23rd January 2009
160 MEPs signed up for recognition of civil partnerships 6
2:41 PM — All Labour and Lib Dem MEPs have backed a written declaration on civil partnerships at the European Parliament. However, it did not attract enough support to move to the next stage.
Bid for a tour round the East End with Peggy Mitchell at THT auction 1
2:02 PM — Dinner with a former member of the Royal Family, original artwork by Tracey Emin and an encounter with actor Kevin Spacey are among the lots on offer at a fundraising auction.
Interview: NUS president explains why pragmatism is the best politics 6
12:42 PM — On Tuesday, as Barack Obama was preparing to take control of the world's only superpower, change had come to Wolverhampton.
22nd January 2009
Roofer sentenced to life for 1997 murder of trans woman 1
1:13 PM — A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life for the murder of a trans sex worker in London in 1997. James Hopkins, of Bawn Drive, Farnley, Leeds will serve at least 17 years.
Gay judge reveals homophobic interrogation on his way to the bench 3
11:40 AM — The first High Court judge to be open about his homosexuality has revealed that he had to face questions about his sex life by a "special tribunal" of inquisitors when he applied to be a part-time recorder.
21st January 2009
Advertising watchdog rejects investigation into whether God “probably” doesn’t exist 13
5:54 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority has said that an athiest poster campaign does not break the advertising code.
Lily Allen claims gay blogger Perez Hilton is a misogynist 7
4:03 PM — Pop star Lily Allen has hit out at people who make anti-gay statements and described gossip blogger Perez Hilton as "a woman hater" in an interview to be published tomorrow.
Christian firefighter wins damages over refusal to work at Pride 39
1:31 PM — A Roman Catholic firefighter has received damages and an apology from his employers after he was disciplined for refusing to work at a gay Pride event.
BBC “regrets” DJ Chris Moyles’ Auschwitz comments 10
12:20 PM — A radio personality who was once voted Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards has made a tasteless joke about the Holocaust.
Four banned from football grounds for homophobic chants at Tottenham game 1
7:00 AM — Eleven people have appeared at Portsmouth Magistrate's Court on charges of indecent chanting. The three accused under the age of 16 pleaded not guilty, along with four others.
20th January 2009
MSPs hear objections to new homophobic hate crimes proposal 2
3:11 PM — The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee has heard evidence on proposed legislation that allows Scotland's courts to impose tougher sentences for homophobic hate crimes.
19th January 2009
Man convicted of 1997 murder of trans sex worker Robyn Browne 3
6:05 PM — A 42-year-old man was today found guilty of the murder of Robyn Browne in 1997 by a unanimous decistion of a jury at the Old Bailey in London. James Hopkins will be sentenced on Thursday.
Ulster TV legend reveals he was spat at after coming out 1
5:39 PM — Northern Ireland TV presenter Julian Simmons has revealed he has been a victim of homophobic abuse. In an interview with the Sunday Life, he said that he had been spat at in the street just days after coming out last summer.
Cameron hails the return of Ken Clarke after eleven years on the backbenches 2
1:56 PM — It has been billed as the final reshuffle of the Tory frontbench before the general election. Gordon Brown could go to the country anytime before June 2010.
Nick Herbert moved to environment in Tory frontbench reshuffle
1:30 PM — A leading gay Tory has been moved from his Shadow Justice brief to take on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
18th January 2009
Alan Duncan loses business portfolio in Cameron’s reshuffle
11:06 PM — The long-anticipated reshuffle of Conservative leader David Cameron's frontbench team has led to the removal of a leading gay politician from a key role.
17th January 2009
Emmerdale Spoilers: Will it be prison for Debbie
11:34 AM — Laurel encourages Jasmine to tell the truth about Shane's murder but Debbie continues to have a hold over her. When things get difficult, and Eli is arrested, they decide to do a runner. It all goes wrong, leaving Jasmine on her own as she heads out of town – and Debbie in a police cell. Eli can't cope with the questioning, and the threat of a life sentence, so confesses everything. When he returns home, Zak is furious with him for not protecting Debbie and throws him out.
Coronation Street Spoilers: Jed Comes back from the dead!
11:27 AM — Maria's plight goes from bad to worse as she firstly tries to tell the police about Tony's shock confession – only to be told she could be in serious trouble for harassment – and then she sees Tony in the street so tries to run him over. Unlike Liam's fate, Tony's luck is slightly better and he is injured but not seriously.
EastEnders Spoilers: What now for Jay?
11:23 AM — Janine is determined not to settle for anything but the top job at R&R and does a deal that will make her the owner. But Jack is competing in the battle of cunning so who will come up on top - will her plans go up in smoke?
Emmerdale Spoilers: Jasmine confesses to murder
11:19 AM — Donna goes to Zak's birthday party and makes some interesting connections between Debbie and Eli's behaviour and a feedbag in the barn – identical to the one used to wrap Shane's body. When she discovers that those types of bags were discontinued ten years ago, she is sure Eli is to blame. She takes her evidence to DC Williams and the police drag him away for questioning.