25th September 2008
Ed Balls tells conference of fight against homophobic bullying
12:03 PM — The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families told the Labour party conference yesterday that new steps would be taken to stamp out bullying.
Eight injured in attack on gay festival in Sarajevo 5
11:31 AM — A homophobic mob, some wearing long beards and chanting Muslim slogans, has attacked participants in a gay festival in Bosnia.
24th September 2008
US star Clay Aiken comes out 3
3:13 PM — A popular American singer has appeared on the cover of People magazine with his baby son and confirmed he is gay.
Archbishop chastises vicar for blessing lesbian couple 5
2:46 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has reprimanded a vicar for blessing a lesbian couple's civil partnership in his church.
Gay rights bill passes first stage in Australian parliament
2:09 PM — A new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples in Australia has been passed by the lower house of the Federal parliament.
Lindsay Lohan open about her relationship with Sam
12:33 PM — Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has confirmed she is "going out" with DJ Sam Ronson. There have been constant rumours about their relationship,
Government defends appointment of Evangelical to equality commission 12
12:07 PM — A government spokeswoman has defended the decision to appoint a man who is opposed to gay rights as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.
Ruth Kelly to stand down from government 6
3:42 AM — The Secretary of State for Transport is to leave the government. Sky News reports that Ruth Kelly has decided to stand down.
23rd September 2008
Asylum, equality and faith schools discussed at LGBT fringe meeting 1
8:53 PM — Several government ministers attended this year's LGBT Labour fringe event last night at the party's annual conference in Manchester.
Brown sets out new policies to win back support 1
4:09 PM — The Prime Minister has set out a wide-ranging agenda for government in his speech to the Labour party conference in Manchester.
Brighton Pride announces 2009 theme 1
2:09 PM — Following a record number of suggestion from Pride members, Pride in Brighton and Hove has announced that the theme for the 2009 event will be "Pride Beside The Seaside."
Sex and the City star shows support for gay families 1
1:59 PM — An organisation that represents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender headed families has attacted support from one of the most prominent out women in Hollywood.
G-A-Y confirms purchase of Heaven nightclub 4
1:29 PM — The group that owns G-A-Y has ended months of speculation and confirmed it has purchased Heaven nightclub.
Gay rumours surround McCain’s chief of staff 3
1:21 PM — A radio station host and former Advocate editor-at-large has alleged that Mark Buse, presidential candidate John McCain’s chief of staff, is gay.
Harman challenged over Evangelical appointment to equality commission
1:08 PM — The Deputy Leader of the Labour party faced tough questioning at a fringe meeting at the Labour party conference last night.
Conference blog: Never kissed a Tory? 1
11:46 AM — LGBT Labour have come up with a novel slogan for their new T-shirts, which they are selling to raise funds. "Never Kissed A Tory - never will."
22nd September 2008
Conference blog: Eddie Izzard and Hazel Blears vs the BNP
3:55 PM — The Daily Mirror/Searchlight's Evening of Hope event last night was sprinkled with a bit of showbiz glitz when comedian Eddie Izzard made an appearance.
Former Blue Peter presenter marries gay partner 1
3:51 PM — Mark Curry, who presented Blue Peter from 1986 to 1989, has entered a civil partnership with his partner Jeremy Sandle.
2008 Stonewall Award nominees announced 1
12:16 PM — This November’s annual Stonewall Awards as shortlist has been revealed. The awards celebrate people who have had a positive impact on the lives of British LGBT people.
Out gay man becomes Lord Justice of Appeal
11:34 AM — Barrister Sir Terence Etherton has become the first openly gay man to be sworn in as Lord Justice of Appeal.