10th September 2008
Government’s new equality panel to “focus on the gaps in society” 1
6:42 PM — A new National Equality Panel will be established to "map out" changes in life chances for people over the last decade in an attempt to tackle inequality in Britain.
EXCLUSIVE: Lesbian MP Angela Eagle tight-lipped about civil partnership guest list
6:09 PM — Treasury minister Angela Eagle has said she is delighted at the many congratulations she has received since it was announced earlier today that she is to enter into a civil partnership.
Harriet reveals government minister’s civil partnership 3
2:09 PM — The UK's only out female MP is to enter into a civil partnership, it was revealed yesterday. Angela Eagle, a junior Treasury minister, is to wed her partner, engineer Maria Exall.
Cumming to America: Alan Cumming to become a US citizen 5
1:24 PM — Scottish actor Alan Cumming has decided to take American citizenship, and said he hopes to vote for Barack Obama in November's Presidential election.
Find out your rights at free law seminar in Manchester
11:57 AM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
9th September 2008
Thousands sign up for Liverpool Pride campaign 5
2:16 PM — A Facebook group created to support calls for Liverpool to have its own Pride event has attracted thousands of members.
8th September 2008
Coronation Street: John kidnaps Rosie
11:10 PM — In the real world most people adopt the rule "once bitten twice shy" when it comes to revisiting failed relationships. However, in Weatherfield the reverse is normally true–look at Ken and Deirdre for goodness sake–which is why we find Fiz and John back together this week.
Emmerdale: Will a suspected heart attack be the end of Donald?
11:02 PM — Donald starts off the week pointing out how he's treated Carl like a son. Carl quickly makes it clear that he's been far better to Donald than Anna has. Sadly for Carl though, blood's thicker than water and Donald hands him a cheque for half a million pounds to buy him out of the business.
EastEnders: Tanya discovers Jack’s been keeping a dark secret
10:57 PM — When Tanya Branning dumped adulterous husband Max in order to shack up with his brother Jack it was never going to be plain sailing. This week, events manage to take a turn for the worst when Max opens a festering can of worms that threatens to blow Tanya and Jack's relationship apart. Will Max succeed in reaping the ultimate revenge on his brother and ex-wife?
Coronation Street: Carla regains her hold over Liam
10:02 PM — Carla's got Tom over a barrel this week, after the bank knock back his request for a loan. She knows that her money is his only hope of saving the business, so she pushes for a 25 per cent stake in return. Tom is loath to take her money but with precious little choice left he is forced to close the deal with her. Will Tom live to regret this decision?
Emmerdale: Bob hits rock bottom
9:57 PM — Bob starts off the week trying to make Nicola and Val reconsider the legal action against him. Nicola points out that as Viv pleaded guilty they now want their money back. Bob promptly loses his temper.
EastEnders: Ian stirs up trouble after his accident
9:52 PM — This week, pernickety Ian Beale proves he can still cause trouble even when he is confined to bed. After falling on some margarine that Bianca had deliberately smeared across the café floor as part of a half-baked plan to sue Ian for fake injury damages, Walford's answer to Sir Alan Sugar is bedridden with leg and back injuries.
Conference blog: Lib Dems to get stuck into fixing Britain
9:37 PM — Someone claiming to be Nick Clegg (see picture), up near the front of the Lib Dem conference agenda has this to say: "This is an exciting time to be a Liberal Democrat."
Unions call for removal of Evangelical Christian from equality commission 6
6:53 PM — The Trades Union Congress has called for Joel Edwards to be removed as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.
THT foreign language leaflets target migrant gay men
1:25 PM — A sexual health charity has launched a new website and printed materials in six languages in an attempt to reach migrants.
Gay sex comedy comes to the West End
12:39 PM — A play about online encounters is to open in London's main theatre district next month. Blowing Whistles by Matthew Todd opens at Leicester Square Theatre on 23 October.
7th September 2008
Caroline Lucas: People are looking to the Greens for leadership 2
3:43 PM — Thank you all for this great honour and responsibility. To become Green Party leader at this time, when we stand together on the verge of so much, is tremendously exciting.
Greens aim for Westminster as first party leader elected 2
3:31 PM — The Green party in England and Wales has elected Caroline Lucas as their first leader with more than 90% of the vote.
Tutu claims “God is weeping” over gay arguments in Anglican church 13
2:40 PM — A leading Anglican has castigated his church for obsessing over gay issues while poverty, disease and hunger are ravaging the human race.
5th September 2008
City awaits murder trial as gay teen memorial fund established 2
5:55 PM — Two men from the Huyton area of Merseyside will go on trial next year for the murder of a gay teenager.