30th October 2008
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.
Stoke votes for new local government model after gay mayors 1
1:42 PM — The elected mayor of Stoke on Trent has said he is disappointed that voters in the city have decided to replace him with a council leader and cabinet system.
27th October 2008
Julian Clary’s suit to be auctioned online for NSPCC
5:53 PM — Comedian, TV presenter and author Julian Clary has donated one of his favourite suits to raise money for the NSPCC.
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
24th October 2008
‘Gay wedding’ vicar in line for Stonewall award 1
6:32 PM — A Church of England priest who has expressed regret for performing a "gay wedding" for two fellow clergy is one of the nominees for Stonewall's Hero of the Year award.
Hate preacher demands death penalty for Mr Gay UK convicted of murder 14
3:25 PM — A Christian fundamentalist group has commented on the recent case of a former Mr Gay UK convicted of murder. Christian Voice is headed by Stephen Green.
Catholics to celebrate their queer saints
2:56 PM — The Feast of All Saints will be marked in an unusual way by London's LGBT Catholics next month.
I won’t do it again, promises ‘gay wedding’ vicar 2
1:45 PM — A Church of England priest who blessed the same-sex partnership of two of his fellow clergy in a church ceremony has expressed regret for his actions.
Organisers delighted at success of LGBT Muslim conference 5
12:45 PM — Scholars, academics and activists from across the world gathered in London earlier this month to mark the tenth anniversary of the largest support group for LGBT Muslims in Europe.
Police appeal for witnesses after man drowns in crusing area canal
12:33 PM — Detectives in Manchester have joined forces with a gay group to appeal to anyone who can help them piece together what happened to a man who drowned near a well-known cruising spot.