12th October 2010
Gay singer Adam Lambert promises not to offend Malaysia 18
6:21 PM — Adam Lambert has promised to tone down his live show to avoid offending Malaysia. The gay singer is currently touring Asia but was accused of trying to promote "gay culture" in the Muslim country.
Jane Lynch, Colin Firth and Martina Navratilova shortlisted for Stonewall awards 23
1:52 PM — Gay charity Stonewall has announced the celebrity nominees for its annual awards. The yearly event, to be held on November 4th in central London, celebrates positive contributions to LGB life by celebrities and other public figures.
11th October 2010
‘Fresh start’ for freed George Michael 4
4:46 PM — George Michael said today that he wanted to make a fresh start and stop "running" from the media. The 47-year-old was freed this morning after serving half of an eight-week sentence for crashing his car under the influence of cannabis.
Sir Ian McKellen to promote anti-homophobia campaign in schools 22
2:50 PM — Sir Ian McKellen, one of the founders of gay charity Stonewall, will tour schools across the country on the charity's behalf. The Lord of the Rings actor is to give assemblies and meet pupils throughout the next three months to promote Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying.
Video: Vince Vaughn film trailer axed over ‘electric cars are gay’ joke 15
11:31 AM — Universal Pictures has dropped a trailer for a new Vince Vaughn film which calls electric cars "gay". In the trailer for The Dilemma, Vaughn is seen addressing a boardroom and saying: "Electric cars are gay. Not homosexual gay, but my-parents-are-chaperoning-the-dance gay."
George Michael freed from jail 4
10:57 AM — Gay pop star George Michael was freed from jail today after serving half of his sentence for driving and drug offences. The 47-year-old was jailed for eight weeks last month and was released from Category C prison Highpoint, in Suffolk, this morning.
8th October 2010
Ozzy Osbourne ‘disgusted’ by anti-gay church’s use of his music at protest 29
3:20 PM — Ozzy Osbourne has hit out at the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church after discovering that they had used one of his hits at their recent protests at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC.
6th October 2010
Robbie Williams says he wants a ‘gay baby’ 13
5:17 PM — Robbie Williams has announced that he wants a gay baby. The former Take That star, who recently married Ayda Field, was speaking to an Australian radio station about his desire for children.
Glee ‘to highlight gay suicides’ 5
11:10 AM — Gay-friendly US comedy Glee will reportedly dedicate an episode to the issue of LGBT suicides. After the reported deaths of five US teenagers who were gay or thought to be gay, the show's makers want to highlight how homophobic bullying can change lives.
5th October 2010
Lance Bass admits he used to bully gay kids 13
1:38 PM — Pop star Lance Bass has admitted that he used to join in with teasing gay kids at school to hide his own sexuality. The former N SYNC singer, 31, has been speaking out against homophobic bullying after a spate of suicides in young gay men.
Daniel Radcliffe ‘heartbroken’ by gay teen suicides 8
10:57 AM — Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has said he is "heartbroken" after hearing about a spate of suicides among young gay American men. The straight star has become known as a gay rights advocate, having recently appeared in a television ad to combat homophobia.
4th October 2010
BBC archive footage charts gay rights history 8
2:50 PM — The BBC has released archive footage showing how gay rights have progressed in the last 50 years. The programmes, broadcast from the 1950s onwards, comprise TV and radio news, documentary and current affairs shows. They will be available to watch online.
50 Cent: ‘Anti-gay’ suicide comment was misinterpreted 22
11:57 AM — The rapper 50 Cent has defended a Twitter remark which was interpreted as a joke that gay men should kill themselves. The star, real name Curtis Jackson, said that the comment was "turned into an anti-gay statement".
George Michael: ‘I’m not getting special treatment in prison’ 8
11:03 AM — Pop star George Michael has released a statement saying that he is not getting special treatment in prison. The former Wham! singer, 47, said he released the statement to counter the "usual rubbish" he had been reading about himself.
3rd October 2010
Paul Daniels claims ‘homophobic joke’ was simply a reference to sausage week 35
7:58 PM — The BBC have received a large number of complaints about comments made by Paul Daniels to a gay judge of Strictly Come Dancing, perceived by viewers as being homophobic.
1st October 2010
50 Cent says men who don’t sleep with women ‘should just kill themselves’ 125
4:48 PM — Rap star 50 Cent has suggested that men who do not sleep with women should "just kill yourself". The star, real name Curtis Jackson, posted the message shortly after the death of 19-year-old gay student Tyler Clementi.
30th September 2010
Indonesian gay film festival disrupted by protests 3
3:49 PM — Indonesia's annual gay film festival was disrupted by angry protesters in Jakarta this week. The festival, called Q!, showcases films about HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues and human rights at a range of venues around the city.
Soap star Adam Rickitt to host Conservative gay party 25
1:00 PM — Former Coronation Street actor Adam Rickitt is to host the Conservative Party's official gay night at its annual conference in Birmingham. Conference Pride is now in its second year. It was said to be one of the most popular parties at 2009's Tory conference.
Lesbians and bisexuals ‘not represented enough’ on the BBC 23
8:21 AM — The internal research, conducted with gay and straight people, found that lesbian and bisexual people in particular feel underrepresented in the broadcaster's programmes. It also found that one in five people is uncomfortable with seeing gays and lesbians on television.
29th September 2010
Sir Ian McKellen: Gay marriage has to be on Stonewall’s agenda 15
3:11 PM — Stonewall co-founder Sir Ian McKellen said today that the gay charity should lobby for gay marriage but issues such as tackling homophobic bullying must take priority. He becomes the second co-founder of Stonewall to call on the charity to campaign for gay marriage, Michael Cashman authored a column for PinkNews.co.uk on Monday entitled, "What part of 'equality' can't Stonewall understand?"