1st September 2008
Violence against gays preached in British mosques claims new documentary 18
12:26 PM — Channel 4 will transmit controversial programme this evening that claims anti-Semitism and homophobia are being preached at a leading British mosque.
Scottish minister backs fight against rural homophobia 1
11:28 AM — The Minister for Communities and Sport in Scotland has said the country's SNP government is committed to fighting prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people.
Gay Tory attacks Britain’s Olympic athletes for going to China 8
10:56 AM — One of the most senior Tories in London has attacked the British Olympic team for going to the Beijing Games and implied the Mayor was forced to go.
England wins gay football World Cup 1
10:33 AM — Stonewall Lions FC have triumphed at the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) World Championship on Saturday.
29th August 2008
Manchester Pride a “purely commercial operation” claims gay business leader 20
5:14 PM — A leading member of Manchester's gay village has attacked the organisation and running of the city's Pride events.
Brighton to play host to Euro gay sailing regatta 2
4:43 PM — Gays will be setting sail for the 8th annual Euro Gay Cup next month. The competition returns to Brighton Marina.
Leicester LGBT to hold week of celebrations
4:36 PM — The East Midlands city of Leicester is set for a week-long celebration of LGBT life next month. An "eclectic and exciting" schedule has been planned.
Village Drinks to launch new media club for gay professionals
4:26 PM — One of the UK's leading social networking communities has announced ambitious plans for a media club.
Competition and friendship at gay soccer world cup in London
3:31 PM — The world's largest gay football event got underway with a series of matches on Bank Holiday Monday in Regents Park.
Gay activist appointed Honorary Consul to Wales 1
12:25 PM — San Marino has become the 31st country to establish a diplomatic mission in Wales with the appointment of Federico Podeschi as Honorary Consul.
28th August 2008
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
Queer group claims organisers tried to censor them at Manchester Pride 15
2:09 PM — A national gay youth group has complained about scenes at Manchester Pride last weekend. The event was a 78-hour extravaganza of music, film, heritage and culture.
INTERVIEW: From CATS to Albert Square
1:35 PM — John Partridge confides that he is slowly getting used to being recognised everywhere he goes. As the actor who plays Christian Clarke on EastEnders, the attention is understandable.
Slight fall in number of City candidates out in the workplace 1
11:24 AM — An annual survey of attitudes towards homosexuality in the City of London has found that the country's financial heart has "slipped as a bastion of equality."
27th August 2008
THT launches low cost counselling service for gay men 5
3:41 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new counselling service for gay and bisexual men that will cost as little as £25.
26th August 2008
Coronation Street: Jerry tells Teresa he still loves her
11:10 PM — There is an unexpected turn of events between Teresa and Jerry this week that proves even more shocking than her plot to poison him. At the start of the week poor Jerry is lying unconscious in hospital after Teresa almost finished him off with a cocktail of pills. However, as he starts to come round Teresa is terrified he will remember something incriminating and scarpers. Will it all come flooding back to Jerry?
Emmerdale: Matthew and Katie are held hostage at gunpoint
11:06 PM — Matthew has the shock of his life this week. A blast from his past turns up and points a gun straight at him. The situation quickly goes from very bad to absolutely terrible when Katie turns up and wanders right into the gunman's range. Terrified, Katie and Matthew both find themselves with their lives in the hands of this mystery gunman. Who is he and what does he want?
EastEnders: Honey leaves Billy
11:03 PM — Honey and Billy were never the most believable of couples. Billy first appeared on our screens as the distant cousin of Grant and Phil Mitchell. He was also the abusive uncle of young Jamie Mitchell and wasn't exactly doting father or husband material. His transformation from cowardly bully of children to cowardly family man required a substantial suspension of belief on behalf of the audience. When he finally got hitched to Honey it seemed an unlikely coupling to say the least.
Coronation Street: Mel suspects Teresa’s evil plan
10:54 PM — Teresa is sailing close to the wind this week as her plot to poison Jerry is almost discovered. Gail is the first person to smell trouble and calls the doctor to come and look at Jerry who looks increasingly unwell. However, Teresa's only concern is that her nasty little plan is about to be uncovered just as the old man was softening to the idea of her living with him. Charming we must say. How much longer can Teresa keep up this charade?
Emmerdale: Val finds herself with an unwelcome new best friend
10:50 PM — Val's doing her best to get Pollard to forgive her. But she has to deal with a setback when her holiday chum, Bonnie, turns up.