18th September 2008
LGBT toolkit for Scotland’s schools to be unveiled
12:02 PM — A group that works with gay, bisexual, lesbian and trans youth will preview their new resource for Scottish teachers next week.
Brad Pitt donates to campaign for gay marriage 3
11:51 AM — Hollywood star Brad Pitt has made a large donation to a campaign fighting an attempt to ban gay marriage in California.
17th September 2008
Clegg: Lib Dems are the only choice for a fairer Britain
4:12 PM — "I’m going to talk today about the future. But let me start by asking you to think back to the past."
Clegg attacks Tories and Labour at close of party conference
4:03 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats has claimed that only his party can form a government that listens and understands the needs of the voters.
Whip implicated in alleged leak of Labour rebel names 2
2:45 PM — The Deputy Chief Whip has been accused of leaking the names of Labour MPs who had privately moved against Gordon Brown.
Julian Clary to celebrate 25 years in showbiz 8
2:19 PM — Julian Clary will discuss his life and career later this month at a special event to mark his 25 years as an out gay performer.
Conference blog: Can Nick make himself heard?
2:05 PM — Just days ago we happily predicted that if the gods of the news agenda were to smile on the Lib Dems, their conference this week in Bournemouth would be an excellent opportunity.
Gay asylum seeker detained in Cardiff 2
1:41 PM — An Azerbaijani artist who is claiming asylum in the UK was detained yesterday at his weekly sign-in at the UK Border Agency Offices in Cardiff.
16th September 2008
Christian Institute targets homophobic bullying group 14
8:18 PM — An academic conference organised by a group that works to combat homophobic bullying in schools has been attacked by fundamentalist Christians.
Police confirm there was no trans violence at Pride London 41
6:33 PM — A senior Metropolitan police officer has apologised for the confusion over an incident at Pride London earlier this year.
Resignation minister calls on PM to face up to reality of leadership challenge
5:24 PM — The issue of leadership and direction are being discussed and argued over, and to go on denying it is hardly credible. I wish it were otherwise.
Another blow for Gordon Brown as minister resigns 1
5:08 PM — The Minister of State at the Scotland Office has resigned, Downing St has confirmed.
Brighton Pride organisers work with local community to improve disabled access
4:00 PM — Brighton and Hove Pride organisers have announced that this summer’s event provided the best access yet to disabled people.
Gays more prone to depression, psychiatrists claim 1
3:45 PM — A new study published by the journal BMC Psychiatry claims that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are 50% more likely than straight people to have suffered depression or anxiety disorders.
Free gay law seminar to be held in Manchester
3:36 PM — A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.
Hotel fined after cancelling gay-friendly events 3
3:11 PM — The Eyre Square Hotel in Galway has been ordered to pay €3,000 (£2,393) to two gay men by an Equality Tribunal.
Conference blog: Wheeling around Bournemouth with Lembit
3:08 PM — Celebrity MP and asteroid enthusiast Lembit Opik was showing off his skill on two wheels this morning.
Black LGBT Awards celebrate community achievements
2:50 PM — The second annual Black LGBT Community Awards will be held in London on 20th September. The ceremony is sponsored by the Metropolitan Police, Bootylicious, Outburst, MOC, and UK Black Pride.
Lib Dems discuss gay rights at conference 2
2:45 PM — Senior members of the Liberal Democrats talked about their commitment to ensuring the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people at their party's annual conference.
15th September 2008
Brian Paddick may stand for Parliament 2
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick has said it is possible that he might seek a seat in the House of Commons.