19th September 2008
Politicians increasingly turning to God at party conference 5
2:18 PM — An analysis of the speeches given by party leaders at their annual conferences has revealed a marked increase in religious language since 2001.
Archbishop attacks Anglican hypocrisy over gay relationships 4
10:40 AM — The leader of the Anglican Church in Wales has said he is hopeful there can be resolution among the worldwide Communion on the issue of gay priests and same-sex relationships.
Border agency accused of “illegal” deportation of gay Ugandan 1
9:50 AM — A gay man has been removed from the UK and deported back to his native Uganda in what his supporters call an illegal act.
18th September 2008
Sex education comic for six year olds causes controversy 3
6:53 PM — The debate about when children should be taught about sex has intensified with the publication of a new comic for primary school children.
Welsh AM joins protest against deportation of gay asylum seeker
5:45 PM — A member of the Welsh Assembly has given her support to Azerbaijani artist and gay asylum seeker Babi Badalov.
“We could have sex,” Jim Davidson tells Alan Titchmarsh 11
4:10 PM — A comedian who was caused a scandal when he used homophobic language on a reality TV show has attempted to defend himself.
Gay star tipped as next Doctor Who 6
2:49 PM — One of the most popular programmes on the BBC could soon have an out gay star as its leading man.
Gay holiday company ceases trading after XL collapse 1
2:04 PM — People who have booked trips to Spain with Throb Holidays may lose out after the company announced that it has gone out of business.
‘N Sync star: same-sex dancers would look “silly” on TV show 4
1:54 PM — Lance Bass has said that if he danced with a man on US hit show Dancing With The Stars it would overshadow the event.
New guidelines suggest gay men should have annual HIV test 1
12:43 PM — Sexually active gay men should be tested every 12 months, new guidelines on HIV testing have recommended.
Home Secretary urged to spare gay man from Uganda deportation 4
12:24 PM — A group campaigning for a gay man denied asylum in the UK have said that next week's Labour party conference is a perfect opportunity to pressure the government.
LGBT toolkit for Scotland’s schools to be unveiled
12:02 PM — A group that works with gay, bisexual, lesbian and trans youth will preview their new resource for Scottish teachers next week.
Brad Pitt donates to campaign for gay marriage 3
11:51 AM — Hollywood star Brad Pitt has made a large donation to a campaign fighting an attempt to ban gay marriage in California.
17th September 2008
Clegg: Lib Dems are the only choice for a fairer Britain
4:12 PM — "I’m going to talk today about the future. But let me start by asking you to think back to the past."
Clegg attacks Tories and Labour at close of party conference
4:03 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats has claimed that only his party can form a government that listens and understands the needs of the voters.
Whip implicated in alleged leak of Labour rebel names 2
2:45 PM — The Deputy Chief Whip has been accused of leaking the names of Labour MPs who had privately moved against Gordon Brown.
Julian Clary to celebrate 25 years in showbiz 8
2:19 PM — Julian Clary will discuss his life and career later this month at a special event to mark his 25 years as an out gay performer.
Conference blog: Can Nick make himself heard?
2:05 PM — Just days ago we happily predicted that if the gods of the news agenda were to smile on the Lib Dems, their conference this week in Bournemouth would be an excellent opportunity.
Gay asylum seeker detained in Cardiff 2
1:41 PM — An Azerbaijani artist who is claiming asylum in the UK was detained yesterday at his weekly sign-in at the UK Border Agency Offices in Cardiff.
16th September 2008
Christian Institute targets homophobic bullying group 14
8:18 PM — An academic conference organised by a group that works to combat homophobic bullying in schools has been attacked by fundamentalist Christians.