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  • 20th April 2009

    Desperate Housewives and Milk scoop gongs at the GLAAD awards 1

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the GLAAD Media Awards

    4:01 PM — The 2009 GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night with movie Milk and comedy series Desperate Housewives among the winners.

  • Miss California blasted by Perez Hilton over views on gay marriage 18

    Miss California said she did not support gay marriage

    3:06 PM — The runner-up of the Miss USA beauty pageant received a mixture of boos and cheers at the competition's crowning ceremony when she answered a question about gay marriage by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

  • Homophobia row in The Apprentice 20

    Howard Ebison was offended by Mona Lewis' comments

    11:25 AM — The Apprentice is the focus of another controversy, this time over alleged homophobic comments made by one candidate. Mona Lewis allegedly told openly gay colleague Howard Ebison that she would not like her six-year-old son to meet a gay man

  • 17th April 2009

    BBC cookery programme seeks gay families 3

    Producers are seeking a gay or lesbian family to learn how to eat healthily for less (Photo: Flickr user srqpix)

    3:34 PM — The producers of a new BBC programme, Economy Gastronomy, are seeking a family headed by a gay or lesbian couple to appear on the show. The peak-time show will teach families how to stop wasting, learn to shop economically and eat better for less.

  • Bruno fails to seduce US Congressman 7

    Sacha Baron Cohen as his gay alter-ego, Bruno

    2:50 PM — Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film about his alter-ego Bruno, an outlandish Austrian gay fashion reporter, has already caused controversy despite not being released until July.

  • Gay penguins book tops list of titles Americans want banned 33

    A book about gay penguins who adopt an orphaned chick is the most complained about book in America

    11:49 AM — A children's book about two male penguins who adopt a baby chick is the book most Americans want banned, according to the American Library Association (ALA). And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell has been slammed as anti-family, anti-religion and pro-gay.

  • 16th April 2009

    Xbox Live manager meets gay charity to tackle homophobia issues 1

    Xbox Live may make changes to its policy

    11:14 AM — Xbox Live policy manager Stephen Toulouse has met with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to discuss the issue of homophobia in the game.

  • 14th April 2009

    Amazon apologises over ‘embarrassing’ gay books listing error 7

    Amazon has apologised over the 'glitch'

    10:53 AM — Internet retailer Amazon has apologised for thousands of books about gay and lesbian topics losing their sales ranking over the past few days after they have been labelled as "adult" books.

  • 13th April 2009

    Outrage as Amazon removes thousands of gay authored and themed books from sales rankings 18

    John Barrowman's book has been removed from the Amazon rankings

    10:16 PM — The internet retailer Amazon has denied any anti-gay cause for thousands of books about gay and lesbian topics losing their sales ranking over the past few days after they have been labelled as "adult" books. The "adult" books include Dr Who star, John Barrowman's autobiography.

  • 9th April 2009

    South Park lampoons Kanye West as a ‘gay fish’ 7

    Kanye West appears in the latest episode of South Park

    4:20 PM — R'n'B star Kanye West has been called a 'gay fish' in the latest episode of lewd TV animation show, South Park. The episode, aired on 8th April, sees West being made the butt of a joke he does not understand.

  • Samoa bans film on Harvey Milk’s life 9

    Samoan viewers will not be able to see Milk

    1:21 PM — The Samoa Censor Board has banned Milk, a film depicting the life of gay rights activist Harvey Milk. The decision was made by principal censor Leiataua Niuapu Faaui, who rejected an application for the film to be rented and sold in Samoan outlets.

  • 8th April 2009

    Rupert Everett: ‘Gay men who have children are egocentric and vain’ 92

    Rupert Everett attacked gay men as being "vain"

    4:02 PM — Actor Rupert Everett has launched an attack on gay men who father children and get married, calling them "egocentric and vain".

  • New Zealand comedian let off over joke about prime minister being a communist lesbian 8

    Helen Clark was referred to as a communist and a lesbian

    12:23 PM — A comedian who made comments about former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark being a lesbian and a "bloody communist" has escaped censure after a broadcasting watchdog ruled he had not breached regulations.

  • 7th April 2009

    Ben Miller defends trans character in Moving Wallpaper 14

    Ben Miller defended the programme's over accusations of transphobia

    11:36 AM — Actor Ben Miller has said that there no was intention to offend people with a trans character in ITV drama Moving Wallpaper. Ofcom received 85 complaints over alleged transphobia in an episode of the programme screened last month.

  • 6th April 2009

    Coronation Street to feature first lesbian character? 5

    Sophie Webster, played by Brooke Vincent, may be Corrie's first lesbian character

    11:10 AM — ITV soap Coronation Street is to feature its first lesbian character, according to reports. Sixteen-year-old Sophie Webster, played by Brooke Vincent, will begin a same-sex relationship with a friend, a source told a Sunday newspaper.

  • 5th April 2009

    Film Review: Not Easily Broken 1

    Morris Chestnut in Not Easily Broken

    6:25 PM — Dave Johnson (Morris Chestnut) has always dreamed of becoming Major League Baseball player, but, after getting injured, he settles for being a little league baseball coach.

  • Film Review: I Love You Man

    Paul Rudd and Jason Segel star in "I love you man"

    6:19 PM — Many films have relied on the relationship between a couple of male friends and their various farting and vomiting jokes – and this one isn't that different.

  • Film Review: The boat that rocked

    The boat that rocked

    6:15 PM — Richard Curtis, by his own admission, has carved out his career by making modern classic love films. But the Love Actually and Notting Hill creators brand new movie, The Boat That Rocked turns its attention to his other love, music. The story is based on controversial pirate radio stations in the 1960s, in particular Radio Caroline. It is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. Its about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, prefers jazz.

  • 3rd April 2009

    BBC fined £150,000 over Sachsgate but still no punishment for Chris Moyles 9

    The BBC has been fined £150,000 over Brand and Ross's comments

    2:57 PM — Ofcom today fined the BBC £150,000 for Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's offensive phonecalls to veteran actor Andrew Sachs. The pair had left lewd messages on the Fawlty Towers star's answerphone about his granddaughter Georgina Baillie, a porn star who Brand had slept with.

  • 2nd April 2009

    Clementine Ford comes out 4

    Clementine Ford has officially come out

    11:12 AM — Cybil Shepherd's daughter, Clementine Ford, has come out. The L Word guest star was pressed by Advocate.com to clear up the "confusion" that had been sparked when Diva magazine implied that Ford had officially come out and had an affair with co-star Katherine Moennig.

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