25th July 2008
Tories call for an election after Labour defeat in Glasgow East 3
1:19 PM — The leader of the Conservative party has called on Prime Minister Gordon Brown to call an election after Labour lost their third-safest seat in Scotland in a by-election yesterday.
Will David Cameron attend Alan Duncan’s gay ‘wedding’? 3
12:50 PM — One of the most senior members of the Conservative party will enter into a civil partnership today. Up to 300 people are thought to have been invited to a celebration of Alan Duncan's nuptials.
Cardiff to celebrate Pride in September
12:12 PM — The 2008 Cardiff Pride will see men and women separated as new features kick start a fresh approach to the gay festival.
HIV drugs extend life by more than a decade
11:14 AM — A Bristol University study of more than 43,000 people living with HIV has found that better treatments increase their life expectancy by 13 years.
EastEnders: Roxy and Sean announce shock wedding 2
12:03 AM — Last week Roxy fled hundreds of miles away to Devon to escape the clutches of psychotic lunatic Sean. This week, they’re getting married. Yes you read that correctly. Next week, it will probably be: Sean who? Such is the fickle nature of glamour-puss Roxy Mitchell.
24th July 2008
Libel win for victim of fake “gay” Facebook profile 7
11:46 PM — A London businessman has won a test libel case in the High Court after a former friend created a false Facebook profile that both implied he was gay and made allegations against his business.
Tory councillor charged with having gay sex in a public toilet 9
11:51 AM — A Conservative councillor in Harrow has appeared in court charged with engaging in sexual activity in a public lavatory. Robert Benson did not enter a plea at Harrow Magistrates' Court last week.
Gays to show their Pride in a city with nine BNP councillors 6
11:40 AM — Stoke on Trent's third annual Pride march has come under fire from local BNP supporters. One disgruntled local branded Pride "a disgusting 'thrusting in our faces' of homosexuality."
Gay bashing preacher pickets local newspaper offices 19
11:21 AM — When journalist Dan O'Neil wrote a comment piece for the South Wales Echo asking the question, "If God considers gays an abomination, why did he create them?" he probably did not expect the reaction he got.
Gay asylum seekers to be discussed at Lib Dem conference
11:05 AM — Rights for LGBT asylum seekers will be one of the primary focuses at the Lid Dem conference to be held in Bournemouth in September.
23rd July 2008
Cruising arrest was “huge relief” claims George Michael
5:34 PM — Pop singer George Michael has said that he deliberately got himself arrested for cruising in a public toilet in LA ten years ago.
Army welcomed into Stonewall workplace programme
2:55 PM — The British Army's decision to join a programme designed to promote equality in the workplace was welcomed with a champagne reception last night.
DUP members defend Iris’ right to express her homophobia 12
2:09 PM — Two leading members of the Democratic Unionist Party have come out in defence of their colleague Iris Robinson.
Kevin Greening leaves his estate to his life partner
1:00 PM — A Radio DJ who died after a drugs session has left more than £500,000 to his longterm partner. Kevin Greening's 1991 will stipulated that Andrew Lowe would be the principal beneficiary of his estate.
Hadrian’s life uncovered in new British Museum exhibition 3
12:48 PM — Think of Roman Emperor Hadrian and the first thing that springs to mind is the wall that bears his name, separating England from the revolting Picts.
HIV symptoms not being diagnosed properly claims charity 3
11:15 AM — People showing the symptoms of early-stage HIV infection are routinely being misdiagnosed by doctors, according to a report by the National AIDS Trust.
22nd July 2008
Police issue urgent appeal in search for 18 year old gay Londoner
5:22 PM — The Metropolitan Police are appealing urgently for anyone in the gay community wit information about a 18 year old man missing from Thamesmead in South London.
Food brand strong despite gay advert furore 3
3:11 PM — Heinz, the US-based international food brand, has weathered a storm of protest from LGBT community with little damage to its reputation, reports Mad.co.uk.
ITV soap may get lesbian character after just 48 years 4
12:42 PM — Coronation Street is planning on introducing its first lesbian character. A source at Granada told the News of the World: "Violet was pinpointed as the one character they could take down that route."
Campaigning MEP delighted at US vote to remove HIV+ travel ban
12:08 PM — A Liberal Democrat politician who led a campaign for the abolition of a ban on HIV+ travellers to the US has said she is "delighted" that the Senate has voted to end the current restrictions.