27th January 2009
Skins and Torchwood nominated for GLAAD media awards 1
2:35 PM — Two British TV programmes have been nominated for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
26th January 2009
Tories defend religious opt-out from homophobic incitement law 29
6:11 PM — The Shadow Justice Secretary, Dominic Grieve has expressed support for an amendment that could weaken laws protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Prime Minister honours gay victims in Holocaust Memorial Day statement 9
2:48 PM — Prime Minister Gordon Brown has released a statement ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow, the international day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Clone Zone brand saved as company brought out of administration 1
1:24 PM — A gay retailer will continue to trade in three cities after it was brought out of administration by a sex toy manufacturer. Clone Zone announced it will continue trading from four retail outlets.
23rd January 2009
Interview: NUS president explains why pragmatism is the best politics 6
12:42 PM — On Tuesday, as Barack Obama was preparing to take control of the world's only superpower, change had come to Wolverhampton.
22nd January 2009
Roofer sentenced to life for 1997 murder of trans woman 1
1:13 PM — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life for the murder of a trans sex worker in London in 1997. James Hopkins, of Bawn Drive, Farnley, Leeds will serve at least 17 years.
Gay judge reveals homophobic interrogation on his way to the bench 3
11:40 AM — The first High Court judge to be open about his homosexuality has revealed that he had to face questions about his sex life by a "special tribunal" of inquisitors when he applied to be a part-time recorder.
21st January 2009
Advertising watchdog rejects investigation into whether God “probably” doesn’t exist 13
5:54 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority has said that an athiest poster campaign does not break the advertising code.
Lily Allen claims gay blogger Perez Hilton is a misogynist 7
4:03 PM — Pop star Lily Allen has hit out at people who make anti-gay statements and described gossip blogger Perez Hilton as "a woman hater" in an interview to be published tomorrow.
Four banned from football grounds for homophobic chants at Tottenham game 1
7:00 AM — Eleven people have appeared at Portsmouth Magistrate's Court on charges of indecent chanting. The three accused under the age of 16 pleaded not guilty, along with four others.
19th January 2009
Cameron hails the return of Ken Clarke after eleven years on the backbenches 2
1:56 PM — It has been billed as the final reshuffle of the Tory frontbench before the general election. Gordon Brown could go to the country anytime before June 2010.
Nick Herbert moved to environment in Tory frontbench reshuffle
1:30 PM — A leading gay Tory has been moved from his Shadow Justice brief to take on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
18th January 2009
Alan Duncan loses business portfolio in Cameron’s reshuffle
11:06 PM — The long-anticipated reshuffle of Conservative leader David Cameron's frontbench team has led to the removal of a leading gay politician from a key role.
16th January 2009
Rumpole creator and Gay News defender Sir John Mortimer dies 3
11:55 PM — Author, dramatist and free-speech barrister Sir John Mortimor has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. Sir John famously defended the publishers of Gay News in 1976 after they were accused of blasphemy for publishing a poem that appeared to imply that Jesus was gay.
Ad standards body to rule on “no God” campaign next week 22
4:23 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority will decide next week whether to investigate complaints that a series of adverts on public transport which claim there is no God have breached the code of conduct.
Interview: Twitter to victory says Labour candidate 3
3:00 PM — Luke Pollard, the Labour party candidate for South West Devon at the next general election, is introducing me to the online world of Twitter.
Inquest rules on gay teen goaded to suicide by baying Derby mob 15
2:00 PM — A gay student jumped to his death after being jeered at by members of the public, an inquest has heard.
Black gay activist among new Stonewall trustees 5
1:31 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has announced the appointment of four new trustees. Rob Berkeley, Founding Chair of the Black Gay Men’s Advisory Group, will join the board.
Trans toilets introduced at student union nightclub 12
11:57 AM — A British university has introduced toilets for transgender people at their student union nightclub.
15th January 2009
F1 boss falsely accused of homophobia had hired gay steward 1
4:09 PM — The steward on board the private jet of Formula 1 team owner Ron Dennis is gay, it has been revealed.