7th August 2009
Glasgay festival’s play Jesus, Queen of Heaven upsets Christians 54
1:00 PM — Fundamentalist Christians have claimed that a play to be performed later this year as part of the Glasgay arts festival is insulting to their beliefs.
Royal College of Psychiatrists asked to come out against gay “cure” therapies 21
11:53 AM — The UK's governing body for psychiatry has been asked to advise its members not to refer clients who are confused about their sexuality to therapies that claim to change their sexual orientation.
Homophobic SNP councillor faces investigation 52
10:24 AM — A lesbian couple have complained to Scottish Borders Council about remarks made by a councillor about gay people.
6th August 2009
Lost generation: Are modern HIV campaigns failing younger gays? 26
1:47 PM — While older gay men remember shocking images of tombstones in HIV awareness ads from the 1990s, the fear and uncertainty is alien to younger men. Are they being let down by today's campaigns?
Report: Ex-gay therapy does not work 17
12:37 PM — The American Psychological Association (APA) released a report yesterday firmly stating that homosexuality cannot be changed.
5th August 2009
Gay man beaten after leaving Torquay nightclub 3
5:26 PM — A gay man was robbed and beaten while leaving a gay club in Torquay in the early hours of Saturday morning.
EXCLUSIVE – PR guru Max Clifford: ‘If a gay footballer comes out, his career is over’ 28
4:19 PM — Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has said that gay footballers who come out of the closet could find their careers in tatters due to homophobic attitudes. In the first of a two-part series on homophobia in football, Adrian Tippetts reports.
Stonewall publishes advice for lesbians on getting pregnant 2
12:08 PM — Stonewall, the gay and lesbian rights group, has published a guide for lesbians on how to get pregnant in the wake of the new laws protecting the rights of lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment.
Church of England groups push for gay ordinations 10
11:52 AM — A number of progessive groups in the Church of England are pushing for gay ordinations of bishops and same-sex blessings.
Campaign for government apology to gay mathematician Alan Turing 20
10:45 AM — A British programmer is petitioning the government to apologise to gay mathematician Alan Turing for his prosecution for homosexuality.
4th August 2009
Police hold meeting to deal with East End gay attacks 23
5:57 PM — Police are holding a public meeting to encourage people to report homophobic attacks in the East End of London. There have been a number of claims of violence against gays in the Shoreditch area.
Couple complain of homophobia in Tesco 45
5:44 PM — A lesbian couple from Milton Keynes say they have experienced staff homophobia several times at their local Tesco supermarket.
London Pride Run to be held in two weeks 2
4:38 PM — Former mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is to fire the starter gun at this year's London Pride Run. The event, organised by gay running group London Frontrunners, will raise money for the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.
Gay Sherlock Holmes ‘will turn audiences off’ 87
1:12 PM — Plans to give legendary detective Sherlock Holmes a gay twist have been attacked by a film critic who said it could turn audiences off.
Number of civil partnerships continues to fall 13
11:54 AM — The number of civil partnerships entered into by gay and lesbian couples has continued to fall since a peak when they were legalised in 2005.
Liverpool library apologises for banning gay magazine 13
10:28 AM — Liverpool library managers have apologised to a customer after he was told a gay magazine had been banned from his local library.
3rd August 2009
Scottish councillor: ‘Gays are sad and atheists are damned to hell’ 329
5:33 PM — A Scottish councillor has described "so-called" gays as "really very sad people" and said that non-believers are "damned to hell".
Gay man blackmailed lover for thousands of pounds 19
4:59 PM — A gay man who blackmailed his former lover for thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years. Kriston Cook, 20, threatened to tell the family and friends of his ex-lover about their relationship if his victim did not hand over nearly £2,000.
Gorillas found to be a source of HIV infection 5
1:38 PM — Scientists have discovered a gorilla strain of HIV in a Cameroonian woman. They believe this is the first time the strain present in gorillas has been found in a human.
Christian protesters fail to halt Belfast Pride 12
12:13 PM — A 70-strong group of Christian protesters were present at Belfast Pride yesterday but were mainly ignored by the 6,000 revellers marching the streets.