20th June 2008
Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5
5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
Report highlights Scotland’s “invisible” gay youth 1
1:58 PM — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth in Scotland are neglected due to a lack of knowledge among professionals, a report claims.
Business advice offered to LGBT entrepreneurs
1:25 PM — The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival, open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations.
Sarkozy blames Mandelson for Lisbon referendum defeat
12:53 PM — The European Union Trade Commissioner has said that the President of France has "nothing against him personally" after Mr Sarkozy blamed him for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters.
19th June 2008
Home Office minister will join Stonewall at hate crimes report launch 1
4:59 PM — New research conducted by gay equality organisation Stonewall will have high-level government support at its launch next week.
Bishop’s anger at priest who conducted same-sex “wedding” 8
3:58 PM — The Bishop of London has accused one of the priests under his jurisdiction of breaking his oath of canonical obedience.
Cardiff will celebrate Pride in September
3:25 PM — The Welsh capital will have a Pride event this year following the cancellation of Cardiff Mardi Gras. Cardiff Pride will take place on Saturday 6th September on Coopers Field.
More than 100 people complain to police about “gay cure” MP 5
3:00 PM — A meeting in Belfast organised by gay advocacy group the Coalition on Sexual Orientation (CoSo) earlier this week was told than more than 100 complaints have been lodged with police about Iris Robinson.
Davis accused of supporting rights for suspected terrorists but not gays 7
11:56 AM — An openly gay government minister has mocked the civil liberties campaign of former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis.
18th June 2008
Coronation Street: Liz dumps Vernon
11:18 PM — The week gets off to a tense start as Vernon and Liz go to a view a bar together. It’s clear that something is amiss from the start as Vernon is mad with excitement about the prospect of buying a bar together while Liz can muster no enthusiasm at all.
Emmerdale: Baby Arthur is rushed to hospital
11:16 PM — Greg throws himself right into the baby signing class. He's thoroughly enjoying being with Mel and Arthur. This cheerful mood doesn’t last long though. When the instructor mistakenly addresses Mel and Greg as Arthur’s parents, Mel does nothing to correct him.
EastEnders: A blood-soaked Sean returns to the square
11:11 PM — In Albert Square people don’t just come and go – they make dramatic exits in car crashes, explosions, murders and fights. Sometimes these are matched by an even more dramatic return. As if to illustrate the point, local hard-man Sean Slater makes a shocking return to the Vic this week, drenched from head to toe in blood.
London’s gay rugby club in world tournament final 1
3:54 PM — London’s only gay rugby club, the world famous Kings Cross Steelers has won places in the finals of The Bingham Cup in Dublin, Ireland.
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.