7th March 2011
Interview: The Feeling frontman Dan Gillespie Sells on music, cricket and helicopters 2
4:43 PM — When I meet Dan Gillespie Sells, frontman of British pop group The Feeling, and the 2007 Stonewall entertainer of the year, I am meeting a man who has just put his foot down.
Brighton Pride seeks volunteers 5
4:22 PM — Brighton Pride is looking for organisations to help man its tents. The festival, which is to charge entry this year, needs volunteers to run the Dance Tent, Women's Performance Tent, BME Tent and Bears Tent.
New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses 12
3:16 PM — New Zealand has seen an alarming number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV last year. According to the AIDS Epidemiology Group at the University of Otago, 90 of the 149 new infections diagnosed last year were found in men who have sex with men.
Gay MEP Michael Cashman was abused as a child 81
2:10 PM — Gay MEP Michael Cashman has revealed he was sexually abused as a child. Mr Cashman, a former EastEnders actor who represents the West Midlands, said he had never spoken about the attack and had not even told his family.
Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes hates playing lesbians 49
1:44 PM — Actress Miriam Margolyes says she hates playing lesbians because she fears her female co-stars will assume she fancies them.
Australian lesbian couple welcome quintuplets 12
1:29 PM — A lesbian couple from Australia have become parents to quintuplets. Melissa Keevers, 27, and Rosemary Nolan, 22, have entered the record books for the birth, as the chances of conceiving five babies without fertility treatment are 60 million to one.
New guidelines state rights for transgender prisoners 43
11:34 AM — New Ministry of Justice guidelines set out rights for transgender prisoners, including what they may wear and how prison staff should treat them.
Michael Stipe: ‘I’m 80 per cent gay’ 38
10:46 AM — REM singer Michael Stipe says he's 80 per cent gay but "hates" the term bisexual. Speaking to the Observer, the 51-year-old singer said: "On a sliding scale of sexuality I'd place myself around 80-20, but I definitely prefer men to women."