6th June 2008
Michelle Obama “whitey” tape fails to materialise 2
1:26 AM — There is little proof behind the widely reported story that a major news network is in possession of video featuring Michelle Obama, wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama, railing against white people.
5th June 2008
Big Brother features a gay – again 5
11:46 PM — The ninth series of Channel Four's Big Brother has begun with the most ever housemates, 16 that the programme has ever seen.
Celebs and politicians old and new mark AIDS Trust’s 21st
4:01 PM — The National Aids Trust has celebrated their 21st anniversary at Home House, the private members club in London.
Interview: New Hampshire’s ‘turbulent priest’ and the fight for gay acceptance
3:27 PM — Controversy and Bishop Gene Robinson go hand in hand. Ever since his election as the first openly gay bishop in the American Anglican Church, he has rarely been out of the headlines.
Gay MEP “extremely worried” by ban on Turkish LGBT group 1
1:46 PM — Turkey must respect the human rights treaty it signed up to and give gay and lesbian citizens their rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of association, a leading EU politician has said.
Unions and business join forces to push diversity in the workplace
12:15 PM — The Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress have launched a joint report promoting diversity in the workplace.
Change to age of consent given parliamentary approval 1
12:02 PM — Northern Ireland will be brought into line with the rest of the UK after MPs approved legislation to reduce the age of consent in the province from 17 to 16.
Power sharing continues in Northern Ireland under new First Minister
11:38 AM — Peter Robinson is Northern Ireland's next First Minister, despite concerns that direct rule would be imposed after a dispute between the main parties to the peace process.
4th June 2008
New website campaign wants club drug criminalised 1
9:15 AM — A drug common on the club scene is "massively misunderstood" and sales should be banned, claims a new online campaign. GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate) is already Class C drug.
Soho village fete to raise money and awareness for GALOP
8:00 AM — Last minute preparations are underway in the run up to 'Galop Big Gay Fete.' The fete will take place this Saturday in St Anne's Church, Soho.
Bournemouth ready for three days of partying in July
1:00 AM — As Britain gets ready for a summer of LGBT Pride festivals, the countdown begins to Bournemouth's fifth annual bournefree festival.
3rd June 2008
Gay switchboard’s unusual fundraising at Walk for Life
4:32 PM — The London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (LLGS) has publicly thanked and congratulated LGBT charity Crusaid for organising this year's 'Walk For Life' event.
Former Radio 1 DJ’s death ruled misadventure 2
1:54 PM — Gay radio presenter Kevin Greening died as a result of a drugs overdose after a sex session involving bondage, an inquest has concluded.
Greek mayor defies prosecutor and conducts same-sex weddings 1
12:05 PM — Two couples, one gay and one lesbian, have been married in a civil ceremony in Greece. The Mayor of the small island of Tilos today married the couples in spite of warnings from government.
2nd June 2008
UK commits £6bn to global AIDS fight
6:04 PM — The government has announced details of a seven-year strategy to tackle the spread of HIV and AIDS. The International Development Secretary said the UK would be at the forefront of prevention, treatment and support provision.
THT defends its support for ban on gay blood donations 3
5:33 PM — The head of policy at Terrence Higgins Trust has defended the charity’s support for the National Blood Service’s policy of refusing donations from gay men.
Met advisory group reports on drugs and the LGBT community 1
2:40 PM — Drug and alcohol abuse is more prevalent among gay men than the rest of the population, according to a report from the Metropolitan Police Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Advisory Group.
1st June 2008
Scottish government pledges extra funds for gay schemes
12:46 AM — The Scottish government is to award £6.1m of extra funding to equality groups including those aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
30th May 2008
West End shows for free at Leicester Square festival
6:25 PM — The UK's biggest free theatre festival will be returning to central London next month. Now in its fourth year, West End LIVE will feature world-class acts from musicals such as Avenue Q.
Council praised for prompt action against discriminatory Earl 8
2:51 PM — An aristocrat who refused to allow a gay couple to hold their civil partnership ceremony at his castle has had his licence revoked by Devon County Council.