28th October 2008
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.
27th October 2008
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
24th October 2008
‘Gay wedding’ vicar in line for Stonewall award 1
6:32 PM — A Church of England priest who has expressed regret for performing a "gay wedding" for two fellow clergy is one of the nominees for Stonewall's Hero of the Year award.
Hate preacher demands death penalty for Mr Gay UK convicted of murder 14
3:25 PM — A Christian fundamentalist group has commented on the recent case of a former Mr Gay UK convicted of murder. Christian Voice is headed by Stephen Green.
Catholics to celebrate their queer saints
2:56 PM — The Feast of All Saints will be marked in an unusual way by London's LGBT Catholics next month.
Malaysia’s Muslims ban lesbian sex and other “masculine behaviour” 6
2:40 PM — An Islamic body in Malaysia has issued a ruling that bans lesbian sex or other "masculine" activities for female Muslims.
I won’t do it again, promises ‘gay wedding’ vicar 2
1:45 PM — A Church of England priest who blessed the same-sex partnership of two of his fellow clergy in a church ceremony has expressed regret for his actions.
Organisers delighted at success of LGBT Muslim conference 5
12:45 PM — Scholars, academics and activists from across the world gathered in London earlier this month to mark the tenth anniversary of the largest support group for LGBT Muslims in Europe.
21st October 2008
Nigerian ambassador to EU pressured over treatment of gay Christians 1
2:01 PM — Members of the European Parliament have drawn attention to the harassment faced by people working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Nigeria.
20th October 2008
Catholic adoption agency’s plan to discriminate rejected 7
4:08 PM — The Charity Commission has ruled that a Roman Catholic-run adoption agency cannot change the purpose for which it was created in order to avoid dealing with homosexual couples.
Catholic former minister Ruth Kelly “will vote against” Embryology Bill 6
3:24 PM — A leading Roman Catholic politician who resigned from the government last month will vote against a bill that grants lesbians equal access to fertility treatment, it has been reported.
Abortion dominates debate as lesbian fertility rights come before Commons
2:58 PM — The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is back before MPs this week. If it passes the Commons without amendments on Wednesday it will become law.
MP attacks vicar who called for gays to have health warnings 4
12:34 PM — A Labour MP has said that a Church of England cleric who made homophobic comments on his blog "should know better."
Life in jail for former Mr Gay UK who killed and ate lover 8
11:38 AM — A former winner of a gay beauty contest has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. Anthony Morley, who won Mr Gay UK in 1993, will serve at least 30 years in jail.
18th October 2008
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The Deep South 22
12:10 PM — "I'd rather be curled up in a snowy cabin with a hot whisky or, quite frankly, a Horlicks than I would spend half an hour in this rotting place." Stephen Fry exclaims after visiting the USA's southern states in his six part BBC series.
15th October 2008
Church of England split over gay rights rumoured 28
12:07 PM — Conservative evangelical clergy have compelled others to join the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and leave the Church of England in the on-going row over gay rights and women.
14th October 2008
Bishop threatens to evict adoption agency over gay rights laws 27
3:45 PM — Bishop of Lancaster Patrick O’Donoghue has threatened an adoption agency with eviction from church property.
13th October 2008
Muslim minister rejects Sharia courts in UK 8
3:21 PM — A government minister has said that the Muslim community in Britain is not "advanced" enough to introduce Sharia courts.
10th October 2008
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar keeps newspaper column 8
4:04 PM — A Church of England vicar who wrote a homophobic rant on his blog and then tried to claim he has "nothing against" gay people will not be sacked from his regular column in a local newspaper.
9th October 2008
Bishops decide against church weddings for Norwegian gays 4
2:08 PM — The bishops of Norway's state church have ruled that there will be no weddings in church for gay and lesbian couples.