26th September 2008
Schools department backs LGBT History Month 1
3:34 PM — The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families will be attending the LGBT History Month pre-launch in November.
25th September 2008
Labour party votes overwhelmingly for trans inclusion 6
6:22 PM — A change to the Labour party rule book that adds trans inclusion has been backed at the annual conference by more than 98% of delegates.
MAMA Group “delighted” at acquisition of Heaven 1
5:36 PM — The new owners of London nightclub Heaven have said it is a "historical venue" with a "phenomenal reputation."
London to host Muslim LGBT conference 4
4:47 PM — The tenth anniversary of the establishment of a leading Muslim lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans support organisation will be celebrated with a conference in London next month.
Awards celebrate contributions to black gay community
4:31 PM — Individuals and organisations that have made a difference to the lives of black lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people have been honoured at the second Black LGBT Community Awards.
Public bodies told to embrace equality ahead of new legislation 1
3:34 PM — Police authorities, health trusts and care homes for the elderly should start working to promote equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people, a government official has said.
Website for gay men newly diagnosed with HIV launched 3
1:26 PM — A new interactive website aims to tackle the isolation many gay men feel when they are first diagnosed as HIV+.
Harman condemned for failing to stop deportation of gay asylum seeker 4
12:35 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has said he is disappointed that his appeal to a government minister to intervene in the case of a gay asylum seeker did not stop his deportation.
Ed Balls tells conference of fight against homophobic bullying
12:03 PM — The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families told the Labour party conference yesterday that new steps would be taken to stamp out bullying.
24th September 2008
Archbishop chastises vicar for blessing lesbian couple 5
2:46 PM — The Archbishop of Wales has reprimanded a vicar for blessing a lesbian couple's civil partnership in his church.
Ruth Kelly insists resignation is for family reasons 3
1:30 PM — The Secretary of State for Transport has addressed the Labour party conference on its final day, hours after it emerged she is to resign from the government.
Government defends appointment of Evangelical to equality commission 12
12:07 PM — A government spokeswoman has defended the decision to appoint a man who is opposed to gay rights as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.
Ruth Kelly to stand down from government 6
3:42 AM — The Secretary of State for Transport is to leave the government. Sky News reports that Ruth Kelly has decided to stand down.
23rd September 2008
Asylum, equality and faith schools discussed at LGBT fringe meeting 1
8:53 PM — Several government ministers attended this year's LGBT Labour fringe event last night at the party's annual conference in Manchester.
Brown: Fairness is in Labour’s DNA 3
4:18 PM — Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party addressed the Labour Party conference in Manchester this afternoon.
Brown sets out new policies to win back support 1
4:09 PM — The Prime Minister has set out a wide-ranging agenda for government in his speech to the Labour party conference in Manchester.
Conference blog: Tension and excitement ahead of Gordon’s big moment
2:20 PM — There are still substantial queues of people waiting to get into the conference hall to take their seats for Gordon's Brown's keynote speech.
Brighton Pride announces 2009 theme 1
2:09 PM — Following a record number of suggestion from Pride members, Pride in Brighton and Hove has announced that the theme for the 2009 event will be "Pride Beside The Seaside."
G-A-Y confirms purchase of Heaven nightclub 4
1:29 PM — The group that owns G-A-Y has ended months of speculation and confirmed it has purchased Heaven nightclub.
Harman challenged over Evangelical appointment to equality commission
1:08 PM — The Deputy Leader of the Labour party faced tough questioning at a fringe meeting at the Labour party conference last night.