6th October 2008
Maria Eagle to work on gay rights bill as Equalities minister 2
12:31 PM — A junior Justice minister is to take on additional duties for Equalities. Maria Eagle replaces Barbara Follett.
Tory ‘rising star’ backs gay arts festival 1
11:07 AM — Organisers of an LGBT arts festival have revealed that they have received support from politicians of all parties.
Church finds no remains after opening Cardinal’s grave 8
10:20 AM — No physical remains in the grave of a 19th century church leader that is to be made a saint. Cardinal Newman, Britain's most famous Catholic convert after Tony Blair, died in 1890.
Police name man found in canal near cruising ground
9:58 AM — A man who drowned in a canal in Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning has been named.
5th October 2008
Follett moved from Equalities role ahead of gay rights bill 2
6:00 PM — Junior minister Barbara Follett has been moved to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Gay Tory tipped for promotion in reshuffle 1
5:30 PM — Greg Barker is the frontrunner to be appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as part of a reconfiguration of the Conservative frontbench.
UK’s first Muslim minister promoted to Justice
4:33 PM — Shahid Malik has been promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice.
Gay MP Chris Bryant tipped for Deputy Leader of the House 3
11:11 AM — Chris Bryant, the openly gay MP for Rhonda, is reportedly to be appointed Deputy Leader of the House of Commons in the final stages of Prime minister Gordon Brown's reshuffle.
4th October 2008
Manchester police appeal for witnesses after drowning near gay cruising ground
3:16 PM — Manchester police have today renewed their appeal for witnesses after discovery of a body in a city centre canal.
Watford Football club’s war of words with Sir Elton John
11:02 AM — The Chairman of Watford Football Club has hit back at gay star Sir Elton John after he criticised the club for selling some of its best players for £21 million.
3rd October 2008
Police appeal for witnesses after body found near gay cruising area 1
5:32 PM — Manchester police have asked for witnesses to come forward after the body of a man was found in a canal in the early hours of this morning.
Nick Brown becomes second gay man appointed in reshuffle 13
5:15 PM — As more details of the Cabinet reshuffle are released, it has been confirmed that Nick Brown will replace Geoff Hoon as Chief Whip.
Gay rights advocate to replace Mandelson in Brussels
1:30 PM — Baroness Ashton is to leave the Cabinet and replace Peter Mandelson as an EU Commissioner.
2nd October 2008
Arsenal manager says homophobic abuse should not be tolerated
8:04 PM — A leading football coach has said insults of any kind should not be tolerated after a Portsmouth player was targeted with homophobic and racist abuse.
London gay youth left permanently paralysed by homophobic attack 40
7:33 PM — A 21 year old has been left permanently paralysed from the waist down after he was set upon by a group of youths while he was on his way to a gay bar in east London.
Met police chief resigns after Boris “made clear” he should go
5:12 PM — The UK's most senior police officer is to stand down. Sir Ian Blair had clashed with a senior gay officer over the shooting of an innocent man in 2005.
Last chance to get tickets for Stella Duffy night
2:10 PM — Writer, playwright and actor Stella Duffy will be "in conversation" at the National Theatre in London later this month.
1st October 2008
Witness appeal following assault in Hyde Park gay cruising area
9:15 PM — Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on a man in his 50s in London's Hyde Park. The incident occurred at approximately 10pm on Sunday 21st September 2008 within the Rose Gardens in the park, an area popular with gay men.
Swimming coach accused of lesbian relationship with under-age girl
5:30 PM — Staines Swimming Club’s head coach Katy Rydquist will face a disciplinary hearing after complaints that she had a sexual relationship with an under-age female pupil.
29th September 2008
Liverpool gay village plan frustrated by council 5
1:32 PM — Business leaders in Liverpool have criticised a proposal from the council that streets around the city's "gay quarter" be closed to traffic after 10pm.