14th September 2014
The best place to be in the closet, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:48 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I won’t boycott Russia over anti-gay laws, I have lots of gay fans there 8
2:46 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she won't stop performing in Russia over its anti-gay laws - because she doesn't want to abandon her gay fans there.
30 Rock star marries same-sex partner 2
2:11 PM — 30 Rock star Cheyenne Jackson has married his partner in an intimate LA ceremony.
Orange is the New Black writer files for divorce from husband, after coming out as lesbian
12:45 PM — Orange is the New Black writer Lauren Morelli is divorcing her husband, after coming out as a lesbian.
13th September 2014
San Francisco supervisor backs drag queens over Facebook ‘stage name’ bans 1
3:39 PM — A San Francisco supervisor has called on Facebook to meet with drag artists who are protesting the website's ban on stage names.
US: Survey finds homophobia is still rife in Hollywood 10
3:19 PM — A study has found that over half of LGBT actors think directors are less likely to hire people because of their sexuality.
John Barrowman: I felt great about Commonwealth Games kiss 6
2:14 PM — John Barrowman has opened up about his famous kiss during the opening ceremony of this year's Commonwealth Games.
Andrew Scott: Pride is ‘not a gay film’ 11
11:45 AM — Sherlock star Andrew Scott has claimed that Pride isn't a "gay film".
12th September 2014
Drag queens condemn Facebook for ‘real name’ crackdown 13
6:56 PM — Facebook has been condemned by a number of drag queens for banning users who don't use their real name on their profiles.
Gay songwriting legend Bob Crewe dies 7
6:00 PM — Musician and songwriter Bob Crewe has passed away.
Canada: Devil statue with giant erection appears in Vancouver 24
5:30 PM — A giant statue of Satan with a large erection has appeared in Vancouver, and no-one knows where it came from.
US: ‘Wicked’ composer attacks school that cancelled Spamalot over same-sex wedding
4:32 PM — Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz has signed a letter condemning a school that cancelled a production of Spamalot, because it contains a same-sex wedding.
10th September 2014
Finland: Store refuses to stock homoerotic Tom of Finland stamps to avoid ‘offending’ customers 7
4:01 PM — A Finnish supermarket chain has refused to stock any of the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland.
Strictly star James Jordan: Dance shows shouldn’t allow same-sex couples 46
12:38 PM — Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan has said he doesn't think two men should be allowed to dance together on the show.
9th September 2014
Donmar panel discussion to investigate 20 years of gay rights
4:55 PM — A panel discussion at the Donmar Warehouse in London will look at the last twenty years of the gay rights movement both on and off stage.
Finland: Tom of Finland stamps are best selling ever 12
9:55 AM — A range of Tom of Finland stamps has launched in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist, and has been the best selling in the country's history.
8th September 2014
Radio host: Smithsonian is ‘museum of unnatural history’ for displaying Will & Grace props 8
7:18 PM — A radio host has claimed that the Smithsonian has become a museum of "unnatural history" for stocking props from Will & Grace.
Benedict Cumberbatch: America needs a female president, then a gay one 31
6:51 PM — Benedict Cumberbatch has claimed that the US should have a gay president after it elects a female one.
Neil Patrick Harris marries partner in Italy 13
3:09 PM — Neil Patrick Harris has married his long-term partner David Burtka.
7th September 2014
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposes to girlfriend at US Open 1
11:47 AM — Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has proposed to her long-term partner during a game at the US Open.