2nd May 2008
Royal gay sex blackmailers found guilty
11:13 PM — Two men who asked for £50,000 from an unnamed member of the Royal Family in exchanged for tapes that featured claims of gay sex have been found guilty of blackmail.
DC sex scandal madam found dead
10:37 AM — Police discovered the body of a woman believed to be convicted DC Madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey, in what appears to be an apparent suicide, in Tarpon Springs Florida on Thursday. A former employee of Palfrey, Brandy Britton, killed herself in 2007.
1st May 2008
Royal “blackmail” evidence is “insubstantial, insignificant, and incomplete”
5:08 PM — A defence barrister at the trial of two men accused of trying to blackmail a member of the Royal Family has dismissed the legal proceedings as farcical.
Europe questions UK about gay rights in Gibraltar 24
3:51 PM — The British government has told the Council of Europe that it takes "very seriously" Gibraltar's compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. The self-governing British overseas territory still has a higher age of consent for gay sex.
Lesbos lawsuit “pathetic and scary” says activist 3
1:10 PM — A publicity-seeking attempt by three residents of the island of Lesbos to sue a gay advocacy group has a serious side, says a lesbian rights campaigner. The Greek island was home to the 6th Century BC poet Sappho.
Conservatives launch web campaign to retain gay military ban 1
11:26 AM — An advocacy group in the United States has launched a Congressional petition against calls for the country's military to allow openly gay people to serve.
No charges over death of gay DJ
10:43 AM — A 51-year-old man arrested after former Radio 1 DJ Kevin Greening was found dead at his flat will not will not face charges. He had initially been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been cautioned by police for possession of ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis.
Beckham’s jersey gift sparks legal action
10:31 AM — Over the past few years, many people have become obsessed with soccer player David Beckham, but this week his appeal reached a whole new and somewhat disturbing level.
30th April 2008
First Mr Gay UK winner charged with murder 8
3:45 PM — The first winner of the Mr Gay UK competition Anthony Francis Morley, has been charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield, a 33 year man worked for the company that runs the Mr Gay UK competition.
Brothers sentenced to life for “cruel and wicked murder”
1:37 PM — A twenty year old Romanian man and his two older brothers have all been sentenced to life in jail for murder.
Australian law reforms do not extend to gay marriage
9:31 AM — The Australian government has announced over 100 reforms that will give gay couples the same rights as straight couples. The move has been welcomed by LGBT groups but has drawn criticism over the refusal to legalise 'gay marriage'.
Stonewall Housing releases booklet to help LGBT domestic violence victims
8:15 AM — Stonewall housing are releasing a booklet to help members of the LGBT community who suffer from domestic violence.
29th April 2008
Euro court: sisters can not have the same tax benefits as civil partners 6
11:18 PM — Two elderly British sitters have lost their case in the European Court of Human Rights to allow them to avoid inheritance tax when one of them dies. They argued that British law treats them less favourably than a lesbian couple in a civil partnership.
Royal calls gay sex claims “spurious” 2
10:13 PM — The Royal at the centre of the gay sex blackmail trial has declared the accusations of his sexuality as "spurious". The Royal, referred to only as witness A told the court in a statement: "As far as these comments about my personal and professional life are concerned, I can only say they are spurious and without foundation."
Drunk who taunted a gay man to his death faces jail term 3
2:44 PM — A man who taunted a gay couple, one of whom died of a heart attack after the incident, faces jail. However, though certain to receive a custodial sentence, Robert Horn has been cleared of causing the death of Malcolm Bryan, who suffered the fatal heart attack during the confrontation in September 2006.
Man who stole from lovers gets jail 21
10:35 AM — A man who has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for stealing the possessions of men who he was sleeping with.
Report reveals disturbing divide in treatment of transexuals in the EU
9:39 AM — The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)-Europe and TransGender Europe have published a comprehensive report on the experiences of health care by transgender people in European Union.
28th April 2008
Court hears that aide was “predator” in gay Royal blackmail case 2
10:47 PM — One of the men accused of blackmailing a member of the Royal Family in a gay sex blackmail case has told a court at the Old Bailey that he was intending to reveal a "predatory homosexual".
Moscow Pride organisers appeal against ban 3
2:31 PM — Organisers of Moscow Gay Pride have lodged an appeal with the Tverskoi district court of Moscow this morning over the banning of a number of planned gay pride marches.
24th April 2008
Jail term for homophobic mother
5:00 PM — A mother has been sentenced to 150 days in prison for leading her daughter in a campaign of homophobic abuse against a gay couple.