13th October 2008
Former Mr Gay UK accused of killing and eating another man gives evidence at trial 1
5:24 PM — Anthony Morley said at his murder trial today that he had a steady girlfriend when he won the first Mr Gay UK competition in 1993.
Muslim minister rejects Sharia courts in UK 8
3:21 PM — A government minister has said that the Muslim community in Britain is not "advanced" enough to introduce Sharia courts.
Trans woman gains acceptance as geisha in Japan 1
3:08 PM — A pre-op trans woman claims she became the first ever transsexual geisha after a visit to Kyoto.
Ban on gays in home countries not enough to claim asylum, says immigration boss 7
2:15 PM — Lin Homer, chief executive of the Borders and Immigration Agency (BIA), has caused a furore amongst human rights groups.
George Michael cut from Brits following drug arrest 7
1:38 PM — Pop star George Michael has been dropped from the Brit Awards 2009 due to his recent arrest for drugs offences.
Stonewall Cymru launches DVD to fight homophobic bullying
12:41 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has launched a DVD to tackle homophobic bullying in schools across Wales.
12th October 2008
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The New World 2
12:10 PM — Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University.
10th October 2008
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar keeps newspaper column 8
4:04 PM — A Church of England vicar who wrote a homophobic rant on his blog and then tried to claim he has "nothing against" gay people will not be sacked from his regular column in a local newspaper.
Fundraising appeal attracts donors as Liverpool gay teen is buried 1
2:25 PM — A new fund in memory of Michael Causer has been established and more than £1,000 has already been raised.
Insurers are inconsistent over Hep C 1
1:46 PM — The British insurance industry has a poor understanding of Hepatitis C and life assurance policies for people living with the virus can vary considerably.
BBC rejects complaints about EastEnders gay kiss 19
1:19 AM — More than 150 people who complained after two gay men kissed on BBC soap EastEnders have been told by the corporation that they treat gay and straight relationships in the same way.
9th October 2008
MPs and peers celebrate National AIDS Trust’s 21st birthday
6:14 PM — Lord Fowler was among the guests at a Houses of Parliament reception for the National AIDS Trust yesterday.
Former Mr Gay UK stabbed victim 30 times then sliced off flesh court told 3
5:34 PM — A Home Office pathologist has given evidence at the murder trial of Anthony Morley at Leeds Crown Court.
I don’t believe it! Richard Wilson to host Stonewall Awards 6
3:44 PM — A British comedy legend will host the country's most prestigious gay awards, it has been announced.
Sexual orientation guidance for Northern Ireland service providers issued
1:20 PM — Advice and guidance on what the Sexual Orientation Regulations mean for service providers, public authorities, religious organisations, providers of education has been released.
Ferdinand demands FIFA take action over homophobia 4
11:54 AM — An English footballer has demanded that the game's authorities take homophobic chanting and abuse seriously.
8th October 2008
Court hears how Mr Gay UK killed and cooked another man 1
9:48 PM — A forensic scientist has told a court that she found six pieces of human flesh on a chopping board in a flat belonging to a former winner of the Mr Gay UK competition.
Circumcision not “significant” in HIV rates among men who have gay sex
2:16 PM — Circumcised men who have sex with men do not have significantly lower rates of HIV transmission, a US Centres for Disease Control report has concluded.
7th October 2008
INTERVIEW: Twigg backs Labour initiative to encourage more LGBT MPs 5
9:46 PM — Stephen Twigg's place in British political history was assured on May 1st 1997. He was the young out gay Labour candidate who beat Michael Portillo in Enfield Southgate.
Former Mr Gay UK murder trial hears ex-boyfriend’s testimony 4
5:36 PM — A man who was in a six year relationship with a former Mr Gay UK winner accused of murder testified at his trial today.