28th April 2012
Ricky Martin to host Obama fundraiser 5
6:55 PM — The pop singer Ricky Martin, who came out as gay two years ago, has said that he will host a fundraising event for US President Barack Obama over his support for LGBT rights.
25th April 2012
Hong Kong pop star Anthony Wong comes out 17
11:48 PM — Anthony Wong, a Hong Kong-based pop star, once well-known as the lead singer of the duo, Tat Ming Pair, has come out as gay in front of thousands of fans during a concert.
19th April 2012
Jessie J denies biographer’s claim that she is a lesbian 34
9:56 PM — The pop singer Jessie J has denied the claims of an unofficial biography that she is a lesbian, and that bisexuality was simply a more appealing public identity to assume, saying it's all 'untrue'.
9th April 2012
KD Lang to collaborate with Alberta Ballet for new production 4
11:29 AM — KD Lang is to collaborate with the Alberta Ballet in Canada, for a new production called Balletlujah!
4th April 2012
Bruno Mars denies gay rumours 29
7:58 PM — A representative for Bruno Mars has dismissed a series of reports yesterday that the singer had come out of the closet.
31st March 2012
Preview: Sundance London
4:07 PM — This month marks the inaugural edition of a British offshoot of one of the world's best film festivals. Far from a profit-inspired afterthought, the features set to be shown provide truly compelling reasons to get yourself a ticket, even if you don't live in the capital.
29th March 2012
Sir Elton John says he plans to father a second child 39
1:33 PM — Sir Elton John has revealed he has plans to become a father again by the end of the year, hoping for a sibling for his for 14-month-old son Zachary.
28th March 2012
Reggae star’s Swedish concert cancelled again over anti-gay lyrics 30
10:04 PM — Jamaican reggae star Sizzla has been prevented from appearing in Stockholm tonight, despite a go-ahead earlier in the day, in response to a widespread backlash from gay rights activists on account of the anti-gay lyrics in his music.
26th March 2012
Californian Pop band The Morning Benders change their name through fear of offending gay fans 21
4:59 PM — Californian power-pop band The Morning Benders have changed their name to the somewhat blander Pop ETC. after belatedly discovering that ‘bender’ is a UK slang term used to describe gay men.
23rd March 2012
Video: Stephen Schwartz’s It Gets Better anthem released 28
12:08 PM — Written and performed by the 275 members, the piece was set to music by Stephen Schwartz and begins with an unflinching look at the desperation felt by many young people coming to terms with their sexuality but features the positive message that the experiences awaiting adults mean it gets 'more than better'.
19th March 2012
Reggae artist Sizzla’s Swedish concert cancelled over anti-gay lyrics 28
11:14 AM — Reggae musician Sizzla has had the Swedish leg of his European tour cancelled on account of the anti-gay lyrics which feature in his music.
24th February 2012
Interview: Darren Hayes on marriage, children and the mid-life crisis that shaped his new album 8
10:05 AM — Laurence Watts talks to Darren Hayes about music, Star Wars auditions and marrying his high school girlfriend before the realisation he was gay changed his life.
20th February 2012
Audio: Media regulator to assess why Jazz FM aired ‘five minutes of gay porn’ 46
4:06 PM — Jazz FM has apologised after listeners were subjected to several "highly regrettable" minutes of the soundtrack to a gay porn film on Saturday night. The broadcasting regulator Ofcom told PinkNews.co.uk it is assessing whether the broadcast broke regulations.
Video: Anti-homophobic bullying song in No 11 chart success 11
11:42 AM — A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has hit number 11 on the official UK Independent Singles Chart.
13th February 2012
Whitney Houston was ‘at her happiest in lesbian relationship’, Peter Tatchell claims 124
5:08 PM — The late singer Whitney Houston was at her happiest in the 1980s when she was with a "female partner", human rights activist Peter Tatchell said today.
Video: Anti-homophobic bullying single an overnight hit 69
1:08 PM — A charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has become a sensation over the weekend.
10th February 2012
Elton John and David Furnish fear gay dad ‘stigma’ for son 50
5:04 PM — Elton John and David Furnish have spoken of fears their son will suffer stigma for having famous gay parents.
26th January 2012
Video: Youtube pulls ‘non family safe’ gay music ad 33
12:14 PM — A record label in the US has expressed surprise at Youtube's decision to pull an advert showing two shirtless men embracing after the video-hosting site said it violated their adult image policy.
4th January 2012
Justin Timberlake considering Elton John biopic role “very seriously” 5
5:04 PM — Justin Timberlake is said to be taking the suggestion that he reprise his role as Elton John in the latter's planned biopic "very seriously". A source told E!Online the singer turned actor was "working with his people to figure out exactly how to respond".
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.