9th July 2010
Killer who murdered London gay man must serve full sentence 63
1:07 PM — A man who attacked a south London gay couple, leaving one dead, has failed to get his jail sentence reduced. David Kilcullen, 47, of Bickley, was jailed for a minimum of 32 years in prison last December for the murder of Gerry Edwards, 59, and the attempted murder of Chris Bevan, 57.
Archbishop of Canterbury accused of ‘betraying’ gay cleric again 18
11:25 AM — Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was accused last night of "betraying" a gay cleric for the second time. This week, Dr Williams refused to support his old friend, the Rev Jeffrey John, for the post of Bishop of Southwark.
8th July 2010
X Factor’s Joe McElderry ‘not gay’ after Twitter hack 20
4:13 PM — X Factor winner Joe McElderry said he was straight yesterday after a prankster apparently posted a message on his Twitter account saying he was gay. The 19-year-old deleted a tweet yesterday which said: "It's been difficult living a lie for so many years."
Elton John to ditch pop for mature records 5
4:03 PM — Elton John has said he will no longer make pop albums. The gay singer, 63, said he wanted to make music that reflected his age.
Comment: Time for Jewish leaders to show some pride 46
2:59 PM — I've been to many LGBT Pride events before; last year I accompanied the-then prime minister's wife Sarah Brown at London's Pride march. This year, both in Tel Aviv and in London, the experience was different, I wasn't just 'coming out' as LGBT, I was coming out as an LGBT Jew.
Gay cleric Jeffrey John rejected from Bishop of Southwark post 41
10:27 AM — The openly gay cleric Rev Jeffrey John has been blocked from becoming a Church of England bishop. Dr John was shortlisted for the post last week and was believed to be the obvious choice for the role, with reports suggesting prime minister David Cameron was minded to back his appointment.
7th July 2010
Interview: Labour leadership frontrunner David Miliband speaks to PinkNews.co.uk 21
5:41 PM — David Miliband is tipped to win the Labour leadership this year. His brother Ed is in second place, while the other contenders trail behind. We interviewed him this afternoon to find out why he believes the gay community should back his leadership bid, if he agrees with full marriage equality and why he enthusiastically supports the Pope's UK visit.
Legal club drug NRG-1 ‘should be banned’ 13
5:22 PM — A drug used on the gay clubbing scene should be banned, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has said. NRG-1, which is made from the chemical naphyrone and is similar to mephedrone, is a legal high but should be made a class-B drug, the body advised.
Comment: What exactly is the coalition government’s stance on gay marriage? 42
4:53 PM — To some, the difference is negligible. To others, the word 'marriage' is the only way they want to see their relationships recognised in law. Civil partnerships were a fantastic milestone for gays and lesbians but it is clear now they are not good enough.
North Wales to get first Mardi Gras festival 8
1:49 PM — North Wales will get its first LGBT Mardi Gras festival next April. The two-day carnival is being organised by gay group Mesmac and will be held at the Mona showground on Anglesey.
Supreme Court rules gay asylum seekers have right to stay in UK 76
10:40 AM — The Supreme Court has ruled that two gay men from Iran and Cameroon have the right to asylum in the UK. The pair took their cases to the court after being told by the Home Office they could safely return home if they were "discreet" about their sexual orientation.
6th July 2010
Review: Trans at London Pride 20
5:25 PM — Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.
Supreme Court to rule on UK’s ‘discretion’ policy for gay asylum seekers 5
5:03 PM — The Supreme Court will issue a decision tomorrow on a test case on the UK's policy of telling gay and lesbian asylum seekers to go home and be discreet.
Liverpool Pride unveils acoustic acts 1
4:35 PM — Liverpool Pride has released its line-up of acoustic acts for the festival next month. Cocabella, Last Choir Standing and Connie Lush are among the artists who will play the event.
Lesbian and gay lawyers ‘deterred from becoming judges’
3:52 PM — Research has has suggested that the judiciary is failing to represent lesbian and gay people. According to a study by LGBT lawyers' network Interlaw, a perception of hostility to out gay judges, judicial culture and the isolation of the job puts gay and lesbian lawyers off becoming judges.
Jeremy Clarkson offends gays with ‘I demand the right not to be bummed’ joke 58
3:11 PM — Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been criticised for a remark about homosexuality. The exchange was cut from Sunday night's BBC2 show, but was revealed by his guest Alistair Campbell.
Anti-Pope protesters urged to show tolerance 74
2:15 PM — The prime minister's special representative for Pope Benedict's visit to the UK says protesters should show restraint. Chris Patten, a former governor of Hong Kong and Tory minister, also said the taxpayer's share of the costs of the visit had risen to £12 million, excluding security.
Comment: Beyond gay and straight 10
1:13 PM — Saturday's gay pride parade in London celebrated 40 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front in Britain. This was a watershed moment in British queer history. For the first time, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people stopped hiding in the closet and suffering in silence.
Stonewall publishes guide to gay-friendly universities 12
11:51 AM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has published an online guide which rates UK universities on how gay-friendly they are. The guide tells prospective students what measures institutions take to make them feel welcome, such as whether there is an LGBT society and what diversity training staff are given.
George Michael arrested after crashing car into shop
11:07 AM — Gay singer George Michael was arrested early on Sunday morning after crashing his car into a shop in Hampstead, north London. He was thought to be returning from London Pride.