12th August 2008
London Transgender Film Festival announced 1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Mayor Boris Johnson diverts Soho Pride funds to fight homophobic bullying 9
6:50 PM — A £10,000 grant from City Hall to a central London Pride event has been withdrawn. Soho Pride has been held in August for the last five years.
REVIEW: Jeremy Marks, ‘Exchanging the truth of God for a lie’ 15
5:10 PM — In ‘Exchanging the truth of God for a lie: One man’s spiritual journey to find the truth about homosexuality and same-sex partnerships’, Jeremy Marks explores his philosophy on gay Christianity.
Gay youth radio station will use £4,000 grant to overhaul website 1
4:52 PM — FYI Radio, a LGBT youth user-generated radio station, has been awarded £4,000 from the European Youth in Action programme.
Anti-gay Christian “family” group folds in wake of founder’s affair 8
4:05 PM — A fundamentalist organisation run by a former police officer turned preacher has reportedly been disbanded. The Christian Congress for Traditional Values was instrumental in organising anti-gay demonstrations.
Hollyoaks actor calls on Iris to resign over gay comments 3
1:07 PM — An actor who plays a bisexual character in a TV soap for teenagers has spoken out against an MP at the centre of a homophobia row.
7th August 2008
Less than 1% of civil partnerships end in ‘divorce’ 2
3:56 PM — Figures obtained by PinkNews.co.uk show that less than 250 lesbian and gay civil partnerships have ended in a dissolution.
Rowan Williams “a prisoner of the Lambeth mafia” claims gay activist 5
1:49 PM — Peter Tatchell has accused the Anglican church of accommodating homophobes in a way it would never do with racists or anti-Semites.
Archbishop of Canterbury’s support for gay marriage revealed 4
1:34 PM — Correspondence between an evangelical Christian and Rowan Williams has been uncovered which reveals his support for gay marriage.
Anglican leader criticises church for making gays feel “rejected” 1
1:07 PM — Anglican leaders need to correct the wrongful impression that the Church rejects gay and lesbian people, the Archbishop of Wales said yesterday.
Government considers controls on club drug GBL 1
10:50 AM — The Home Office has announced that may make a drug which has become popular on the gay club curcuit a controlled substance.