14th November 2008
MPs call for Commons committee to consider LGBT representation 3
12:52 PM — A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
13th November 2008
London’s new free gay newspaper arrives on Wednesday
5:02 PM — The popular Brighton gay newspaper one80news is coming to London. From Monday November 17th, Londoners will be offered the same twice-monthly mix of news, entertainment and information.
Waterstone’s defend decision to cancel gay author event 16
4:35 PM — A leading bookseller has said that it was "unwise" to go ahead with the launch of a gay poet's new book at a Cardiff store because of the threat of disruption from fundamentalist Christians.
Unusual case of man “cured” of HIV via marrow transplant not “big breakthrough”
1:51 PM — Scientists and sexual health charities have warned that the case of a man who appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a genetic resistance to the virus does not represent a major breakthrough.
Waterstone’s give in to hate preacher Stephen Green as he threatens more artists 53
1:34 PM — A national chain of booksellers is under fire for bowing to threats from a notorious homophobic preacher.
12th November 2008
City and Guilds launch new Level 2 Award in HIV and AIDS 1
5:04 PM — The UK's leading body for vocational and managerial skills has announced a new qualification in understanding HIV and AIDS.
London university establishes free law surgery for LGBT community
3:33 PM — Queen Mary, University of London, is launching a specialist legal advice centre for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people later this week.
40% oppose gay men as adoptive parents 17
2:03 PM — A new survey conducted for National Adoption Week has found that a significant minority of British people oppose adoptions by gay people and single people.
Interview: Greg Barker on the challenge of climate change
1:32 PM — Last month's government reshuffle focused mainly on the return of Lord Mandelson to the fold, but there was another highly significant appointment.
National AIDS Trust questions gay blood donor ban
1:08 PM — A leading HIV charity has accused the National Blood Service of not doing enough to challenge a lifetime ban on donations from men who have had sex with men.
Liverpool council’s village plan “ignores” LGBT community 1
12:35 PM — A leading councillor has attacked Liverpool's City Council over plans for a gay village. The city needs £260,000 for the scheme and is hoping to secure EU funds.
11th November 2008
Brian Paddick to appear in ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity 3
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick is to appear on ITV1 show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
Interview: Blowing the whistle on being gay, in love and on Gaydar 2
4:01 PM — Matthew Todd, playwright, journalist, Attitude editor and environmentalist, spoke to PinkNews.co.uk last week about the latest London production of his play Blowing Whistles.
Pensioner jailed for knife attack in Manchester gay village 9
3:33 PM — A pensioner who stabbed a man in the neck in a Manchester city centre attack has been jailed for seven years.
Stonewall defends FIT and plans a DVD copy for every school 4
12:11 PM — A play that tackles homophobic bullying is appropriate for its 11 to 14 year old target audience and a vital tool in tackling the problem, according to Britain's leading gay equality organisation.
FIT playwright on why we must fight homophobia in schools 1
11:35 AM — "I'd put entertainer," Rikki Beadle-Blair says with a grin, when I ask him what he puts down as his occupation when he fills in official forms.
Schools play about homophobia attacked by rightwing press 13
11:28 AM — In an echo of the 1980s, broadsheet and tabloid newspapers have carried lurid stories this morning about a play aimed at secondary school kids that urges them to confront homophobia.
10th November 2008
Coronation Street Spoilers: Will Peter agree to bring up Simon? 2
9:35 PM — Weatherfield is still reeling from the after-effects of Jon's kidnapping shenanigans. Rosie and Fiz are struggling to come to terms with what's happened. Rosie finds herself jumpy and agitated. Fiz is completely stressed out by the fact that John keeps phoning her. Kirk wonders if it's the right time for him and Chesney to go to South Africa to visit Cilla.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Jasmine gets in trouble with the MacFarlanes
9:32 PM — Debbie is horrified when she learns that Jasmine has gone to the MacFarlane club for more information for her scoop. What is she getting herself into?
EastEnders Spoilers: Who knocked down Max Branning?
9:27 PM — The tension is high in Walford this week as we're all desperate to find out whodunit. Who knocked over Max Branning and put his life at risk? There are certainly plenty of people with serious motives.