9th October 2008
Sexual orientation guidance for Northern Ireland service providers issued
1:20 PM — Advice and guidance on what the Sexual Orientation Regulations mean for service providers, public authorities, religious organisations, providers of education has been released.
MEPs want EU countries to recognise same-sex partnerships 1
12:48 PM — European Parliamentarians are urging EU-wide recognition of same-sex partnerships or marriages created in member states.
8th October 2008
Court hears how Mr Gay UK killed and cooked another man 1
9:48 PM — A forensic scientist has told a court that she found six pieces of human flesh on a chopping board in a flat belonging to a former winner of the Mr Gay UK competition.
7th October 2008
Former Mr Gay UK murder trial hears ex-boyfriend’s testimony 4
5:36 PM — A man who was in a six year relationship with a former Mr Gay UK winner accused of murder testified at his trial today.
Gay teen was goaded into suicide by jeering mob 27
4:35 PM — A 17 year old boy who threw himself off the roof of a shopping centre in Derby last week as some of the crowd gathered to watch goaded him to jump was gay.
United Nations calls on UK to stop discrimination against LGBT teens 1
3:34 PM — A United Nations committee has called on the UK to take "urgent measures" to fight intolerance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young people.
Mistrial scuppers firefighters claims of ‘sex harassment’ at Pride
1:07 PM — A jury in San Diego has been unable to decide whether or not to the city of San Diego was liable to pay damages to four firefighters who claim they were sexually harassed at a Pride parade.
11,000 same-sex weddings in Califonia since legalisation
11:27 AM — New research published in Los Angeles today has revealed that estimated 11,000 same-sex couples have married in California in the first three months since gay weddings were ruled legal in the state.
6th October 2008
Mr Gay UK winner ‘killed and ate lover,’ court told 3
9:04 PM — Leeds Crown Court today heard that the first winner of Mr Gay UK stabbed a gay man to death before cutting part of his thigh off and cooking it in olive oil, seasoning it with fresh herbs and eating it.
Teen who murdered gay classmate had white supremacist literature 4
11:50 AM — A fourteen year old boy who is standing trial for the murder of a fellow school student, had "literature and drawings depicting a "racist skinhead philosophy" in his bedroom.
Report claims trans men and lesbian women face rape and abuse in Kyrgyzstan
10:38 AM — A leading human rights group has claimed that lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men face violent abuse, including rape, in Kyrgyzstan.
Church finds no remains after opening Cardinal’s grave 8
10:20 AM — No physical remains in the grave of a 19th century church leader that is to be made a saint. Cardinal Newman, Britain's most famous Catholic convert after Tony Blair, died in 1890.
Police name man found in canal near cruising ground
9:58 AM — A man who drowned in a canal in Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning has been named.
4th October 2008
Manchester police appeal for witnesses after drowning near gay cruising ground
3:16 PM — Manchester police have today renewed their appeal for witnesses after discovery of a body in a city centre canal.
3rd October 2008
Opposition to gay marriage brings rare moment of unity in VP debate 7
7:53 PM — The Republican and Democratic candidates for Vice President of the United States have spoken of their opposition to same-sex marriage.
Police appeal for witnesses after body found near gay cruising area 1
5:32 PM — Manchester police have asked for witnesses to come forward after the body of a man was found in a canal in the early hours of this morning.
Organisers claim homophobic fire department closed gay festival
1:11 PM — A gay and lesbian film festival which was supposed to open in St Petersburg yesterday has been thrown into disarray after city fire inspectors ruled the venues were not suitable.
2nd October 2008
London gay youth left permanently paralysed by homophobic attack 40
7:33 PM — A 21 year old has been left permanently paralysed from the waist down after he was set upon by a group of youths while he was on his way to a gay bar in east London.
Finnish President speaks out after sacking of lesbian editor 1
6:27 PM — A media company in Finland is facing high level criticism after it allegedly sacked a female newspaper editor because she is in a lesbian relationship.
Met police chief resigns after Boris “made clear” he should go
5:12 PM — The UK's most senior police officer is to stand down. Sir Ian Blair had clashed with a senior gay officer over the shooting of an innocent man in 2005.