29th October 2008
Gay marriage begins next month in Connecticut 5
12:46 PM — Same-sex couples will be able to pick up marriage licence applications in the US state of Connecticut from November 10th.
28th October 2008
Manchester gay group appeal for witnesses after man drowns
7:38 PM — Police have joined forces with Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) to urge any witnesses who may have information about the death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal.
FA to investigate abuse at Nottingham Forest match 1
7:05 PM — The Football Association has said it will not tolerate homophobic or disctiminatory behaviour from fans after Cardiff City's manager was verbally abused.
Lottery funding for five year study into gays, drugs and alcohol 1
5:48 PM — The Big Lottery Fund's Big Research Programme is to provide funds for "England's first ever research into drug and alcohol use among lesbian, gay and bisexual communities."
Gay hate preachers will be refused entry to UK under new rules 14
5:24 PM — The government has announced new measures to stop those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages from coming to the UK.
American gays demand apology from broadcaster over “fag” comedian 4
1:59 PM — A gay group that monitors media has criticised Australia's Channel Ten for broadcasting comedian Jerry Lewis' comments about cricket.
Leading Muslim doctor faces professional conduct hearing over homophobic letter 16
1:47 PM — A fitness to practise hearing has been told that a GP who wrote a homophobic and transphobic letter to a medical magazine has changed his story several times.
Stoke votes for new local government model after gay mayors 1
1:42 PM — The elected mayor of Stoke on Trent has said he is disappointed that voters in the city have decided to replace him with a council leader and cabinet system.
27th October 2008
FBI hate crimes stats show rise in homophobic attacks
7:25 PM — The 2007 Hate Crime statistics released today in the US indicate a rise in the number of gay and lesbian people reporting incidents of homophobic attacks.
Julian Clary’s suit to be auctioned online for NSPCC
5:53 PM — Comedian, TV presenter and author Julian Clary has donated one of his favourite suits to raise money for the NSPCC.
Scientist claims biological basis for transsexuality 5
5:02 PM — The largest ever genetic study of male to female transsexuals has found a significant genetic link between gender identity and a gene involved in testosterone action.
Iranian “queer railroad” to help LGBT asylum seekers 2
4:27 PM — A new group that will aid Iranians escaping the country because they are gay, bisexual, lesbian or trans has been established.
Significant minority want recriminalisation of gay sex in the UK 32
3:56 PM — A new survey of the British public indicates there is still a minority who remain opposed to gay rights. 24% want gay sex to be recriminalised.
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
75% of Brits would vote for a gay Prime Minister 1
2:50 PM — A new survey has found that a large majority of people would be comfortable with a gay or lesbian person becoming Prime Minister.
Nuns and Irish parents are reasons I call people fags claims Leary 9
2:16 PM — TV star Denis Leary has defended a chapter in his new book, Why We Suck, entitled "Matt Dillon is a Giant Fag."
California’s First Lady backs gay marriage 6
2:08 PM — Maria Shriver, the wife of Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, has publicly expressed her support for same-sex marriage in the state.
Texts are latest weapon in South Africa’s HIV battle
1:30 PM — A million text messages a day will be sent as part of a new scheme to encourage South Africans to be tested for HIV.
Gay MP injured in daytime attack by teen thugs 3
1:13 PM — A Plaid Cymru MP has been attacked in Worcester. Four youths attacked Adam Price and a friend, who were on their way to a party in a restaurant.
24th October 2008
‘Gay wedding’ vicar in line for Stonewall award 1
6:32 PM — A Church of England priest who has expressed regret for performing a "gay wedding" for two fellow clergy is one of the nominees for Stonewall's Hero of the Year award.