29th August 2008
Manchester Pride a “purely commercial operation” claims gay business leader 20
5:14 PM — A leading member of Manchester's gay village has attacked the organisation and running of the city's Pride events.
Brighton to play host to Euro gay sailing regatta 2
4:43 PM — Gays will be setting sail for the 8th annual Euro Gay Cup next month. The competition returns to Brighton Marina.
Leicester LGBT to hold week of celebrations
4:36 PM — The East Midlands city of Leicester is set for a week-long celebration of LGBT life next month. An "eclectic and exciting" schedule has been planned.
Village Drinks to launch new media club for gay professionals
4:26 PM — One of the UK's leading social networking communities has announced ambitious plans for a media club.
Competition and friendship at gay soccer world cup in London
3:31 PM — The world's largest gay football event got underway with a series of matches on Bank Holiday Monday in Regents Park.
New Orleans gay party threatened by tropical storm
12:02 PM — As tropical storm Gustav barrels towards America's Gulf coast, the organisers of the New Orleans Southern Decadence gay celebration are watching its every move very carefully.
28th August 2008
Win a walk-on part in The L Word 1
7:23 PM — A human rights organisation that works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls is auctioning a unique prize to raise funds.
Lindsay Lohan’s father claims she is being “used” by Samantha
3:00 PM — Fallen starlet Lindsay Lohan’s oft-rumoured girlfriend DJ Samantha Ronson is planning to pen a tell-all and Lohan’s father Michael Lohan is fuming about it.
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
Queer group claims organisers tried to censor them at Manchester Pride 15
2:09 PM — A national gay youth group has complained about scenes at Manchester Pride last weekend. The event was a 78-hour extravaganza of music, film, heritage and culture.
INTERVIEW: From CATS to Albert Square
1:35 PM — John Partridge confides that he is slowly getting used to being recognised everywhere he goes. As the actor who plays Christian Clarke on EastEnders, the attention is understandable.
TV boss apologises for coverage of gay Olympic hero 6
12:18 PM — The head of Olympics at American television network NBC has apologised for the way in which they reported the story of Matthew Mitcham.
27th August 2008
Straights to show support for LGBT community at equal rights vigils 1
4:37 PM — A project demonstrating straight Americans' support for the LGBT community will take place across America next month.
Ricky Martin “elated” after birth of twins via surrogate mother 1
11:57 AM — Latin superstar Ricky Martin is the proud father of twin boys via a surrogate mother, his representatives have announced.
Gay online TV channel to launch in Romania
11:40 AM — Romanian gays are to get their own online TV channel dedicated to the 'life and problems of the gay community' this autumn.
TV network denies censoring gay Olympic gold medallist 3
10:37 AM — US broadcaster NBC is denying they intentionally used censorship in the network's coverage of Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham.
26th August 2008
Hollyoaks: Kieron’s heartbroken after split with John Paul
10:58 PM — The day that the Osborne’s have been waiting for has finally arrived. The insurance payout is due and their debts can be cleared. But the stress of keeping all the secrets of late, and of course pretending he’s dead, gives Jack an angina attack. But how can you call an ambulance out to someone who’s […]
Hollyoaks: How will John Paul tell his mum he’s engaged?
10:41 PM — Kieron is super keen for John Paul to tell his mum about their impending nuptials. John Paul is a lot more reticent to let Myra know. What on earth will se say?
Exhibition reveals official fears over gay characters in the theatre
4:03 PM — A new exhibition will be pay tribute to the postwar period of transformation in theatre which saw writers 'coming to terms with life.'
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.