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  • 28th July 2010

    Trans model stars in Givenchy adverts 6

    Lea T in the Givenchy A/W 2010 advert

    3:33 PM — A trans woman is one of the models in an advert for designer label Givenchy. Lea T is a former male model and previously worked as the assistant of Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci.

  • 27th July 2010

    Elton keeps tabs on Eminem’s drug recovery 6

    Elton John counsels Eminem on his former drug addiction

    10:51 AM — Eminem has revealed that Elton John calls him once a week to check that he is staying off drugs. The unlikely pair became friends after performing together at the 2001 Grammy Awards.

  • 23rd July 2010

    MTV ‘excellent’ for gay representation 1

    All-LGBT team Vogue Evolution starred on America's Best Dance Crew

    5:37 PM — MTV has been given the first 'excellent' rating in GLAAD's annual index of the most gay-friendly US TV networks. It was praised for shows such as The Real World and America’s Best Dance Crew.

  • Gay porn star claims relationship with Christopher Reeve 6

    Christopher Reeve as Superman

    2:40 PM — A gay porn star has claimed that he had a sexual relationship with Superman actor Christopher Reeve. Cal Culver told an interviewer before his death in 1987 that the pair had a relationship, but the claim has only just been unearthed.

  • BBC drama hints Sherlock Holmes is gay 47

    Benedict Cumberbatch (left) and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson

    10:44 AM — A new BBC version of Sherlock Holmes hints at a relationship between the detective and his sidekick Watson. The series, set in 21st century London and titled Sherlock, is not the first to hint at romance between the pair.

  • 22nd July 2010

    Elton John postpones Arizona gig due to food poisoning 7

    Elton John is recovering from food poisoning

    1:23 PM — Elton John has postponed a gig in Arizona, US, after falling ill with food poisoning. The gay singer was due to perform for 8,800 fans at Arizona's Tuscon Arena last night but organisers say he will be well enough to play the gig tonight instead.

  • EastEnders criticised for gay character’s Koran scene 30

    Syed, played by Marc Elliot, was shown slamming a Koran on a table

    12:59 PM — The BBC has received a number of complaints over an EastEnders scene in which gay character Syed slams a Koran on a table. The corporation would not reveal how many complaints it received, but said it did not intend to cause any offence.

  • 21st July 2010

    Lindsay Lohan begins jail sentence 1

    Lindsay Lohan entered jail today

    6:19 PM — Lindsay Lohan began a prison term in Lynwood, California, today for violating the terms of a 2007 probation for a drink-driving offence. The bisexual actress was sentenced to 90 days in the Century Regional Detention Facility, although reports say she could be freed in just 14 days due to overcrowding and good behaviour.

  • Australian film festival bans gay zombie porn film 16

    A still from LA Zombie

    12:16 PM — An Australian film festival has banned a film about gay zombies engaging in necrophilia. LA Zombie, a film made by Canadian director Bruce LaBruce, is the first film to be banned from Melbourne International Film Festival in seven years.

  • 20th July 2010

    Will Young supports Stonewall at Lovebox’s gay Sunday 3

    Will Young was at Lovebox

    6:47 PM — Gay singer Will Young gave his support to equality charity Stonewall at Lovebox festival on Sunday. The three-day festival, held in London's Victoria Park, designated Sunday as a special gay-friendly day, with performances from artists such as Grace Jones and Peaches.

  • Lesbian Coronation Street plot ‘not a phase’ 2

    Coronation Street has not had a lesbian plotline before

    2:34 PM — Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent has said her character will remain a lesbian, rather than it being a "phase". She plays teenager Sophie Webster in the show, who has begun a relationship with her best friend Sian Powers, played by Sacha Parkinson.

  • 19th July 2010

    Liverpool Pride unveils Cabaret Stage line-up 3

    Liverpool Pride will have a Cabaret Stage

    4:14 PM — Liverpool's first Pride event will have a cabaret stage with acts such as burlesque, singing, drag kings and queens and a Liza Minelli tribute. The rainbow circus-themed festival, to be held on August 7th and 8th, is Liverpool's first official Pride event.

  • Lady Gaga hits out at ‘God Hates Fags’ church 50

    Lady Gaga urged fans to ignore the protesters

    3:06 PM — Lady Gaga hit out at members of Westboro Baptist Church, calling them "hate criminals". The singer played a concert in St Louis, Missouri on Saturday night, which was picketed by the controversial church.

  • Mickey Rourke planning biopic of gay rugby star Gareth Thomas 11

    Mickey Rourke is in talks over a possible film of Gareth Thomas' life

    10:45 AM — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is hoping to make a film of the life of gay Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas. The rugby fan reportedly wants to play Thomas in the film and got the idea after reading about the player coming out late last year.

  • 16th July 2010

    John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares 3

    John Barrowman will host West End Bares in London

    3:19 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London. The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September.

  • 15th July 2010

    Cristiano Ronaldo parties with gay singer Lance Bass 14

    Cristiano Ronaldo recently had a son

    3:14 PM — Real Madrid footballer and gay icon Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted partying with gay former *NSYNC star Lance Bass. The pair were photographed dining out together in Tribeca, New York’s gay district, last Friday night.

  • Graham Norton tipped to replace Jonathan Ross on Friday nights 4

    Graham Norton will be 'the face of Friday nights'

    12:56 PM — Graham Norton will take over the BBC1 Friday night flagship slot left empty by Jonathan Ross, sources say. Ross filmed his last show for the corporation yesterday and pictures released showed him apparently wrestling with guest David Beckham.

  • 14th July 2010

    My Family’s Michael to come out as gay in ‘drunken confession’ 10

    My Family will have a gay character

    5:53 PM — A character in the BBC sitcom My Family is to come out as gay in a "drunken confession" this week. Michael, the youngest son of Ben and Susan Harper, played by Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker, will stumble home drunk before declaring to his father that he is gay.

  • Stephen Fry reportedly splits with partner 33

    Stephen Fry has reportedly begun a new relationship

    2:31 PM — Gay broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry has reportedly split up with his partner of 14 years. The 52-year-old QI host is said to have moved out of the £2 million north London home he shared with Daniel Cohen, 40.

  • 13th July 2010

    Lesbians and gay men more likely to read blogs and use online networks 3

    Gay men and lesbians are apparently more likely to read blogs

    6:07 PM — A US survey has found that lesbians and gay men are among nation's heaviest users of internet blogs and social networking sites.

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