27th August 2010
Breaking news: Tory minister Crispin Blunt reveals he is gay 85
5:43 PM — Tory justice minister Crispin Blunt admitted he is gay and has separated from his wife.
Trans woman’s employment tribunal to begin next month 16
5:13 PM — Rachel Millington was fired from her job last year after she revealed to bosses that she was starting the process of gender re-assignment. The case, which is coming before a Nottingham employment tribunal in September, may not necessarily create any startling legal precedents – but its reporting demonstrates just how far transgender rights have come in the media over the last few years.
Manchester Pride accused of ‘dumbing down’ 11
3:16 PM — The 20th Manchester Pride, whose "Big Weekend" celebrations kick off today, has been branded "dumbed down" by gay rights group Reclaim the Scene.
South London newspaper News Shopper rewards anti-gay letter with a prize 78
2:05 PM — News Shopper, a south London newspaper, has awarded one of their readers with a prize for an anti-gay missive, which was published as their "Star Letter".
Police investigate possibility that murdered British spy may have died at hands of gay lover 12
12:51 PM — The private life of Gareth Williams, the British MI6 operative found dead in his Pimlico apartment in London this week, is currently being investigated by detectives who are attempting to discover whether he was murdered by a male lover.
26th August 2010
Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend kicks off tomorrow
3:12 PM — Manchester Pride's "Big Weekend" kicks off tomorrow. The festvities will last until Monday night, when a candlelit vigil will bring the ten-day festival to a close.
Middlesbrough’s Supergay 2010 festival commences on Monday 1
12:29 PM — Supergay, Middlesbrough's annual celebration of LGBT life, returns next Monday. The festival will last until 11 September and is expected to be the biggest yet, featuring theatre, comedy, cabaret and more.
Anglican campaigner fails in call for boycott of Christian festival over Peter Tatchell’s appearance 18
11:18 AM — A boycott campaign which called on Christians to stay away from the Greenbelt Christian arts festival in protest their decision to invite gay and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to speak, has apparently failed.
25th August 2010
Gay men ‘continue to top list’ in contracting STIs 14
10:25 AM — Figures released by the Health protection Agency (HPA) this morning have shown that the state of sexual health among the UK population is poor, with STI rates reaching record levels. The figures have also revealed that gay men are of partcular concern.
Latest figures from Health Protection Agency show poor sexual health among gay men
12:01 AM — According to new figures collected by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), almost half a million new cases of STIs were diagnosed in the UK last year - and according to the agency, gay men are among the most worrying groups.
24th August 2010
Interview: Jonathan Hellyer, star of Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
4:38 PM — Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, currently at the Shaw Theatre, is a tapestry of monologues and songs inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Developed in the late 1980s and originally titled, 'The Quilt', 'Elegies,' as it is often shortened to, is a moving, often funny and sometimes heartbreaking collection of stories written from the perspective of characters who've died from AIDS.
George Michael pleads guilty to drugs charges 10
11:15 AM — George Michael has pleaded guilty to crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis and to possessing cannabis cigarettes for his personal use.
23rd August 2010
GaydarRadio announces best listening figures to date
2:32 PM — The award-winning digital station GaydarRadio have scored their highest listening figures to date.
20th August 2010
Manchester Pride begins with Fringe festival 4
5:13 PM — Manchester Pride 2010 began today with a Fringe festival of comedy, art, theatre and sport. More than 40 events will be held in 20 venues ahead of the Big Weekend, which starts next Friday.
18th August 2010
Police appeal after toilet fire at Brighton Pride 3
3:22 PM — An arson attack on portable toilets at Brighton Pride caused £30,000 worth of damage. The fire was started at the block of toilets at the north side of the park near Preston Park Avenue at around 10pm on Saturday August 7th.
17th August 2010
Graham Norton to host Manchester Pride fundraising dinner 2
1:46 PM — Gay TV presenter Graham Norton will host a black-tie dinner to raise funds for next year's Manchester Pride. The event will be held at the Palace Hotel, Manchester, on Thursday September 23rd.
13th August 2010
Latest ‘Protest the Pope’ campaign held in London 72
5:32 PM — A meeting was held in south London last night by the Protest the Pope campaign committee. During the meeting, reasons for protesting the pontiff's visit next month were discussed.
London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6
3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.
Swindon and Wiltshire Gay Pride to take place tomorrow
2:42 PM — Final preparations are underway for tomorrow's third annual Swindon and Wiltshire Gay Pride celebrations.
12th August 2010
George Michael charged with possession of drugs 7
2:49 PM — Musician George Michael has been charged with drug possession and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.