7th October 2008
Rebellion against Gordon Brown declared over as credit crisis worsens 2
2:36 PM — The Prime Minister was given a rousing reception at last night's meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Obama’s gay rights stance gets Drew Barrymore’s vote 2
1:34 PM — A Hollywood actress has said she is backing the Democratic nominee for President of the United States after she heard him talk about equality for gay and lesbian people.
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.
We are homophobic says Lithuanian minister 10
10:50 AM — A senior politician in Lithuania has spoken frankly about the lack of acceptance of gay people in the country.
6th October 2008
Cameron carries out mini shadow cabinet reshuffle
5:38 PM — Greg Clark will become a member of the Shadow Cabinet, it has been announced. The MP for Tunbridge Wells will shadow the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."