30th October 2008
Little Britain panders to hatred and homophobia, claims academic 10
12:51 PM — Popular comedy show Little Britain has more in common with Bernard Manning than the generation of subversive comedians who followed in his wake, according to a new academic work.
29th October 2008
BBC: Have I Got News For You joke aimed at Iranian regime not gay people 10
7:20 PM — The BBC has defended a comment about Iran and gays on topical satire show Have I Got News For You.
Exclusive: Police may investigate ‘homophobic’ joke on Have I Got News For You 20
5:44 PM — A gay man has complained to police over comments about homosexuals made on popular BBC quiz show Have I Got News For You, PinkNews.co.uk has been told.
More celebs come out in support of gay marriage 1
4:15 PM — Ugly Betty star America Ferrara is the latest Hollywood star to publicly oppose a measure that would ban gay marriage in California.
Stonewall Scotland to investigate gay brain drain 6
3:50 PM — A new research project aims to investigate the migration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people from Scotland.
Free sexual health training for professionals working with young people 1
1:24 PM — Courses designed to help professionals who work with young people gain awareness of the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexuals are being offered for free.
Milk biopic premieres in San Francisco
1:00 PM — Hollywood glamour came to Northern California last night as San Francisco hosted the premiere of a film about one of its most famous sons.
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.