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  • 28th May 2010

    Cult gay director John Waters has new book out 2

    Hairspray the Musical is based on Waters' 1988 film

    11:22 AM — John Waters, director of Hairspray, Serial Mom and a whole host of lesser-known trashy and camp underground epics of the 1970s inclding Multiple Maniacas, Desperate Living and Pink Flamingos, has a new book out this week. Role Models showcases his adoration for the the fringes of society and hose who dwell there.

  • 27th May 2010

    Gay superhero comic up for major award 6

    Team Spandex save the world

    4:40 PM — A new comic called Spandex, about a gang of gay superheros, has been nominated for an Eagle Award, the comic world's equivalent of an Oscar. It is being put forward in the category of Best British Colour Comic Book.

  • Sir Elton’s Moroccan concert a success 4

    Sir Elton John performed in Rabat last night

    12:03 PM — Elton John's performance at the Mawazine music festival in Rabat, Morocco, went ahead last night despite fury from Islamists about his welcome into the kingdom.

  • 26th May 2010

    Manchester Pride 2010 lineup announced

    Manchester Pride celebrates its 20th birthday this year

    12:12 PM — Manchester Pride have revealed their Big Weekend line-up for this summer. Artists set to perform include 1980s stars Belinda Carlisle and Heaven 17, soul singer Beverly Knight, electro outfit May 68 and local indie band The Sticks.

  • Matt Lucas accepts damages from Daily Star 9

    Matt Lucas is best known for the characters he plays in BBC comedy Little Britain

    9:35 AM — The comedian Matt Lucas has accepted undisclosed damages from the Daily Star over articles published in the paper about his late former civil partner, Kevin McGee.

  • 25th May 2010

    New Lady Gaga video is a ‘celebration of gay love’ 24

    Lady Gaga performing

    5:56 PM — Flamboyant popstar Lady Gaga has said that the video for her new single 'Alejandro' is a "celebration and admiration of gay love."

  • Gaydio to launch on 18 June 7

    Canal Street, the heart of Manchester's gay scene

    5:24 PM — Gaydio, a brand-new Manchester-based radio station dedicated to LGBT listeners, will launch on Fri 18 June.

  • BBC to screen life story of Britain’s ‘first modern lesbian’ ths weekend 26

    Portrait of Anne Lister by Horner, circa 1830

    12:58 PM — This weekend, BBC2 will screen The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, starring Maxine Peake in the title role. Based on the heavily coded diaries of Lister, which were not deciphered until the 1930s, nearly a century after her death, the drama tells the story of her life as an openly lesbian, 19th-century industrialist and Yorkshire landowner.

  • 21st May 2010

    Michael Barrymore says he’s no longer gay 66

    Michael Barrymore said he was seeing a woman

    1:49 PM — Michael Barrymore has said he is no longer gay after beginning a relationship with a woman. The television presenter reportedly revealed the romance to fellow celebrities while filming for Channel 4's Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

  • Madonna condemns Malawi for jailing gay men 23

    Madonna condemned the sentences (Photo: David Shankbone)

    11:41 AM — Madonna has said she is "shocked" at Malawi for sentencing a gay couple to 14 years in jail. The singer, who is the adoptive mother of two Malawian children and possibly the country's most famous benefactor, called on the country to challenge the court's decision.

  • 20th May 2010

    Courtney Love claims she had lesbian fling with Kate Moss 8

    Courtney Love said she had slept with Kate Moss (Photo: aphrodite-in-nyc)

    10:25 AM — Courtney Love has told a magazine she slept with Kate Moss more than a decade ago in Milan, Italy. The Hole singer and widow of deceased Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain recently hinted at having slept with a female supermodel.

  • 19th May 2010

    Boy George actor to star in film about gay author 4

    Douglas Booth as Boy George

    4:37 PM — Douglas Booth, the actor who starred in a BBC biopic of Boy George, has been lined up to appear in a film about A Single Man author Christopher Isherwood.

  • Doncaster Pride defends £3 entry charge 14

    Doncaster Pride will charge £3 to each visitor over 16

    2:15 PM — Doncaster Pride has defended its plans to charge entry to this year's festival. Yesterday, PinkNews.co.uk reported that the August 21st festival would charge £3 to each visitor over the age of 16 and organisers said they were "inundated" with accusations of greed.

  • EastEnders actor Marc Elliot ‘abused in the street’ for gay character 9

    Marc Elliot said he received abuse for playing a gay character

    10:51 AM — Marc Elliot, the actor who plays gay Muslim Syed in EastEnders, has revealed he gets regular abuse in the street for playing a gay character.

  • 18th May 2010

    Video: Daniel Radcliffe’s ad on gay youth suicide rates 14

    Daniel Radcliffe appears in the gay charity's ad (Photo: David Jo)

    5:45 PM — Actor Daniel Radcliffe has filmed a public service announcement on behalf of a gay charity. The Harry Potter star is a supporter of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT young people who are at risk of suicide.

  • Mathew Horne dismisses accusations of homophobia 31

    Mathew Horne as Culture Club drummer Jon Moss (Photo: BBC)

    4:49 PM — Mathew Horne, one of the stars of Gavin and Stacey, has dismissed accusations his sketch show was homophobic, saying it was criticised because he and co-star James Corden were "over-exposed".

  • Brighton Pride terminates bar contract after row over finances 8

    Brighton Pride terminated Aeon Events' contract

    3:47 PM — The company contracted to run Brighton Pride's bars until 2011 has had its relationship with the festival terminated. Aeon Events, the gay-run promotion company which owns the Wild Fruits night, said its contract was terminated after it demanded to see proof of the festival's financial position.

  • Doncaster Pride secured by £24,500 grant but will charge entry 3

    Doncaster Pride will charge £3 entry this year

    11:11 AM — Doncaster Pride has been given a £24,500 grant by the National Lottery but will charge visitors £3 entry for this year's event. The festival will be held at Doncaster Racecourse this summer, which organisers say has resulted in "significant increases in costs".

  • 14th May 2010

    Graham Norton takes over Jonathan Ross’ radio show 5

    Graham Norton begins the new show in October

    11:33 AM — Graham Norton is taking over Jonathan Ross' Satuday morning BBC Radio 2 show. The gay presenter was tipped as the most likely successor to Ross, who is leaving the BBC after 13 years.

  • 12th May 2010

    Glee creator calls for boycott of ‘bigoted’ magazine column 6

    Glee creator Ryan Murphy attacked the article

    7:01 PM — The creator of gay-friendly comedy Glee has urged a boycott of Newsweek magazine over a "bigoted" column. Ryan Murphy said that an article questioning whether gay actors could play straight characters was "needlessly cruel and mind-blowingly bigoted".

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