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  • 21st April 2011

    Theatre review: The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherboug

    2:47 PM — Having never seen the 1964 French musical film of the same name, I came to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre with fresh eyes. The production is subtitled "a French romance that just happens to be sung".

  • 18th April 2011

    Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy composes royal wedding verse 20

    Carol Ann Duffy's verse is titled Rings

    1:26 PM — The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has composed a verse for the royal wedding. It was thought that Ms Duffy, the first out LGBT person appointed to the post, would ignore the event. When she was appointed two years ago, she said she would only write poems on subjects which inspire her.

  • 6th April 2011

    New version of novel ‘From Here to Eternity’ to contain gay references 2

    Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in 'From Here to Eternity'

    12:57 PM — A new version of the novel 'From Here to Eternity' will contain the gay references originally included by author James Jones. The book inspired one of film's most famous heterosexual kisses, between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.

  • 5th April 2011

    Woman attacks ‘evil homosexual’ Gauguin painting 116

    Susan Burns attacked Two Tahitian Women

    2:26 PM — A woman who attacked a Paul Gauguin painting in Washington DC's National Gallery claimed she did it because it is "very homosexual". Susan Burns, 53, of Virginia, pounded Two Tahitian Women with her fists and tried to pull it from the gallery wall, court records say.

  • 22nd March 2011

    Review: Teeth, tits and tease at the Hurly Burly Show 2

    Hurly Burly stars Miss Polly Rae (Photo: Ken McKay)

    5:32 PM — The Hurly Burly Show brings something, fresh, sexy and glamorous to the West End, with hilarious theatrical moments and jaw-dropping costumes throughout.

  • 11th March 2011

    Interview: Genderqueer performer CN Lester 14

    CN Lester (centre) with members of En Travesti Ensemble

    5:25 PM — “It didn’t matter what your genitals were, what mattered was: do you have a beautiful voice and do you look fabulous?” Genderqueer performer CN Lester, who identifies as neither male nor female, talks to Paris Lees about sexual harassment, operatic androgyny and a mutual fear of going blind.

  • 8th March 2011

    Fringe event boosts slashed London gay film festival 1

    2:54 PM — London's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival may have been cut down to just a week but a community effort will see a fringe event following the main festival.

  • 4th March 2011

    Lion King animator says only a matter of time before ‘gay families’ appear in Disney films 12

    Andreas Deja says Disney may be open to featuring gay families in their films in the future

    4:25 PM — Andreas Deja, a veteran animator for Disney, has suggested the company would be open to featuring both openly gay character and gay families in future projects.

  • Dior catwalk show goes ahead without disgraced British Designer Galliano 11

    John Galliano was arrested in Paris last week after a drunken, allegedly anti-Semitic rant

    3:17 PM — Christian Dior's catwalk show took place at Paris Fashion Week today without its former star designer, John Galliano, who was sacked from the fashion house last week for a drunken, allegedly anti-Semitic tirade.

  • National Portrait Gallery talk to celebrate lesbians and gay men in British cinema 7

    Dirk Bogarde, one of the gay British film stars featured in the National Portrait Gallery (Credit:Gobonobo)

    2:27 PM — The National Portrait Gallery in London is to host a talk highlighting key lesbian and gay figures in British cinema.

  • 3rd March 2011

    End of LGBT History month marked in Warsaw by remembering classic lesbian novel 5

    Radcylffe Hall, author of the 1928 lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness, a landmark novel for both the Polish and worldwide LGBT communites

    12:56 PM — Ric Todd, the British Ambassador to Poland, visited the Polish National Library this week to mark the end of LGBT History Month and view their copy of Radclyffe Hall's groundbreaking 1928 lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness.

  • 1st March 2011

    Irish artist depicts Elton John breastfeeding 23

    Breast is Best by Kevin Sharkey

    11:21 AM — An Irish artist who painted the Pope conducting a gay marriage has depicted Elton John breastfeeding his new baby son. Donegal-born Kevin Sharkey said he didn't set out to offend anyone with the image and hoped the singer would see the funny side.

  • 26th January 2011

    Tom Ford on why gay men are ‘better fashion designers’ 16

    Tom Ford says gay men make better designers (Photo: Nicolas Genin)

    3:40 PM — Tom Ford says gay men make better designers because they can "detach the physical from the spiritual". Speaking to artist John Currin for Interview magazine, the designer said that gay men's lack of sexual desire for women allows them to combine physical beauty with "soul and personality".

  • 14th January 2011

    Gay and straight students marry in the name of art 25

    The couple married for art (Photo: made-underground)

    1:40 PM — A gay man and a straight woman have married for an art project. University of Worcester art students Paul Cartwright, 20, and Nora Battenberg-Cartwright, 21, see their union as a piece of art and co-ordinate their outfits every day.

  • 13th January 2011

    America’s first gay museum opens in San Francisco 7

    One of the museum's displays

    4:27 PM — The first gay museum in America opened yesterday in San Francisco. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Museum occupies a 1,600ft space in the Castro district.

  • 12th January 2011

    Gay and lesbian news archive moves to London 3

    The archive is moving to London (Photo: Kate Ter Haar)

    3:08 PM — The UK's only national independent LGBT news archive is moving to London. The Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive (LAGNA) is currently housed at Middlesex University's Cat Hill campus but will move to the Bishopsgate Institute this month before the Cat Hill campus closes.

  • 31st December 2010

    Christopher Biggins: Chris Bryant absurd to think ‘pantomime dame’ jibe was homophobic 43

    Chris Bryant is the shadow justice minister

    12:09 PM — The actor, and sometime pantomime dame Christopher Biggins has said the openly gay Labour MP Chris Bryant is "ridiculous" for believing the chancellor George Osborne was being homophobic when he jokingly described the MP as a "pantomime dame."

  • 2nd December 2010

    ‘Paperboy’ wins Green Carnation gay book award

    The prize is the first for gay men's fiction and memoirs (Photo: Kate Ter Haar)

    6:00 PM — 'Paperboy' by Christopher Fowler has won the Green Carnation prize for gay men's fiction and memoirs. The novel recounts the author's lonely early years in suburban London and was described by judges as a "rich and astute evocation of a time and a place [recalling] a childhood at once eccentric and endearingly ordinary".

  • 16th November 2010

    Film chronicles Israel’s gay revolution 2

    Gay Days will be screened on Thursday at the ICA

    3:41 PM — From 1985 to the present day, Israel's gay community has undergone dramatic changes. A film chronicling how the community found its feet will be shown during the UK Jewish Film Festival this week in London.

  • 15th November 2010

    Mumbai multiplexes ban gay film 7

    A publicity shot from Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun

    6:21 PM — India's answer to Brokeback Mountain has reportedly been banned by some of Mumbai's multiplexes for its gay content. Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun, a gay romance, was released last Friday after getting past the country's film censors.

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