10th September 2009
Hugh Hefner to divorce 2
6:08 PM — Hugh Hefner has filed for divorce 11 years after splitting from his wife. The Playboy mogul cited irreconcilable differences in papers filed in Los Angeles.
Bisexual star Megan Fox frigid over sex tape 3
6:04 PM — Bisexual actress Megan Fox has vowed never to make a sex tape. The 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' actress is convinced if she saw herself having sex and "looking like a hippo" it'd put her off making love for the rest of her life.
Simon Cowell blasts Beatles 14
6:01 PM — Simon Cowell has blasted The Beatles, claiming they would have failed auditions on The X Factor. The man who once rejected the Spice Girls, the best-selling girl group of all time, says he would have kicked the iconic band off his British TV talent show unless they fired drummer Ringo Starr.
Trade unions meet to tackle homophobia in sport 3
5:46 PM — A fringe meeting to discuss tackling homophobia in sport is to be held at the TUC's annual conference in Liverpool. The meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday and is supported by Liverpool Football Club.
Gay-friendly church asks ‘Would Jesus discriminate?’ 99
5:28 PM — A liberal church movement has launched a new campaign designed to ask people whether Jesus would discriminate against others. The Metropolitan Community Church, which has congregations in more than 20 countries, is strongly committed to gay rights and support same-sex marriage.
Survey: Gays thought to face most discrimination 12
4:28 PM — A US survey has found that people believe gays are the most discriminated-against social group, with Muslims and Hispanics following.
Graham Norton claims its ‘rude’ to ask salaries of highly-paid BBC stars 20
2:55 PM — Gay BBC presenter Graham Norton has suggested that licence fee payers should not be allowed to know how much television stars are paid, but admitted salaries at the corporation are too high.
ACLU reaches settlement with California school over alleged homophobia 2
2:18 PM — A California school accused of allowing sexism and homophobia has reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union. It had accused the Newport-Mesa Unified School District of failing to prevent homophobic and sexist bullying at Corona del Mar High School.
Derren Brown ‘predicted Lottery numbers’ 3
1:21 PM — Gay illusionist Derren Brown last night pulled off a trick in which he appeared to correctly predict the winning numbers on the National Lottery.
Man accused of murdering lesbian couple escapes jail in a cardboard box
11:47 AM — A French man charged with the murder of two lesbian women managed to escape jail in a cardboard box, prison authorities have admitted.
Academic warns schools are not doing enough to tackle homophobic bullying 7
11:10 AM — A leading academic has said that schools are not doing enough to tackle issues such as homophobic and cyber bullying. Professor Peter Smith, of Goldsmiths College, said the situation is still not good enough.
Gay adoption now legal in Uruguay 8
10:53 AM — A bill allowing gay couples in Uruguay to adopt has been approved by the country's Senate. It was approved by Congress late last month and Uruguay's adoption statute will now be modified, making it the first Latin American country to allow gay adoption.
Lesbian star Ellen DeGeneres named as American Idol judge 3
10:25 AM — Ellen DeGeneres has been picked to replace Paula Adbul as a judge on American Idol. The actress and comedian is one of the most popular entertainers in the US and also one of the most high-profile lesbians.