7th July 2008
Harman was booed because of asylum stance claims Tatchell 14
11:31 AM — Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said that a Cabinet minister got a frosty reception at Pride London on Saturday because of the government's stance on gay asylum seekers.
6th July 2008
Gays have no legal protection from international persecution says tribunal 8
8:07 PM — A gay asylum seeker has been told that he should be safe in his homeland of Syria, provided he behaves "discreetly." A tribunal found that gays have no right of protection from international persecution.
Boyzone star Stephen Gately suffers £80,000 break-in 1
7:28 PM — Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately has suffered from a burglary in which he lost £80,000 worth of jewellery.
5th July 2008
EXCLUSIVE: Boris committed to future Pride London parades 7
4:22 PM — The Mayor of London has said that Pride London will have his support in future years, after he took part for the first time today. In a week where one of his deputy Mayors resigned and his father-in-law, respected broadcast journalist Sir Charles Wheeler, died, Boris Johnson seemed genuinely uplifted by the event.
David Cameron sends Pride message 4
12:18 PM — Conservative party leader, David Cameron, has sent his goodwill message to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community ahead of London's pride event. "I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone attending this year's Pride London event."
4th July 2008
Blow for Boris as deputy Mayor resigns 3
7:54 PM — Ray Lewis has resigned as London's deputy mayor for young people with immediate effect. There has been a welter of allegations about Mr Lewis, a former Church of England priest.
New service for HIV+ people will make them “experts in their own condition” 1
6:31 PM — Two of the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charities have joined forces to launch a new London health support service for people living with HIV.
Business Secretary calls on employers to support gay staff
6:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has endorsed a new report into gay, lesbian and bisexual experiences at work.
Muslim group welcomes Chief Justice’s Sharia law comments 15
5:27 PM — A leading Muslim youth organisation has said that the Chief Justice "recognised Britain's diversity" when he said that elements of Sharia law could be used in the legal system.
Gordon Brown invites Stonewall to Downing St
4:57 PM — The Prime Minister has asked gay equality organisation Stonewall to meet with him at Downing St tomorrow. They will discuss the Education for All campaign.
Kids should be taught about gay equality says TUC chief 1
4:50 PM — The General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had said that the only way to fight homophobic bullying at school is to teach kids about LGBT equality.
Nigerian gay rights campaigner freed from asylum detention centre 2
4:33 PM — Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of the gay Christian and gay rights movement in Nigeria, was arrested and incarcerated in Oakington asylum detention centre in Cambridgeshire earlier this week.
Hope for Ugandan lesbian’s asylum appeal 1
4:20 PM — A Ugandan lesbian has moved one step closer to her goal for asylum in the UK after a senior immigration judge dismissed the previous tribunal as a "mess."
Tories will walk with Boris at their first Pride London 2
1:07 PM — Up to 20 young members of the Conservative party will be accompanying the Mayor of London on his first Pride march tomorrow.
Gay choir to compete in new BBC light entertainment show 2
12:45 PM — A gay male choir from Brighton will feature on BBC One's new Saturday night programme Last Choir Standing.
Tabloid attack on Armed Forces at Pride London is “misinformed” 2
12:38 PM — A Royal Navy officer has said a story in The Sun that claimed service personnel will be paid travel expenses to attend Pride London when they are denied them when attending Royal garden parties is inaccurate.
Rupert St bouncer awaits sentencing for vicious attack
12:14 PM — A bouncer who worked at a popular gay bar in Soho has pleaded guilty to beating up a young gay customer in a vicious attack inside the bar.
3rd July 2008
Plans to enhance Liverpool’s gay quarter go to consultation 2
1:06 PM — The bid for a new traffic scheme to enhance Liverpool’s Gay Quarter has finally gone to consultation after a decade of persuading the council.
QBoy among diverse acts at Bourne Free
12:52 PM — Bournemouth is gearing up for its annual LGBT Bourne Free Pride Festival and organisers have gone all out to get the most fabulous acts to wow the crowds.
Stonewall research highlights business case for supporting LGB staff 2
12:00 PM — The Secretary of State for Business John Hutton is to launch pioneering Stonewall research today examining the advantages of being out at work.