4th September 2008
Gay man stabbed seven times in homophobic knife attack 34
2:02 PM — An attack on a gay man in east London is being treated as attempted murder. The 20-year-old, known only as Olly, was set upon by a gang of five youths.
Christian attempts private prosecution over erect Jesus statue 3
1:28 PM — The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead is facing a private prosecution after it exhibited a 1ft high statue of Jesus with an erection.
3rd September 2008
Cardiff prepares for Saturday Pride
2:41 PM — Wales' capital will celebrate Pride this weekend, replacing the annual Cardiff Mardi Gras, which was cancelled due to lack of community and financial support.
Westminster will not allow a new nightclub on G-A-Y site
1:20 PM — Plans for the redevelopment of the Tottenham Court area from the City of Westminster specifically rule out a nightclub on the present site of G-A-Y and Ghetto.
Tatchell attacks faux-gay pop sensation Katy Perry 9
12:46 PM — American singer Katy Perry has rejected criticism of her new single UR SO GAY.
Find out your rights at free law seminar in Manchester
11:28 AM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
Scots bishops call gay adoption “gravely wrong” 10
11:23 AM — The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland have attacked the government and told the faithful to get involved in politics.
2nd September 2008
Gay World Cup organisers hope more women will take up the game
4:14 PM — The team behind last week's International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship in London said they were "delighted" that it passed off so successfully.
MSP confident that hate crimes bill will be law next year 1
3:20 PM — New legislation that will allow Scotland's courts can impose tougher sentences for offences aggravated by the victim's disability, gender identity or sexual orientation should be law by 2009.
Cambridge Pink Festival attracts 12,000 revellers 1
2:10 PM — Organisers of a diversity festival in Cambridge said they were delighted at the record turnout on Saturday.
New rules allow religious schools to discriminate 6
11:55 AM — A coalition of organisations, clergy, academics and teachers has been formed to push for a change to new rules that allow faith schools to discriminate.
1st September 2008
Video: Teenage coming out movie wins short film award 4
5:22 PM — A quirky short film by gay teenagers about coming out has won the Best Film category in the first Kino Kids Film Festival in Kent.
Gay man may be selected as Anglican bishop 2
4:37 PM — Sources close to the selection process for the next Anglican Bishop of Bangor in Wales have revealed that a prominent gay man is on the shortlist.
Gay rights on the agenda at party conferences 1
1:11 PM — Leading MPs from all three major parties will be speaking about gay issues at their conferences later this month.
Lesbian rapper nominated for community award
1:06 PM — DJs, gay health promotion groups and performers are among the nominees for the Black LGBT Community Awards.
Violence against gays preached in British mosques claims new documentary 18
12:26 PM — Channel 4 will transmit controversial programme this evening that claims anti-Semitism and homophobia are being preached at a leading British mosque.
Scottish minister backs fight against rural homophobia 1
11:28 AM — The Minister for Communities and Sport in Scotland has said the country's SNP government is committed to fighting prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people.
Gay Tory attacks Britain’s Olympic athletes for going to China 8
10:56 AM — One of the most senior Tories in London has attacked the British Olympic team for going to the Beijing Games and implied the Mayor was forced to go.
England wins gay football World Cup 1
10:33 AM — Stonewall Lions FC have triumphed at the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) World Championship on Saturday.
29th August 2008
Manchester Pride a “purely commercial operation” claims gay business leader 20
5:14 PM — A leading member of Manchester's gay village has attacked the organisation and running of the city's Pride events.