7th July 2008
INTERVIEW:One gay guy’s search for the perfect partner
3:55 PM — On 25 June 2008 Mark Bowness celebrated his 29th birthday and decided once and for all that it was the last time he would be single on his special day.
6th July 2008
Boyzone star Stephen Gately suffers £80,000 break-in 1
7:28 PM — Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately has suffered from a burglary in which he lost £80,000 worth of jewellery.
5th July 2008
EXCLUSIVE: Boris committed to future Pride London parades 7
4:22 PM — The Mayor of London has said that Pride London will have his support in future years, after he took part for the first time today. In a week where one of his deputy Mayors resigned and his father-in-law, respected broadcast journalist Sir Charles Wheeler, died, Boris Johnson seemed genuinely uplifted by the event.
4th July 2008
Tories will walk with Boris at their first Pride London 2
1:07 PM — Up to 20 young members of the Conservative party will be accompanying the Mayor of London on his first Pride march tomorrow.
Gay choir to compete in new BBC light entertainment show 2
12:45 PM — A gay male choir from Brighton will feature on BBC One's new Saturday night programme Last Choir Standing.
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.