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.
Scottish Parliament to consider gay blood ban 1
2:04 PM — Scotland's national LGBT campaigns group has submitted a detailed case to the Scottish Parliament calling for the removal of the ban on men who have sex with men from donating blood.
30th October 2008
Tatchell: BBC are hypocrites over treatment of Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand 14
5:06 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has hit out at the BBC's decision to suspend two presenters who left insulting and lewd messages on the answerphone of a respected actor.
Interview: Docu-porn, transfeminism and cafe parties at London film fest
3:53 PM — The London Transgender Film Festival 2008 takes place in Brixton next month. We spoke to three of the people involved in this groundbreaking event.
London hosts its first trans film festival
3:19 PM — Transgender, intersex, androgyny, gender variant, trans feminists, gender queer, and gender fluid persons of all natures will be represented at next month's London Transgender Film Festival.
THT increases democratic base with free membership scheme 1
2:32 PM — A leading sexual health charity is encouraging people to join its free membership scheme. Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) members will be kept up to date on the latest HIV news.
MP to host Commons reception for LGBT arts festival
2:17 PM — This year's GFest – gayWise LGBT Arts Festival will be launched at House of Commons next month, thanks to the support of Tottenham MP David Lammy.
Bourne Free 2009 to be held in July
1:48 PM — While the country struggles under cold blasts, snow and afternoon darkness, the organisers of Bournemouth's gay Pride event are already looking to the summer.
British Army targets gay graduates through new recruitment guide
1:08 PM — Stonewall's new nation lesbian and gay recruitment guide includes first time appearances for several major organisations.
Little Britain panders to hatred and homophobia, claims academic 10
12:51 PM — Popular comedy show Little Britain has more in common with Bernard Manning than the generation of subversive comedians who followed in his wake, according to a new academic work.
29th October 2008
BBC: Have I Got News For You joke aimed at Iranian regime not gay people 10
7:20 PM — The BBC has defended a comment about Iran and gays on topical satire show Have I Got News For You.