4th February 2009
London borough police chief claims he sought advice on gay flag 7
3:05 PM — A senior Metropolitan police officer has said he was advised that it was up to him whether or not to fly a rainbow flag outside a station in east London.
Peer convicted of gay sex offences could be expelled from Lords under new rules 4
2:42 PM — An hereditary peer who was prosecuted for gay sex offences in a trial that scandalised 1950s Britain could lose his seat in the House of Lords under new proposals.
Beckham: Inside me there is a gay man who wants to come out 10
2:17 PM — Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has said she has more in common with gay men than other women. The wife of footballer David Beckham, she is close friends with prominent gay Sir Elton John.
3rd February 2009
Gay-themed musical sweeps London theatre award nominations 1
4:15 PM — Camp musical La Cage Aux Folles has been nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards. The lead actors, Denis Lawson and Douglas Hodge, were nominated.
Gay flag removed from London police station 19
3:47 PM — The new head of London's police service has ordered officers in Limehouse to remove a rainbow flag which was flying from the station's flagpole.
Stephen Fry tops British twitter list but trails Obama
11:53 AM — TV personality Stephen Fry is the UK's most followed twitter user. The QI presenter and polymath regularly updates his twitter feed, and he already has more than 100,000 followers.
2nd February 2009
Tories question decision to fly rainbow flag at police HQ 17
5:06 PM — A Conservative MP has accused North Wales police of 'tokenism' for marking LGBT History Month by flying the rainblow flag at their headquarters building.
Deputy Mayor to take part in LGBT History Month event at City Hall
3:33 PM — Broadcasters, celebrities and political figures will be doing their bit for LGBT History Month on Saturday at a special event at London's City Hall.
Appeal for ‘ambassadors’ to share their stories of Pride in London
2:45 PM — The organisers of the UK's largest Pride event want to hear your experiences. Pride London is looking for ambassadors for this year's event.
Catholic church backs legal challenge in gay adoption case 21
1:40 PM — The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is backing a legal challenge on behalf of two grandparents whose grandchildren are to be adopted by a gay couple.
Doctors claim NHS has “come a long way” on gay acceptance 4
11:30 AM — The British Medical Association has claimed that attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans medical staff are improving.
1st February 2009
Coronation Street Spoilers: Two proposals for Becky
4:45 PM — When the factory girls turn up at Underworld to find it locked up and no sign of Carla and Tony, alarms bells ring. Maria tells them what she saw the previous evening and so Julie goes to their flat to find a blood-soaked and dejected Tony. She fears for Carla but later Leanne and Maria go to the flat and a drunken Tony says she has left because she was in love with Liam all along. How will Maria take this last bit of news?
EastEnders Spoilers: Ricky could be Tiffany’s Dad 1
4:38 PM — Women are the centre of all Minty and Garry's problems this week – starting when Minty insults Heather about her appearance, claiming she isn't a “real woman”. Then Garry gets it all wrong by thinking Dawn has finally fallen for his charms – when all she wanted was a good friend. His attempts at proposing to her fall flat and he can't take the rejection – so ends up disappearing. When the police call for Minty with some news they have found the car Garry was driving by some cliffs, should her and Dawn be worried?
30th January 2009
Video: US “family values” group targets Pepsi’s British gay advert 20
5:33 PM — A US pressure group that "motivates and equips citizens to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth and traditional family values" has complained about a new advert from drinks manufacturer Pepsi.
People living with HIV face widespread discrimination 6
12:29 PM — A new national survey of people with HIV has revealed that 36% faced HIV related discrimination in the previous year.
Hundreds of events planned for LGBT History Month
12:18 PM — The fifth annual LGBT History Month looks set to be the biggest ever with hundreds of events planned nationwide.
29th January 2009
Former Tory MP told to give back money paid to gay son 7
7:55 PM — An MP has been ordered to pay back £3,757 of taxpayers' money used to employ his gay son as a researcher.
New Met police commissioner is “hypocritical” on hate crimes claims Tatchell 1
4:43 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has questioned the appointment of Sir Paul Stephenson as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.
Stonewall “deeply concerned” by homophobic reporting of adoption story 17
3:04 PM — Britain's leading gay equality organisation has said that the coverage of a gay adoption story "goes into new areas of nastiness."
Heroin addict complains that gays adopted her children 39
12:14 PM — A woman who became addicted to heroin and had her two children taken from her by social services has shared her views on gay adoption.