14th September 2008
Conference blog: Where is Brian – update 5
7:43 PM — Brian Paddick is at the Lib Dem party conference - he just called PinkNews.co.uk to say he has been here the whole time. We just had not spotted him yet.
Lib Dems back gay asylum seekers 1
6:47 PM — The treatment of LGBT asylum seekers by the government has been attacked in a motion passed at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth.
12th September 2008
Doncaster urged to embrace the pink pound
4:13 PM — The Yorkshire town of Doncaster is "sitting up and taking notice of the opportunities" that being gay-friendly can bring.
Queer festival to challenge Serbia’s far right 2
3:52 PM — Cabaret, street performance and film will all be on show at next week's Queer Beograd X5 in Belgrade. The festival begins on Thursday.
Preacher spared trial over gay street sermon 15
2:50 PM — A Christian preacher who was arrested and charged with offending gay people during a sermon in a Birmingham street will not face trial.
REVIEW: Dykes to watch out for 1
1:32 PM — Were there any lesbians around before New Labour and Bill Clinton? Why, yes. Before the glitz and glamour of The L Word, before But I'm a Cheerleader there was Alison Bechdel.
Macedonia should recognise same-sex couples says rights commissioner
1:15 PM — The Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has published a report into the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Macedonia.
Asia’s largest gay festival begins in Taipei
12:26 PM — The Taiwanese gay community will be celebrating during the coming month as the 2008 Taipei Gay Carnival began today.
11th September 2008
Evangelical preacher will not compromise us says equality commission 2
4:39 PM — The work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on sexual orientation will not be compromised by the appointment of Joel Edwards, its director of stakeholder relations has said.
Italian comedian faces “Fascist” prosecution for mocking the Pope 12
4:03 PM — The Minister of Justice in Italy has given prosecutors permission to use a Fascist-era law to punish a comedian for mocking the Pope.
Candlelight vigil to mark 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder 1
2:49 PM — Ten years ago, all across the world, people kept vigil for a teenager who had been viciously attacked because he was gay.
Gay youth radio station secures more funding
2:28 PM — FYI Radio, an LGBT youth user-generated radio station, has announced its live launch show this month.
BOR 11S or 2 GAY? Personalised number plates up for auction
2:24 PM — The Mayor of London could be interested in a number plate which will go to the highest bidder at an auction in Cambridgeshire later this month.
Interview: Homophobic bullying is killing gay kids 3
2:04 PM — Attitude editor Matthew Todd spoke to PinkNews.co.uk about why reports of gay kids being targeted in schools makes him furious and why the mag has taken a stand.
Celebs back Stonewall’s campaign against homophobic bullying
1:43 PM — Prominent celebrities have joined forces with Stonewall to support its campaign to tackle homophobic bullying in Britain’s schools.
10th September 2008
Government’s new equality panel to “focus on the gaps in society” 1
6:42 PM — A new National Equality Panel will be established to "map out" changes in life chances for people over the last decade in an attempt to tackle inequality in Britain.
EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian MP Angela Eagle tight-lipped about civil partnership guest list
6:09 PM — Treasury minister Angela Eagle has said she is delighted at the many congratulations she has received since it was announced earlier today that she is to enter into a civil partnership.
Dutch MEP appointed rapporteur for gay discrimination legislation 3
5:37 PM — A Green party MEP has been appointed as rapporteur for a new anti-discrimination law. Rapporteurs in the European Parliament are members of committees that produce a draft legislative resolutions.
Caymans define marriage amid fears UK will impose civil partnerships 14
3:15 PM — An amendment to legislation in the Cayman Islands defining marriage as between a man and a woman was approved by the territory's Legislative Assembly on Monday.
Judge rules Florida’s ban on gay adoption is unconstitutional
2:44 PM — A Curcuit Court Judge in Florida has ruled that an openly gay man can adopt a boy with special needs he has been fostering for the past seven years.