4th November 2008
Malone convicted of homophobic murder in public toilet 2
4:03 PM — A 30-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of a retired accountant in a public toilet in Surrey.
Leading doctor suspended for sending gay hate letter 10
10:41 AM — The President of the Islamic Medical Association has been suspended from medical practice for 12 months by the General Medical Council.
3rd November 2008
Ministry of Justice accused of “collusion” over Cardinal Newman exhumation 11
2:51 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the government of trying to cover up aspects of the decision to exhume the body of 19th century Catholic clergyman Cardinal Henry Newman.
1st November 2008
Widdecombe defends constituency against homophobia charge 33
2:50 PM — Comedian Alan Carr has caused local upset in Kent after he claimed the town of Maidstone is both racist and homophobic.
Test case for straight man who suffered homophobic abuse at work 3
2:25 PM — A 56-year-old married man who was repeatedly taunted at work about being gay because he lives in Brighton has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.
31st October 2008
Fire union backs sexual orientation questionnaire 3
6:58 PM — West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has defended an optional questionnaire it sent to all its staff asking them to state their sexual orientation.
Doctor accused of homophobia storms out of disciplinary hearing 4
4:16 PM — A GP who has given differing explanations about a letter published in his name that said gay people needed the "stick of law to put them on the right path" has stopped attending his disciplinary hearing.
30th October 2008
Interview: Docu-porn, transfeminism and cafe parties at London film fest
3:53 PM — The London Transgender Film Festival 2008 takes place in Brixton next month. We spoke to three of the people involved in this groundbreaking event.
London hosts its first trans film festival
3:19 PM — Transgender, intersex, androgyny, gender variant, trans feminists, gender queer, and gender fluid persons of all natures will be represented at next month's London Transgender Film Festival.
THT increases democratic base with free membership scheme 1
2:32 PM — A leading sexual health charity is encouraging people to join its free membership scheme. Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) members will be kept up to date on the latest HIV news.
MP to host Commons reception for LGBT arts festival
2:17 PM — This year's GFest – gayWise LGBT Arts Festival will be launched at House of Commons next month, thanks to the support of Tottenham MP David Lammy.
Bourne Free 2009 to be held in July
1:48 PM — While the country struggles under cold blasts, snow and afternoon darkness, the organisers of Bournemouth's gay Pride event are already looking to the summer.
Little Britain panders to hatred and homophobia, claims academic 10
12:51 PM — Popular comedy show Little Britain has more in common with Bernard Manning than the generation of subversive comedians who followed in his wake, according to a new academic work.
29th October 2008
BBC: Have I Got News For You joke aimed at Iranian regime not gay people 10
7:20 PM — The BBC has defended a comment about Iran and gays on topical satire show Have I Got News For You.
Exclusive: Police may investigate ‘homophobic’ joke on Have I Got News For You 20
5:44 PM — A gay man has complained to police over comments about homosexuals made on popular BBC quiz show Have I Got News For You, PinkNews.co.uk has been told.
Free sexual health training for professionals working with young people 1
1:24 PM — Courses designed to help professionals who work with young people gain awareness of the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexuals are being offered for free.
28th October 2008
Manchester gay group appeal for witnesses after man drowns
7:38 PM — Police have joined forces with Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) to urge any witnesses who may have information about the death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal.
FA to investigate abuse at Nottingham Forest match 1
7:05 PM — The Football Association has said it will not tolerate homophobic or disctiminatory behaviour from fans after Cardiff City's manager was verbally abused.
Lottery funding for five year study into gays, drugs and alcohol 1
5:48 PM — The Big Lottery Fund's Big Research Programme is to provide funds for "England's first ever research into drug and alcohol use among lesbian, gay and bisexual communities."
Leading Muslim doctor faces professional conduct hearing over homophobic letter 16
1:47 PM — A fitness to practise hearing has been told that a GP who wrote a homophobic and transphobic letter to a medical magazine has changed his story several times.