17th September 2008
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.
Education chief accused of discrimination against transgender teacher
3:31 PM — Philip Morgan, former education, training and employment manager for Brighton and Hove City Council, has been charged with unacceptable professional conduct.
Conference blog: Chilled out in Bournemouth
3:24 PM — BBC political correspondent James Landale has attracted a small crowd of onlookers as he reports live from the Lib Dem party conference in Bournemouth.
Beano editor reveals changes to avoid depicting “gay bashing” 1
1:56 PM — Euan Kerr, editor of popular children’s comic The Beano, has revealed in a new book that the behaviour of its main character was changed due to accusations of encouraging homophobic bullying.
Mob attack on gay men in Northern Ireland 2
1:54 PM — A group of up to 12 men and women carried out a sustained attack on two men in County Londonderry that has been described as homophobic.
Bad taste gay comedy comes to the UK 7
1:20 PM — An American TV show described as making "South Park look like The Flumps" is to be screen on E4 this week.
14th September 2008
Conference blog: Where is Brian – update 5
7:43 PM — Brian Paddick is at the Lib Dem party conference - he just called PinkNews.co.uk to say he has been here the whole time. We just had not spotted him yet.
Conference blog: Where is Brian? 1
6:58 PM — The Lib Dems may have forgotten about the election for Mayor of London all those months ago (four to be exact) and the man who carried their banner, Brian Paddick.