12th June 2008
Christian Institute weighs into “gay cure” row 2
12:09 PM — A Christian group notorious for its opposition to gay rights has backed an MP who said homosexuality is disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile and claimed gay people can be "cured."
11th June 2008
Comedy, music and literature at Europe’s biggest lesbian event
5:48 PM — Tickets for the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) 2008, Europe's biggest lesbian event, are on sale. The four day event returns to York this October.
EXCLUSIVE: Harriet Harman to attend Pride London 5
4:42 PM — LGBT Labour has announced that the Secretary of State for Equality will be attending Pride in London later this year.
Fancy a trip to New York? Go to Barcelona
3:18 PM — It is that time of year again, when we all get to travel, sightsee and even do some good for our society. Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting the public to join the Barcelona Equality Walk.
Homophobic assault victim calls on Iris to resign 8
2:38 PM — The man whose assault sparked the ongoing controversy surrounding Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson has said he "will not rest" until she resigns.
Lottery grant will fund visits to LGBT asylum seekers
1:37 PM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has been awarded £5,000 from the National Lottery for its work with LGBT asylum seekers.
George could make Wham! The Movie just a careless whisper
8:33 AM — Gay icon George Michael could stop plans for a Wham! film in its tracks. The 44-year-old pop star has sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades.
Lincolnshire Pride postponed until 2009
6:20 AM — Due to lack of funding, the Lincolnshire Pride committee are postponing this year's event. Organisers have decided to carry over the money and support raised to 2009.
10th June 2008
Gay MEP slams Daily Mail report as “inaccurate and highly misleading” 6
5:36 PM — Michael Cashman has defended himself against accusations that he and his partner are taking advantage of MEP staff allowances.
Mother and son in court accused of attack on lesbian couple
4:07 PM — A mother and her son are on trial for accused of homophobic assaults on their lesbian neighbours. Jennifer Warne and Marie Neasham were returning home from the pub on New Year's Day.
NI police confirm investigation but not number of complaints about Iris comments
3:28 PM — A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland has refused to comment on how many complaints about Iris Robinson they have received.
Deputy First Minister brands “gay cure” comments inappropriate 1
2:57 PM — The row surrounding Unionist MP Iris Robinson's comments that gays can be "cured" continues to rage four days after her notorious interview on BBC Radio Ulster.
New bill will promote gay equality 1
2:32 PM — A new equality bill seeking to actively promote equality for lesbian, bisexual and gay people will be formally announced in November's Queen's speech.
I am defending the word of God says “gay cure” MP 40
2:27 PM — The wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister has said she is the victim of a "witch hunt" trying to prevent Christians from speaking out against homosexuality.
Free 15 minute HIV tests available in Soho
11:43 AM — A walk in clinic in the heart of London's gay village is encouraging gay and bi men to take advantage of their free, rapid HIV testing.
Minister who called gay rugby ‘apartheid’ is sacked 2
11:23 AM — Edwin Poots has been dropped from the Northern Ireland Executive after a reshuffle. As minister for arts and culture he attacked the formation of a gay rugby team in the province.
Pride London unveils magazine
11:05 AM — Pride London has started distribution of their new magazine to accompany the two-week festival this summer. The 2008 magazine has a different format and design.
9th June 2008
Northern Ireland First Minister says no to discrimination 2
8:12 PM — Peter Robinson, who last week took charge of the coalition Northern Ireland Executive, has said that he is committed to his legal obligations to fight discrimination.
Equality chief denies wrongdoing over Big Brother payments 1
6:07 PM — A company set up by the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission gave paid advice to Channel 4 over the Big Brother race row last year.
Volunteers needed for Brighton Pride
3:11 PM — Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers to help at the summer event in August. The highly successful carnival is in its 16th year.