4th November 2008
Minister and leading MPs turn out for gay festival launch 3
12:46 PM — All three major political parties were represented at the launch of G-Fest at the House of Commons yesterday.
Lesbians face “double-glazed glass ceiling” in the workplace
11:09 AM — A new study into the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women in the workplace has revealed that many of them were more concerned about their gender than their sexuality.
Leading doctor suspended for sending gay hate letter 10
10:41 AM — The President of the Islamic Medical Association has been suspended from medical practice for 12 months by the General Medical Council.
3rd November 2008
Ministry of Justice accused of “collusion” over Cardinal Newman exhumation 11
2:51 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the government of trying to cover up aspects of the decision to exhume the body of 19th century Catholic clergyman Cardinal Henry Newman.
David Beckham honoured to be a gay icon 12
2:35 PM — Football star David Beckham has spoken about his role as an icon for gay men and his love of fashion.
Tory leader attacks BBC as ‘out of touch’ and bloated 6
12:54 PM — David Cameron has said the BBC is bloated with over-paid executives and the corporation has "lost touch with the values of the people who support it through the licence fee."
Celebs raise funds for THT at supper club 2
12:32 PM — An ecelectic bunch of names turned out for this year's Terrence Higgins Trust Supper Club fundraiser.
Coronation Street Spoilers: Rosie makes a dramatic escape 1
5:29 AM — Fiz and John return from their romantic weekend away and John is super-keen to go to his gran's to "feed the cat". A taxi job comes first though and as he rushes off to work he leaves his keys and mobile behind. Fiz quickly becomes concerned about the moggy when she hears that Lloyd hasn't fed it while they've been away. Taking matters into her own hands she decides to head to John's gran's to feed the cat herself. What is she about to find?
Emmerdale Spoilers: Will Louise and Jamie live happily ever after?
5:25 AM — Edna meets up with Peter and pleas with him to return the car. A selfish Peter insists that he's sold it and invested the money. The two soon have a huge row and Peter meanly tells her that his relationship with her and Lily means nothing to him. He storms off leaving.
EastEnders Spoilers: Max Branning’s life hangs in the balance
5:18 AM — Max is still on a life support machine this week. The Brannings are certainly feeling the strain - Tanya is drained and Bradley is quite obviously edgy. Jack is also far from in the clear. DI Turner points out that if Max wakes up, he could easily frame Jack for the accident. This is not welcome news for Jack.
1st November 2008
Widdecombe defends constituency against homophobia charge 33
2:50 PM — Comedian Alan Carr has caused local upset in Kent after he claimed the town of Maidstone is both racist and homophobic.
Test case for straight man who suffered homophobic abuse at work 3
2:25 PM — A 56-year-old married man who was repeatedly taunted at work about being gay because he lives in Brighton has taken his case to the Court of Appeal.
31st October 2008
Bishop fails to stop same-sex parents as Embryology Bill passes final stage 4
9:20 PM — The House of Lords voted in favour of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill on Wednesday, marking the end of its Parliamentary journey.
Fire union backs sexual orientation questionnaire 3
6:58 PM — West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has defended an optional questionnaire it sent to all its staff asking them to state their sexual orientation.
GP blackmailed by patient over ‘gay massage’ is struck off 1
6:25 PM — The General Medical Council has struck off a doctor who masturbated a male patient while giving him a massage and then paid him £100 a week not to report the incident.
Doctor accused of homophobia storms out of disciplinary hearing 4
4:16 PM — A GP who has given differing explanations about a letter published in his name that said gay people needed the "stick of law to put them on the right path" has stopped attending his disciplinary hearing.
Gay School Musical to help homeless gay teens 1
3:37 PM — A new musical comedy "in a league-table of its own" will be performed next month in aid of a charity that supports gay young people who are homeless.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister backs homophobic wife 24
2:57 PM — Peter Robinson has defended his wife's description of homosexuality as "an abomination."
Boris “thrilled” as London wins right to host World Pride in 2012 4
2:38 PM — Pride London has won the right to hold World Pride during the summer of 2012, just ahead of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Analysis: Blood donor policy is discriminatory and contradictory 2
2:20 PM — In April the Scottish Parliament asked for submissions from various groups about the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.