21st July 2008
Religious people not as homophobic as leaders think reports Stonewall 2
3:20 PM — A Stonewall survey has found that religious leaders do not adequately represent their followers views on homosexuality.
Iris, gays and the age of consent 1
1:25 PM — Here is a transcript of comments by Strangford MP Iris Robinson to the Northern Ireland Grand Committee on 17th June 2008.
God-fearing cop claims “blatant support” for gays makes his job too difficult 8
1:01 PM — A Christian policeman who circulated emails at work suggesting homosexuality was sinful is taking his force to an employment tribunal.
Iris Robinson compares homosexuality to child abuse 86
12:28 PM — A controversial Unionist politician has said she stands by her comparison of the sexual abuse of children to homosexual relationships.
The Dark Knight opening weekend breaks box office records 1
11:04 AM — With the sort of command performance that has sent Oscar voters and pundit’s tongues a-wagging, Heath Ledger helped The Dark Knight sail to the top of the box office.
20th July 2008
Bishops open service at Lambeth Conference despite gay split 4
2:14 PM — Hundreds of Anglicans Bishops representing hundreds of countries have taken part in a service in Canterbury for the once in a decade Lambeth Conference.
19th July 2008
Coronation Street: Fiz is shocked when John returns to Weatherfield
12:26 PM — Fiz and Kirk are busy planning a birthday bash for young Chesney. But Fiz is getting spooked by anonymous phone calls and starts to feel like someone is watching her. When she eventually hears the mystery caller speak she's horrified to discover that it's John Stape. What does on earth does he want?
Emmerdale: Katie goes into labour
12:21 PM — Perdy turns up at home with lots of baby items which immediately raises suspicions with Jonny. He heads to question Katie over Perdy's involvement in the baby's life. Katie explains exactly what's going on. She tells him if things go to plan she will make Gray pay and she and the baby and Perdy will have enough money to get far away.
EastEnders: Max and Jack compete for Tanya
12:17 PM — The gloves are off this week for Max and Jack, as the brothers fight tooth and nail over Walford bombshell Tanya. The increasingly confusing love triangle between Jack, Tanya and Max has now morphed into a love square, as Max uses Ronnie to get back at Tanya. Why Max still loves the woman who once tried to murder him is anybody's guess.
18th July 2008
“Sexual terrorist” leaves GaydarRadio as new line-up announced 1
3:06 PM — Former Big Brother contestants Richard Newman and Lea Walker are to leave popular digital station GaydarRadio.
More Dragons for Village Drinks
2:41 PM — After last night's business-themed garden party, attended by former Dragons Den star Rachael Elnaugh, Village Drinks has announced a high profile line-up of speakers for later this year.
Gay Christian groups “disappointed” at registrar victory 3
12:10 PM — Two leading gay Christian organisations have said that an employment tribunal victory for London registrar Lillian Ladele is "disappointing."
Emmy nominations for gay favourites
11:43 AM — In a year that saw a writer’s strike and a pending actor’s strike shake the US television industry to its core, a strong list of contenders to take home a gold statuette come September.
17th July 2008
INTERVIEW: What’s wrong with angry? Gay play revived for Edinburgh 1
6:21 PM — For gays of a certain age, the 1998 film Get Real holds fond memories. The story of a geeky teenage outcast, who discovers while out cottaging that the hottest boy in school is also batting for our team, just felt very, well, real.
“Scottish and inspirational” Pop Idol headlines Dumfries Pride
4:36 PM — Michelle McManus will play the Dumfries and Galloway Pride on 16th August as the opening act. It is the first Pride to take place in the region.
Civil Service to promote diversity in the workplace
3:36 PM — One of the UK's largest employers has launched a new diversity strategy. The Civil Service employs 532,000 people in Britain.
New campaign encourages mums to help their kids come out
3:00 PM — A new anti-homophobia campaign is targeting working class mothers in the belief they "act as the catalyst for change" in the family unit.
The ultimate gay chill out – a pink picnic in Glastonbury
11:46 AM — A popular LGBT event in the South West will be making a welcome return this summer. Much like the more famous Glastonbury festival, the town's pink picnic was held in 2006 but not the following year.
Gay men at risk from Hep C
11:31 AM — The "Hep C" virus, which is transmitted through bodily fluids and displays few symptoms, is an "increasing problem" for gay men.
16th July 2008
MP calls for new law to remove religious discrimination from public services 10
8:43 PM — Public servants should not be allowed to discriminate on the grounds of their beliefs, Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott said today.