7th August 2008
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.
6th August 2008
Gay teenager’s parents pay tribute to their “happy and outgoing” son 5
2:57 PM — The parents of a gay teenager who died after being attacked in Merseyside have spoken about their loss.
Petition on Downing St website calls for review of gay asylum policy 7
1:02 PM — LGBT Greens have launched a petition on the Downing St website to push urgent review of Home Office approaches to asylum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
AIDS charity seeks HIV+ gay and bisexual men for workplace research
12:48 PM — The National AIDS Trust has commissioned an independent research project to find out more about the experience of living with HIV and employment.
Ad standards authority investigating homophobic advert 15
11:35 AM — A newspaper ad placed in the Belfast News Letter ahead of the city's Pride event is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority.
5th August 2008
Review: k.d. lang dances for the crowd at Cambridge Folk Festival 1
6:07 PM — This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival had perhaps the ultimate line-up. Young guns such as Quebec’s traditional French folk outfit Mauvais Sort rocked the crowds.
Kellie was strangled by teenager after oral sex, court told
5:57 PM — The Old Bailey today heard that a 39-year-old trans woman was strangled to death in her flat in south east London by a teenager who had allowed her to perform oral sex on him.
Drag relay and 50m mince highlights of gay sports day
4:02 PM — The gay men’s health charity GMFA and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern will once again host gay sports day on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August.
Tebbit’s claims about gay parenting not backed by “credible evidence” 13
3:39 PM — A Tory peer who claimed that "adoption by homosexual couples is unsatisfactory for the child" is wrong, said Britain's leading gay equality organisation.
Council apologises to gay group over cruising row
3:07 PM — Bristol city council has admitted that is misrepresented its own lesbian, gay and bisexual group's views about removal of bushes from an area known for cruising.
Former Tory candidate pleads guilty to harassing opponents 2
1:32 PM — A former parliamentary candidate for the Conservative party has pleaded guilty to criminal damage and harassment at St Alban's Crown Court.
Lord Tebbit attacks Tory support for gay parents 16
12:51 PM — Former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit has criticised the party's Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for calling gay adoption "right and moral."
LGBT youth activist wants action after death of teen following homophobic attack 6
11:18 AM — An LGBT youth organisation has demanded action to prevent more assaults after the death of a Liverpool teenager following a homophobic attack.
4th August 2008
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Brighton’s Pride shines through British summer weather
4:13 PM — It may have rained on the parade, but for the tens of thousands of people in Brighton for the city's Pride events it was, as ever, a great day out.
Video: American fans think Ant and Dec are gay 2
12:09 PM — TV presenters Ant and Dec have been forced to deny they’re gay in a bid to rescue their faltering career in America. The Geordie duo discussed their sexuality on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
“Stay together, but not only as an association of polite friends” 1
11:48 AM — Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave his concluding Presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008.