16th October 2008
Baron Mandelson passed over for Anti-Corruption Champion position 2
12:44 PM — Peter Mandelson, the new Business Secretary, will not fulfill the role of the Government's Anti-Corruption Champion as part of his new role.
15th October 2008
GMFA launches ‘Know your HIV status’ campaign
5:39 PM — Gay men's health charity GMFA have launched a new campaign highlighting the benefits of knowing you HIV status following new figures released by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).
Gay venues move out of the West end due to high rents 1
3:00 PM — Two of Soho's most popular gay venues are moving out Soho due to "soaring rents."
Four in ten gay HIV+ men are undiagnosed, say experts
1:58 PM — The British HIV Association (BHIVA) Conference last week head that almost half gay men in the UK with HIV are unaware of their condition.
Church of England split over gay rights rumoured 28
12:07 PM — Conservative evangelical clergy have compelled others to join the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) and leave the Church of England in the on-going row over gay rights and women.
AXM becomes online-only magazine
11:15 AM — Gay magazine AMX's last paper edition will be printed this November, with only an online version available from mid-January 2009.
14th October 2008
Baron Mandelson under pressure not to take Brussels ‘golden goodbye’ 3
4:20 PM — Peter Mandelson took his seat in the House of Lords yesterday. He becomes one of three openly gay peers, all men.
Bishop threatens to evict adoption agency over gay rights laws 27
3:45 PM — Bishop of Lancaster Patrick O’Donoghue has threatened an adoption agency with eviction from church property.
Former Tory candidate escapes jail for gay porn harassment of opponents 6
3:39 PM — A former parliamentary candidate for the Conservative party has been given a suspended sentence for criminal damage and harassment.
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar publishes response column in local paper 10
2:16 PM — The vicar who came under fire for suggesting gays should have warnings tattooed on their bodies has published response in a local newspaper.
13th October 2008
Coronation Street Spoilers: Will Rosie escape from her kidnapper?
9:42 PM — Maria is struggling to get to grips with the fact that Liam is no longer with her. When Carla and Tony pop around to see her, Carla also struggles with the whole situation. Meanwhile, Tony manages to keep calm and successfully hides his involvement in Liam's death.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Jo stops Andy returning to the farm
9:36 PM — Andy's happy to be leaving hospital at the start of the week. But his glee is short lived when Diane tells him that Jo doesn't want him to return to the farm. With nowhere to go, Andy reluctantly accepts Diane's offer to stay at the pub. But he's not the only one who's unhappy about that. When Val finds out she hits the roof. Will Diane be able to persuade her that Andy needs his family right now?
EastEnders Spoilers: Max discovers Tanya and Jack’s secret
9:28 PM — When will the inhabitants of Albert Square learn that honesty is always the best policy? This week sees Tanya and Jack trying to keep their move to France a secret from Tanya's possessive ex-hubby Max. However, seeing as Abi and Lauren have probably told half their friends at school and Jack has already told ex-girlfriend Ronnie, we don't fancy their chances of keeping that secret under their hats for long. What will Max say when he discovers the truth?
Former Mr Gay UK accused of killing and eating another man gives evidence at trial 1
5:24 PM — Anthony Morley said at his murder trial today that he had a steady girlfriend when he won the first Mr Gay UK competition in 1993.
Muslim minister rejects Sharia courts in UK 8
3:21 PM — A government minister has said that the Muslim community in Britain is not "advanced" enough to introduce Sharia courts.
Trans woman gains acceptance as geisha in Japan 1
3:08 PM — A pre-op trans woman claims she became the first ever transsexual geisha after a visit to Kyoto.
Ban on gays in home countries not enough to claim asylum, says immigration boss 7
2:15 PM — Lin Homer, chief executive of the Borders and Immigration Agency (BIA), has caused a furore amongst human rights groups.
George Michael cut from Brits following drug arrest 7
1:38 PM — Pop star George Michael has been dropped from the Brit Awards 2009 due to his recent arrest for drugs offences.
Stonewall Cymru launches DVD to fight homophobic bullying
12:41 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has launched a DVD to tackle homophobic bullying in schools across Wales.
12th October 2008
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The New World 2
12:10 PM — Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University.