26th October 2009
Elton John cancels gig after catching flu 1
11:08 AM — Elton John was forced to cancel a sell-out gig in Sheffield after coming down with flu. He was due to play before 13,000 fans at Sheffield Arena on Friday night as part of his Red Piano show
23rd October 2009
BNP leader Nick Griffin criticises Jan Moir article and ‘militant’ homosexuals 49
12:00 AM — BNP leader Nick Griffin appeared on Question Time last night. He attacked Jan Moir's Daily Mail article but said that gay men were "creepy" and that homosexuality should not be mentioned in schools.
22nd October 2009
Tom Cruise accused of being ‘a homophobic bore’ 18
2:18 PM — Actor Tom Cruise was boring and homophobic on the set of a 1983 film, a co-star claims. Bronson Pinchot, who starred in Perfect Strangers, worked with Cruise on Risky Business.
21st October 2009
Stephen Gately’s record label makes official complaint about Jan Moir article 10
6:23 PM — Polydor, the record label which represents Boyzone, has made a formal complaint over the Daily Mail's controversial opinion column about Stephen Gately's death.
Stephen Gately healed ten-year rift with mother before death 7
12:39 PM — Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, who died earlier this month, recently made peace with his mother after not speaking for ten years.
BBC announces cast for new lesbian drama 11
11:34 AM — The BBC has revealed the cast of its new lesbian drama. Lip Service, a six-part series, will focus on the sex lives of a group of 20-something lesbian friends in Glasgow.
20th October 2009
Anti-gay Miss California sued for the price of her breast implants 7
2:29 PM — Carrie Prejean, the Miss California who publicly disagreed with gay marriage, is being sued for $5,200, the price of her breast implants.
Elton John regrets losing his virginity at 23 8
1:51 PM — Singer Elton John has spoken about losing his virginity at the age of 23, saying he wished he had slept with a man sooner. The gay star said that he didn't know who he was until having sex for the first time.
BBC Trust rules Lindsay Lohan ‘lesbian jokes’ reinforced homophobic stereotypes 7
11:27 AM — A BBC3 programme in which lesbians were described as "munters" was crude and offensive, the BBC Trust's Editorial Standards Committee (ESC) has found.
18th October 2009
Police receive complaint over Jan Moir’s Daily Mail column on Stephen Gately 38
4:12 PM — Scotland Yard have confirmed that they are investigating a complaint against the Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir following an article that insinuated that the death of Boyzone star Stephen Gately was not "natural."
17th October 2009
Video: Stars and family mourn Stephen Gately at emotional funeral 6
6:40 PM — Boyzone bandmates, friends, relatives and partner have paid an emotional tribute to Stephen Gately whose funeral was held today at St Laurence O'Toole Church in north Dublin.
16th October 2009
Video: Stephen Gately’s body returns to Dublin escorted by Boyzone stars 6
8:41 PM — Boyzone star Stephen Gately's body was welcomed home to Dublin amid emotional scenes tonight. Hundreds lined the streets near St Laurence O'Toole Church where the singer's parents were joined by fellow Boyzone stars Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy together with their manager and the man who put Gately on the road to fame, Louis Walsh.
15th October 2009
‘Homophobic’ reggae star meets with gay groups 6
11:59 AM — Buju Banton, the Jamaican reggae artist who has been accused of homophobia, has met with gay groups to hear their concerns.
Almost 4,000 people complain over Dannii Minogue’s ‘bisexual’ comment 22
10:30 AM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received 3,885 complaints over comments X Factor judge Dannii Minogue made about a bisexual contestant.
14th October 2009
Paul O’Grady set to return to ITV for peak-time chatshow 5
5:47 PM — Gay TV presenter Paul O'Grady is reportedly about to sign a contract with ITV after saying he would never work with the broadcaster again.
13th October 2009
Stephen Gately died of natural causes, post mortem examination finds 38
2:09 PM — Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died of a pulmonary oedema, or an accumulation of fluid on the lungs, a post mortem examination has found.
Video: Mariah Carey helps gay fan pop the question 4
10:35 AM — Mariah Carey invited two gay fans on stage with her on Saturday night for one to propose to the other. The star was performing in Las Vegas when she brought Maurie Sherman, 31, and Matthew Almeida on stage.
12th October 2009
Gay Coronation Street star Antony Cotton says Dannii Minogue was right to make bisexual comment 34
6:58 PM — Antony Cotton, the gay actor who plays Sean Tully on Coronation Street, has defended Dannii Minogue over her controversial remarks on The X Factor.
Gay group attacks Mickey Rourke over homophobic slur 23
12:26 PM — Actor Mickey Rourke has said he "doesn't give a f**k" about calling a journalist a faggot. The star used the derogatory term last November when the reporter asked him whether he was dating actress Evan Rachel Wood.
Boyzone star Stephen Gately ‘had been drinking heavily before death’ 16
10:15 AM — Stephen Gately, the gay Boyzone singer who was found dead this weekend, had been drinking heavily on the night he died. It is thought he may have choked on his own vomit.