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.
8th October 2008
Nigerian speaks out against son who founded gay church 1
3:04 PM — A leading academic in Nigeria has said he loves and respects his son who founded a ministry for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people, but does not agree with him.
7th October 2008
Gay candidate looms over clergy gathering to choose bishop
4:03 PM — The process to select the next Anglican Bishop of Bangor begins today. If they choose one of the men reportedly shortlisted it could have ramifications far beyond Wales.
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar claims he was attacking “promoters of gay culture” 17
12:55 PM — A Church of England priest has apologised for a blog posting in which he called for gay people to be tattooed with health warnings.
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.
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.
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.
3rd October 2008
Former “anti-gay” Equality Minister Ruth Kelly to stand down as MP 3
12:05 AM — The Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly will not seek re-election as an MP, she has told her constituents.
2nd October 2008
Vatican blocks appointment of gay diplomat 12
1:56 PM — The next French envoy to the Holy See has been chosen after Roman Catholic officials rejected the first candidate because he is gay.
1st October 2008
INTERVIEW: May defends Tories against charges they are not on side of gays 8
7:30 PM — It has been a successful few days for the Tories in Birmingham. Despite the economic crisis gripping the world's finanical markets, party activists at the annual conference have been upbeat.