18th August 2008
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.
LGBT police consultation group under threat 3
2:42 PM — Aurora, Corydon's LGBT police consultation group, is facing closure due to a lack of local support. The group, which works to represent LGBT issues to the Croydon Police Community Group, will hold a meeting on 9th September, at which a motion to close it will be debated.
Graham Norton could replace Terry Wogan as Eurovision host 2
1:58 PM — Gay comedian Graham Norton is rumoured to be being lined up by the BBC to replace Sir Terry Wogan as the British host of Eurovision.
14th August 2008
Teenager accused of trans woman murder found innocent 4
5:47 PM — The 18-year-old accused of strangling transsexual Kellie Telesford was found not guilty today. Shanniel Hyatt, 18, stood accused of killing the 39-year-old pre-op trans woman with a scarf after a date in Norbury, reports the Croydon Guardian.
LGBT Health Summit to be held in Bristol
3:35 PM — On 4th and 5th September this year, Terrence Higgins Trust and Equality South West will host the third annual LGBT Health Summit.
Interview: James Graham, ‘Tory Boyz’
2:34 PM — 'I am a politics and history geek,' says James Graham, 'That's not a cool thing to be at 26!' Well, perhaps it isn't, but an award-winning play and screenwriter with a host of acclaimed productions and TV series under his belt certainly IS a cool thing to be at 26.
Mr Gay UK 1993 faces murder charges
12:17 PM — The winner of Mr Gay UK 1993 will appear in court today charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield
Government will not reprimand ‘gay cure’ MP 34
11:15 AM — The government has responded to a petition on its official website by members of the public offended by Iris Robinson's comments on homosexuality.
13th August 2008
Gaydar assistance sees man charged for fraud 2
5:09 PM — Gay social networking site Gaydar has assisted in a Metropolitan Police fraud investigation. The investigation was carried out by the Southward Police LGBT Liaison Officer and detectives from the Community Safety Unit.
“Gay cure” MP’s psychiatrist adviser resigns 16
2:57 PM — Dr. Paul Miller, psychiatrist and part-time adviser to Ulster Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Irish Robinson, has resigned from her employment, reports the Irish News.
Police search for information on stabbed gay man
1:12 PM — A gay man was stabbed in Northlands Street, Camberwell on Saturday 2nd August. Police and an ambulance attended the scene and Andrew Pratt, 43, was taken to Kings College Hospital.
HIV prevention worker fights deportation
11:42 AM — An HIV prevention worker in Nottingham is fighting deportation to his country of origin.
Labour councillor cautioned following gay insult 22
10:52 AM — The deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham council has been cautioned by police after using homophobic language.
12th August 2008
Manchester Pride to celebrate 18th birthday 5
5:42 PM — Manchester Pride 2008 will begin on Friday 15th August with a range of events across the city.