6th October 2008
Report claims trans men and lesbian women face rape and abuse in Kyrgyzstan
10:38 AM — A leading human rights group has claimed that lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men face violent abuse, including rape, in Kyrgyzstan.
Police name man found in canal near cruising ground
9:58 AM — A man who drowned in a canal in Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning has been named.
5th October 2008
Follett moved from Equalities role ahead of gay rights bill 2
6:00 PM — Junior minister Barbara Follett has been moved to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Gay Tory tipped for promotion in reshuffle 1
5:30 PM — Greg Barker is the frontrunner to be appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as part of a reconfiguration of the Conservative frontbench.
UK’s first Muslim minister promoted to Justice
4:33 PM — Shahid Malik has been promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice.
Gay rights supporter Jack McConnell’s Malawi job postponed
3:59 PM — Former First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell has been appointed an envoy to countries recovering from conflict.
4th October 2008
Manchester police appeal for witnesses after drowning near gay cruising ground
3:16 PM — Manchester police have today renewed their appeal for witnesses after discovery of a body in a city centre canal.
3rd October 2008
Opposition to gay marriage brings rare moment of unity in VP debate 7
7:53 PM — The Republican and Democratic candidates for Vice President of the United States have spoken of their opposition to same-sex marriage.
Police appeal for witnesses after body found near gay cruising area 1
5:32 PM — Manchester police have asked for witnesses to come forward after the body of a man was found in a canal in the early hours of this morning.
Nick Brown becomes second gay man appointed in reshuffle 13
5:15 PM — As more details of the Cabinet reshuffle are released, it has been confirmed that Nick Brown will replace Geoff Hoon as Chief Whip.
Mixed reactions to Mandelson’s return 4
2:25 PM — He has always been a figure of controversy, and today friends and foes of Peter Mandelson have lost no time in sharing their views on his shock return to Cabinet.
Gay rights advocate to replace Mandelson in Brussels
1:30 PM — Baroness Ashton is to leave the Cabinet and replace Peter Mandelson as an EU Commissioner.
Organisers claim homophobic fire department closed gay festival
1:11 PM — A gay and lesbian film festival which was supposed to open in St Petersburg yesterday has been thrown into disarray after city fire inspectors ruled the venues were not suitable.
2nd October 2008
FYI RADIO: Queer Read
10:10 PM — FYI Radio is an online radio programme produced and presented by alternative young LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) people in and around London. With new music, culture and politics.
Melissa Ethelridge to get married ahead of California vote
8:43 PM — Lesbian rock icon Melissa Etheridge is getting married. She told US celebrity TV show Extra that she intends to tie the knot with girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels.
Arsenal manager says homophobic abuse should not be tolerated
8:04 PM — A leading football coach has said insults of any kind should not be tolerated after a Portsmouth player was targeted with homophobic and racist abuse.
London gay youth left permanently paralysed by homophobic attack 40
7:33 PM — A 21 year old has been left permanently paralysed from the waist down after he was set upon by a group of youths while he was on his way to a gay bar in east London.
Gay star Will Young invited to appear on Question Time
6:51 PM — With a degree in politics, Will Young is better qualified that most pop stars to participate in the cockpit of debate that is BBC's Question Time.
Finnish President speaks out after sacking of lesbian editor 1
6:27 PM — A media company in Finland is facing high level criticism after it allegedly sacked a female newspaper editor because she is in a lesbian relationship.
Met police chief resigns after Boris “made clear” he should go
5:12 PM — The UK's most senior police officer is to stand down. Sir Ian Blair had clashed with a senior gay officer over the shooting of an innocent man in 2005.