30th July 2008
Mandelson claims Labour party is in “flux” as leadership speculation increases
3:13 PM — The EU Commissioner for Trade has backed the Foreign Secretary's decision to set out his vision of the future for the government.
Gay man re-elected chair of Royal College of Nursing Congress
2:50 PM — The world's largest trade union for nurses, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has re-elected a gay man as the Chair of the RCN's Annual Congress for a further two years.
Tory councillor’s gay sex case adjourned for a week 1
1:00 PM — A Conservative councillor in Harrow turned up at court today to face charges of gross indecency in a public lavatory, but the case was adjourned for a week.
Stonewall FC wins gold at EuroGames 2008
11:21 AM — An English football team has picked up more silverwear at the EuroGames in Barcelona. Stonewall FC won the soccer tournament, beating old rivals Cologne 2 - 0 in the finals.
29th July 2008
Second annual Tranny Olympics to coincide with Beijing thing 1
5:18 PM — Just 24 hours after the Olympics begin in Beijing, The Macbeth pub in London's Shoreditch will play host to its very own sporting event.
Charity questions if changes to murder law will help LGBT domestic abuse victims
5:02 PM — An overhaul of murder laws that will see the "crime of passion" defence abolished has been welcomed by a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Police appeal for witnesses after homophobic incident on train
4:17 PM — The British Transport Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old was subjected to homophobic abuse on a train between Shildon and Darlington.
INTERVIEW: Teaching the lessons of the Holocaust
3:59 PM — Kay Andrews is head of education at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Established in 1988, the Trust educates young people about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today.
Unionist politicians warned of consequences of homophobia 1
2:16 PM — Gay right activist Peter Tatchell's visit to Belfast continues to generate headlines, with claims that Democratic Unionist politicians are contributing to a culture of homophobia.
Video: Andrew and George may reform Wham! for one last gig
1:44 PM — Camp pop band Wham! are set for a one off reunion, according to reports. The group, made up of Andrew Ridgley and gay artist George Michael, formed in 1981.
US complaints lead to Mr T ad being pulled from UK screens 12
12:02 PM — An advertising campaign featuring A-Team star Mr T has been withdrawn after concerns it may be offensive to gay men. In the ad Mr T calls a speed walker in tight shorts "a disgrace to the man race."
Six day festival of gay Pride in Foyle will include “Iris tribute”
11:44 AM — The gay community in the Foyle region of Northern Ireland will celebrate Pride next month with an "Iris Robinson tribute."
28th July 2008
Lesbian case “sets an example” for all service providers 5
3:55 PM — The lawyer who represented a couple identified online as lesbians by estate agents has said the case highlights that many people are not aware of protections for gay people.
Pink Paper website will be back “shortly” after a week offline 2
3:25 PM — A spokesperson for Millivres Prowler Group has told PinkNews.co.uk that the company's websites should be up and running again in the very near future.
Tatchell claims Protestant icon William of Orange was bisexual 4
1:58 PM — Northern Ireland Protestants who are anti-gay are hypocrites because King William of Orange had male lovers, a leading gay rights activist has claimed.
Lesbian couple win compensation after estate agent outing
1:25 PM — A lesbian couple who were publicly 'outed' by staff at an estate agency have won damages of £5,000.
Sophie Ellis Bextor to headline at Manchester Pride
12:56 PM — The organisers of Manchester's Big Weekend celebrations have announced that multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Sophie Ellis Bextor will perform at this year's event.
27th July 2008
The wrong Minogue- G-A-Y fans disappointed as it closes without Kylie
10:54 AM — Feverish speculation that Kylie Minogue would be the last act to perform at London's G-A-Y night at the Astoria turned out to be false.
Churches with new gay bishops could be expelled from Anglican Communion 7
1:09 AM — Liberal churches could be expelled from the Anglican Communion unless they respect a ban on gay bishops, the Lambeth Conference will be told.
Coronation Street: Liz and Clarissa fight over Harry
12:41 AM — Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and that is certainly the case on the street this week. It all kicks off when Liz accepts a date with Harry to help him celebrate another milestone in getting his divorce papers signed unaware that his soon to be ex-wife still has feelings for him.