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  • 30th June 2010

    India’s first online gay bookstore opens 1

    The store will sell a range of books, but not erotica

    6:12 PM — A lesbian has opened India's first online gay bookstore. Queer Ink, run by Shobhna Kumar, is based in Malad and will sell around 200 titles ranging from novels and academic texts to children's books.

  • 29th June 2010

    Stonewall party raises £10,000 to tackle homophobic bullying 11

    Stonewall's event raised £10,000

    5:17 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall raised more than £10,000 last week at its annual summer party. The money, raised by more than 350 guests, is to go towards the organisation's Education For All campaign, which tackles homophobic bullying in schools.

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s child ‘wants to be a boy’ 22

    Brad Pitt said last year Shiloh liked to be called John

    11:57 AM — Angelina Jolie has said her four-year-old child Shiloh wants to be a boy. The actress gave an interview to Vanity Fair magazine, in which she discussed her eldest biological child with Brad Pitt.

  • Kylie Minogue to join Madrid Pride 6

    Kylie is to play at Madrid Pride

    10:50 AM — Gay icon Kylie Minogue is to play at Madrid Pride this weekend. Fresh from a surprise Glastonbury appearance with the Scissor Sisters, the star will take centre stage at Saturday's event, which is the largest gay festival in Europe.

  • 28th June 2010

    Competition: Win a L Word season six box set 2

    Win one of three box sets of season 6

    11:20 PM — The Critically acclaimed drama, The L Word is back for its sixth and final ever season, as the dramatic lives of a group of lesbian friends unfold against the glamorous backdrop of West Hollywood. The climax to this groundbreaking series sees careers evolve, relationships tested to their limits, and a scandalous murder stunning the group. Fans will finally have the chance to complete their collection of this seductive series when Season Six comes to DVD on 28 June 2010.  We've got three box sets of season six to give away!

  • 23rd June 2010

    Brussels festival cancels Beenie Man’s appearance

    Beenie Man's appearances have now been cancelled at two European festivals

    10:22 AM — Organisers of the Belgian Couleur Cafe Festival, held annually in Brussels, have cancelled their invitation to openly homophobic Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man.

  • 22nd June 2010

    Beenie Man won’t play Dutch music festival 8

    Beenie Man will not play at the Dutch festival

    10:05 AM — Organisers of the Dutch Parkpop music festival have withdrawn their invitation to the controversial Jamaican singer Beenie Man to play at the event.

  • 21st June 2010

    Pride crowds in Soho ‘could be restricted’ 7

    No Pride events will be held in Soho

    6:13 PM — The number of revellers in Soho during London Pride could still be restricted, despite the festival pulling all official attractions out of the area. London Pride is to be held on Saturday July 3rd but festival organisers have been forced to withdraw all official events from Soho due to health and safety concerns.

  • Dutch festival bans Snoop Dogg in favour of ‘anti-gay’ Beenie Man 7

    Beenie Man will reportedly replace Snoop Dogg

    5:26 PM — A Dutch music festival has reportedly signed up the 'homophobic' Jamaican rapper Beenie Man to replace Snoop Dogg in order to preserve an "open and friendly atmosphere".

  • Vanessa Carlton announces she’s a ‘proud bisexual woman’ 12

    Vanessa Carlton came out yesterday

    4:48 PM — American singer Vanessa Carlton announced at a gig this weekend that she is bisexual. She told an audience of 18,000 people at a gay and lesbian festival in Nashville, Tennessee that she was "proud" of her sexual orientation.

  • Elton John plays controversial Israel show 52

    Elton John said musicians should not "cherry-pick" their consciences

    11:17 AM — Elton John played a gig in Israel last week after refusing to bow to pressure to pull out. Other artists such as The Pixies and Elvis Costello scrapped gigs over the country's raid on a Gaza aid ship, which killed nine people.

  • 19th June 2010

    Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears uses spoof rent boy listing to promote new album 5

    The spoof profile picture on the Rent Boy website

    3:25 AM — The Scissor Sisters' front man, Jake Shears has engaged in some canny viral marketing for the band's new album with a spoof advertisement on a leading gay male escort website.

  • 18th June 2010

    Trans media watchdog dismayed at Ofcom report 3

    Ofcom's study disappointed Trans Media Watch

    4:37 PM — A media watchdog which promotes better representation of trans people has criticised Ofcom’s research into attitudes towards offensive language.

  • Warren Beatty’s child ‘living as a trans man’ 24

    Warren Beatty is said to be struggling with Stephen's decision (Photo: Alan Light)

    2:47 PM — Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's 18-year-old child is reportedly living as a man and planning to transition. The college student is said to be known as Stephen Ira and wears men's clothing to college.

  • London Pride in Soho cancelled 18

    No Pride in Soho this year

    11:25 AM — Update: London Pride organisers are currently in new talks with Westminster council.The Soho element of London Pride 2010 has been cancelled, organisers announced today. As PinkNews.co.uk reported yesterday, roadworks around north Soho and Soho Square meant the Fire Brigade raised concerns that a large number of people in the area would not be safe.

  • 17th June 2010

    Eminem supports gay marriage 26

    Eminem supports gay marriage

    6:12 PM — Eminem has said he supports gay couples' right to marry. The rapper, who has been accused of writing homophobic songs, said he believed gay people should have a chance to be as "miserable" in wedlock as heterosexuals.

  • Exclusive: Fire risk may mean no London Pride in Soho 17

    Revellers may be discouraged from going to north Soho

    5:29 PM — Soho, the gay heart of London, may not be part of this year's London Pride celebrations because of fire safety concerns. The area, home to dozens of gay bars, cafes and shops, is currently surrounded by a number of roadworks and waterworks and the council may refuse to let normal celebrations go ahead on the advice of the fire brigade.

  • Irish artist paints Pope conducting a gay marriage 121

    'You May Now Kiss The Groom' by Kevin Sharkey

    4:43 PM — An Irish artist is expecting outrage after painting a picture of the Pope conducting a gay marriage. 'You May Now Kiss The Groom' by Kevin Sharkey is to go on display in Dublin at the end of this month.

  • 16th June 2010

    Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding ‘to build bridges’ 13

    Elton wanted to 'build bridges' with Rush Limbaugh

    10:55 AM — Elton John accepted a $1 million concert at the wedding of a gay marriage opponent because he wanted to "build bridges", his civil partner says.

  • 15th June 2010

    Stonewall partners with ‘polysexual’ festival Lovebox 5

    Stonewall announced a partnership with Lovebox

    4:11 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has announced a partnership with Lovebox festival. The three-day event, scheduled to begin Friday July 17th in Victoria Park, London, features performances from artists such as Grace Jones, Hot Chip and Peaches.

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