10th October 2008
Insurers are inconsistent over Hep C 1
1:46 PM — The British insurance industry has a poor understanding of Hepatitis C and life assurance policies for people living with the virus can vary considerably.
BBC rejects complaints about EastEnders gay kiss 19
1:19 AM — More than 150 people who complained after two gay men kissed on BBC soap EastEnders have been told by the corporation that they treat gay and straight relationships in the same way.
9th October 2008
MPs and peers celebrate National AIDS Trust’s 21st birthday
6:14 PM — Lord Fowler was among the guests at a Houses of Parliament reception for the National AIDS Trust yesterday.
Former Mr Gay UK stabbed victim 30 times then sliced off flesh court told 3
5:34 PM — A Home Office pathologist has given evidence at the murder trial of Anthony Morley at Leeds Crown Court.
I don’t believe it! Richard Wilson to host Stonewall Awards 6
3:44 PM — A British comedy legend will host the country's most prestigious gay awards, it has been announced.
Sexual orientation guidance for Northern Ireland service providers issued
1:20 PM — Advice and guidance on what the Sexual Orientation Regulations mean for service providers, public authorities, religious organisations, providers of education has been released.
Ferdinand demands FIFA take action over homophobia 4
11:54 AM — An English footballer has demanded that the game's authorities take homophobic chanting and abuse seriously.
8th October 2008
Court hears how Mr Gay UK killed and cooked another man 1
9:48 PM — A forensic scientist has told a court that she found six pieces of human flesh on a chopping board in a flat belonging to a former winner of the Mr Gay UK competition.
Circumcision not “significant” in HIV rates among men who have gay sex
2:16 PM — Circumcised men who have sex with men do not have significantly lower rates of HIV transmission, a US Centres for Disease Control report has concluded.
7th October 2008
INTERVIEW: Twigg backs Labour initiative to encourage more LGBT MPs 5
9:46 PM — Stephen Twigg's place in British political history was assured on May 1st 1997. He was the young out gay Labour candidate who beat Michael Portillo in Enfield Southgate.
Former Mr Gay UK murder trial hears ex-boyfriend’s testimony 4
5:36 PM — A man who was in a six year relationship with a former Mr Gay UK winner accused of murder testified at his trial today.
Gay teen was goaded into suicide by jeering mob 27
4:35 PM — A 17 year old boy who threw himself off the roof of a shopping centre in Derby last week as some of the crowd gathered to watch goaded him to jump was gay.
Gay candidate looms over clergy gathering to choose bishop
4:03 PM — The process to select the next Anglican Bishop of Bangor begins today. If they choose one of the men reportedly shortlisted it could have ramifications far beyond Wales.
United Nations calls on UK to stop discrimination against LGBT teens 1
3:34 PM — A United Nations committee has called on the UK to take "urgent measures" to fight intolerance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans young people.
Health minister took Mandelson to hospital after emergency call to Downing St 3
2:57 PM — Business Secretary Peter Mandelson called the Prime Minister's office to seek help after he fell ill on Sunday night, it has emerged.
Rebellion against Gordon Brown declared over as credit crisis worsens 2
2:36 PM — The Prime Minister was given a rousing reception at last night's meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
COMMENT: We will fight homophobia in the beautiful game 3
1:52 PM — Football. The most popular team sport on the planet, the beautiful game. But that is not always the case if you're a football fan who happens to be gay.
Homophobic ‘tattoo’ vicar claims he was attacking “promoters of gay culture” 17
12:55 PM — A Church of England priest has apologised for a blog posting in which he called for gay people to be tattooed with health warnings.
6th October 2008
Mr Gay UK winner ‘killed and ate lover,’ court told 3
9:04 PM — Leeds Crown Court today heard that the first winner of Mr Gay UK stabbed a gay man to death before cutting part of his thigh off and cooking it in olive oil, seasoning it with fresh herbs and eating it.
Cameron carries out mini shadow cabinet reshuffle
5:38 PM — Greg Clark will become a member of the Shadow Cabinet, it has been announced. The MP for Tunbridge Wells will shadow the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.