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  • 7th May 2008

    British star urges Hollywood gays out of the closet

    Marin Freeman played Tim in the hit TV show The Office

    3:52 PM — One of the stars of hit comedy The Office has said he is convinced there are many high-profile Hollywood celebrities who are gay, and he can't understand why they do not come out.

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit on DVD

    This BAFTA award-winning drama follows the story of Jessica

    3:27 PM — An acclaimed BBC drama about lesbian coming-of-age will be available to buy on DVD next month. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is a story of love, freedom and religious intolerance.

  • 60 years of the NHS celebrated at Pride London 1

    The LGBT contribution to the National Health Service to be celebrated at Pride London

    12:59 PM — A special float bringing together the Gay & Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists, the Royal College of Nursing and the Dept of Health LGBT Staff Group will celebrate 60 years of LGBT contribution to the NHS.

  • Stevie Wonderful wins UK drag king contest

    Fiona King, aka Stevie Wondeful, was a first time Drag King

    12:33 PM — A London-based disability rights worker has been crowned "King of the Castle" at the first ever National Drag King competition, which was held on Sunday. Stevie Wonderful, a.k.a. Fiona King, was triumphant.

  • Brighton walk raises funds for Stonewall

    The 10K sponsored walk has become something of a Brighton tradition

    12:18 PM — More than 300 people took to the streets of Brighton last weekend in support of gay, lesbian and bisexual rights. The fifth annual Equality Walk raised funds for Stonewall, and this year GaydarRadio hosts Dicky and Dolly and comedian Amy Lamé were on hand.

  • Boris appoints gay deputy Mayor 1

    Richard Barnes is London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon

    11:57 AM — The new Mayor of London has announced that Richard Barnes will serve as his deputy. He is a former leader of the Conservative administration in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

  • 6th May 2008

    Gay hate dancehall star refused European entry visa 4

    Sizzla has previously released anti-gay hate songs

    1:38 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) has said it has been told by the country's Interior Ministry that homophobic Jamaican performer Sizzla will not be granted a Schengen visa for his proposed European tour this month.

  • Royal blackmailer to appeal conviction

    Strachan and Sean McGuigan were convicted at the Old Bailey last week after a three-week trial

    10:51 AM — One of the two men sentenced last week to five years in prison for attempting to blackmail a member of the Royal family over gay allegations will appeal. A lawyer for 31-year-old Ian Strachan told The Scotsman that there was no blackmail.

  • 3rd May 2008

    BNP wins London Assembly seat, joining a handful of openly gay members 18

    Richard Barnbrook has the first BNP seat on the London Assembly

    12:32 AM — The far right BNP has won a seat on the London Assembly. Their mayoral candidate Richard Barnbrook received 69,710 votes in the Mayoral election.

  • 2nd May 2008

    Boris Johnson elected Mayor of London 9

    Boris Johnson is the new Mayor of London

    11:55 PM — Conservative Boris Johnson is the new Mayor of London. Gay Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick came third. Mr Johnson beat Labour's Ken Livingstone by 1,168,738 to 1,028,966 after second-preference votes were counted.

  • Royal gay sex blackmailers found guilty

    The men have been found guilty at the Old Bailey

    11:13 PM — Two men who asked for £50,000 from an unnamed member of the Royal Family in exchanged for tapes that featured claims of gay sex have been found guilty of blackmail.

  • Protest rally called as polls indicate BNP will win seat on London Assembly 13

    The British National Party candidate, Richard Barnbrook, is a Barking and Dagenham councillor

    2:16 PM — All the votes for the 25-member London Assembly have not been counted, but already anti-fascist groups are calling for protests if the British National Party wins a seat.

  • No Mardi Gras parade in Birmingham this year

    Birmingham Pride takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

    1:02 PM — The organisers of Birmingham Pride, which takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend on May 24th and 25th, have confirmed that there will not be a parade this year.

  • Homophobic football chief invited to gay World Cup

    Teams from America, Japan and Africa will be at this summer's World Championship

    12:46 PM — The Gay Football Supporters Network has said it is "amused" by the comments of Luciano Moggi, former managing director of Juventus, that "a homosexual cannot do the job of a footballer."

  • US study claims LGB population is less than 3% 1

    The Treasury estimates that 6% of the UK population are lesbian, gay or bisexual

    12:15 PM — A new poll published in the United States on Wednesday claims that there are considerably less gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans than previously estimated. A Hunter College poll of 768 people who took part online found that just 2.9% identified as LGB.

  • All eyes on London as pundits predict Boris victory

    5.5 million Londoners were eligible to vote yesterday

    11:49 AM — Counting has begun in the London Mayoral election. A result is not expected until this evening, but London Tories are already claiming that their candidate Boris Johnson has won.

  • Tories soar to 44% in local elections 1

    "This is a very big moment for the Conservative Party," said David Cameron

    11:24 AM — Conservative activists are celebrating after the party made significant gains in yesterday's local council elections in England and Wales. They won a projected 44% of the national vote. The Lib Dems on 25% beat Labour, on 24%, into third place.

  • 1st May 2008

    Royal “blackmail” evidence is “insubstantial, insignificant, and incomplete”

    The British press are legally restrained from revealing the identity of the person

    5:08 PM — A defence barrister at the trial of two men accused of trying to blackmail a member of the Royal Family has dismissed the legal proceedings as farcical.

  • New face-to-face sexual health service launched in London 1

    Gay men can call or visit THT's offices in central London for information and advice

    4:37 PM — Gay men who would like to discuss sexual health questions in person will be able to do so today with the launch of a new service. Terrence Higgins Trust is also launching a phone service.

  • Europe questions UK about gay rights in Gibraltar 24

    Gibraltar is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom

    3:51 PM — The British government has told the Council of Europe that it takes "very seriously" Gibraltar's compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. The self-governing British overseas territory still has a higher age of consent for gay sex.

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