18th June 2008
EU confirms sexual orientation will be included in discrimination directive 2
1:55 PM — Commissioner Jacques Barrot confirmed today that the European Commission will propose a cross-cutting directive aimed at combating LGBT discrimination.
Little Britain star’s civil partnership to be dissolved
1:30 PM — Little Britain star Matt Lucas is to divorce from his partner Kevin McGee- 18 months after they entered into a civil partnership.
Groundbreaking survey accuses NHS of failing lesbian and bisexual women 2
12:47 PM — The NHS has failed to provide adequate care and information for the lesbian and bisexual female community, a recent survey shows.
LGBT Christian group describe Archbishops’ condemnation as “indefensible” 3
12:14 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has said it supports last week's blessing of a same sex couple in church.
New series exposes the level of drug use in London clubs
11:17 AM — A New TV series called 'Wasted', which is due to air on Current TV next week, will expose the ways in which drugs and alcohol are used and abused by young people today.
Police charge man with the murder of gay Manchester clubber
12:56 AM — Police in Manchester have confirmed that a 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of David Brown in September 2007. Brown was found dead after he visited bars in Manchester's gay village.
17th June 2008
PinkNews.co.uk goes interactive with new my.PinkNews.co.uk feature
6:23 PM — PinkNews.co.uk has today launched its new my.PinkNews.co.uk website. The site allows readers to pluck stories that interest them from the internet and post them online for others to see.
2008: A year of Pride
5:27 PM — PinkNews.co.uk takes a glance at the at the various Pride events taking place around the UK in 2008
Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York condemn gay marriage service 10
4:06 PM — The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York have condemned the recent partnership cermony of two bishops held over the weekend.
Bishops renew opposition to gay marriage as it is not “faithful, exclusive or lasting” 16
3:35 PM — Catholic bishops have yesterday renewed their opposition to gay marriage, stating that sexual differentiation is intrinsic to the Catholic's understanding of the sacrament of marriage.
Stonewall Chief Executive denies campaign against David Davis 7
1:55 PM — Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill has denied claims by columnist and political blogger Iain Dale that Stonewall pursuing a campaign against David Davis.
Survey reveals that 41% of HIV infected men are unaware of status
1:05 PM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex then men who are unaware of their status.
16th June 2008
Roman Catholic adoption agency to discriminate against homosexuals through legal loophole 12
4:39 PM — A Roman Catholic adoption agency has said it will not comply with gay equality laws.
Amy Winehouse in hot water after shocking video found
11:59 AM — Video taped footage of troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse in a crack den singing racist chants and performing sexual acts with her husband has allegedly been obtained by tabloid News of the World, FOX News is reporting.
Terrence Higgins Trust urge Pride revellers to ‘Get it on’
11:30 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will be distributing 50,000 condom packs to revellers at this year's London Pride event, due to be held on Saturday 5th July.
London Pride first as army permitted to wear uniform 1
11:09 AM — The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today welcomed the Ministry of Defence's decision to permit uniformed Army personnel to march in this year's pride celebrations. The event, which will take place on July 5th, will be the first time that all three strands of the military are allowed to march in uniform.
Bishop to investigate following gay priest’s resignation for “marrying” his partner in church 6
8:54 AM — One of the gay priests who caused controversy over the weekend for marrying his partner, also a member of the clergy in what was in effect the first gay marriage in a British church has resigned. The Bishop of London is to investigate the incident.
14th June 2008
Queer as Folk creator receives an OBE
12:37 PM — Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Mr Davies who revived Doctor Who for the BBC in addition to creating spin off Torchwood has been honoured for services to drama.
Coronation Street: Michelle suspects Steve’s affair
12:07 PM — Not a lot gets past Michelle and she’s now starting to close in on Becky and Steve's sordid secret. Fortunately for them, Michelle’s soon put off the scent by various people.
Emmerdale: Sam and Eli torch the factory
11:59 AM — Things are not looking up for Pollard this week. Besieged by money problems, Val realises desperate measures are called for.