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  • 10th June 2008

    Pride barbecues? Some friendly tips

    Ready to set the bbq up yet?

    9:33 PM — A bit of sun is the only excuse us Brits need to get the barbecue out and with Pride events on the calender across the country, there's even more of an excuse.

  • Gardening tips for June

    Prune and shape spring-flowering plants and deadhead summer ones to encourage more growth.

    9:29 PM — June is a great time to be outside: the weather is warm, but without the prolonged heat and humidity that’s sure to follow. Annuals and perennials are blooming, and if you’re lucky enough to have planted an early edible garden, you can harvest salad greens, spinach, peas and strawberries.

  • Gardening: A gay gazebo for your garden?

    A gazebo for your gay garden?

    9:23 PM — In Victorian times, a garden gazebo was a place for the ladies to retreat from the sun so as not to mar their perfect, porcelain skin. Today, gazebos can be used in a multitude of ways and can be designed to fit into any landscape. If you are thinking of adding a gazebo to your garden, there are some basic questions you will need to consider.

  • Feature: The dos and don’ts of décor

    The dos and don'ts all explained for you

    9:14 PM — When it comes to placing furnishing, soft furnishings and accessories in a nicely decorated room, there are a few design industry dos and don'ts to follow. These help to get a room in good proportion and style.

  • Bring a little green to your interiors

    Flowers can make all the difference

    9:10 PM — Interior designers spend time and money on the finishing touches that bring a room’s design together. Simple additions like living plants and fresh cut flowers can add a sense of calm and breathe life into a room’s design. But these are all too often ignored.

  • Interior design for exterior rooms

    The perfect home garden or garden home or... you get the picture

    9:07 PM — Homeowners have become inspired to integrate their garden with their interiors, and vice versa. Terraces mean that outdoor garden areas have become an extension of the home and an ideal introduction to your garden. It is a room with the best view in the house.

  • DIY:Eco-friendly floors

    Are eco-friendly floors a reality?

    9:00 PM — For a touch of class and a natural modern feel, you can’t beat a real wood floor. It goes with every colour scheme, looks elegant and is easy to clean. But is not necessarily the most environment-friendly of options.

  • Beauty without boldness

    Globaltex Tropicana collection: fabric designs inspired from fresh, vibrant, tropical and natural forms with a contemporary feel.

    8:42 PM — It’s nice to be able to keep up with current trends in home furnishings and interiors but we also have to live in our homes, and while this season’s chocolate and mocha seem inviting, the similarly trendy fuchsia and aqua shades could prove a little irksome after time.

  • Minister who called gay rugby ‘apartheid’ is sacked 2

    Mr Poots has a record of insulting gay and lesbian people

    11:23 AM — Edwin Poots has been dropped from the Northern Ireland Executive after a reshuffle. As minister for arts and culture he attacked the formation of a gay rugby team in the province.

  • 6th June 2008

    COMMENT: A kiss is just a kiss? Not for baseball-loving lesbians

    Several big baseball teams sponsor gay nights at their stadiums.

    2:00 PM — People across America generally view the Pacific Northwest as one of the most progressive, and dare I say liberal, regions of the United States.

  • London team prepares for rugby’s Bingham Cup

    The event is the biggest international gay orientated event ever held in Ireland

    2:30 AM — Gay rugby club the Kings Cross Steelers is off to Dublin for the Bingham Cup on Sunday and players are looking forward to a good luck send off at the Two Brewers on Clapham High Street.

  • 2nd June 2008

    Gay basketball hero to be Olympic ambassador 1

    Amaechi chose to come out last year in an autobiography, Man In The Middle

    12:27 PM — Former NBA player John Amaechi will be Amnesty International's first sporting ambassador at the Beijing Olympics this summer.

  • 29th May 2008

    Australian diver comes out ahead of Olympics 3

    Mitcham, 20, came out in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald

    10:41 AM — Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games.

  • 27th May 2008

    Australian sporting hero named as Gay Games ambassador

    Ferris captured her country's heart at Sydney's 2000 Olympics

    1:33 PM — Australian Michelle Ferris, one of cycling's all-time sprint stars, has been selected by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to be the newest Gay Games Ambassador.

  • 26th May 2008

    Biggest Pride in the world draws in millions

    Sao Paulo pride (taken 2004)

    8:59 PM — The world's largest gay pride parade took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday with millions of people peacefully gathering to celebrate gay rights. But the event also creates thousands of jobs.

  • 22nd May 2008

    Homophobic abuse fails to disrupt gay football final

    Leftfooters FC is hosting the International Gay Lesbian Football Association World Championship in London

    5:28 PM — Manchester United may be celebrating their win on penalties at last night's Champion's League Final, but another team from the city also went home with silverwear earlier this month.

  • 16th May 2008

    Interview: a little Dutch girl named Brecht Olsthoorn

    Octopus Cushion Cover Room Seven www.roomseven.com

    10:31 PM — Once upon a time there was a little Dutch girl named Brecht Olsthoorn who loved to watch her mother and father making beautiful clothes for children. She was so inspired by the beautiful fabrics, colours and patterns that she aspired to follow in her parents’ footsteps oneday.

  • 14th May 2008

    Stonewall seeks fans on Facebook

    Everyone from MPs to aspiring pop stars continue to use the social networking site

    2:59 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has launched a new Facebook page as everyone from MPs to aspiring pop stars continue to use the social networking site to connect with friends and supporters.

  • 13th May 2008

    Fitness lesbian loses sponsor over breast comments

    American lesbian fitness guru Jackie Warner needs a new sponsor

    12:45 PM — American lesbian fitness guru Jackie Warner needs a new sponsor. Sports beverage Gatorade pulled its sponsorship from Warner's reality fitness show Work Out, on the Bravo network, in response to letters of outrage from viewers.

  • 6th May 2008

    Lesbian footballer player murdered in homophobic attack

    South Africa's Police Inspectorate has promised "decisive action" against officers who ridicule gay people

    2:38 PM — A prominent female football player gang-raped and murdered in South Africa last week was the victim of homophobic violence, according to activists. Midfielder Eudy Simelane, 31, was buried earlier this week.

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