25th June 2008
Gay experiences of war and conflict on show at Imperial War Museum
5:50 PM — An exhibition focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people's experiences in the military from 1945 to the present day will open next month at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester.
Pride London hit by volunteer walkout 5
4:17 PM — Members of Pride London’s production team have walked out with just ten days until the event. Volunteer producer Ryan Haynes, who has been organising main stage acts for Pride London for six months, will hand over his duties this week.
Stormont reception for gay groups a success despite DUP no show 1
1:15 PM — A reception held to honour two of Northern Ireland’s most prominent gay rights groups at Stormont last night was has been hailed as a "complete success."
Boris will shine at Pride predicts David Cameron 4
12:45 PM — The Mayor of London will have the backing of his party leader when he makes his debut at Pride London on July 5th.
1,300 sign online petition calling for Heinz gay ad to be reinstated 48
11:32 AM — At least 205 people have so far complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about an advert featuring two men kissing.
24th June 2008
Heinz: everything from Weight Watchers to 57 varieties
5:46 PM — Heinz is a US-based global icon, with an international portfolio of food brands holding number-one and number-two market position in more than fifty countries.
Jacqui Smith branded “offensive” by gay immigration group 2
4:12 PM — A group that works with lesbian and gay asylum seekers has said that the Home Secretary's assertion that gay men and lesbians who are "discreet" are not in danger in Iran is ill-informed and offensive.
Video: The gay advert that Heinz decided to pull 21
1:22 PM — Heinz said in a statement: "It is our policy to listen to consumers." Presumably that includes gay people too.
Stonewall calls for Heinz boycott after they pull the plug on gay advert 56
1:20 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has called on all consumers, gay and straight, to boycott leading worldwide food brand Heinz following its decision to pull a TV advertisement that depicted a same-sex couple.
When civil partnerships end: dissolution explained 5
12:25 PM — Last week Little Britain star Matt Lucas announced that his civil partnership is over after just 18 months. Despite what you might have read in the tabloids, he will not be getting a divorce.
Half of God-fearing Americans accepting of gays 1
10:33 AM — Americans overwhelmingly believe in the existence of God or some kind of ‘universal spirit’, according to a new U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. 50 percent also stated they believe gays and lesbians should be accepted by society at large.
23rd June 2008
Blue Peter, lesbian rumours and a man in drag
5:51 PM — What would Valerie Singleton think? Former Blue Peter face Stuart Miles is all set to shock audiences at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Pride London’s special events for under 25s
5:18 PM — This year's Pride London festival kicks off well in advance of the main parade on 5 July - especially for the under 25s.
Tory MP attacks Home Secretary over Iran comments 3
4:56 PM — The Chairman of the Conservative Party's Human Rights Commission has added his voice to the chorus of criticism of Jacqui Smith after she claimed that gay people are in no danger in Iran as long as they are "discreet."
Gay designer to dress James Bond 1
4:14 PM — He may have been overlooked, along with many others, by the compilers of the Independent on Sunday's Pink List, but internationally-acclaimed designer Tom Ford is set to become even more famous.
Gay asylum group attacks “shameful” Iran comments 4
2:02 PM — A group that campaigns on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans asylum seekers has rounded on the Home Secretary after she said that "discreet" gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran.
Net addicts skip meals and sex in favour of porn and games
1:12 PM — The internet, one of wonders of the modern age, is in fact a place of sordid and unhealthy addiction, according to a leading psychiatrist.
Stoke is latest council to join Stonewall diversity scheme
12:02 PM — The only city in the UK to have had two openly gay elected mayors has joined a Stonewall scheme for employers.
Discreet gays should be safe in Iran claims Home Secretary 7
11:11 AM — The Home Office does not think that Iranian asylum seekers who identify as gay or lesbian should automatically be assumed to be at risk if they are returned, according to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
21st June 2008
English bishops snub Archbishop of Canterbury over homosexuality 14
11:07 PM — As the Archbishop of Canterbury grapples with the "marriage" of two gay clergy in a Church of England service, one of his most senior bishops, the Bishop of Rochester, will join two other English bishops and 250 from across the world to boycott the Lambeth Conference.