6th February 2009
London teenager pleads guilty to manslaughter of gay man 8
2:42 PM — A 19-year-old man has admitted to the manslaughter of a 61-year-old man in a homophobic attack. David Smith from Bexley in Kent pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey.
Children say Welsh schools are not safe for out gay people 4
2:28 PM — A new LGBT rights charity will be launched today at the Welsh Senedd. The LGBT Excellence Centre Wales is a social enterprise and a charity building on an existing community group.
5th February 2009
UK set to deport gay man back to Iraq 13
7:57 PM — A gay asylum seeker from Iraq is to be returned to his homeland this week. The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) said the man cannot be trusted as he has already been prosecuted.
Witness tells murder trial that gay teenager was kicked in head 2
4:38 PM — A gay teenager who was allegedly beaten to death in Merseyside was called a "queer faggot" during the attack, a witness has testified. Michael Causer died from serious head injuries on August 2nd.
Video: Learn your gay ABCs with new tongue-in-cheek animation 7
2:45 PM — A is for Ass, B is for Brokeback Mountain, C is for Closet. A new cartoon that lampoons both gay life and homophobic Christians has been viewed by nearly 70,000 people on website YouTube.
New index hopes to identify world’s most gay friendly business 2
1:32 PM — A new international business equality index will assess which companies are best serving their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans employees, suppliers and consumers.
Home Office is failing HIV+ asylum seekers claims charity 4
1:07 PM — A leading charity has said the government is not doing enough to help asylum seekers who are living with HIV or AIDS.
4th February 2009
Gay titles one80news and 3SIXTY under new ownership
4:46 PM — National gay lifestyle magazine 3SIXTY and newspaper one80news are to relaunch under new ownership, it emerged today.
London borough police chief claims he sought advice on gay flag 7
3:05 PM — A senior Metropolitan police officer has said he was advised that it was up to him whether or not to fly a rainbow flag outside a station in east London.
Peer convicted of gay sex offences could be expelled from Lords under new rules 4
2:42 PM — An hereditary peer who was prosecuted for gay sex offences in a trial that scandalised 1950s Britain could lose his seat in the House of Lords under new proposals.
Beckham: Inside me there is a gay man who wants to come out 10
2:17 PM — Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has said she has more in common with gay men than other women. The wife of footballer David Beckham, she is close friends with prominent gay Sir Elton John.
3rd February 2009
Gay-themed musical sweeps London theatre award nominations 1
4:15 PM — Camp musical La Cage Aux Folles has been nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards. The lead actors, Denis Lawson and Douglas Hodge, were nominated.
Gay flag removed from London police station 19
3:47 PM — The new head of London's police service has ordered officers in Limehouse to remove a rainbow flag which was flying from the station's flagpole.
Stephen Fry tops British twitter list but trails Obama
11:53 AM — TV personality Stephen Fry is the UK's most followed twitter user. The QI presenter and polymath regularly updates his twitter feed, and he already has more than 100,000 followers.
2nd February 2009
Tories question decision to fly rainbow flag at police HQ 17
5:06 PM — A Conservative MP has accused North Wales police of 'tokenism' for marking LGBT History Month by flying the rainblow flag at their headquarters building.
Deputy Mayor to take part in LGBT History Month event at City Hall
3:33 PM — Broadcasters, celebrities and political figures will be doing their bit for LGBT History Month on Saturday at a special event at London's City Hall.
Appeal for ‘ambassadors’ to share their stories of Pride in London
2:45 PM — The organisers of the UK's largest Pride event want to hear your experiences. Pride London is looking for ambassadors for this year's event.
Catholic church backs legal challenge in gay adoption case 21
1:40 PM — The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is backing a legal challenge on behalf of two grandparents whose grandchildren are to be adopted by a gay couple.
Doctors claim NHS has “come a long way” on gay acceptance 4
11:30 AM — The British Medical Association has claimed that attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans medical staff are improving.
1st February 2009
Coronation Street Spoilers: Two proposals for Becky
4:45 PM — When the factory girls turn up at Underworld to find it locked up and no sign of Carla and Tony, alarms bells ring. Maria tells them what she saw the previous evening and so Julie goes to their flat to find a blood-soaked and dejected Tony. She fears for Carla but later Leanne and Maria go to the flat and a drunken Tony says she has left because she was in love with Liam all along. How will Maria take this last bit of news?