4th January 2012
George Michael slams “twisted” prayer for his death 78
10:35 AM — Recovering from pneumonia, George Michael has slammed a fundamentalist organisation which told people to pray for his death, but praised the "admirable, generous and loving" Christians in his life.
3rd January 2012
Elton John confirms plans for “surreal” biopic 6
10:56 AM — Elton John has said a film telling the story of his life is "very much in the works", and Justin Timberlake would be his top choice for leading man. The singer told the LA Times he would co-produce a "surreal look at my life [...] in the manner of a Moulin Rouge".
30th December 2011
Kelly Clarkson defends Ron Paul backing amid newsletter controversy 40
4:15 PM — American singer Kelly Clarkson defended her decision to back Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination today as the controversy over his newsletters resurfaced. Voicing her support for the 76-year-old Congressman, she had said on Twitter: "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. "
UK trans artist offers to play any pride event in 2012 for free 29
2:52 PM — Trans singer and DJ Chrisie Edkins is offering to play any pride event in the world in 2012 for free.
23rd December 2011
George Michael says doctors were “keeping him alive” during pneumonia 25
4:31 PM — George Michael has returned to the UK after being treated in an Austrian hospital for pneumonia. Outside his London home this afternoon, he told press it had been the "worst month" of his life.
19th December 2011
Interview: Joe McElderry on The X Factor, coming out and winning Popstar to Operastar 20
9:30 AM — 2009's X Factor winner talks to Laurence Watts about life after the competition, the publicity around his coming out and plans for a fourth studio album.
16th December 2011
Twitter reacts angrily to Will Young receiving gay slur tweet 109
2:10 PM — User who insulted singer's sexuality later complained that it was impossible to "say anything to famous people these days, it's only twitter [...] All their fans on you like a ton of bricks."
12th December 2011
Interview: Boy George, King of Queens 26
10:23 AM — He’s one of the world’s most instantly recognisable people. He’s sold more than 50 million albums. He’s the lead singer of Culture Club, a singer-songwriter, a world-famous DJ, an author, a fashion designer, a gay man, a former drug-addict and now an ex-con. A new coffee table book called King of Queens documents his life to date. Laurence Watts interviews Boy George.
8th December 2011
Rufus Wainwright speaks of “manly” album, having “certainly enough gay records” 32
1:31 PM — Musician Rufus Wainwright has described a "very manly" tone to his seventh studio album, after always putting on "a lavish spectacle". Wainwright became a father earlier this year, after having a baby with Leonard Cohen's daughter.
29th November 2011
George Michael’s family join him at hospital during pneumonia treatment 17
1:27 PM — The family of George Michael has flown to Vienna to visit the singer in hospital, along with ex-boyfriend Kenny Goss, after the star fell ill with pneumonia last week.
28th November 2011
Rapper T.I. defends Tracy Morgan routine, says those who complain are “not American” 64
11:29 AM — In an interview with the American Vibe magazine after being released from prison, T.I. says gays had over-reacted to Morgan's joke about killing his son if he came out. He also claims organisations and individuals who want to silence opinions like Morgan's oppose constitutional rights to free speech.
25th November 2011
George Michael “slowly improving” from pneumonia 86
3:17 PM — Claims the star was also suffering heart problems by the Vienna Times have been dismissed by Michael’s team.
24th November 2011
George Michael in hospital with pneumonia 63
12:31 PM — Austria's state broadcaster is reporting that the former Wham star is at Vienna's AKH hospital. This weekend’s concert in Cardiff has also been cancelled.
20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death 12
11:54 AM — The singer passed away at his London home on 24 November 1991. He had been diagnosed HIV positive several years earlier and died of bronchial pneumonia, brought on by AIDS.
10th November 2011
Jessie J: Music executives were “initially uncomfortable” with bisexuality 16
12:22 PM — Musician said of industry employees' initially being uncomfortable that "after a while they weren't because I wasn't".
Interview: Melissa Etheridge on Ellen, The Oscars and Rock and Roll 14
10:20 AM — Laurence Watts talks to the multiple award-winning musician about eighteen years of being an out performer, and how talent transcends sexuality in the public eye.
8th November 2011
Justin Bieber celebrates double EMA win at gay nightclub 31
1:40 PM — Teen singing sensation forgot his cares over allegedly fathering a fan's baby with a night out at a gay club in Belfast.
7th November 2011
Hip-hop group barred from New Zealand festival for ‘homophobic’ lyrics 13
2:01 PM — Eleven-strong LA rap collective will not appear at council-owned property but may still appear at separate, independent concert.
Will Young talks of hopes to be a “stylish gay dad” 44
11:43 AM — Singer spoke about depression and potential fatherhood, saying he would rather be stylish male parent than a "yummy mummy".
28th October 2011
Darren Hayes: I don’t want to be a poster child for gay rights 52
3:23 PM — Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes says he does not want to be pigeon-holed as a gay artist. The 39-year-old musician, who came out five years ago, told News.com.au: "I don't want to be a gay or a straight artist. I don't make gay records - I make records."