17th July 2008
The ultimate gay chill out – a pink picnic in Glastonbury
11:46 AM — A popular LGBT event in the South West will be making a welcome return this summer. Much like the more famous Glastonbury festival, the town's pink picnic was held in 2006 but not the following year.
Gay men at risk from Hep C
11:31 AM — The "Hep C" virus, which is transmitted through bodily fluids and displays few symptoms, is an "increasing problem" for gay men.
16th July 2008
MP calls for new law to remove religious discrimination from public services 10
8:43 PM — Public servants should not be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of their beliefs, Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott said today.
Bourne Free to party come rain or shine
4:57 PM — Cloudy skies did not keep supporters away from Bournemouth's fifth annual Bourne Free Pride Festival. More than 4,000 people took part over last weekend.
Ambulance Trust joins Stonewall workplace scheme 1
4:41 PM — The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SECAmb) is the latest organisation to join forces with Stonewall to improve workplace equality.
Last chance to apply for a job with London’s BNP member 4
4:20 PM — There are only two days left to get your application in for a job with the BNP's lone London Assembly member.
Push to increase minority representation excludes gays 3
3:08 PM — The government is to set new targets for the appointment of women, ethnic minorities and disabled people to the boards of public bodies.
Police gay couple deny indecent images charges 2
11:59 AM — A police officer and his detective boyfriend hid a stash of child pornography under the bed they shared, a court was told.
Bishops gather for conference of a lifetime
11:21 AM — The 650 senior clergy gathered in the cathedral city of Canterbury today for the start of their once-a-decade get together must all be aware that this conference is make or break for the Anglican communion.
Islington to appeal against civil partnership ruling 13
10:56 AM — The London Borough of Islington has decided it will appeal against an employment tribunal ruling involving civil partnerships.
Lesbian Dame honoured at Manchester Pride’s classical music events
10:32 AM — Suffragette activist and "establishment lesbian" Dame Ethel Smyth is to be honoured as part of Manchester Pride's first classical music series.
15th July 2008
Gay man wins £37,000 discrimination case against church 4
6:57 PM — A 25-year-old gay man who was constantly teased and humiliated by his boss at a Christian retreat has won an employment tribunal against the Presbyterian Church of Wales.
Woman’s claim on estate of mother’s lesbian partner rejected
3:20 PM — The ex-wife of director Ken Russell has lost her High Court battle over the £2.3m estate of her mother’s lesbian lover.
Homophobic bishop tries to influence Glasgow by-election 9
3:10 PM — A leading Roman Catholic leader in Scotland has attacked the Labour party over its support for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
Christian registrar who won ‘gay marriage’ case had child out of wedlock 45
1:51 PM — A civil registrar who claimed her Christian belief is so fundamental that she cannot conduct civil partnerships is an unmarried single mother.
AIDS charity wants schools to teach gay sex education 1
1:20 PM — The National AIDS Trust wants sex and relationships education in schools to deal with same sex relationships.
Bishops to remain in Lords under proposed reforms 5
12:50 PM — A proposal to reform the House of Lords by making it entirely elected has been put forward by the government.
Campaigning clergyman’s new life as a holiday host
12:13 PM — He may be best-known as a leading voice in the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, but Reverend Richard Kirker will soon be swapping the good fight for the good life.
Foreign Office issues advice to Pride travellers
11:39 AM — The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued advice for LGBT people travelling to gay Pride events. Holland, Denmark, and South Africa are holding major gay Pride marches later this summer.
14th July 2008
Boris appoints second gay Deputy Mayor of London
11:40 PM — The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has nominated one of Britain's leading gay local politicians as his new Deputy Mayor. Two of his five deputies are gay. Sir Simon Milton, the head of the Local Government Association (LGA) will replace Ray Lewis who recently resigned.