6th August 2008
Petition on Downing St website calls for review of gay asylum policy 7
1:02 PM — LGBT Greens have launched a petition on the Downing St website to push urgent review of Home Office approaches to asylum for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
AIDS charity seeks HIV+ gay and bisexual men for workplace research
12:48 PM — The National AIDS Trust has commissioned an independent research project to find out more about the experience of living with HIV and employment.
Ad standards authority investigating homophobic advert 15
11:35 AM — A newspaper ad placed in the Belfast News Letter ahead of the city's Pride event is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority.
5th August 2008
Review: k.d. lang dances for the crowd at Cambridge Folk Festival 1
6:07 PM — This year’s Cambridge Folk Festival had perhaps the ultimate line-up. Young guns such as Quebec’s traditional French folk outfit Mauvais Sort rocked the crowds.
Kellie was strangled by teenager after oral sex, court told
5:57 PM — The Old Bailey today heard that a 39-year-old trans woman was strangled to death in her flat in south east London by a teenager who had allowed her to perform oral sex on him.
Drag relay and 50m mince highlights of gay sports day
4:02 PM — The gay men’s health charity GMFA and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern will once again host gay sports day on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August.
Tebbit’s claims about gay parenting not backed by “credible evidence” 13
3:39 PM — A Tory peer who claimed that "adoption by homosexual couples is unsatisfactory for the child" is wrong, said Britain's leading gay equality organisation.
Council apologises to gay group over cruising row
3:07 PM — Bristol city council has admitted that is misrepresented its own lesbian, gay and bisexual group's views about removal of bushes from an area known for cruising.
Former Tory candidate pleads guilty to harassing opponents 2
1:32 PM — A former parliamentary candidate for the Conservative party has pleaded guilty to criminal damage and harassment at St Alban's Crown Court.
Lord Tebbit attacks Tory support for gay parents 16
12:51 PM — Former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit has criticised the party's Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for calling gay adoption "right and moral."
LGBT youth activist wants action after death of teen following homophobic attack 6
11:18 AM — An LGBT youth organisation has demanded action to prevent more assaults after the death of a Liverpool teenager following a homophobic attack.
4th August 2008
Churches should speak out after gay teen dies in hate crime 21
4:50 PM — A local councillor in Liverpool has called on the city’s religious leaders to come together to condemn violence against gay people after a teenager died after a homophobic attack.
Brighton’s Pride shines through British summer weather
4:13 PM — It may have rained on the parade, but for the tens of thousands of people in Brighton for the city's Pride events it was, as ever, a great day out.
Video: American fans think Ant and Dec are gay 2
12:09 PM — TV presenters Ant and Dec have been forced to deny they’re gay in a bid to rescue their faltering career in America. The Geordie duo discussed their sexuality on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live show.
“Stay together, but not only as an association of polite friends” 1
11:48 AM — Yesterday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave his concluding Presidential address to the Lambeth Conference 2008.
Teenager dies after ‘homophobic’ attack in Liverpool 10
10:40 AM — An 18-year-old who suffered serious injuries last month in an attack described by police as homophobic has died.
3rd August 2008
Rowan Williams claims resolution on homosexuality is possible 7
6:09 PM — Despite no agreement on how to tackle the issue of homosexuality in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury said the "pieces are on the board" for a settlement.
Iris Robinson mocked by revellers at Belfast Pride 14
4:00 PM — Thousands attended yesterday's Gay Pride event in Belfast where DUP MP Iris Robinson, who is the wife of the first minister, was mocked.
1st August 2008
Plans for Soho’s ‘one stop shop’ for LGBT community move forward 2
4:55 PM — Plans for a LGBT centre offering health and social care services, business support and an exhibition space in Soho are moving forward.
Gloucester gays won’t let homophobia win as they gear up for Pride 2
3:16 PM — Organisers are putting the finishing touches to next weekend's Gloucestershire Pride, which is on August 9th.