31st July 2008
There are gays in Formula One claims Mosley 2
3:23 PM — The Formula One boss who won record damages from a tabloid newspaper after it printed a lurid story about his private life has compared his treatment to that of gay people.
Gene Robinson reveals that he needs a bodyguard and bulletproof vest 6
2:16 PM — The openly gay American Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, has taken to wearing a bulletproof vest and walking with a bodyguard for fear of being attacked.
Iris Robinson reported to police over child abuse comments 4
1:43 PM — A Northern Irish MP has been reported to police over comments she made comparing homosexual acts to the sexual abuse of children.
Gay author’s inclusion on Booker longlist upsets chattering classes 2
1:27 PM — The acclaimed thriller Child 44's appearance on the 'longlist' of nominees for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction has upset some in the high-minded literary types.
Second man charged after homophobic assault leaves victim in critical condition 1
1:02 PM — Police in Liverpool have charged and 18-year-old with grievous bodily harm following an attack on a gay teenager last Friday. The victim was admitted to hospital with serious head injuries and remains in a critical condition.
Transsexual gene identified by scientists
12:24 AM — A gene variant has been identified that could explain female-to-male transexuality.
30th July 2008
Catholic adoption agency agrees to comply with the law 2
4:31 PM — England's largest Roman Catholic-run adoption agency has decided to consider same-sex couples as potential parents.
Mandelson claims Labour party is in “flux” as leadership speculation increases
3:13 PM — The EU Commissioner for Trade has backed the Foreign Secretary's decision to set out his vision of the future for the government.
Gay man re-elected chair of Royal College of Nursing Congress
2:50 PM — The world's largest trade union for nurses, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has re-elected a gay man as the Chair of the RCN's Annual Congress for a further two years.
Tory councillor’s gay sex case adjourned for a week 1
1:00 PM — A Conservative councillor in Harrow turned up at court today to face charges of gross indecency in a public lavatory, but the case was adjourned for a week.
Stonewall FC wins gold at EuroGames 2008
11:21 AM — An English football team has picked up more silverwear at the EuroGames in Barcelona. Stonewall FC won the soccer tournament, beating old rivals Cologne 2 - 0 in the finals.
29th July 2008
Second annual Tranny Olympics to coincide with Beijing thing 1
5:18 PM — Just 24 hours after the Olympics begin in Beijing, The Macbeth pub in London's Shoreditch will play host to its very own sporting event.
Charity questions if changes to murder law will help LGBT domestic abuse victims
5:02 PM — An overhaul of murder laws that will see the "crime of passion" defence abolished has been welcomed by a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans victims and survivors of domestic violence.
Police appeal for witnesses after homophobic incident on train
4:17 PM — The British Transport Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old was subjected to homophobic abuse on a train between Shildon and Darlington.
INTERVIEW: Teaching the lessons of the Holocaust
3:59 PM — Kay Andrews is head of education at the Holocaust Educational Trust. Established in 1988, the Trust educates young people about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today.
Unionist politicians warned of consequences of homophobia 1
2:16 PM — Gay right activist Peter Tatchell's visit to Belfast continues to generate headlines, with claims that Democratic Unionist politicians are contributing to a culture of homophobia.
Video: Andrew and George may reform Wham! for one last gig
1:44 PM — Camp pop band Wham! are set for a one off reunion, according to reports. The group, made up of Andrew Ridgley and gay artist George Michael, formed in 1981.
US complaints lead to Mr T ad being pulled from UK screens 12
12:02 PM — An advertising campaign featuring A-Team star Mr T has been withdrawn after concerns it may be offensive to gay men. In the ad Mr T calls a speed walker in tight shorts "a disgrace to the man race."
Six day festival of gay Pride in Foyle will include “Iris tribute”
11:44 AM — The gay community in the Foyle region of Northern Ireland will celebrate Pride next month with an "Iris Robinson tribute."
28th July 2008
Lesbian case “sets an example” for all service providers 5
3:55 PM — The lawyer who represented a couple identified online as lesbians by estate agents has said the case highlights that many people are not aware of protections for gay people.