29th August 2008
Competition and friendship at gay soccer world cup in London
3:31 PM — The world's largest gay football event got underway with a series of matches on Bank Holiday Monday in Regents Park.
Gay activist appointed Honorary Consul to Wales 1
12:25 PM — San Marino has become the 31st country to establish a diplomatic mission in Wales with the appointment of Federico Podeschi as Honorary Consul.
28th August 2008
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
Queer group claims organisers tried to censor them at Manchester Pride 15
2:09 PM — A national gay youth group has complained about scenes at Manchester Pride last weekend. The event was a 78-hour extravaganza of music, film, heritage and culture.
INTERVIEW: From CATS to Albert Square
1:35 PM — John Partridge confides that he is slowly getting used to being recognised everywhere he goes. As the actor who plays Christian Clarke on EastEnders, the attention is understandable.
Slight fall in number of City candidates out in the workplace 1
11:24 AM — An annual survey of attitudes towards homosexuality in the City of London has found that the country's financial heart has "slipped as a bastion of equality."
27th August 2008
THT launches low cost counselling service for gay men 5
3:41 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a new counselling service for gay and bisexual men that will cost as little as £25.
26th August 2008
Coronation Street: Jerry tells Teresa he still loves her
11:10 PM — There is an unexpected turn of events between Teresa and Jerry this week that proves even more shocking than her plot to poison him. At the start of the week poor Jerry is lying unconscious in hospital after Teresa almost finished him off with a cocktail of pills. However, as he starts to come round Teresa is terrified he will remember something incriminating and scarpers. Will it all come flooding back to Jerry?
Emmerdale: Matthew and Katie are held hostage at gunpoint
11:06 PM — Matthew has the shock of his life this week. A blast from his past turns up and points a gun straight at him. The situation quickly goes from very bad to absolutely terrible when Katie turns up and wanders right into the gunman's range. Terrified, Katie and Matthew both find themselves with their lives in the hands of this mystery gunman. Who is he and what does he want?
EastEnders: Honey leaves Billy
11:03 PM — Honey and Billy were never the most believable of couples. Billy first appeared on our screens as the distant cousin of Grant and Phil Mitchell. He was also the abusive uncle of young Jamie Mitchell and wasn't exactly doting father or husband material. His transformation from cowardly bully of children to cowardly family man required a substantial suspension of belief on behalf of the audience. When he finally got hitched to Honey it seemed an unlikely coupling to say the least.
Coronation Street: Mel suspects Teresa’s evil plan
10:54 PM — Teresa is sailing close to the wind this week as her plot to poison Jerry is almost discovered. Gail is the first person to smell trouble and calls the doctor to come and look at Jerry who looks increasingly unwell. However, Teresa's only concern is that her nasty little plan is about to be uncovered just as the old man was softening to the idea of her living with him. Charming we must say. How much longer can Teresa keep up this charade?
Emmerdale: Val finds herself with an unwelcome new best friend
10:50 PM — Val's doing her best to get Pollard to forgive her. But she has to deal with a setback when her holiday chum, Bonnie, turns up.
EastEnders: Jase is killed in gangland attack
10:46 PM — Albert Square residents are shocked and devastated this week when loveable rogue Jase is killed by gangland thugs on the eve of his wedding to Dawn. What should have been a fun stag do with all the boys in the Vic, quickly escalates into a violent bloodbath.
Exhibition reveals official fears over gay characters in the theatre
4:03 PM — A new exhibition will be pay tribute to the postwar period of transformation in theatre which saw writers 'coming to terms with life.'
Same-sex partners of police officers to get survivor benefits 4
3:50 PM — The partners of gay and lesbian police officers who die in the line of duty will be eligible for benefits under new proposals.
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.
Gay pop star’s final turn in front of adoring home crowd 1
12:57 PM — After 25 years, George Michael's live performance career is coming to an end. The Jesus to a Child superstar said goodbye in a double-whammy, two-night concert special that started on Sunday.
Manchester’s gays can find out their rights at free law seminar
12:25 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.
Catholic Church’s plan to move Cardinal’s body is “homophobia” 13
10:48 AM — Controversial gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has accused the Vatican of "shameful, dishonourable betrayal" after it decided to move the body of Britain's most famous Catholic convert.
22nd August 2008
Labour councillor, Liam Smith, claims he is victim of “dyke” smear campaign 5
2:35 PM — The Barking and Dagenham Labour councillor who came under fire for alleged homophobic comments has said that he is a victim of a "politically motivated smear campaign."