12th October 2009
Gay Coronation Street star Anthony Cotton says Dannii Minogue was right to make bisexual comment 34
6:58 PM — Anthony Cotton, the gay actor who plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street, has defended Dannii Minogue over her controversial remarks on The X Factor.
Shoreditch gay pub uses reporting boxes to record homophobic attacks 4
6:16 PM — A gay pub in Shoreditch, east London, has set up reporting boxes where drinkers can anonymously report homophobic attacks.
Schwarzenegger signs bills to recognise Harvey Milk and out-of-state gay marriages 15
5:31 PM — Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, has signed bills to introduce Harvey Milk Day in the state and to recognise gay marriages performed in other states.
French Muslim football team will play against gay side 23
4:18 PM — A French Muslim team who apparently refused to play against a gay side have said the row was a "misunderstanding".
Irish schools given guide to lesbian, gay and bisexual students 12
4:16 PM — Irish schools have been issued with a guide aimed to help teachers learn more about issues such as homophobic bullying.
Americans favour civil partnerships but don’t want gay marriage 38
2:15 PM — Support for civil partnerships for gay couples is rising in America - but gay marriage is still a contentious issue, a survey has found.
Gay businessman Sir Michael Bishop pulls out of race for ITV chairman 3
12:29 PM — Sir Michael Bishop, who was tipped as the favourite to become the new chairman of ITV, has pulled out of the race. He is the former boss of airline BMI.
Gay group attacks Mickey Rourke over homophobic slur 23
12:26 PM — Actor Mickey Rourke has said he "doesn't give a f**k" about calling a journalist a faggot. The star used the derogatory term last November when the reporter asked him whether he was dating actress Evan Rachel Wood.
Boyzone star Stephen Gately ‘had been drinking heavily before death’ 16
10:15 AM — Stephen Gately, the gay Boyzone singer who was found dead this weekend, had been drinking heavily on the night he died. It is thought he may have choked on his own vomit.
Video: Dannii Minogue forced to apologise after bisexual ‘joke’ on X Factor 36
9:51 AM — Pop singer and X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has apologised after making a joke about a contestant's bisexuality. Angry viewers called for her to be sacked after the gaffe.