18th August 2008
Gays encouraged to join MI5 4
11:57 AM — The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation.
Gay Nazi victim memorial vandalized 8
11:21 AM — The Berlin memorial to gay and lesbian Nazi victims was has been vandalised.
15th August 2008
German Arabic magazine claims gay men carry “flesh-eating bacteria” 9
3:55 PM — A German Arabic language magazine is being investigated by police after it published an article claiming that shaking hands with gay men can transmit disease.
LGBT police consultation group under threat 3
2:42 PM — Aurora, Corydon's LGBT police consultation group, is facing closure due to a lack of local support. The group, which works to represent LGBT issues to the Croydon Police Community Group, will hold a meeting on 9th September, at which a motion to close it will be debated.
14th August 2008
LGBT Health Summit to be held in Bristol
3:35 PM — On 4th and 5th September this year, Terrence Higgins Trust and Equality South West will host the third annual LGBT Health Summit.
13th August 2008
Police search for information on stabbed gay man
1:12 PM — A gay man was stabbed in Northlands Street, Camberwell on Saturday 2nd August. Police and an ambulance attended the scene and Andrew Pratt, 43, was taken to Kings College Hospital.
HIV prevention worker fights deportation
11:42 AM — An HIV prevention worker in Nottingham is fighting deportation to his country of origin.
Number of Australian gay partnerships exceeds expectations 1
11:12 AM — More Australian gay couples are registering their partnerships than anticipated by the government.
Labour councillor cautioned following gay insult 22
10:52 AM — The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham council has been cautioned by police after using homophobic language.
12th August 2008
Manchester Pride to celebrate 18th birthday 5
5:42 PM — Manchester Pride 2008 will begin on Friday 15th August with a range of events across the city.
Two charged with the murder of Liverpool gay teen 7
4:40 PM — Two teens, accused of beating a gay teenage hairdresser to death in what the police claim was a homophobic attack have been charged with his murder today.
London Transgender Film Festival announced 1
3:57 PM — 2008 London Transgender Film Festival will take place at Ritzy Picturehouse, 7th-9th November.
Vauxhall event aims to raise drug awareness 1
11:08 AM — Barcode nightclub is set to host Drug Idle, an evening of debate and discussion around recreational drug use.
10th August 2008
Multimillionaire gay dads face investigation into failed business, newspaper claims
1:06 AM — The multimillionaire gay couple who hit the headlines five years ago with their "designer" family are under the media spotlight again. The Daily Mail report that Tony Barlow and Barrie Drewitt's former company Euroderm Research is under investigation for alleged irregularities.
Californian gay couple filed for divorce after just three days of marriage 3
12:05 AM — The first divorce of a gay couple in California was filed just three days after they married, court records have revealed.
9th August 2008
Sussex Police directs residents to hardcore gay porn by accident 1
1:52 AM — Sussex Police have accidentally encouraged residents to visit a website offering links to hardcore gay pornography and police strippers. The force were trying to promote their Operation Beat Sweep, a programme to tackle anti-social behaviour from gun crime to grime on a leaflet.
8th August 2008
Mayor Boris Johnson diverts Soho Pride funds to fight homophobic bullying 9
6:50 PM — A £10,000 grant from City Hall to a central London Pride event has been withdrawn. Soho Pride has been held in August for the last five years.
Gay youth radio station will use £4,000 grant to overhaul website 1
4:52 PM — FYI Radio, a LGBT youth user-generated radio station, has been awarded £4,000 from the European Youth in Action programme.
UN’s 2010 AIDS goal may not be reached
4:16 PM — The United Nations' goal of achieving "universal access" to anti-HIV drugs and care by 2010 is unlikely to be reached.
Anti-gay Christian “family” group folds in wake of founder’s affair 8
4:05 PM — A fundamentalist organisation run by a former police officer turned preacher has reportedly been disbanded. The Christian Congress for Traditional Values was instrumental in organising anti-gay demonstrations.