16th September 2008
Gays more prone to depression, psychiatrists claim 1
3:45 PM — A new study published by the journal BMC Psychiatry claims that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are 50% more likely than straight people to have suffered depression or anxiety disorders.
Free gay law seminar to be held in Manchester
3:36 PM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
Hotel fined after cancelling gay-friendly events 3
3:11 PM — The Eyre Square Hotel in Galway has been ordered to pay €3,000 (£2,393) to two gay men by an Equality Tribunal.
Conference blog: Wheeling around Bournemouth with Lembit
3:08 PM — Celebrity MP and asteroid enthusiast Lembit Opik was showing off his skill on two wheels this morning.
Black LGBT Awards celebrate community achievements
2:50 PM — The second annual Black LGBT Community Awards will be held in London on 20th September. The ceremony is sponsored by the Metropolitan Police, Bootylicious, Outburst, MOC, and UK Black Pride.
Lib Dems discuss gay rights at conference 2
2:45 PM — Senior members of the Liberal Democrats talked about their commitment to ensuring the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people at their party's annual conference.
15th September 2008
Brian Paddick may stand for Parliament 2
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick has said it is possible that he might seek a seat in the House of Commons.
Education chief accused of discrimination against transgender teacher
3:31 PM — Philip Morgan, former education, training and employment manager for Brighton and Hove City Council, has been charged with unacceptable professional conduct.
Conference blog: Chilled out in Bournemouth
3:24 PM — BBC political correspondent James Landale has attracted a small crowd of onlookers as he reports live from the Lib Dem party conference in Bournemouth.
Beano editor reveals changes to avoid depicting “gay bashing” 1
1:56 PM — Euan Kerr, editor of popular children’s comic The Beano, has revealed in a new book that the behaviour of its main character was changed due to accusations of encouraging homophobic bullying.
Mob attack on gay men in Northern Ireland 2
1:54 PM — A group of up to 12 men and women carried out a sustained attack on two men in County Londonderry that has been described as homophobic.
Bad taste gay comedy comes to the UK 7
1:20 PM — An American TV show described as making "South Park look like The Flumps" is to be screen on E4 this week.
14th September 2008
Conference blog: Where is Brian – update 5
7:43 PM — Brian Paddick is at the Lib Dem party conference - he just called PinkNews.co.uk to say he has been here the whole time. We just had not spotted him yet.
Conference blog: Where is Brian? 1
6:58 PM — The Lib Dems may have forgotten about the election for Mayor of London all those months ago (four to be exact) and the man who carried their banner, Brian Paddick.
Lib Dems back gay asylum seekers 1
6:47 PM — The treatment of LGBT asylum seekers by the government has been attacked in a motion passed at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth.
12th September 2008
Doncaster urged to embrace the pink pound
4:13 PM — The Yorkshire town of Doncaster is "sitting up and taking notice of the opportunities" that being gay-friendly can bring.
Preacher spared trial over gay street sermon 15
2:50 PM — A Christian preacher who was arrested and charged with offending gay people during a sermon in a Birmingham street will not face trial.
REVIEW: Dykes to watch out for 1
1:32 PM — Were there any lesbians around before New Labour and Bill Clinton? Why, yes. Before the glitz and glamour of The L Word, before But I'm a Cheerleader there was Alison Bechdel.
Cliff: “rumour-mongers don’t have any power over me” 18
12:52 PM — Pop star Sir Cliff Richard has spoken out after a wave of speculation about his sexuality.
11th September 2008
Evangelical preacher will not compromise us says equality commission 2
4:39 PM — The work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on sexual orientation will not be compromised by the appointment of Joel Edwards, its director of stakeholder relations has said.