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August 2008

  • 18th August 2008

    Katy Perry “led astray by Hollywood”, parents say 7

    The song includes the lyrics "I kissed a girl and I liked it"

    2:29 PM — The parents of singer Katy Perry have condemned her chart-topping single "I Kissed a Girl".

  • Life sentence for homophobic Texan killer 9

    A psychologist said Mangum was "a cauldron of hate"

    1:22 PM — A Texan jury gave a life sentence to a man found guilty of killing a gay flight attendant in 2007. Terry Mark Mangum, 27, of Cypress, killed Kenneth Cummings, 46, because he hated homosexuals, the Brazoria County jury heard Wednesday.

  • McCain and Obama discuss gay marriages 10

    The discussion was broadcast on CNN over the weekend

    1:10 PM — Barack Obama and John McCain defined marriage this weekend, among other things, in a bid to win over value voters.

  • Gay blood donation tribunal told all donors should be screened

    Mr Bowtell said that advances in testing mean that it is in the public interest to allow blood donations from low-risk gay men

    12:51 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal investigating the gay blood ban today heard evidence from an Australian AIDS expert.

  • Gays encouraged to join MI5 4

    MI5 is being advised by Stonewall on how to attract a more diverse range of applicants

    11:57 AM — The British intelligence service MI5 is pushing to recruit more LGBT people to the organisation.

  • Indian gays demand British apology for sex law 10

    Gay-rights campaigners argue that because Section 377 enshrines homophobia

    11:34 AM — Thousands of gay activists gathered in a park in Mumbai on Saturday to call on the British Government to apologise for introducing anti-sodomy laws that still make homosexuality illegal in India today.

  • Gay Nazi victim memorial vandalized 8

    A viewing window on the memorial and fence around it were broken

    11:21 AM — The Berlin memorial to gay and lesbian Nazi victims was has been vandalised.

  • 15th August 2008

    Film Review: Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in the comedy Step Brothers. Photo by: Gemma La Mana. © 2007 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc

    9:39 PM — Will Ferrell's place as one of Hollywood's favourite comedians is, these days, pretty much secure. He may well have made a fair few duds – Bewitched and Kicking and Screaming (both 2005) spring to mind – but he's also the man responsible for one of the funniest movies of recent years, 2004's Anchorman. He has been so prolifically hard-working that he's cropped up in everything from the first two Austin Powers movies to a Woody Allen film, the animated kids' movie Curious George to the film version of the stage version of The Producers. Thanks to his “Frat Pack” credentials he's also had cameos in the likes of Zoolander, Wedding Crashers and Starsky & Hutch to boot – not to mention the entertaining short skits he's been producing for the internet.

  • Film Review: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Selma Blair plays Liz Sherman and Ron Perlman stars as Hellboy in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

    9:31 PM — There's a good chance that, of all the many dozens of superhero movies released during the last few years, Hellboy is the one you haven't seen. A protagonist who's a big red demon? Not a single A-list star (unless you count John Hurt, which sadly few do)? A director who, at the time of Hellboy's release in 2004 was best known for the so-so superhero sequel Blade II and shoddy monster movie Mimic?

  • Coronation Street: Mercenary Tony threatens Jed

    Will unscrupulous Tony leave Jed for dead?

    9:16 PM — The only thing missing in Coronation Street this week is a mad cackle of laughter and a thunder clap to accompany mercenary Tony. He's forcing pensioners from their homes while rubbing his hands with glee. We've all heard of cold-hearted business people, but he really takes that concept to a whole new level.

  • Emmerdale: Can Donna nab Freddie in time to clear Viv’s name?

    Donna attempts to arrest Freddie

    9:11 PM — Donna is looking over some CCTV footage at work when she's shocked to spot someone who looks exactly like Freddie walking out of a shop. As you can imagine, she gets quite worked up at this sighting and Ross has to do his best to calm her down. But Donna becomes determined to pay a visit to the shop.

  • EastEnders: Stacey and Bradley back together for good 1

    Bradley and Stacey celebrate getting back together

    9:05 PM — It's a wonder that Stacey Branning is still this side of sanity after everything the market stall trader has been through. If being a part-time carer for her deranged mum Jean wasn't enough to drive her to drink, she's got a psychopath for a brother and has also managed to sleep with her husband's father.

  • Hollyoaks: Tina tells Jacqui that she wants to keep baby Max

    Hollyoaks is on Channel 4 daily

    9:00 PM — Jacqui is enjoying being a mum to baby Max. But in true soapland drama style, her parenting bliss is about to be short lived.

  • Bisexuality passed on by “hyper-heterosexuals”, researchers claim 4

    The researchers carried out a survey of 239 men, asking about their families and sexual experiences

    4:19 PM — Academics at the University of Padua, Italy, claim that bisexual men may have inherited their attraction to men through 'hyper-heterosexual' female family members.

  • German Arabic magazine claims gay men carry “flesh-eating bacteria” 9

    The article was reported to police by the Lesbian and Gay Association of Berlin-Brandenburg

    3:55 PM — A German Arabic language magazine is being investigated by police after it published an article claiming that shaking hands with gay men can transmit disease.

  • Interview: Rhona Cameron 2

    The new tour is comprised of spanking new material

    3:20 PM — Being a stand-up comedienne and author is hard work. PinkNews.co.uk finds Rhona Cameron suffering from a serious case of press fatigue, having an entire day of interviews both behind and ahead of her.

  • Gay wedding for DeGeneres and De Rossi 2

    The ban on gay marriage in California was lifted in May

    3:06 PM — Comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres marry her longterm partner, actor Portia de Rossi, in California this weekend.

  • Tyra Banks Ready to Name America’s Next Top ‘Trans’ Model? 1

    This season will introduce the show’s first transgender contestant

    2:50 PM — Could this be the season America’s Next Top Model scores a Cover Girl contract for a trans woman? On the heels of the judges declaring the first plus size model a winner last season comes news this season will introduce the show’s first transgender contestant.

  • LGBT police consultation group under threat 3

    Local LGBT people are entitled to vote at the meeting

    2:42 PM — Aurora, Corydon's LGBT police consultation group, is facing closure due to a lack of local support. The group, which works to represent LGBT issues to the Croydon Police Community Group, will hold a meeting on 9th September, at which a motion to close it will be debated.

  • Graham Norton could replace Terry Wogan as Eurovision host 2

    Graham Norton has a £6m BBC deal

    1:58 PM — Gay comedian Graham Norton is rumoured to be being lined up by the BBC to replace Sir Terry Wogan as the British host of Eurovision.

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