6th October 2008
Stonewall Awards attract top names to V&A ceremony 2
5:12 PM — Organisers of the UK's most prestigious gay awards have said that more than half of the nominees have indicated they will attend, more than a month before the ceremony.
Mandelson to undergo surgery just days after taking office 2
4:17 PM — The new Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is to have surgery later today to remove a kidney stone.
Gays should be tattooed with health warnings claims vicar 26
3:21 PM — A Church of England priest is facing disciplinary action and calls for his resignation after he made homophobic comments on his blog.
Full list reveals changes at all levels of government
2:48 PM — Downing St has revealed final details of the reshuffle. Here is the full list of the government.
The unpaid ministers in Brown’s austerity government
1:41 PM — It has been billed as an austerity government, and the changes made by Gordon Brown to some ministerial teams have emphasised the focus on the economic crisis.
Maria Eagle to work on gay rights bill as Equalities minister 2
12:31 PM — A junior Justice minister is to take on additional duties for Equalities. Maria Eagle replaces Barbara Follett.
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.
Tory ‘rising star’ backs gay arts festival 1
11:07 AM — Organisers of an LGBT arts festival have revealed that they have received support from politicians of all parties.
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.
5th October 2008
No reshuffle job for Cruddas as Lord Adonis moves from education
6:50 PM — More details of the government reshuffle have been released. Gay MP Chris Bryant has been promoted the Deputy to Harriet Harman, the leader of the House of Commons.
Follett moved from Equalities role ahead of gay rights bill 2
6:00 PM — Junior minister Barbara Follett has been moved to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Gay Tory tipped for promotion in reshuffle 1
5:30 PM — Greg Barker is the frontrunner to be appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as part of a reconfiguration of the Conservative frontbench.
UK’s first Muslim minister promoted to Justice
4:33 PM — Shahid Malik has been promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice.
Gay rights supporter Jack McConnell’s Malawi job postponed
3:59 PM — Former First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell has been appointed an envoy to countries recovering from conflict.
Gay MP Chris Bryant tipped for Deputy Leader of the House 3
11:11 AM — Chris Bryant, the openly gay MP for Rhonda, is reportedly to be appointed Deputy Leader of the House of Commons in the final stages of Prime minister Gordon Brown's reshuffle.
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.
Downing St releases new Cabinet details
6:39 PM — The following announcement has been posted on the Downing St website: "The Queen is pleased to approve the following appointments."