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.
10th October 2008
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar keeps newspaper column 8
4:04 PM — A Church of England vicar who wrote a homophobic rant on his blog and then tried to claim he has "nothing against" gay people will not be sacked from his regular column in a local newspaper.
Fundraising appeal attracts donors as Liverpool gay teen is buried 1
2:25 PM — A new fund in memory of Michael Causer has been established and more than £1,000 has already been raised.
Insurers are inconsistent over Hep C 1
1:46 PM — The British insurance industry has a poor understanding of Hepatitis C and life assurance policies for people living with the virus can vary considerably.
BBC rejects complaints about EastEnders gay kiss 19
1:19 AM — More than 150 people who complained after two gay men kissed on BBC soap EastEnders have been told by the corporation that they treat gay and straight relationships in the same way.
9th October 2008
MPs and peers celebrate National AIDS Trust’s 21st birthday
6:14 PM — Lord Fowler was among the guests at a Houses of Parliament reception for the National AIDS Trust yesterday.
Former Mr Gay UK stabbed victim 30 times then sliced off flesh court told 3
5:34 PM — A Home Office pathologist has given evidence at the murder trial of Anthony Morley at Leeds Crown Court.