14th June 2008
10:50 AM — Giving it a brief glance, this could seem like ideal and stereotypical summer blockbuster material. Big budget action flick with lots of shootouts, stunts and set-pieces? Check. Glamorous female lead? Well, you’ve got Angelina Jolie as a kick-ass assassin, so that’s got to count as a check.
Drag Queen Lily Savage to receive MBE from the real Queen
12:37 AM — The gay comedian Paul O'Grady is among a number of high profile celebrities to have been bestowed an award in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Mr O'Grady, who first shot to fame as drag queen Lily Savage now hosts a chat show for Channel 4.
Sir Elton John: Diana trusted “the wrong people” 3
12:18 AM — Sir Elton John has claimed that the late Diana, Princess of Wales trusted "the wrong people" towards the end of her life.
13th June 2008
Google removes HIV “cure” ad after complaints
10:29 PM — Internet company Google has said that adverts supplied by its AdSense service to websites across the country should not include ones that claim to "cure" HIV.
Ray Collins is new Labour general secretary 1
5:09 PM — The Labour party finally has a new general secretary, months after the last holder of the post resigned amid the scandal surrounding donations.
Northern Ireland gay groups to be honoured at Stormont reception 1
1:41 PM — A Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly is to host a reception for gay rights groups at Parliament Buildings.
Online bids open for a date with Apprentice contestant 1
1:31 PM — The Apprentice finalist Alex Wotherspoon has put himself up for auction on a charity website. Gay men have a chance, alongside everyone else, of bidding for a night out with the ex-model.
Gay rugby world cup kicks off in Dublin
12:27 PM — The Bingham Cup started in Dublin today with 32 teams competing for the biggest prize in gay rugby. London team Kings Cross Steelers will take on opponents such as the Nashville Grizzlies.
Pop icon George Michael may retire to “quieter life”
12:05 PM — George Michael may be turning his back on the music business after concerts this summer. The 44-year-old pop star has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Gay activist vows to sue “gay cure” MP 2
11:52 AM — A man who successfully fought a Northern Ireland local council three years ago after it tried to ban civil partnership ceremonies has said he thinks he has a legal case against Iris Robinson.
Cocktails, back rubs and tarot card readings raised thousands for THT
11:18 AM — A fundraising cocktail event has raised £35,000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. The event took place in the urban chic of Village Underground in Shoreditch.
EU will include sexual orientation in discrimination directive 5
11:11 AM — The European Commission has announced that disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age will be included in a new directive on discrimination.
12th June 2008
Gay sex and Presidential politics feature in autumn plays at the Royal Court
11:49 PM — The artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre today launched a season of plays that are set to challenge our views on sex and sexuality.
Interview: DUP homophobia hurts vulnerable young people 2
6:39 PM — The leader of a well-respected gay support group in Northern Ireland has accused DUP MP and MLA Iris Robinson of "undoing 10 years of hard work in the LGBT community."
Clapham street party will benefit GMFA
4:48 PM — Actress Michelle Collins and cabaret act Topping and Butch will be among the entertainers doing a turn at Clapham Street Party later this month.
Lesbian Vampire Killers movie angers campaigners 3
3:16 PM — An online group called Angry Lesbians has said it is outraged at a film that they say is "derogatory" to lesbians and women is being made.
David Davis resigns from the Commons 1
2:52 PM — Senior Tory David Davis has announced he is to resign as an MP and fight a by-election in his seat on the issue of detention of terrorist suspects.
Homosexuals can change claims Iris’s “lovely” psychiatrist 5
1:03 PM — A psychiatrist in Northern Ireland has defended his practice of treating men for unwanted same-sex attraction.
Christian Institute weighs into “gay cure” row 2
12:09 PM — A Christian group notorious for its opposition to gay rights has backed an MP who said homosexuality is disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile and claimed gay people can be "cured."
11th June 2008
Comedy, music and literature at Europe’s biggest lesbian event
5:48 PM — Tickets for the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) 2008, Europe's biggest lesbian event, are on sale. The four day event returns to York this October.