24th June 2008
Jacqui Smith branded “offensive” by gay immigration group 2
4:12 PM — A group that works with lesbian and gay asylum seekers has said that the Home Secretary's assertion that gay men and lesbians who are "discreet" are not in danger in Iran is ill-informed and offensive.
Video: The gay advert that Heinz decided to pull 21
1:22 PM — Heinz said in a statement: "It is our policy to listen to consumers." Presumably that includes gay people too.
Stonewall calls for Heinz boycott after they pull the plug on gay advert 56
1:20 PM — Gay equality organisation Stonewall has called on all consumers, gay and straight, to boycott leading worldwide food brand Heinz following its decision to pull a TV advertisement that depicted a same-sex couple.
When civil partnerships end: dissolution explained 5
12:25 PM — Last week Little Britain star Matt Lucas announced that his civil partnership is over after just 18 months. Despite what you might have read in the tabloids, he will not be getting a divorce.
Half of God-fearing Americans accepting of gays 1
10:33 AM — Americans overwhelmingly believe in the existence of God or some kind of ‘universal spirit’, according to a new U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. 50 percent also stated they believe gays and lesbians should be accepted by society at large.
23rd June 2008
Blue Peter, lesbian rumours and a man in drag
5:51 PM — What would Valerie Singleton think? Former Blue Peter face Stuart Miles is all set to shock audiences at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Pride London’s special events for under 25s
5:18 PM — This year's Pride London festival kicks off well in advance of the main parade on 5 July - especially for the under 25s.
Tory MP attacks Home Secretary over Iran comments 3
4:56 PM — The Chairman of the Conservative Party's Human Rights Commission has added his voice to the chorus of criticism of Jacqui Smith after she claimed that gay people are in no danger in Iran as long as they are "discreet."
Gay designer to dress James Bond 1
4:14 PM — He may have been overlooked, along with many others, by the compilers of the Independent on Sunday's Pink List, but internationally-acclaimed designer Tom Ford is set to become even more famous.
Gay asylum group attacks “shameful” Iran comments 4
2:02 PM — A group that campaigns on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans asylum seekers has rounded on the Home Secretary after she said that "discreet" gay asylum seekers should be returned to Iran.
Net addicts skip meals and sex in favour of porn and games
1:12 PM — The internet, one of wonders of the modern age, is in fact a place of sordid and unhealthy addiction, according to a leading psychiatrist.
Stoke is latest council to join Stonewall diversity scheme
12:02 PM — The only city in the UK to have had two openly gay elected mayors has joined a Stonewall scheme for employers.
Discreet gays should be safe in Iran claims Home Secretary 7
11:11 AM — The Home Office does not think that Iranian asylum seekers who identify as gay or lesbian should automatically be assumed to be at risk if they are returned, according to Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
21st June 2008
English bishops snub Archbishop of Canterbury over homosexuality 14
11:07 PM — As the Archbishop of Canterbury grapples with the "marriage" of two gay clergy in a Church of England service, one of his most senior bishops, the Bishop of Rochester, will join two other English bishops and 250 from across the world to boycott the Lambeth Conference.
The Dark Knight: One of Heath Ledger’s final films reviewed 2
10:20 PM — When news emerged of Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger's untimely accidental death back in January this year, many film fans were shocked by the loss of such a promising, rising star whose portrayal of a closeted gay man changed perceptions of homosexuality across the world.
HIV positive men more likely to have unsafe sex
12:00 AM — A recent survey has revealed that HIV positive men who are aware of their diagnosis are more likely to have unprotected sex than men who are unaware of their status.
20th June 2008
Tory claims “sex change” surgery is a choice 5
5:49 PM — A Conservative MP has claimed that gender reassignment is a "matter of choice." Mark Pritchard, who represents The Wrekin, expressed his view during Business Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
Report highlights Scotland’s “invisible” gay youth 1
1:58 PM — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans youth in Scotland are neglected due to a lack of knowledge among professionals, a report claims.
Business advice offered to LGBT entrepreneurs
1:25 PM — The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival, open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations.
Sarkozy blames Mandelson for Lisbon referendum defeat
12:53 PM — The European Union Trade Commissioner has said that the President of France has "nothing against him personally" after Mr Sarkozy blamed him for the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters.