24th July 2008
Tory councillor charged with having gay sex in a public toilet 9
11:51 AM — A Conservative councillor in Harrow has appeared in court charged with engaging in sexual activity in a public lavatory. Robert Benson did not enter a plea at Harrow Magistrates' Court last week.
Gays to show their Pride in a city with nine BNP councillors 6
11:40 AM — Stoke on Trent's third annual Pride march has come under fire from local BNP supporters. One disgruntled local branded Pride "a disgusting 'thrusting in our faces' of homosexuality."
Gay bashing preacher pickets local newspaper offices 19
11:21 AM — When journalist Dan O'Neil wrote a comment piece for the South Wales Echo asking the question, "If God considers gays an abomination, why did he create them?" he probably did not expect the reaction he got.
Gay asylum seekers to be discussed at Lib Dem conference
11:05 AM — Rights for LGBT asylum seekers will be one of the primary focuses at the Lid Dem conference to be held in Bournemouth in September.
23rd July 2008
Cruising arrest was “huge relief” claims George Michael
5:34 PM — Pop singer George Michael has said that he deliberately got himself arrested for cruising in a public toilet in LA ten years ago.
Army welcomed into Stonewall workplace programme
2:55 PM — The British Army's decision to join a programme designed to promote equality in the workplace was welcomed with a champagne reception last night.
DUP members defend Iris’ right to express her homophobia 12
2:09 PM — Two leading members of the Democratic Unionist Party have come out in defence of their colleague Iris Robinson.
Kevin Greening leaves his estate to his life partner
1:00 PM — A Radio DJ who died after a drugs session has left more than £500,000 to his longterm partner. Kevin Greening's 1991 will stipulated that Andrew Lowe would be the principal beneficiary of his estate.
Hadrian’s life uncovered in new British Museum exhibition 3
12:48 PM — Think of Roman Emperor Hadrian and the first thing that springs to mind is the wall that bears his name, separating England from the revolting Picts.
HIV symptoms not being diagnosed properly claims charity 3
11:15 AM — People showing the symptoms of early-stage HIV infection are routinely being misdiagnosed by doctors, according to a report by the National AIDS Trust.
22nd July 2008
Police issue urgent appeal in search for 18 year old gay Londoner
5:22 PM — The Metropolitan Police are appealing urgently for anyone in the gay community wit information about a 18 year old man missing from Thamesmead in South London.
Food brand strong despite gay advert furore 3
3:11 PM — Heinz, the US-based international food brand, has weathered a storm of protest from LGBT community with little damage to its reputation, reports Mad.co.uk.
ITV soap may get lesbian character after just 48 years 4
12:42 PM — Coronation Street is planning on introducing its first lesbian character. A source at Granada told the News of the World: "Violet was pinpointed as the one character they could take down that route."
Campaigning MEP delighted at US vote to remove HIV+ travel ban
12:08 PM — A Liberal Democrat politician who led a campaign for the abolition of a ban on HIV+ travellers to the US has said she is "delighted" that the Senate has voted to end the current restrictions.
Iris Robinson’s homophobia encourages “thugs that perpetrate hate” 5
11:48 AM — Northern Ireland's only health project for gay and bisexual men has said that statements from a local MP comparing homosexuality to child abuse "will add more fuel to the fires of prejudice and bigotry."
Iris claims Hansard “misquoted” her child abuse comments 10
11:11 AM — A Unionist MP has tried to claim that the parliamentary report "misquoted her" and she did not say homosexuality and sodomy are worse that child abuse.
21st July 2008
Promotion: Zara Philips and her Landrover
9:55 PM — The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Philips is appearing across the internet in a viral video to promote Landrover and the British Eventing team at the Olympics
Gay paper claims Naomi Campbell will work at AIDS charity 1
9:38 PM — Gay community newspaper Pink Paper said that Naomi Campbell will spend five weeks working South London based charity Food Chain from tomorrow. However, the charity denies the claim.
Religious people not as homophobic as leaders think reports Stonewall 2
3:20 PM — A Stonewall survey has found that religious leaders do not adequately represent their followers views on homosexuality.
Iris, gays and the age of consent 1
1:25 PM — Here is a transcript of comments by Strangford MP Iris Robinson to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee on 17th June 2008.