13th June 2008
Pop icon George Michael may retire to “quieter life”
12:05 PM — George Michael may be turning his back on the music business after concerts this summer. The 44-year-old pop star has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
Cocktails, back rubs and tarot card readings raised thousands for THT
11:18 AM — A fundraising cocktail event has raised £35,000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. The event took place in the urban chic of Village Underground in Shoreditch.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.
12th June 2008
Gay sex and Presidential politics feature in autumn plays at the Royal Court
11:49 PM — The artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre today launched a season of plays that are set to challenge our views on sex and sexuality.
Interview: DUP homophobia hurts vulnerable young people 2
6:39 PM — The leader of a well-respected gay support group in Northern Ireland has accused DUP MP and MLA Iris Robinson of "undoing 10 years of hard work in the LGBT community."
Clapham street party will benefit GMFA
4:48 PM — Actress Michelle Collins and cabaret act Topping and Butch will be among the entertainers doing a turn at Clapham Street Party later this month.
Lesbian Vampire Killers movie angers campaigners 3
3:16 PM — An online group called Angry Lesbians has said it is outraged at a film that they say is "derogatory" to lesbians and women is being made.
David Davis resigns from the Commons 1
2:52 PM — Senior Tory David Davis has announced he is to resign as an MP and fight a by-election in his seat on the issue of detention of terrorist suspects.
Homosexuals can change claims Iris’s “lovely” psychiatrist 5
1:03 PM — A psychiatrist in Northern Ireland has defended his practice of treating men for unwanted same-sex attraction.
Christian Institute weighs into “gay cure” row 2
12:09 PM — A Christian group notorious for its opposition to gay rights has backed an MP who said homosexuality is disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile and claimed gay people can be "cured."
11th June 2008
Comedy, music and literature at Europe’s biggest lesbian event
5:48 PM — Tickets for the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) 2008, Europe's biggest lesbian event, are on sale. The four day event returns to York this October.
EXCLUSIVE: Harriet Harman to attend Pride London 5
4:42 PM — LGBT Labour has announced that the Secretary of State for Equality will be attending Pride in London later this year.
Fancy a trip to New York? Go to Barcelona
3:18 PM — It is that time of year again, when we all get to travel, sightsee and even do some good for our society. Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting the public to join the Barcelona Equality Walk.
Homophobic assault victim calls on Iris to resign 8
2:38 PM — The man whose assault sparked the ongoing controversy surrounding Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson has said he "will not rest" until she resigns.
Lottery grant will fund visits to LGBT asylum seekers
1:37 PM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has been awarded £5,000 from the National Lottery for its work with LGBT asylum seekers.
George could make Wham! The Movie just a careless whisper
8:33 AM — Gay icon George Michael could stop plans for a Wham! film in its tracks. The 44-year-old pop star has sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades.
Lincolnshire Pride postponed until 2009
6:20 AM — Due to lack of funding, the Lincolnshire Pride committee are postponing this year's event. Organisers have decided to carry over the money and support raised to 2009.
10th June 2008
Gay MEP slams Daily Mail report as “inaccurate and highly misleading” 6
5:36 PM — Michael Cashman has defended himself against accusations that he and his partner are taking advantage of MEP staff allowances.
Mother and son in court accused of attack on lesbian couple
4:07 PM — A mother and her son are on trial for accused of homophobic assaults on their lesbian neighbours. Jennifer Warne and Marie Neasham were returning home from the pub on New Year's Day.