25th August 2010
Latest figures from Health Protection Agency show poor sexual health among gay men
12:01 AM — According to new figures collected by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), almost half a million new cases of STIs were diagnosed in the UK last year - and according to the agency, gay men are among the most worrying groups.
24th August 2010
Interview: Jonathan Hellyer, star of Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
4:38 PM — Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, currently at the Shaw Theatre, is a tapestry of monologues and songs inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Developed in the late 1980s and originally titled, 'The Quilt', 'Elegies,' as it is often shortened to, is a moving, often funny and sometimes heartbreaking collection of stories written from the perspective of characters who've died from AIDS.
George Michael pleads guilty to drugs charges 10
11:15 AM — George Michael has pleaded guilty to crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis and to possessing cannabis cigarettes for his personal use.
17th August 2010
Teenager ‘stabbed student support officer who threatened to say he was gay’
2:32 PM — A 17-year-old boy accused of murdering a student support officer has claimed that the victim made sexual advances to him.
16th August 2010
Gay men warned of dangers of drink spiking 3
4:52 PM — Gay men in London have been warned to stay on their guard after several instances of drink spiking. In one incident, a man was robbed after accepting a spiked drink from men he met at London Pride last month.
13th August 2010
Latest ‘Protest the Pope’ campaign held in London 72
5:32 PM — A meeting was held in south London last night by the Protest the Pope campaign committee. During the meeting, reasons for protesting the pontiff's visit next month were discussed.
London announces bid to host tenth gay games in 2018 6
3:12 PM — London is bidding to host the tenth Gay Games in 2018. The games, recently held in Cologne, are one of the largest sporting and cultural events in the world.
12th August 2010
George Michael charged with possession of drugs 7
2:49 PM — Musician George Michael has been charged with drug possession and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
UK Black Pride takes place in London this Saturday 50
1:56 PM — The fifth annual UK Black Pride celebrations are to take place this weekend in the grounds of north London's Regent's Park College.
10th August 2010
BiCon bisexuality conference to be held this month 1
11:26 AM — The 2010 BiCon bisexuality conference will be held in London at the end of this month. The yearly event, which attracts around 250 participants, will take place at the University of London between August 26th-30th.
9th August 2010
Man guilty of killing trans woman Destiny Lauren 4
5:36 PM — A 22-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering trans prostitute Destiny Lauren. Leon Fyle, of Catford, denied killing 29-year-old Ms Lauren but was today found guilty of strangling her and stealing her possessions.
6th August 2010
2012 Olympics chiefs urged to highlight London’s ‘diverse communities’ 4
3:29 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to meet the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics next week to urge them to promote London's diverse communities. He is calling on them to ensure that minorities are visible during ceremonies.
Gay icon and rugby star Ben Cohen supports Gay Sports Day 8
3:04 PM — England rugby union star and gay icon Ben Cohen has given his support to this year's Gay Sports Day. The day, organised by GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, will be held on August 30th.
5th August 2010
Man admits sleeping with trans prostitute before her murder
1:26 PM — A man accused of the murder of trans woman Destiny Lauren has admitted he had sex with her but denies killing her. Ms Lauren, 29, who was born male, was found dead at her Kentish Town flat on November 5th 2009.
3rd August 2010
Police warn gay cruisers of danger on Clapham Common 21
12:05 PM — Police have been visiting Clapham Common after dark to warn gay men meeting for sex that they may be attacked or robbed. There have been increased reports of robberies and assaults on gay cruisers in the area.
29th July 2010
London support group for gay men with HIV and hep C 1
1:28 PM — A support group for gay men in London with HIV and hepatitis C begins next month. The group, set up by Terrence Higgins Trust, will meet one evening a week for six weeks in central London, beginning on August 12th.
22nd July 2010
Peter Tatchell confronts BNP leader Nick Griffin 37
6:00 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell confronted BNP leader Nick Griffin today over his party's record of homophobia, anti-Semitism and verbal attacks on Muslims. Mr Griffin, who was barred from a garden party at Buckingham Palace today, was leaving the BBC studios in Westminster when Mr Tatchell ambushed him in a stairwell.
21st July 2010
Man denies murdering trans woman Destiny Lauren
2:59 PM — A man accused of killing a trans woman in November last year in Kentish Town, London, has gone on trial. Leon Fyle, 22, who is unemployed, strangled 29-year-old Destiny Lauren after visiting her for sex, a court heard.
One in seven men on London gay scene thought to have HIV 21
12:07 PM — One in seven men on the capital's gay scene are thought to be infected with HIV - markedly higher than the rate for the general gay male population.
16th July 2010
John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares 3
3:19 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London. The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September.