14th August 2009
Evelyn Waugh ‘had gay affairs at Oxford’ 10
3:34 PM — A new biography of author Evelyn Waugh claims he had three gay relationships while studying at Oxford in the 1920s.
Religious groups planning to derail gay protections in Equality Bill 126
2:15 PM — A number of faith groups are planning to fight anti-discrimination protections for gay people in the Equality Bill. An email seen by PinkNews.co.uk suggests the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is throwing its support behind the efforts.
Priest’s anger over Archbishop of Canterbury’s remarks about gays 17
11:48 AM — A Romford priest has written an open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams after Dr Williams said the gay "lifestyle" was at odds with the church's teaching.
Comment: Killing us softly 185
10:35 AM — Last week, Ramsey Dehani wrote about HIV campaigns from the perspective of a young gay man. Today, Gary Leigh, who remembers the "no nonsense" strategies of the 1980s, says the gay health charities have some tough questions to answer.
13th August 2009
Former councillor claims he was banned from joining Labour Party because he is gay 16
4:32 PM — A former town councillor in the Welsh town of Llanelli has claimed he was barred from joining his local Labour Party because he is gay.
Dennis the Menace to stop bullying ‘gay’ Walter 33
3:23 PM — The BBC is to show a new version of Dennis the Menace but the comic book character will no longer be allowed to bully Walter the Softie after fears he could seem homophobic.
David Cameron refuses to fire gay Tory MP over ‘rations’ comment 11
2:19 PM — Tory leader David Cameron has said he will not fire openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan for saying MPs were being "treated like s**t" in the aftermath of the expenses scandal.
12th August 2009
Sam Fox plans to tie the knot with her female partner 15
2:56 PM — Eighties pin-up Sam Fox has revealed her plans to have a civil partnership with girlfriend Myra Stratton. The former Page 3 girl told OK! magazine that they planned to have a ceremony in England.
Tory LGBT group calls for ‘official reprimand’ for Tory MEP who said homophobia was propaganda 38
2:05 PM — An LGBT Conservative group has called for the Tory MEP who said homophobia does not exist to be officially reprimanded.
Openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan apologises for complaining about expenses 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay Conservative MP and shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan has apologised after being caught on camera complaining that MPs are now "treated like s**t".
Football clubs and FA not doing enough to tackle homophobia 12
1:08 PM — Homophobia is endemic in football and clubs are not doing enough to tackle the issue, a report has found.
Openly gay Tory MP Alan Duncan secretly filmed complaining about expenses 14
12:02 PM — Openly gay Conservative MP and shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan has been caught on camera saying that MPs are now "treated like s**t" and are forced to live on "rations" since the expenses scandal broke.
Brighton cruising spot sees rise in homophobic attacks 14
10:33 AM — Police say there has been a rise in homophobic attacks at a popular Brighton cruising spot. Dukes Mound, off Madeira Drive, is regularly used as a meeting place for men to have sex.
11th August 2009
Stephen Fry alights Twitter with photograph of his “big cock” 17
7:00 PM — Gay actor and author Stephen Fry has been amusing the social networking website Twitter with jokes about his genitles.
Terrence Higgins Trust runs drugs workshops for gay men 2
4:54 PM — Sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is running a series of workshops for gay men in London who are concerned about their drug or alcohol use.
MPs criticise Cayman Islands’ draft constitution for omitting gay rights
3:52 PM — A draft constitution for the Cayman Islands has been criticised by MPs for deliberately excluding gay rights. The Foreign Affairs Committee described the decision as "deplorable" and raised concerns that it breached human rights laws.
Jordan ‘ruins’ civil partnership with foul-mouthed rant 20
1:49 PM — Jordan reportedly ruined the civil partnership of two gay friends by launching into an abusive drunken tirade at guests.
Tory MEP answers back over homophobia comments 194
10:51 AM — The Conservative MEP who said that homophobia is "merely a propaganda device" has been forced to defend his comments.
10th August 2009
Comment: UNISON on the merits of the new Equality Bill 3
4:49 PM — The government’s Equality Bill has received a fair bit of criticism in the pink press recently. UNISON supports the bill – while looking for improvements – and calls on members to let their MP know we want to see its successful passage into law.
Sir Ian McKellen signs ‘no hate’ pledge 5
4:07 PM — Sir Ian McKellen, the openly gay veteran actor, has added his name to a list of people and organisations condemning all forms of hate crime in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.