20th October 2008
Reports of homophobic hate crimes rise in Scotland 3
1:18 PM — The number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in Scotland coming forward to report homophobic attacks, abuse and vandalism has risen sharply.
MP attacks vicar who called for gays to have health warnings 4
12:34 PM — A Labour MP has said that a Church of England cleric who made homophobic comments on his blog "should know better."
Mandelson “wasted a lot of time” feuding with Gordon Brown 3
12:20 PM — The Business Secretary has spoken frankly about his rows with the Prime Minister, saying the rift between them has been healed.
Life in jail for former Mr Gay UK who killed and ate lover 8
11:38 AM — A former winner of a gay beauty contest has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. Anthony Morley, who won Mr Gay UK in 1993, will serve at least 30 years in jail.
18th October 2008
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Graham Norton to team up for Eurovision talent search 1
6:11 PM — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat composer, Lord Andew Lloyd Webber has said that he will attempt to write a winning UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. A new BBC show presented by gay comic Graham Norton will find a musician to sing the entry.
17th October 2008
Mum’s tribute to son murdered and cooked by Mr Gay UK
6:46 PM — The mother of the man killed, cooked and eaten by a former Mr Gay UK winner has spoken of her special bond with the son she tragically lost.
Former Mr Gay UK Anthony Morley found guilty of murder
4:54 PM — A jury at Leeds Crown Court has found the first winner of the Mr Gay UK contest guilty of murder.
Former Mr Gay UK who killed and cooked victim guilty of murder 1
4:18 PM — A jury at Leeds Crown Court has found Anthony Morley guilty of the murder of Damian Oldfield. Morley, a chef, after the murder seasoned and cooked some of Mr Oldfield's flesh and chewed a piece before discarding it.
Brighton education manager discriminated against trans teacher 1
1:10 PM — The General Teaching Council for England has ruled that an education manager at Brighton and Hove City Council is guilty of discriminating against a teacher who is trans.
I know a dozen gay professional footballers claims retired player 4
12:21 PM — A former professional football player has told a forum on homophobia he knows of a dozen gay men at the top of the game.
Police told to avoid arresting people having sex in parks 7
12:07 PM — New guidelines for police officers on how to deal with public sex have recommended they avoid "knee jerk" reactions to people cottaging, dogging and cruising.
16th October 2008
Ex-policeman accused of posing as friend’s gay lover to inherit fortune
5:02 PM — Marcus Alder, 48, of Cambridgeshire, denied trying to trick the family of his deceased friend Phillip Tyssen-Gee in court today.
Psychiatrists give evidence at Mr Gay UK murder trial
3:40 PM — A court has heard evidence from two psychiatrists in the murder trial of Anthony Morley.
Gay Little Britain star takes leading role in new BBC2 comedy 1
2:28 PM — Little Britain star Matt Lucas is set to take a lead role in a new comedy with former Eastenders actor Sean Maguire.
Ian Paisley contradicted over gay funding grants 4
1:21 PM — Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley Snr maintained that when he was First Minister, he refused to approve the funding of LGBT groups.
Baron Mandelson passed over for Anti-Corruption Champion position 2
12:44 PM — Peter Mandelson, the new Business Secretary, will not fulfill the role of the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion as part of his new role.
15th October 2008
GMFA launches ‘Know your HIV status’ campaign
5:39 PM — Gay men's health charity GMFA have launched a new campaign highlighting the benefits of knowing you HIV status following new figures released by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
Gay venues move out of the West end due to high rents 1
3:00 PM — Two of Soho's most popular gay venues are moving out Soho due to "soaring rents."
Four in ten gay HIV+ men are undiagnosed, say experts
1:58 PM — The British HIV Association (BHIVA) Conference last week head that almost half gay men in the UK with HIV are unaware of their condition.
Church of England split over gay rights rumoured 28
12:07 PM — Conservative evangelical clergy have compelled others to join the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and leave the Church of England in the on-going row over gay rights and women.