28th August 2009
Docs on Queer as Folk and Harvey Milk for launch of Fruit TV 105
11:14 AM — An online channel for the LGBT community due to launch next year has revealed some of its schedule highlights.
CPS brings domestic violence message to Soho
10:52 AM — A Crown Prosecution Service Community Prosecutor spent last Friday night in London’s West End. The visit aimed to raise awareness of domestic violence and homophobic crime.
27th August 2009
22 police forces to march at Manchester Pride 8
2:24 PM — Police officers and staff from all over the UK will be in Manchester this weekend for Pride.
Lesbian ex-soldier “disgusted at MoD” over payouts to injured
2:10 PM — A lesbian former soldier who was awarded £187,000 in compensation for sex discrimination, victimisation and sexual harassment has said she is disgusted at the low sums paid to servicemen and women injured in action.
Plans to ban “ex-Lords” from Commons could end speculation about Mandelson 9
1:47 PM — The Justice Secretary may amend new legislation that would allow Lords to resign their seats to stop ex-peers from becoming an MP for up to five years.
Lib Dem MP accuses Tories and local paper of twisting the facts over gay group grant 20
12:56 PM — A Liberal Democrat MP has accused both the Tories on Bristol council and one of the city's newspapers of misrepresenting a National Lottery grant to a gay group.
THT wins £432,000 lottery grant for teen sexual health counselling 19
11:34 AM — Terrence Higgins Trust has been awarded £432,000 by the Big Lottery Fund’s Young People’s Fund to offer sexual health counselling to 10 – 18 year olds in London.
26th August 2009
Report: HIV having little impact on gay men’s ability to work 8
4:41 PM — A survey of 1,800 gay men living with HIV has explored their working experiences. The National AIDS Trust research shows that the health effects of HIV are having little impact on gay men’s ability to work.
Downing St responds to petition against deportation of gays 10
2:53 PM — A petition on the Downing St website calling on the Prime Minister to stop deporting gays and lesbians to countries where they may be imprisoned because of their sexuality has prompted a response from the government.
Gay basketball star slams Chris Grayling for comparing Manchester to The Wire 12
12:27 PM — British basketball star John Amaechi has demanded an apology from Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling after he claimed parts of the UK are as violent as US hit TV show The Wire.
25th August 2009
Thousands sign Downing St petition demanding apology for Alan Turing 9
2:52 PM — More than 4,800 people have signed a petition calling on the government to apologise for the way in which computing genius and gay man Alan Turing was treated during his lifetime.
Manchester Pride closes city streets over the Bank Holiday weekend 5
2:35 PM — Details of road closures during the Manchester Pride Big Weekend and the Pride Parade have been announced today by the festival organisers.
Blue Peter presenter’s trans comments not ‘unfair treatment’ says Ofcom 18
2:09 PM — The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has not upheld a complaint from a trans woman against a programme celebrating 50 years of the children's TV programme Blue Peter.
Government to make “party drug” GBL a controlled substance 21
11:19 AM — The Home Office has announced that it will ban a drug which has become popular on the gay club curcuit.
24th August 2009
Equality Commission takes BNP to court over “racist” membership policy 112
4:31 PM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today issued county court proceedings against the British National Party because of its constitution and membership criteria.
Lord Mandelson ‘proud to be an NHS patient’ after prostate op 20
4:02 PM — The most powerful gay man in Britain is recovering well after an operation on his prostate. Lord Mandelson underwent surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London on Friday.
New research finds 33% of Brighton’s LGBT population have used cannabis 15
2:03 PM — New research has revealed that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in Brighton are much more likely to use illegal drugs than the general population.
X Factor favourite tells tabloid he is bisexual 26
10:47 AM — A contestant on ITV1 show X Factor has told a Sunday tabloid that he is bisexual.
21st August 2009
Men charged after eggs thrown in Manchester’s gay village
5:37 PM — Two men have been charged for throwing eggs and shouting homophobic abuse at members of the public in Manchester's gay village.
Scottish police force holds gay and trans recruitment day 7
5:00 PM — Strathclyde Police, Scotland's largest police force, is holding a special recruitment day in an effort to attract new lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans officers.