against the gay community.
Gay man attacked in West Dulwich 3
9:47 AM — A gay man was verbally abused and pushed to the ground in a homophobic attack in West Dulwich, south-east London.
William Hague denies gay affair with ministerial aide 44
8:38 AM — The foreign secretary William Hague has for the first time denied internet rumours that he is involved in a gay affair with a ministerial aid. Mr Hague, who is married, has been the subject of online rumours for some time in regards to his relationship with new special adviser Chris Myers.
Guns and Roses star Axl Rose parties at London gay club run by former MP’s son 3
12:55 AM — Guns and Roses front man Axl Rose is reported to have partied at an exclusive London gay club night run by a former Conservative MP's son after his band's disastrous performance at the Reading Festival.