3rd July 2008
QBoy among diverse acts at Bourne Free
12:52 PM — Bournemouth is gearing up for its annual LGBT Bourne Free Pride Festival and organisers have gone all out to get the most fabulous acts to wow the crowds.
Stonewall research highlights business case for supporting LGB staff 2
12:00 PM — The Secretary of State for Business John Hutton is to launch pioneering Stonewall research today examining the advantages of being out at work.
Activists unhappy that EU discrimination directive excludes marriage 1
11:21 AM — The International Gay and Lesbian Association has broadly welcomed the new discrimination directive announced by the European Commission yesterday.
TUC chief calls for better teaching of gay issues
9:14 AM — Schools should teach more about homosexuality and transgender issues as part of equality education if the problem of homophobic bullying is to be beaten, the TUC will argue today.
2nd July 2008
Young men among groups most at risk from HIV infection 1
6:24 PM — A new report has identified the groups of gay men that are at highest risk of HIV transmission in the UK and are targets for HIV prevention work.
Advertising Standards Authority will not investigate Heinz gay kiss advert 1
5:24 PM — The body tasked with policing the rules laid down in the advertising codes has said it will not be investigating an advert that featured a gay kiss.
Tatchell attacked at meeting of Anglican dissidents 1
5:01 PM — A gay activist who was violently removed from a conference held by "breakaway Anglicans" has accused them of fueling homophobic witch-hunts.
EXCLUSIVE: Boris looking forward to his Pride debut
3:29 PM — "Huge responsibility but wonderful fun" is how the Mayor of London described his job when he met with PinkNews.co.uk yesterday afternoon, just before he hosted a reception for Pride London at City Hall.
European Commission releases discrimination directive proposal
2:02 PM — Gay, lesbian and bisexual European Union citizens will be entitled to equal treatment in the areas of social protection, including social security and health care.
EU survey finds gays face discrimination across Europe 3
12:23 PM — Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is seen as the second most widespread type in the EU, according to a new survey of 27,000 people across the Union.
US Christian fundamentalists pressured Heinz to drop gay kiss advert 1
11:03 AM — A right-wing and outspokenly homophobic group in the United States organised a campaign against an advert that was only shown in the UK.
1st July 2008
Coronation Street Spoilers: Tony plays dirty in his bid for the garage
10:27 PM — Not someone to let anything get in his way, Tony is hell-bent on buying the garage from Kevin this week. There is just one thing standing in his way – Kevin, who is equally determined not to sell. Move over David and Goliath.
Emmerdale Spoilers: Donald’s daughter makes an unexpected appearance
10:16 PM — Lexi is shocked when she overhears that Donald is planning to leave the business. She calls Carl immediately and warns him that the company may be about to be sold. He then wastes no time in confronting Donald with these fears. Donald wonders aloud whether Carl feels the business owes him.
EastEnders Spoilers: Peggy and Ronnie track Roxy down in Dorset
10:13 PM — Ronnie and Peggy take the road trip from hell this week as they leave Albert Square in search of wayward mum-to-be Roxy who has done a runner. Ronnie is hell-bent on dragging her good-for-nothing sister back to Walford to grow up and be a responsible mother, while Peggy sees the journey as an opportunity to break down Ronnie’s emotional walls. Needless to say it’s a recipe for disaster.
Gay Christian group denounces breakaway Anglicans 2
3:39 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) has strongly criticised the formation of an Anglican group hostile to homosexuality.
Homosexuality not a mental disorder, just an abomination says Iris 16
12:42 PM — Northern Ireland's most famous female politician has said that she does not think all gay people need psychiatric treatment.
London Eye bathed in rainbow colours to mark Pride
12:06 PM — One of the UK's best-known tourist attractions will become a multi-coloured symbol of diversity for three days when it will be illuminated in the Pride rainbow colours for Pride London.
Rowan Williams condemns “breakaway” Anglicans
10:33 AM — The row over the acceptance of gay clergy continues as an aide to the Archbishop of Canterbury accused Anglicans who gathered in Jerusalem last week of "becoming a Protestant sect."
30th June 2008
Deputy First Minister to attend Glasgow Pride 1
9:46 PM — The Deputy First Minister of Scotland has announced that she will address Glasgow's pride rally. Nicola Sturgeon who is also the Health and Wellbeing Secretary in the Scottish Government will join the marchers as the pride parade culminates in George Square.
Silence from Heinz as MPs object to gay kiss ban 5
3:25 PM — A group of MPs have signed an early day motion condemning food manufacturer Heinz for withdrawing a TV advert featuring a same-sex kiss.