12th December 2008
Elton John loses defamation case against The Guardian 18
5:48 PM — A spoof column satirising gay star Sir Elton John was not defamatory, the High Court in London has ruled.
Malone sentenced to life for homophobic murder in public toilet 10
12:13 PM — A 30-year-old man found guilty of the murder of a retired accountant in a public toilet in Surrey has been jailed for life. Mark Malone will serve at least thirty years.
5th December 2008
Boy George convicted of false imprisonment 4
11:33 AM — Pop star and DJ Boy George was found guilty of false imprisonment by a jury in London earlier today. He will be sentenced next month.
3rd December 2008
Charity for gay homeless teens rebrands to reach new generation of kids in need 1
3:44 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust has unveiled its new corporate identity and logo. The charity works with young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people whose families have rejected them or are unable to care for them.
Boy George declines to give evidence at his trail
11:52 AM — Pop singer and DJ Boy George will not to give evidence at his trial for allegedly imprisoning a male prostitute at his London flat.
2nd December 2008
John Barrowman apologises after “exposing” himself on Radio 1 26
11:24 AM — Gay actor, John Barrowman has apologised after he "exposed" himself on a BBC Radio 1 programme. The star of the Doctor Who spin off Torchwood undid his trousers after encouragement from the presenters of the youth programme Switch
1st December 2008
G-A-Y promoter apologises over Britney disappointment 1
4:10 PM — The promoter of club night G-A-Y has apologised to fans the non-appearance of Britney Spears on Saturday night.
Pride London wins tourism award for cultural diversity
1:36 PM — The UK's largest LGBT event has topped off a year of triumphs with an accolade from London's official tourist organisation.
28th November 2008
New legal advice service for LGBT victims of domestic abuse
5:16 PM — A firm of solicitors has joined forces with Stonewall Housing to create an advice service for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.
27th November 2008
Boy George reported laptop hack days before he handcuffed rent boy, court told 1
11:58 PM — Gay star Boy George, who is charged with the false imprisonment of a rent boy told police that his laptop was hacked into just days before the incident, a court was told.
Graham Norton to join La Cage Aux Folles next year
1:09 PM — TV presenter and comedian Graham Norton is to take the role of Albin in the London stage production of La Cage Aux Folles.
26th November 2008
Boy George’s rent-boy “sexed up” false imprisonment story, court told
8:00 PM — The male escort who claims that Boy George falsely imprisoned him wanted to be placed in hand cuffs and "sexed up" his story a court has heard.
Teenager charged with murder of London gay man 8
2:48 PM — A 16-year-old has been charged with the murder of David Cooper, a 28-year-old gay man from Woolwich, south east London.
24th November 2008
Boy George chained male prostitute to wall, court told 6
4:44 PM — Singer and DJ Boy George chained a male prostitute to the wall of his apartment, a London court heard today.
Gay man murdered – police appeal to Soho bar customers for information 7
12:51 PM — A 28 year old man found dead in his flat in south east London may have been the victim of a homophobic attack.
21st November 2008
LGBT domestic violence helpline backs Reclaim the Night 1
5:50 PM — The national helpline for lesbian, gay bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic violence has backed this year’s Reclaim the Night events.
Video: Faggot, I kill every one of them 28
2:16 PM — Gay hate singer Bounty Killer is seen in this video boasting of wanting to murder gay and lesbian people.
Tatchell slams police and Home Office over homophobic performer Bounty Killer 8
1:31 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has said that the Metropolitan police would cancel a concert in London by a reggae artist notorious for his homophobic lyrics if there was a riot.
18th November 2008
Education minister to launch LGBT History Month 4
4:36 PM — Baroness Morgan will become the first education minister to attend the pre-launch of LGBT History Month.
Met police defend decision not to ban homophobic performer 18
1:24 PM — London's police service has been criticised by gay rights activists for allowing a concert by a notoriously homophobic singer to go ahead in the city this weekend.