2nd December 2008
THT rejects Tatchell criticism and reveals work with blood service 8
5:11 PM — A leading sexual health charity has said it is working with the National Blood Service on the current ban on men who have had sex with men donating blood.
Time runs out for Catholic adoption agencies over gay couples 1
4:42 PM — The Charity Commission has told two Roman Catholic-run adoption agencies they cannot change the purpose for which they were created in order to avoid dealing with homosexual couples.
Christian counsellor should have gay opt-out, employment tribunal told 9
12:43 PM — A man sacked from relationships counselling organisation Relate claimed that his refusal to treat gay couples was parallel to doctors refusing to carry out an abortion, an employment tribunal heard yesterday.
John Barrowman apologises after “exposing” himself on Radio 1 26
11:24 AM — Gay actor, John Barrowman has apologised after he "exposed" himself on a BBC Radio 1 programme. The star of the Doctor Who spin off Torchwood undid his trousers after encouragement from the presenters of the youth programme Switch
1st December 2008
Be aware of HIV say gay MPs 2
4:40 PM — Two government ministers have appealed to the gay community to increase awareness of HIV. A new Terrence Higgins Trust campaign targeting undiagnosed HIV+ gay men was launched today, World AIDS Day.
Christian claims religious discrimination over refusal to counsel gays 10
3:54 PM — A group created "to stand up publicly against a tide of unChristian legal and political changes in the United Kingdom" is backing an employment tribunal case.
Hundreds attend memorial for murdered gay teenager 3
11:30 AM — Liverpool's Anglican cathedral held a well-attended memorial service for a young gay man on Saturday.
28th November 2008
Manchester canal death no longer suspicious say police
5:34 PM — The death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal is no longer being treated as suspicious.
Trevor Phillips: “We can’t allow a spiral of silence on homophobic bullying to continue” 2
5:03 PM — Last night a charity that works with the victims of homophobic and transphobic bullying was honoured with a parliamentary reception.
Liverpool Cathedral to host memorial service for murdered gay teenager 8
4:20 PM — Tomorrow evening Liverpudlians gay and straight will pay tribute to a young man murdered in an allegedly homophobic attack.
Rugby league join gay workplace equality scheme 4
12:22 PM — The decision of the Rugby Football League to join the Diversity Champions Programme run by gay equality organisation Stonewall has been hailed as a major breakthrough.
27th November 2008
Boy George reported laptop hack days before he handcuffed rent boy, court told 1
11:58 PM — Gay star Boy George, who is charged with the false imprisonment of a rent boy told police that his laptop was hacked into just days before the incident, a court was told.
New HIV and sexual health centre opens in Gloucester 1
2:19 PM — A new office of sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will be opened in Gloucester tomorrow.
Lesbian soldier wins MoD harassment payout 2
12:55 PM — A lesbian soldier has been awarded £187,000 in compensation for sex discrimination, victimisation and sexual harassment.
26th November 2008
Boy George’s rent-boy “sexed up” false imprisonment story, court told
8:00 PM — The male escort who claims that Boy George falsely imprisoned him wanted to be placed in hand cuffs and "sexed up" his story a court has heard.
God-fearing policeman sacked over emails about sinful homosexuality 106
2:06 PM — A Christian policeman who circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful has been sacked for misconduct.
Art exhibition explores homophobia in football 3
11:47 AM — The work of gay artist Jason Bartholomew-Hall is on show at an exhibition this week in Brighton.
21st November 2008
80% of kids believe in God, survey into faith bullying reveals 11
3:11 PM — A national charity has drawn attention to the widespread bullying children face because of their religious beliefs.
20th November 2008
Unions call for an end to discrimination on Transgender Day of Remembrance 1
1:18 PM — The 9th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance has been marked in the UK by the Trades Union Congress with a call on employers to stop discriminating against people on the grounds of gender identity.
Celebs show support for FIT at special performance 1
12:22 PM — Well-known faces from the worlds of TV, politics and the theatre attended a special performance of a play about homophobia on Tuesday.