14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: A British hom com to warm the most cynical of hearts
2:53 PM — British cinema's attempts at capturing gay life in the country have had mixed results. The complaint most often overheard in the bars and coffee shops of Soho is that they are either hyper-real or deeply depressing.
Moscow bans demonstration outside Iranian embassy
11:48 AM — Gay rights activists in Russia have been denied permission to protest outside Iran's embassy in Moscow.
Education minister backs LGBT History Month
11:33 AM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families will be attending the LGBT History Month pre-launch event in November, it has been confirmed.
British Army joins up to Stonewall workplace scheme 2
12:01 AM — The British Army has become the 400th member of the Diversity Champions programme run by gay equality organisation Stonewall.
13th July 2008
Tutu calls for Anglican unity as homosexuality continues to tear communion apart 2
11:32 PM — Archbishop Desmond Tutu pleaded with the Anglican Communion to show unity as it tries to reconcile the views of liberals and evangelicals over homosexuality.
US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer 2
9:17 PM — Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Haggard rent boy refuses second lie detector test 1
8:57 PM — He’s already failed one lie detector test, and Mike Jones, the escort who claims to have had a three year business relationship with Ted Haggard, says he’s not going to go down that road again.
11th July 2008
Pride London reveal more details about trans toilet incident 35
4:49 PM — The organisers of Pride London have issued a statement about an incident during the celebrations in Trafalgar Square last Saturday.
New guidelines on HIV and life insurance published
4:16 PM — The Association of British Insurers has updated its consumer guide for gay men covering HIV and life insurance.
South Carolina gets cold feet over gay Tube adverts 2
3:52 PM — The tourism agency of a US state has distanced itself from an advert on London Underground designed to attract gay tourists.
Support available for gay victims of domestic abuse
11:12 AM — Three domestic violence charities have joined forces to help raise awareness of the support available to victims, including LGBT people.
10th July 2008
ANALYSIS: What is the Christian Institute? 11
6:22 PM — Lillian Ladele's success at an employment tribunal today horrified many. But who bankrolled her case?
INTERVIEW: Why supporting gay staff is good business
5:53 PM — Barclays was an early supporter of Stonewall's efforts to promote equality in the workplace as a member of the Diversity Champions programme. In fact they were the first bank to sign up.
Cashman slams Iris over ‘gay cure’ stance 3
4:59 PM — An openly gay MEP has attacked a Northern Irish politician for claiming that gay people can be "cured" of the homosexuality.
Police praise Pride London organisers after record turnout
3:38 PM — The senior officer in charge of policing at Pride London has said that all involved should be proud of last weekend's event.
Employment tribunal has “legitimised homophobia” 29
3:08 PM — Religious people could have the legal entitlement to discriminate on conscientious grounds against gay people after an employment tribunal ruled in favour of a Christian council worker.
Stonewall: there should be no discrimination among marriage registrars 7
2:54 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has said that prejudice in the public services can never be acceptable, after a controversial employment tribunal.
Pride London 2008 attended by 825,000 people 1
2:35 PM — Official figures released today reveal that the capital hosted one of largest Pride events in the world last weekend.
OutRage! backs Boris over abolition of gay advisory panel 13
1:45 PM — A radical gay rights group has backed the Conservative Mayor of London's decision to scrap the short-lived Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Advisory Panel.
Moscow’s Mayor will not face court over Pride bans
1:02 PM — The organisers of Moscow Pride were officially informed today that a criminal case against the homophobic Mayor of Moscow, who banned the event, would not be opened.