4th July 2008
Tabloid attack on Armed Forces at Pride London is “misinformed” 2
12:38 PM — A Royal Navy officer has said a story in The Sun that claimed service personnel will be paid travel expenses to attend Pride London when they are denied them when attending Royal garden parties is inaccurate.
3rd July 2008
Amid petrol bomb attacks, 400 police committed to gay beauty pageant
1:27 PM — While gay activists in Budapest are complaining that the police are not protecting gay businesses in the city, the organisers of Mr Gay Europe have announced they will have "400 policemen and women to protect them during the final."
Plans to enhance Liverpool’s gay quarter go to consultation 2
1:06 PM — The bid for a new traffic scheme to enhance Liverpool’s Gay Quarter has finally gone to consultation after a decade of persuading the council.
QBoy among diverse acts at Bourne Free
12:52 PM — Bournemouth is gearing up for its annual LGBT Bourne Free Pride Festival and organisers have gone all out to get the most fabulous acts to wow the crowds.
Education minister to support LGBT History Month
10:18 AM — The organisers of LGBT History Month have said they are delighted that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families will be attending their pre-launch event in November.
2nd July 2008
Advertising Standards Authority will not investigate Heinz gay kiss advert 1
5:24 PM — The body tasked with policing the rules laid down in the advertising codes has said it will not be investigating an advert that featured a gay kiss.
Habbo’s InfoBus to educate teens about Erase Hate campaign
4:39 PM — A global virtual community for teenagers has teamed up with the Matthew Shepard Foundation to educate young online users about dignity and respect.
EXCLUSIVE: Boris looking forward to his Pride debut
3:29 PM — "Huge responsibility but wonderful fun" is how the Mayor of London described his job when he met with PinkNews.co.uk yesterday afternoon, just before he hosted a reception for Pride London at City Hall.
Ashlee is not my beard, says Fall Out Boy Pete
12:47 PM — Fall Out Boy front man Pete Wentz, well known for courting the limelight, has spoken to a gay mag about making out with boys, his hatred of homophobia and the constant rumours he might be into men.
US Christian fundamentalists pressured Heinz to drop gay kiss advert 1
11:03 AM — A right-wing and outspokenly homophobic group in the United States organised a campaign against an advert that was only shown in the UK.
1st July 2008
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Max’s friends and family say a final farewell
10:09 PM — There are plenty of ups and downs in Hollyoaks this week. Jacqui is beside herself with excitement at the thought of the baby coming home from hospital. She can’t wait to start her role as a mummy. Little does she know, things won’t quite be so rosy when Dom and Tina later tell her that they just need some time alone.
Did a gay just qualify for the 100m final at US Olympic trials? 7
3:23 PM — An American Christian news service's blanket policy of replacing all uses of the word "gay" with "homosexual" has backfired in embarrassing fashion.
London Eye bathed in rainbow colours to mark Pride
12:06 PM — One of the UK's best-known tourist attractions will become a multi-coloured symbol of diversity for three days when it will be illuminated in the Pride rainbow colours for Pride London.
Rosie O’Donnell denies breakup and “outs” gossip columnist
10:43 AM — Big gay Rosie O’Donnell gave original gossip girl, 90-year-old Cindy Adams, a taste of her own medicine. And she didn’t chase it with a spoonful of sugar!
30th June 2008
Silence from Heinz as MPs object to gay kiss ban 5
3:25 PM — A group of MPs have signed an early day motion condemning food manufacturer Heinz for withdrawing a TV advert featuring a same-sex kiss.
Final fundraising for out of hours sexual health clinic
12:27 PM — Gay revellers will be asked to put their hand in their pocket to raise funds for the doctors, nurses and testing kits for the first year of the UK's only weekend and evening sexual health clinic at Pride London this Saturday.
Indian activists march in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata
12:14 PM — More than a thousand people took to the streets of three major Indian cities to celebrate Pride this weekend.
Barclays to sponsor gay and lesbian networking event 1
11:16 AM — A major financial institution will sponsor the main summer event by professional gay networking group Village Drinks.
One million commemorate Stonewall Riots in New York 3
10:21 AM — The largest of the pride celebrations in the United States, more than one million people attended yesterday's gay pride parade in New York, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
Chace Crawford denies gay relationship with Gossip Girls co-star
10:11 AM — In the latest round of rumours that Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is gay (this batch linking him to co-star Ed Westwick), the young heartthrob's publicist has issued a statement to Us Weekly that Crawford is 100 percent straight.