10th November 2009
Portia de Rossi: ‘I thought my career would be over if I came out’ 4
4:12 PM — Actress Portia de Rossi has said she was too frightened for years to admit she was a lesbian. De Rossi is now married to television presenter Ellen DeGeneres but has revealed that she thought coming out would mean the end of her acting career.
Ian McKellen helps raise £15,000 for homeless young gays and lesbians 4
3:56 PM — Celebrities such as Ian McKellen, Boy George and Kristian Digby helped raise more than £15,000 for the Albert Kennedy Trust on Sunday evening.
Liverpool hosts first gay Pride festival in over a decade 8
1:34 PM — The city of Liverpool will host its first Pride festival in more than ten years, it has been announced. The date for Liverpool Pride 2010 will be August 7th, a date organisers say will not clash with any other gay festivals.
Gwyneth Paltrow to appear in film about trans painter 18
12:21 PM — Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been lined up to play opposite Nicole Kidman in a film about the Dutch painter Einar Wegener, who in 1930 was one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment.
9th November 2009
Support for traffic-free gay village in Manchester
5:07 PM — A preliminary survey of people using Manchester's gay village has found overwhelming support for plans to pedestrianise the area on Friday and Saturday nights.
Alan Carr says gay men make the best chatshow hosts 18
4:50 PM — Gay comedian Alan Carr has said that gay men make the best chatshow hosts because they are "gossipy". The second series of the star's Channel 4 show Alan Carr: Chatty Man begins later this month.
Sex tape causes more embarrassment for anti-gay Miss California 25
11:45 AM — Carrie Prejean, the Miss California who told the world she did not believe in gay marriage, has been rocked by a sex tape scandal. The beauty queen and her mother were apparently shown the tape by pageant organisers.
6th November 2009
Calling PinkNews readers to compete on the BBC’s ‘A Question of Genius’ 5
6:42 PM — The BBC is keen to recruit LGBT contestants to take part in the second series of 'A Question of Genius' presented by Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark.
Elton John leaves hospital
3:53 PM — Elton John has been released from hospital after being treated for flu and E.coli. The 62-year-old star was taken ill two weeks ago and was forced to postpone five UK and three US gigs.
Gay group attacks South Park for ‘gay slur’ 25
12:51 PM — A recent episode of South Park has angered a gay rights group for using the word 'fag'. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said that the ironic use of the word might not be understood by all readers.
Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir wins Stonewall Bigot of the Year award 21
11:29 AM — Jan Moir, the Daily Mail columnist whose column on the death of gay Boyzone singer Stephen Gately provoked widespread anger, won the Stonewall Bigot of the Year Awards last night jointly with Father John Owen, the priest who said most paedophiles were gay.
Stephen Gately’s partner Andrew Cowles appears at Stonewall awards 24
10:53 AM — Andrew Cowles, the civil partner of the late Boyzone star Stephen Gately, made his first public appearance last night at the Stonewall awards since the singer died four weeks ago.
5th November 2009
Stars raise £90,000 for Terrence Higgins Trust 2
2:23 PM — The annual supper club event for HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust raised £90,000 on Tuesday evening. The yearly event saw 50 dinner parties taking place simultaneously in the capital's best restaurants and private homes.
Trans writer defends ‘offensive’ Jesus, Queen of Heaven play 34
2:02 PM — A trans woman who wrote a play portraying Jesus as undergoing transition to become a woman has defended her work, saying that protests by angry Christians have no foundation in the Bible.
Jan Moir gets late nomination for Stonewall Bigot of the Year award 16
11:54 AM — Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir has been added as a nominee for Stonewall's Bigot of the Year award. The journalist provoked outrage in October with an article that suggested Boyzone star Stephen Gately's death was "sleazy" and "unnatural".
4th November 2009
Lesbian author Sarah Waters: ‘Gay fiction is getting better’ 3
6:25 PM — Lesbian author Sarah Waters has said that the profiles of other female gay authors and their works are rising. In an interview with the Liverpool Daily Post, the Tipping the Velvet writer said the UK was currently seeing a trend for lesbian fiction.
Chris Moyles tipped to be replaced as Radio 1 breakfast host 18
3:49 PM — Chris Moyles, the BBC Radio 1 DJ who has been criticised for anti-gay remarks, may leave his breakfast show next year. Vernon Kay has reportedly been approached to take over the slot.
Christians protest over Glasgow play which shows Jesus as a trans woman 94
12:36 PM — Christian groups have been holding protests outside a Glasgow theatre which portrays Jesus as a trans woman. Jesus, Queen of Heaven is being shown as part of the Glasgay! art festival.
2nd November 2009
Elton John in hospital with E.coli and flu 6
11:40 AM — Elton John has had to cancel several more tour dates after being admitted to hospital with an E.coli infection and flu.
1st November 2009
Boyzone to release album in tribute of gay co-star Stephen Gately 4
8:04 PM — Boyzone will release an new album in tribute to Stephen Gately who died suddenly while on the island of Mallorca (Majorca) in the villa he shared with civil partner Andrew Coles.