30th October 2008
British Army targets gay graduates through new recruitment guide
1:08 PM — Stonewall's new nation lesbian and gay recruitment guide includes first time appearances for several major organisations.
Little Britain panders to hatred and homophobia, claims academic 10
12:51 PM — Popular comedy show Little Britain has more in common with Bernard Manning than the generation of subversive comedians who followed in his wake, according to a new academic work.
29th October 2008
BBC: Have I Got News For You joke aimed at Iranian regime not gay people 10
7:20 PM — The BBC has defended a comment about Iran and gays on topical satire show Have I Got News For You.
Exclusive: Police may investigate ‘homophobic’ joke on Have I Got News For You 20
5:44 PM — A gay man has complained to police over comments about homosexuals made on popular BBC quiz show Have I Got News For You, PinkNews.co.uk has been told.
Stonewall Scotland to investigate gay brain drain 6
3:50 PM — A new research project aims to investigate the migration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people from Scotland.
Free sexual health training for professionals working with young people 1
1:24 PM — Courses designed to help professionals who work with young people gain awareness of the needs of gay, lesbian and bisexuals are being offered for free.
28th October 2008
Manchester gay group appeal for witnesses after man drowns
7:38 PM — Police have joined forces with Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) to urge any witnesses who may have information about the death of a man who drowned in a Manchester canal.
FA to investigate abuse at Nottingham Forest match 1
7:05 PM — The Football Association has said it will not tolerate homophobic or disctiminatory behaviour from fans after Cardiff City's manager was verbally abused.
Lottery funding for five year study into gays, drugs and alcohol 1
5:48 PM — The Big Lottery Fund's Big Research Programme is to provide funds for "England's first ever research into drug and alcohol use among lesbian, gay and bisexual communities."
Gay hate preachers will be refused entry to UK under new rules 14
5:24 PM — The government has announced new measures to stop those who want to spread extremism, hatred and violent messages from coming to the UK.
Leading Muslim doctor faces professional conduct hearing over homophobic letter 16
1:47 PM — A fitness to practise hearing has been told that a GP who wrote a homophobic and transphobic letter to a medical magazine has changed his story several times.
Stoke votes for new local government model after gay mayors 1
1:42 PM — The elected mayor of Stoke on Trent has said he is disappointed that voters in the city have decided to replace him with a council leader and cabinet system.
27th October 2008
Julian Clary’s suit to be auctioned online for NSPCC
5:53 PM — Comedian, TV presenter and author Julian Clary has donated one of his favourite suits to raise money for the NSPCC.
Significant minority want recriminalisation of gay sex in the UK 32
3:56 PM — A new survey of the British public indicates there is still a minority who remain opposed to gay rights. 24% want gay sex to be recriminalised.
Relationships counsellor who refuses gay couples to go to tribunal 8
3:36 PM — A man who claims he has been discriminated against because he is a Christian is to take relationships counselling organisation Relate to an employment tribunal.
75% of Brits would vote for a gay Prime Minister 1
2:50 PM — A new survey has found that a large majority of people would be comfortable with a gay or lesbian person becoming Prime Minister.
Gay MP injured in daytime attack by teen thugs 3
1:13 PM — A Plaid Cymru MP has been attacked in Worcester. Four youths attacked Adam Price and a friend, who were on their way to a party in a restaurant.
25th October 2008
Mandelson reveals he first met Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska in 2004 3
1:33 PM — Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has confirmed that he met with the controversial Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in 2004, two years earlier than his former European Union officials.
Travel: Paris, Rome, Madrid and…Birmingham?
12:35 PM — Let's be honest, with glamorous places such as Paris, Rome and Madrid on offer, it is probably fair to say that Birmingham doesn't feature at the top of many people's list of great cities to visit. But with its sleek hotels, plentiful museums, modern architecture and exhibitions, perhaps it should.
Coronation Street: The street bid farewell to Liam
1:14 AM — There's a sombre start to the week in Manchester as the residents of the street attend Liam's funeral. Maria's not sure how she's going to cope, so she takes Ozzy along for support. Carla has no idea how she's going to get through the day either. Once she arrives at the church, she finds it overbearing and flees as soon as the hymn singing begins. Her dramatic exit raises a few eyebrows in the congregation.