25th March 2010
Emmerdale star says gay character is still a homophobe 29
5:00 PM — Emmerdale actor Dominic Brunt has said that the soap's gay storyline is unique because the character hates homosexuality.
Preview: Angels in America, the opera
2:56 PM — Tomorrow sees the UK premiere of Angels in America, the opera by Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös at London’s Barbican Hall. The opera is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by American playwright Tony Kushner.
24th March 2010
Bristol to hold first Pride festival 1
3:20 PM — Bristol will hold its first full Pride festival this summer. The city has held gay events before, such as the annual Bear Fiesta, but a Pride festival in 2007 had to be cancelled due to a lack of funds.
Video: Glee’s Sue Sylvester rails against ‘sneaky gays’ 13
1:01 PM — Glee's sports coach Sue Sylvester has a new bugbear - "sneaky gays". A viral video clip from the new season of the Fox series shows the villain, played by lesbian Jane Lynch, venting about how gays are now blending in everywhere.
22nd March 2010
Emmerdale actor gets ‘nasty’ letters over gay character 17
6:22 PM — Danny Miller, the actor who plays Emmerdale's gay character Aaron Livesy, has revealed he receives homophobic letters from some fans.
Malaysia allows gay film characters – with restrictions 16
5:51 PM — The predominantly Muslim country of Malaysia has decided to allow gay characters in films - as long as they repent or turn straight in the end.
19th March 2010
Lady Gaga: ‘We can’t help being gay’ 18
6:15 PM — Lady Gaga has spoken about her "groundbreaking" new video and reactions to its gay themes. The bisexual star's provocative video for Telephone, also starring Beyonce, is getting plenty of media attention.
Boy George defends Elton John over ‘gay Jesus’ comments 10
4:08 PM — Boy George has defended Elton John for his controversial remarks about Jesus. John received a death threat for describing Jesus as a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems".
18th March 2010
Miley Cyrus received hate mail over gay marriage remarks 15
6:05 PM — Christian pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed she received hate mail for her support of gay marriage. The 17-year-old Hannah Montana star tweeted her support for gay couples marrying last April, saying that everyone deserves to be happy.
24th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins
12:30 PM — The British Film Institute's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opened last night in central London. The event, which is celebrating its 24th year, opened with a screening of new British film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End.
17th March 2010
Mad Men actor Bryan Batt says gay actors must ‘make a choice’ 5
2:25 PM — Former Mad Men star Bryan Batt has said that some gay actors have to choose between honesty and success. The actor, who has been with his partner Tom Cianfichi for 21 years, said that the public does not always accept out gay stars.
16th March 2010
Slash sorry for calling Michael Jackson song ‘gay’ 13
6:58 PM — Former Guns N 'Roses guitarist Slash has apologised for calling a Michael Jackson song 'gay'. He said he meant it sounded "happy".
15th March 2010
Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens support Cardiff Mardi Gras 7
5:27 PM — Gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas and referee Nigel Owens are supporting Cardiff Mardi Gras. The 11th festival will be held on Saturday September 4th and 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Boy George and George Michael patch up 20-year feud 8
3:22 PM — Boy George and George Michael are on speaking terms after 20 years. The pair, who are both gay, fell out in the 1980s over Michael's refusal to come out of the closet.
Cynthia Nixon and Rachel Maddow win GLAAD awards 2
12:36 PM — Cynthia Nixon and television presenters Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar were honoured on Saturday night at the 21st GLAAD media awards in New York.
Elton John’s former lover killed himself 3
11:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has revealed that a former lover committed suicide after struggling to accept his sexual orientation.
12th March 2010
Bloc Party’s Kele on coming out to his parents 5
10:10 PM — The singer of indie band Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has spoken about how his religious parents coped with him coming out. He has rarely referred to his sexual orientation in interviews.
Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12
6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.
Anti-abortion campaigner arrested over ‘death threats’ to Elton John 20
3:23 PM — An American anti-abortion campaigner has been arrested for allegedly making threats on Elton John's life. Neal Horsley, who is notorious for producing a website listing the names, addresses and photos of abortion doctors, was arrested on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
11th March 2010
John Barrowman’s hair ‘completely white’ 22
5:52 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman has revealed that his natural hair colour is "completely white". The Torchwood star, 42, said he had been dying his hair for years and that his civil partner Scott Gill, an architect, persuaded him not to go back to his roots.