9th February 2009
Deputy Commons leader to speak at gay networking event
1:10 PM — The newest gay member of the goverment will be answering questions at the next Village Politics event. Chris Bryant was promoted by Gordon Brown last year.
6th February 2009
Gay humanists celebrate 200th anniversary of birth of Charles Darwin 1
4:04 PM — A joint celebration will be held in London next week. The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) will be marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.
‘So Macho’ preacher hits back with bus adverts claiming God exists 35
3:17 PM — A fundamentalist preacher who unsuccessfully stood for public office has paid for adverts to be placed on London buses proclaiming the existence of God.
London teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of gay man 8
2:42 PM — A 19-year-old man has admitted to the manslaughter of a 61-year-old man in a homophobic attack. David Smith from Bexley in Kent pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey.
5th February 2009
UK set to deport gay man back to Iraq 13
7:57 PM — A gay asylum seeker from Iraq is to be returned to his homeland this week. The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) said the man cannot be trusted as he has already been prosecuted.
Video: Learn your gay ABCs with new tongue-in-cheek animation 7
2:45 PM — A is for Ass, B is for Brokeback Mountain, C is for Closet. A new cartoon that lampoons both gay life and homophobic Christians has been viewed by nearly 70,000 people on website YouTube.
Home Office is failing HIV+ asylum seekers claims charity 4
1:07 PM — A leading charity has said the government is not doing enough to help asylum seekers who are living with HIV or AIDS.
4th February 2009
Gay titles one80news and 3SIXTY under new ownership
4:46 PM — National gay lifestyle magazine 3SIXTY and newspaper one80news are to relaunch under new ownership, it emerged today.
London borough police chief claims he sought advice on gay flag 7
3:05 PM — A senior Metropolitan police officer has said he was advised that it was up to him whether or not to fly a rainbow flag outside a station in east London.
3rd February 2009
Gay-themed musical sweeps London theatre award nominations 1
4:15 PM — Camp musical La Cage Aux Folles has been nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards. The lead actors, Denis Lawson and Douglas Hodge, were nominated.
Gay flag removed from London police station 19
3:47 PM — The new head of London's police service has ordered officers in Limehouse to remove a rainbow flag which was flying from the station's flagpole.
Stephen Fry tops British twitter list but trails Obama
11:53 AM — TV personality Stephen Fry is the UK's most followed twitter user. The QI presenter and polymath regularly updates his twitter feed, and he already has more than 100,000 followers.
2nd February 2009
Deputy Mayor to take part in LGBT History Month event at City Hall
3:33 PM — Broadcasters, celebrities and political figures will be doing their bit for LGBT History Month on Saturday at a special event at London's City Hall.
Appeal for ‘ambassadors’ to share their stories of Pride in London
2:45 PM — The organisers of the UK's largest Pride event want to hear your experiences. Pride London is looking for ambassadors for this year's event.
30th January 2009
Hundreds of events planned for LGBT History Month
12:18 PM — The fifth annual LGBT History Month looks set to be the biggest ever with hundreds of events planned nationwide.
29th January 2009
New Met police commissioner is “hypocritical” on hate crimes claims Tatchell 1
4:43 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has questioned the appointment of Sir Paul Stephenson as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.
27th January 2009
THT makes recommendations to police about HIV transmission cases
4:53 PM — A leading sexual health charity has said that the application of the criminal law in HIV transmission cases is poorly understood by some police officers.
Skins and Torchwood nominated for GLAAD media awards 1
2:35 PM — Two British TV programmes have been nominated for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
26th January 2009
Clone Zone brand saved as company brought out of administration 1
1:24 PM — A gay retailer will continue to trade in three cities after it was brought out of administration by a sex toy manufacturer. Clone Zone announced it will continue trading from four retail outlets.
23rd January 2009
160 MEPs signed up for recognition of civil partnerships 6
2:41 PM — All Labour and Lib Dem MEPs have backed a written declaration on civil partnerships at the European Parliament. However, it did not attract enough support to move to the next stage.