5th May 2010
Emmerdale’s gay plotline nominated for British Soap Awards 4
4:15 PM — Emmerdale's gay storyline has helped it bag the most nominations at the British Soap Awards. The plotline sees Aaron Livesy (played by Danny Miller) struggle to come to terms with being gay and the mixed reactions of his family and friends.
Glee’s Jane Lynch had lesbian affair with teacher 3
12:59 PM — Glee actress Jane Lynch has revealed she had an affair with a female teacher. The 49-year-old, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, said she struggled to accept her identity.
4th May 2010
BBC criticised for ‘violent’ homophobic attack scenes in EastEnders 15
3:33 PM — The BBC has received around 40 complaints over a homophobic attack scene in EastEnders. In the episode, broadcast last Thursday, gay character Christian Clarke, played by John Partridge, was attacked in his flat after his affair with Muslim character Syed Masood was revealed.
30th April 2010
Gay Lady Gaga impersonator gets online abuse 11
3:52 PM — A gay man who was on Britain's Got Talent for his impersonation of Lady Gaga has spoken of receiving abuse and threats on the internet.
Documentary to explore coming out 12
2:02 PM — A Sky documentary is to follow two gay men as they prepare to come out to their families and friends. I'm Coming Out, to be screened next month, follows 24-year-old Ahmad, who is a Muslim, and Neil, 55, who has spent his life in the closet.
29th April 2010
Vinnie Jones ‘has a big gay following’ 7
11:37 AM — Hollywood hardman Vinnie Jones has said he has an army of gay fans. The footballer-turned-actor credited the leather outfit he wore as Juggernaut in X-Men for his popularity.
28th April 2010
3,000 expected at Kidderminster Pride 6
3:32 PM — Kiddersminster is to hold its second Pride event this weekend with an expected 3,000 visitors. Last year, the town attracted 1,000 people to an event at a pub and organisers say people had to be turned away.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith to play gay writer 2
12:05 PM — The latest Doctor Who actor Matt Smith is to play gay writer Christopher Isherwood in a drama about the writer's life.
EastEnders star John Partridge to wed long-term boyfriend 23
11:40 AM — Gay EastEnders star John Partridge has revealed he plans to tie the knot with his boyfriend Jon Tsouras. Partridge, who plays gay character Christian Clarke in the soap, said the pair had decided to take the next step in their relationship.
27th April 2010
Graham Norton the favourite to take over Jonathan Ross’ Radio 2 slot 8
1:57 PM — Gay television presenter Graham Norton has been tipped as the favourite to take over Jonathan Ross' BBC Radio 2 slot when Ross leaves this summer.
23rd April 2010
Archie comics to introduce gay character 7
3:01 PM — The first gay character for Archie comics will be introduced in an upcoming issue of Veronica. In the issue, titled 'Isn't It Bromantic?' new character Kevin Keller moves to Riverdale to enrol at high school.
First gay film festival begins in India 2
2:56 PM — India is celebrating its first gay film festival this week. The 'Kashish' Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2010 began yesterday and will run over the weekend with more than 100 films from 25 countries.
Elton John ‘would give up fame and fortune’ for teenager who died of AIDS 4
11:04 AM — Elton John would give up everything to have a conversation with the boy he credits with saving his life, a letter reveals. The gay singer has said that he was able to beat his drug addiction in the 1980s because of Ryan White, who died aged 18 of AIDS in 1990.
22nd April 2010
Theatre review: Stiffed! 1
6:21 PM — A concise play at just 75 minutes, Stiffed! is a showcase of the most memorable moments of the expenses scandal, selected with the sharp eye of someone who saw it all unfold close up.
20th April 2010
Chaz Bono ‘very happy’ with gender reassignment 3
2:10 PM — Cher's son Chaz Bono has said he is "very happy" with his transition so far. Bono, 41, lived as a lesbian until last year, when he began transitioning.
19th April 2010
Alan Cumming ‘excommunicated’ by Church of Scotland 38
5:28 PM — Alan Cumming has said he was "excommunicated" by the Church of Scotland for criticising organised religion.
Gwyneth Paltrow pulls out of transgender film 10
5:01 PM — Gwyneth Paltrow has pulled out of appearing in The Danish Girl, a film about trans painter Einar Wegener. Paltrow was herself a replacement for Charlize Theron for the part of the painter's wife Gerda.
Glee and Tom Ford win at GLAAD awards 6
3:19 PM — Hit television series Glee won the award for best comedy at the annual GLAAD awards in California on Saturday. Creator Ryan Muphy and stars Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer were among those accepting the gong.
16th April 2010
Martina Navratilova and Gareth Thomas turn out for Stonewall fundraiser 21
5:40 PM — Celebrities and politicians were among the attendees at Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner at London’s Dorchester Hotel last night. The fundraising event raised a record £366,000 towards the charity's gay equality campaigns.
TV star Brendan Courtney on suffering homophobic bullying 2
5:22 PM — Irish television presenter Brendan Courtney has spoken about the bullying he suffered at school for being gay. The Off The Rails presenter told the Sun: "It was physical and verbal because I was obviously gay.