9th June 2008
Equality chief denies wrongdoing over Big Brother payments 1
6:07 PM — A company set up by the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission gave paid advice to Channel 4 over the Big Brother race row last year.
Volunteers needed for Brighton Pride
3:11 PM — Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers to help at the summer event in August. The highly successful carnival is in its 16th year.
Anger at Scottish Parliament delay in hate crimes bill
1:20 PM — Legislators in Edinburgh have been accused of "playing politics" with hate crime by a coalition of equalities groups.
From Athens to Sheffield, gays march with Pride 1
12:53 PM — The UK showed its support for Poland’s gay community on Saturday as the Rainbow flag flew from the British Embassy in Warsaw during the city’s Pride festival.
Second complaint against MP accused of homophobia 11
12:34 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland has received a second complaint about comments made by the wife of the First Minister.
Dragons Den star to share business acumen with gay entrepreneurs
10:48 AM — Two of the 'dragons' from the popular BBC programme Dragon's Den are to speak at a series of events for gay professionals.
Fathers rights protesters hijack Harriet’s home 1
10:17 AM — Two men dressed as superheroes occupied the roof of the home of the Secretary of State for Equality yesterday.
7th June 2008
Interview: THT’s policy chief on gay blood, drugs and controversial campaigns 7
8:14 PM — Sexual health charities are one of the most complained about groups working within the gay community. While they broadly command the support of the pink press, there is consistent criticism of their ad campaigns.
Police to investigate Iris Robinson over homophobic comments 45
4:40 PM — The Police Service of Northern Ireland will investigate whether the wife of the province's First Minister is guilty of a hate crime after she called homosexuality disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, wicked and vile.
6th June 2008
MP reacts to homophobic assualt by suggesting “ex-gay” therapy for victim 33
3:11 PM — The wife of the First Minister of Northern Ireland has caused controversy with her born-again Christian outlook on life.
Rainbow flag to fly over second British embassy 6
2:53 PM — Warsaw holds its Pride march tomorrow, and in a mark of solidarity the Rainbow flag will fly next to the Union flag over the British embassy in the city.
Man left for dead in homophobic assault
12:53 PM — Police in Northern Ireland are investigating an attack on a 27-year-old man in Newtownabbey. Stephen Scott was attacked by three young men on Wednesday night.
Nick Clegg will speak at Pride London
12:07 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats has become the latest politician to confirm he will speak at London's Pride event next month.
Gay youth to picnic in Soho Square 2
4:34 AM — London's largest gathering of LGBT youth will take place in the centre of the city later this month. They will gather in Soho Square on Friday 20th June for the 'OutZone Summer Picnic'.
London team prepares for rugby’s Bingham Cup
2:30 AM — Gay rugby club the Kings Cross Steelers is off to Dublin for the Bingham Cup on Sunday and players are looking forward to a good luck send off at the Two Brewers on Clapham High Street.
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.