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  • 15th November 2010

    Marie Osmond: ‘My son did not commit suicide because he was gay’ 7

    Marie Osmond said her son was not gay (Photo: ABC)

    5:36 PM — Marie Osmond has hit at out suggestions that her son killed himself because he was gay. Michael Blosil, 18, committed suicide in February. There was speculation that he had killed himself because of his sexual orientation and his Mormon religion.

  • Coronation Street stars tackle anti-gay bullying 2

    Sacha Parkinson (Sian) says she wears rainbow wristbands in interviews

    5:15 PM — Coronation Street stars Brooke Vincent, Sacha Parkinson and Antony Cotton are helping to publicise an initiative against homophobic bullying in Manchester schools.

  • 12th November 2010

    Elton John concert paid for by EU development funds 5

    Elton John played in Naples last September

    5:15 PM — The European Union is investigating why its development funds were used to pay for an Elton John concert in Italy last year. John performed for thousands of people at the Piedigrotta festival in Naples in September 2009.

  • 11th November 2010

    Portia DeGeneres could be in first US Dancing With the Stars same-sex couple 6

    Portia DeGeneres could be asked on Dancing With the Stars

    5:53 PM — Portia DeGeneres has been tipped to be in the first same-sex couple on Dancing With the Stars, radio host Ryan Seacrest says.

  • Ricky Martin says he’ll get married when Puerto Rico allows it 12

    Ricky Martin said he didn't want to be a "second class citizen"

    3:17 PM — Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin says he will marry his partner when his home country legalises gay marriage. The star has not revealed the name of his long-term boyfriend, but says they would get married if they could.

  • 10th November 2010

    BBC to ask viewers what they think of its diversity work 9

    The BBC will ask viewers and staff what they think of its diversity strategy

    2:16 PM — The BBC is to ask its staff and viewers how they feel about its 'Diversity Strategy'. It will ask participants whether they agree that the corporation should make programmes that "reflect modern Britain" and whether efforts should be made to ensure that staff are from certain places and backgrounds.

  • Video: Madonna tells Ellen ‘We’re torturing gay teenagers’ 9

    Madonna said she could relate to isolated gay teenagers

    12:06 PM — Madonna has spoken out against homophobic bullying, calling it "torture". The superstar, referring to an apparent spate of suicides among gay teenagers, said: “The concept that we are torturing teenagers because they are gay – it's unfathomable."

  • 9th November 2010

    Susan Sarandon says GLAAD is ‘out of control’ 49

    Glee was criticised for using the word 'tranny'

    4:26 PM — Actress Susan Sarandon has defended Glee after the show was criticised for using the word 'tranny'. The word was used in a Rocky Horror-themed Glee episode earlier this month.

  • Gay TV presenter Kristian Digby suffocated in solo sex game 14

    A verdict of death by misadventure was recorded

    11:37 AM — Kristian Digby, the 32-year-old BBC presenter, accidentally suffocated in a sex game, an inquest has heard. Digby, who presented To Buy or Not To Buy and House Swap, was found dead at his home in east London on March 1st.

  • 8th November 2010

    Thousands join Argentina’s gay Pride march 2

    Pride was held on Saturday

    7:20 PM — Thousands of people joined Argentina's annual gay Pride march on Saturday in Buenos Aires. Marchers celebrated new laws which made the country the first in Latin America to recognise same-sex marriage.

  • Gay arts festival GFEST begins today 1

    GFEST director Niranjan Kamatkar with Lynne Featherstone and David Lammy

    6:35 PM — London's only LGBT arts festival begins today. GFEST will run for two weeks and features dozens of short films, exhibitions and performances by a range of artists.

  • Jonathan Ross says George Michael is a ‘great role model for young gay men’ 27

    George Michael is a "strong, butch, unashamedly gay man"

    2:43 PM — Jonathan Ross says singer George Michael is a role model for young gay men who don't "embrace camp or feminised homosexual behaviour". According to Ross, the star, who was recently jailed for crashing his car under the influence of cannabis, is a "strong, butch, unashamedly gay man".

  • 5th November 2010

    Ian McKellen: Don’t call me ‘Sir’ 15

    Ian McKellen says he prefers not to use his title (Photo: Stefan Servos)

    2:28 PM — Veteran gay actor Ian McKellen has revealed that he does not like using his title of 'Sir', despite being knighted in 1991. The Lord of the Rings star was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Savannah Film Festival yesterday.

  • Stephen Fry returns to Twitter to say women do like sex 38

    Stephen Fry said that women do like sex

    12:18 PM — Stephen Fry, who angrily quit Twitter last week after being criticised for suggesting that women don't like sex, has returned to the blogging site. The broadcaster found himself in a storm of media attention after telling Attitude magazine that women only have sex because it is "the price they are willing to pay for a relationship".

  • 4th November 2010

    Vince Vaughn glad that gay joke will stay in film 16

    Vince Vaughn said he was pleased the joke stayed in the film

    6:44 PM — Actor Vince Vaughn says he is glad that a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in his latest film. He said the use of the word in The Dilemma "wasn't derogatory".

  • Christina Aguilera tells gay kids ‘just be yourself’ 3

    Christina Aguilera told gay kids "it gets better"

    3:41 PM — Pop star Christina Aguilera has added her support to Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying. The charity has begun a new campaign called It Gets Better... Today, which is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better.

  • Glee attacked for ‘tranny slur’ 29

    Glee is usually lauded for its LGBT portrayal

    11:59 AM — US comedy Glee has been criticised for using the word 'tranny'. The show, which has been commended for its approach to LGBT issues, had a Rocky Horror-themed episode last week, in which the cast took on roles from the 1970s musical.

  • 2nd November 2010

    Ron Howard says ‘Dilemma’ gay joke will stay in film 8

    Vince Vaughn's character calls electric cars 'gay'

    4:03 PM — Ron Howard, the director of The Dilemma, says a joke about 'gay' cars will stay in the film. The film was criticised by GLAAD and CNN news anhor Anderson Cooper for a scene in which Vince Vaughn's character makes a joke about electric cars being gay.

  • Ricky Martin reveals he ‘cried like a baby’ after coming out 5

    Ricky Martin said he didn't want to teach his sons to lie

    1:02 PM — Ricky Martin has told Oprah Winfrey about the moment he decided to announce he was gay. The Puerto Rican star posted a message on his website declaring himself to be a "fortunate gay man" but says he broke down in tears afterwards.

  • 31st October 2010

    Stephen Fry claims The Observer has portrayed him as “the Antichrist” over straight sex comments 33

    Stephen Fry said the comments were inaccurate

    8:35 PM — Actor, author and broadcaster Stephen Fry has used his Twitter account to condemn The Observer newspaper for portraying him as "the antichrist" in relation to comments he made to the gay magazine Attitude. In an interview, Fry is reported to have said he feels sorry for straight men because women only want sex in order to have a relationship.

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