20th August 2008
Credit Suisse to offer gay banking service in UK 1
11:41 PM — Credit Suisse will be the first major bank to specifically target the LGBT community in Britain. The firm's offering will follow the route of niche banking that has already been offered to the Muslim and Polish immigrant communities.
Library of Congress in sex discrimination court case
5:23 PM — A woman has taken the Library of Congress to court, alleging a job offer there was withdrawn one day after she informed an official that she was making the transition from being a man to a woman.
Stonewall Awards to honour gay equality champions 5
4:24 PM — The third Stonewall Awards ceremony, sponsored by Barclays, is set to take place on Thursday 6th November at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Dumfries and Galloway Police receive award for services to LGBT community
3:57 PM — Dumfries and Golloway Constabulary have become the fifth organisation in Scotland to be given the LGBT Charter Mark award.
Largest ever police contingent to march for gay pride 5
1:53 PM — The world's largest ever police contingent to take part in a gay pride parade will be seen this Saturday during Manchester Pride.
Gay rights champion dies 5
12:40 PM — The former Labour MP who was instrumental in the passing of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act has died.
Gay Greens angered by lack of action against Iris Robinson 11
12:11 PM — LGBT Greens are disappointed with the lack of action taken against Iris Robinson MP, who caused outrage by claiming that homosexuality could be "cured" and comparing it to child abuse.
19th August 2008
Gays beat the credit crunch 3
4:50 PM — Gay and lesbian consumers are more resilient to the credit crunch than their hetro-sexual counterparts, a new survey suggests.
Revellers clash with anti-gay protestors at Londonderry Pride 6
4:29 PM — Police were called to the launch of Londonderry's Pride week last night after a protest by an anti-gay group.
LGBT domestic violence victims not catered for, charity claims
3:47 PM — Broken Rainbow, the LGBT domestic violence service, has said that few refuges have adequate provisions for LGBT people.
Dumfries Pride demonstrates support for LGBT equality 2
12:37 PM — An estimated 600 people showed their colours in Dumfries and Galloway's first ever LGBT Pride event last Saturday.
GMFA safe sex class for gay men returns
12:15 PM — Gay men across the UK will have access to sex education that is not taught in schools.
18th August 2008
Bishop to speak out on Catholic Church’s stance on gay issues 14
3:08 PM — The Bishop of Lancaster will publish a review of the Catholic Church this month that will condemn the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales for its stance on same-sex relationships.
Gays encouraged to join MI5 4
11:57 AM — The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation.
15th August 2008
Film Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army
9:31 PM — There's a good chance that, of all the many dozens of superhero movies released during the last few years, Hellboy is the one you haven't seen. A protagonist who's a big red demon? Not a single A-list star (unless you count John Hurt, which sadly few do)? A director who, at the time of Hellboy's release in 2004 was best known for the so-so superhero sequel Blade II and shoddy monster movie Mimic?
Coronation Street: Mercenary Tony threatens Jed
9:16 PM — The only thing missing in Coronation Street this week is a mad cackle of laughter and a thunder clap to accompany mercenary Tony. He's forcing pensioners from their homes while rubbing his hands with glee. We've all heard of cold-hearted business people, but he really takes that concept to a whole new level.
Emmerdale: Can Donna nab Freddie in time to clear Viv’s name?
9:11 PM — Donna is looking over some CCTV footage at work when she's shocked to spot someone who looks exactly like Freddie walking out of a shop. As you can imagine, she gets quite worked up at this sighting and Ross has to do his best to calm her down. But Donna becomes determined to pay a visit to the shop.
EastEnders: Stacey and Bradley back together for good 1
9:05 PM — It's a wonder that Stacey Branning is still this side of sanity after everything the market stall trader has been through. If being a part-time carer for her deranged mum Jean wasn't enough to drive her to drink, she's got a psychopath for a brother and has also managed to sleep with her husband's father.
Hollyoaks: Tina tells Jacqui that she wants to keep baby Max
9:00 PM — Jacqui is enjoying being a mum to baby Max. But in true soapland drama style, her parenting bliss is about to be short lived.
Interview: Rhona Cameron 2
3:20 PM — Being a stand-up comedienne and author is hard work. PinkNews.co.uk finds Rhona Cameron suffering from a serious case of press fatigue, having an entire day of interviews both behind and ahead of her.