20th September 2010
Lady Gaga to join gay rights protest 7
3:43 PM — Lady Gaga will join a protest in Maine against the ban on out gay soldiers in the US military. A spokesman from the Servicemembers Legal Defence Network said the bisexual singer would join LGBT veterans at the event today in Portland.
AA Gill nominated for Stonewall’s ‘Bigot of the Year’ award 24
2:12 PM — Sunday Times columnist AA Gill has been nominated for Stonewall's 'Bigot of the Year' award for offending lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding. Gill wrote in a July column that Balding was a "dyke on a bike, puffing up the nooks and crannies at the bottom end of the nation".
Stephen Fry says he’s ’90 per cent gay’ 32
10:46 AM — Broadcaster Stephen Fry says he believes he is "90 per cent gay" because there are two women he has been attracted to. In his latest autobiography, the 53-year-old wrote that he had had been attracted to make-up artist Sunetra Sastry, who is the wife of his Blackadder co-star Rowan Atkinson, and novelist Caroline Oulton.
17th September 2010
Sacha Baron Cohen to play Freddie Mercury in film 7
6:17 PM — Sacha Baron Cohen is to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the late Queen singer's life. The project will be co-produced by Robert De Niro and has the support of Mercury's former bandmates, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who will be musical consultants.
George Michael cancels bail application 5
11:46 AM — George Michael has abandoned a bid for freedom, cancelling an application for bail. The gay singer began an eight-week sentence on Tuesday for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis after London Pride in July.
Clare Balding wins complaint against ‘dyke on a bike’ jibe 14
10:37 AM — Lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding has won her complaint against the Sunday Times after columnist AA Gill called her a "dyke on a bike". She contacted the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) over the July 25th article, which she said discriminated against her.
15th September 2010
Ricky Martin ‘more creative’ after coming out 2
3:54 PM — Ricky Martin is more creative after coming out as gay, his songwriting partner says. The singer came out in March after years of speculation about his sexuality and songwriter Desmond Child says the admission has changed him for the better.
Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson comes out as gay 13
12:56 PM — Hollyoaks star Kieron Richardson came out on television today. The actor, who plays reformed bad boy Ste Hays in the soap, announced he was gay on This Morning.
14th September 2010
Video: Lady Gaga defends meat dress as part of protest for gay rights 10
4:44 PM — Lady Gaga has revealed that one of the dresses she wore to the MTV awards was made of real meat. The bisexual singer was criticised for the choice by animal rights organisations, who said it was another animal that had been killed.
Video: George Michael jailed for eight weeks 16
3:37 PM — Gay singer George Michael has been jailed for eight weeks for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis. The star, 47, was driving home from London's Pride celebrations in July when he crashed his Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps.
13th September 2010
50 Cent in hot water for ‘anti-gay violence’ tweet 31
4:24 PM — Rapper 50 Cent has been urged to apologise by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for a "homophobic" twitter message.
Corrie lesbian characters will be branded ‘sinful’ 11
2:22 PM — Lesbian Coronation Street characters Sophie Webster and Sian Powers will be condemned by a Christian preacher in an upcoming episode. The couple, who feature in the soap's first lesbian storyline, will be told by an angry church leader that their relationship is "shameful" and "sinful".
National AIDS Trust launches fundraising drive 4
1:29 PM — The National AIDS Trust, which recently announced it was seeking a huge increase in donations, is launching a fundraising drive. The organisation is holding an event for London Design Week, a preview of late actress Natasha Richardson's last film, The Wildest Dream, and will be the chosen charity for the Wig Party.
Lady Gaga supports gay soldiers as she picks up 8 MTV awards 8
11:07 AM — Lady Gaga won eight MTV awards last night, including video of the year for the single Bad Romance. The bisexual star was accompanied to the Los Angeles ceremony by four gay US military veterans who had been dismissed under the ban on out gay soldiers.
10th September 2010
New LGBT London club night claims it will offer cheap drinks and a social purpose 23
2:49 PM — A new LGBT club in London will be a night out with a difference, organisers say. QueerlyOut, aimed at 18-30-year-olds, launches on October 7th and promises drinks priced from 99p as well as a range of support services such as sexual health and housing advice.
Emma Thompson takes back Isle of Wight gay stoning comments 8
10:41 AM — The actress Emma Thompson has said she got mixed up when she joked that the Isle of Wight stones gay people and meant the Isle of Man. The star belatedly realised she had offended the wrong group of islanders after Isle of Wight residents complained at her remarks.
9th September 2010
Video: Gay MP Chris Bryant calls Sky News presenter Kay Burley ‘a bit dim’ 21
10:00 PM — Chris Bryant, the openly gay former Labour minister, who led today's House of Commons debate into the News of the World phone hacking, called tv presenter Kay Burley "a bit dim" during live interview on Sky News.
Xbox suspends gamer for living in Fort Gay 7
11:53 AM — Xbox Live has apologised for suspending an American gamer because the name of his town violated the company's policy on "offensive" language. Josh Moore, 26, a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, listed his town on his gamer profile.
8th September 2010
Gay zombie film among controversial Raindance choices 2
5:43 PM — Canadian filmmaker's LA Zombie joins Serbian horror picture and film depicting a wartime London invaded by Nazis at international festival.
7th September 2010
Danny Miller wins two awards for gay teen role on Emmerdale 6
1:17 AM — Actor Danny Miller has won two awards at last night's TV Choice Awards for his portrayal of a teenager struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality on top British soap opera Emmerdale.