25th September 2008
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.
Iain Duncan Smith criticises drugs caution for George Michael
12:38 PM — Conservative MP and former party leader Ian Duncan Smith has criticised the Metropolitan Police for not prosecuting George Michael for drugs offences.
Lesbian soldier seeks damages for sexual harassment
12:22 PM — Kerry Fletcher, a former lance bombardier in the Royal Artillery, is seeking damages of £400,000 from the Ministry of Defence.
Conference blog: Never kissed a Tory? 1
11:46 AM — LGBT Labour have come up with a novel slogan for their new T-shirts, which they are selling to raise funds. "Never Kissed A Tory - never will."
22nd September 2008
Conference blog: Eddie Izzard and Hazel Blears vs the BNP
3:55 PM — The Daily Mirror/Searchlight's Evening of Hope event last night was sprinkled with a bit of showbiz glitz when comedian Eddie Izzard made an appearance.
Former Blue Peter presenter marries gay partner 1
3:51 PM — Mark Curry, who presented Blue Peter from 1986 to 1989, has entered a civil partnership with his partner Jeremy Sandle.
2008 Stonewall Award nominees announced 1
12:16 PM — This November’s annual Stonewall Awards as shortlist has been revealed. The awards celebrate people who have had a positive impact on the lives of British LGBT people.
Out gay man becomes Lord Justice of Appeal
11:34 AM — Barrister Sir Terence Etherton has become the first openly gay man to be sworn in as Lord Justice of Appeal.