1st July 2008
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.
Final fundraising for out of hours sexual health clinic
12:27 PM — Gay revellers will be asked to put their hand in their pocket to raise funds for the doctors, nurses and testing kits for the first year of the UK's only weekend and evening sexual health clinic at Pride London this Saturday.
Homophobia questions may be added to British Crime Survey 1
11:41 AM — A Home Office minister has said the department is considering adding new questions to the British Crime Survey after a Stonewall report indicated that many homophobic incidents go unreported.
Barclays to sponsor gay and lesbian networking event 1
11:16 AM — A major financial institution will sponsor the main summer event by professional gay networking group Village Drinks.
Urban Outfitters denies chairman has homophobic views 10
10:47 AM — The chairman of high street retailer Urban Outfitters has donated thousands of dollars to a homophobic US Senator.
29th June 2008
Evangelicals decide to stick with Anglican Communion but fight gay ordination 7
1:12 PM — The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which is closing in Jerusalem today, has approved the formation of a new global network to fight against the preaching of "false gospels" of homosexuality and other "immoral" sexual behaviour.
Gardening: Spring and summer herb gardening 1
11:34 AM — The whole process of growing and nurturing herbs, hand picking the aromatic leaves, adding them to home cooking and enjoying their flavour at the dinner table is a satisfying activity.
Gardening: Use your garden to boost your home’s value
11:14 AM — When most of us want to sell our home we focus on what we can do inside it, but the difference you make on the outside can prove extremely profitable. A well-kept garden can be a growing investment for your property, boosting its value by up to 10 per cent, according to garden maintenance firm Nicenstripy.
Gardening: tips for July 1
11:07 AM — Let's hope the rain stays away and we have a sunny July. Even if you have lots of gardening jobs to get through, this is the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of all your hard work over the past year. However, try not to overdo it when the weather is hot; save any gardening tasks for the early morning or early evening.
Gardening: Custom build your own BBQ 1
11:03 AM — If you want to make the barbecue a more permanent feature in your garden, the ideal solution is to build your own. A well-built barbecue will provide you with hundreds of chargrilled meals, with the obvious advantage of not having to store it every winter.
28th June 2008
Gay dancer ejected from Big Brother after spitting row 3
1:57 PM — Gay dancer Denis McHugh has been removed from the Big Brother house and will be questioned by police it has emerged this afternoon.
11:01 AM — Your property is your biggest asset, so you should make the most of it. That's what House Doctor and many other home decorating shows will tell you. Garish colour schemes, flower-power curtains and messy clutter are just some of the ways to devalue your property.
Elton John party raised £10m at charity auction
10:54 AM — Elton John's Thursday night, £3000 a head White Tie and Tiara Ball raised £10 million from a celebrity auction. Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish held the event at their lavish £20 million home in Windsor.
27th June 2008
Homophobic party push Labour into fifth at by-election
5:05 PM — The election to replace Boris Johnson as MP for Henley has proved humiliating for the government, with Labour pushed into fifth place by the Greens and the BNP.
Gay rights foe Stephen Green faces bankruptcy over court costs 11
4:27 PM — Preacher Stephen Green may have overstepped the mark when he tried to bring a private prosecution against the BBC Director General.
Queen invests Sir Ian with top honour
3:50 PM — Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has been made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and equality. The award was presented to the 69-year-old national treasure by the Queen.