26th August 2008
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.
Gay pop star’s final turn in front of adoring home crowd 1
12:57 PM — After 25 years, George Michael's live performance career is coming to an end. The Jesus to a Child superstar said goodbye in a double-whammy, two-night concert special that started on Sunday.
Manchester’s gays can find out their rights at free law seminar
12:25 PM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
Catholic Church’s plan to move Cardinal’s body is “homophobia” 13
10:48 AM — Controversial gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the Vatican of "shameful, dishonourable betrayal" after it decided to move the body of Britain's most famous Catholic convert.
22nd August 2008
Labour councillor, Liam Smith, claims he is victim of “dyke” smear campaign 5
2:35 PM — The Barking and Dagenham Labour councillor who came under fire for alleged homophobic comments has said that he is a victim of a "politically motivated smear campaign."
COMMENT: Stonewall FC to win Gay Football World Championship?
1:30 PM — The British team Stonewall FC is strongly tipped to win the Gay Football World Championship which opens in London this Sunday, 24th August writes Peter Tatchell
Brian Coleman accuses fellow Conservative councillors of homophobia 8
12:47 PM — Conservative London Fire And Emergency Planning Authority chairman Brian Coleman has claimed that he has been passed over for a senior post due to homophobia by fellow Tories.
Veterans claim council support for Doncaster gay pride unfair 3
11:51 AM — A row has erupted in Doncaster after a Veterans' Day parade was unable to go ahead.
Stonewall Cymru launches guide for gay hate crime victims
11:05 AM — Stonewall Cymru, the Welsh gay equality organisation, is working with police after stating that attacks on LGBT people are underreported.
Gay footballers gear up for the world championships 2
10:36 AM — The world's largest gay global cup is coming to Regent's Park this coming Monday. Fifty teams from six continents will be competing for the holy grail of gay football.
Heniz shrugs off gay boycott with soaring sales figures
12:00 AM — Despite a boycott organised by gay rights group Stonewall, Heinz, saw earnings in the most recent quarter increase by $229 million (£123m). It was slammed by gay rights groups for pulling a television advertisement featuring two men kissing.
21st August 2008
Double gay suicide in Cornwall shocks local residents 29
5:54 PM — Two young gay men, Daniel Cudd, 23, and Roger Irons, 21, were found hanged in separate incidents in Falmouth, Cornwall.
EXCLUSIVE: Barking and Dagenham residents plan protest at councillor’s lesbian insult 3
2:59 PM — A group of residents in Barking and Dagenham have expressed their anger at Labour Councillor Liam Smith, who they claim used a homophobic comment during a bi-election.
20th August 2008
Credit Suisse to offer gay banking service in UK 1
11:41 PM — Credit Suisse will be the first major bank to specifically target the LGBT community in Britain. The firm's offering will follow the route of niche banking that has already been offered to the Muslim and Polish immigrant communities.
Library of Congress in sex discrimination court case
5:23 PM — A woman has taken the Library of Congress to court, alleging a job offer there was withdrawn one day after she informed an official that she was making the transition from being a man to a woman.
Stonewall Awards to honour gay equality champions 5
4:24 PM — The third Stonewall Awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, is set to take place on Thursday 6th November at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Dumfries and Galloway Police receive award for services to LGBT community
3:57 PM — Dumfries and Golloway Constabulary have become the fifth organisation in Scotland to be given the LGBT Charter Mark award.
Largest ever police contingent to march for gay pride 5
1:53 PM — The world's largest ever police contingent to take part in a gay pride parade will be seen this Saturday during Manchester Pride.
Gay rights champion dies 5
12:40 PM — The former Labour MP who was instrumental in the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act has died.
Gay Greens angered by lack of action against Iris Robinson 11
12:11 PM — LGBT Greens are disappointed with the lack of action taken against Iris Robinson MP, who caused outrage by claiming that homosexuality could be "cured" and comparing it to child abuse.