10th June 2008
NI police confirm investigation but not number of complaints about Iris comments
3:28 PM — A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland has refused to comment on how many complaints about Iris Robinson they have received.
Deputy First Minister brands “gay cure” comments inappropriate 1
2:57 PM — The row surrounding Unionist MP Iris Robinson's comments that gays can be "cured" continues to rage four days after her notorious interview on BBC Radio Ulster.
New bill will promote gay equality 1
2:32 PM — A new equality bill seeking to actively promote equality for lesbian, bisexual and gay people will be formally announced in November's Queen's speech.
I am defending the word of God says “gay cure” MP 40
2:27 PM — The wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister has said she is the victim of a "witch hunt" trying to prevent Christians from speaking out against homosexuality.
Free 15 minute HIV tests available in Soho
11:43 AM — A walk in clinic in the heart of London's gay village is encouraging gay and bi men to take advantage of their free, rapid HIV testing.
Minister who called gay rugby ‘apartheid’ is sacked 2
11:23 AM — Edwin Poots has been dropped from the Northern Ireland Executive after a reshuffle. As minister for arts and culture he attacked the formation of a gay rugby team in the province.
Pride London unveils magazine
11:05 AM — Pride London has started distribution of their new magazine to accompany the two-week festival this summer. The 2008 magazine has a different format and design.
9th June 2008
Northern Ireland First Minister says no to discrimination 2
8:12 PM — Peter Robinson, who last week took charge of the coalition Northern Ireland Executive, has said that he is committed to his legal obligations to fight discrimination.
Equality chief denies wrongdoing over Big Brother payments 1
6:07 PM — A company set up by the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission gave paid advice to Channel 4 over the Big Brother race row last year.
Volunteers needed for Brighton Pride
3:11 PM — Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers to help at the summer event in August. The highly successful carnival is in its 16th year.
Anger at Scottish Parliament delay in hate crimes bill
1:20 PM — Legislators in Edinburgh have been accused of "playing politics" with hate crime by a coalition of equalities groups.
From Athens to Sheffield, gays march with Pride 1
12:53 PM — The UK showed its support for Poland’s gay community on Saturday as the Rainbow flag flew from the British Embassy in Warsaw during the city’s Pride festival.
Second complaint against MP accused of homophobia 11
12:34 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland has received a second complaint about comments made by the wife of the First Minister.
Dragons Den star to share business acumen with gay entrepreneurs
10:48 AM — Two of the 'dragons' from the popular BBC programme Dragon's Den are to speak at a series of events for gay professionals.
Fathers rights protesters hijack Harriet’s home 1
10:17 AM — Two men dressed as superheroes occupied the roof of the home of the Secretary of State for Equality yesterday.
7th June 2008
Interview: THT’s policy chief on gay blood, drugs and controversial campaigns 7
8:14 PM — Sexual health charities are one of the most complained about groups working within the gay community. While they broadly command the support of the pink press, there is consistent criticism of their ad campaigns.
Police to investigate Iris Robinson over homophobic comments 45
4:40 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland will investigate whether the wife of the province's First Minister is guilty of a hate crime after she called homosexuality disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile.
6th June 2008
MP reacts to homophobic assualt by suggesting “ex-gay” therapy for victim 33
3:11 PM — The wife of the First Minister of Northern Ireland has caused controversy with her born-again Christian outlook on life.
Rainbow flag to fly over second British embassy 6
2:53 PM — Warsaw holds its Pride march tomorrow, and in a mark of solidarity the Rainbow flag will fly next to the Union flag over the British embassy in the city.
Man left for dead in homophobic assault
12:53 PM — Police in Northern Ireland are investigating an attack on a 27-year-old man in Newtownabbey. Stephen Scott was attacked by three young men on Wednesday night.