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  • 14th August 2008

    Interview: James Graham, ‘Tory Boyz’

    Tory Boyz will run at Soho Theatre from 15th August

    2:34 PM — 'I am a politics and history geek,' says James Graham, 'That's not a cool thing to be at 26!' Well, perhaps it isn't, but an award-winning play and screenwriter with a host of acclaimed productions and TV series under his belt certainly IS a cool thing to be at 26.

  • Mr Gay UK 1993 faces murder charges

    Damian Oldfield

    12:17 PM — The winner of Mr Gay UK 1993 will appear in court today charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield

  • Government will not reprimand ‘gay cure’ MP 34

    The petition called on the Prime Minister to reprimand Mrs Robinson

    11:15 AM — The government has responded to a petition on its official website by members of the public offended by Iris Robinson's comments on homosexuality.

  • 13th August 2008

    Gaydar assistance sees man charged for fraud 2

    Police have not said what the fraud charges relate to

    5:09 PM — Gay social networking site Gaydar has assisted in a Metropolitan Police fraud investigation. The investigation was carried out by the Southward Police LGBT Liaison Officer and detectives from the Community Safety Unit.

  • “Gay cure” MP’s psychiatrist adviser resigns 16

    Mrs. Robinson claimed that homosexuality can be cured

    2:57 PM — Dr. Paul Miller, psychiatrist and part-time adviser to Ulster Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Irish Robinson, has resigned from her employment, reports the Irish News.

  • Police search for information on stabbed gay man

    Police do not think the incident was motivated by homophobia

    1:12 PM — A gay man was stabbed in Northlands Street, Camberwell on Saturday 2nd August. Police and an ambulance attended the scene and Andrew Pratt, 43, was taken to Kings College Hospital.

  • HIV prevention worker fights deportation

    Amdani Juma, 35, will face arrest and imprisonment if he returns to Burundi, his supporters claimed today

    11:42 AM — An HIV prevention worker in Nottingham is fighting deportation to his country of origin.

  • Labour councillor cautioned following gay insult 22

    Mr. Smith was cautioned by police

    10:52 AM — The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham council has been cautioned by police after using homophobic language.

  • 12th August 2008

    Manchester Pride to celebrate 18th birthday 5

    Manchester Pride promises performances by several popular musicians

    5:42 PM — Manchester Pride 2008 will begin on Friday 15th August with a range of events across the city.

  • Two charged with the murder of Liverpool gay teen 7

    A provisional trail date of 26th January was set.

    4:40 PM — Two teens, accused of beating a gay teenage hairdresser to death in what the police claim was a homophobic attack have been charged with his murder today.

  • London Transgender Film Festival announced 1

    Organisers describe the festival as ‘Independent, experimental, cutting edge and diverse'

    3:57 PM — 2008 London Transgender Film Festival will take place at Ritzy Picturehouse, 7th-9th November.

  • Vauxhall event aims to raise drug awareness 1

    Drug Idle is set to educate audiences with facts about drug substances

    11:08 AM — Barcode nightclub is set to host Drug Idle, an evening of debate and discussion around recreational drug use.

  • 11th August 2008

    McKellen and Callow strike out at anti-gay bishop 11

    Sir Ian accused bishop of preaching homophobia

    12:51 PM — Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Callow, two of the UK's most prominent gay actors, have spoken out against Bishop Joseph Devine. Devine, on of Scotlands most prominent clergymen, expressed his disproval of McKellan's recent honour from the Queen in a controversial speech to St. Aloysius College in Glasgow earlier this year.

  • VIP tickets for Gay and Lesbian World Cup on sale now 1

    The tournament will take place from 24th to 31st August

    11:39 AM — Limited edition VIP tickets for the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) World Championship are now on sale.

  • 10th August 2008

    Film Review: You Don’t Mess With The Zohan 1

    Adam Sandler stars as one time counter-terrorist and now-hairstylist Zohan. Photo By: Tracy Bennett. © 2008 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    11:43 AM — For those of us who just don't find Adam Sandler funny, and who have seen no merit to date in any of his movie offerings, his continued Hollywood success is inexplicable.

  • Film Review: Star Wars – The Clone Wars

    Padawan learner Ahoska and Jedi mentor Anakin Skywalker find themselves in a dangerous situation in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (c) Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.

    11:39 AM — The three Star Wars prequels still divide fans of the original trilogy. Was Jar-Jar Binks a travesty, or just The Phantom Menace's answer to the Ewoks? Were the epic battles little more than over-the-top and confusing computer game cut-scenes, or George Lucas once again pushing movie technology to its very limit?

  • Multimillionaire gay dads face investigation into failed business, newspaper claims

    Tony Barlow, Barrie Drewitt and children (picture: BBC Home Truths)

    1:06 AM — The multimillionaire gay couple who hit the headlines five years ago with their "designer" family are under the media spotlight again. The Daily Mail report that Tony Barlow and Barrie Drewitt's former company Euroderm Research is under investigation for alleged irregularities.

  • 9th August 2008

    Sussex Police directs residents to hardcore gay porn by accident 1

    The website that police sent residents to by accident

    1:52 AM — Sussex Police have accidentally encouraged residents to visit a website offering links to hardcore gay pornography and police strippers. The force were trying to promote their Operation Beat Sweep, a programme to tackle anti-social behaviour from gun crime to grime on a leaflet.

  • 8th August 2008

    Emmerdale: Carl and Anna share a kiss

    Emmerdale: Anna and Carl get close

    11:06 PM — Carl and Anna are still squabbling about going into business with Matthew at the start of the week and Donald is getting very tired of it all.

  • EastEnders: Jim’s homecoming upsets Dot

    Dot and Jim are reunited but will things ever be the same again?

    11:02 PM — Emotions are running high in the Branning household this week as ailing OAP Jim Branning makes a dramatic return home after more than a year away. Since suffering a stroke last summer the frail pensioner has been resting up in a nursing home after Dot decided she couldn't cope with him by herself. Although he has made a good recovery the stroke has robbed him of his speech and he is confined to a wheelchair.

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