30th June 2010
India’s first online gay bookstore opens 1
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
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
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
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
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
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
10:05 AM — Organisers of the Dutch Parkpop music festival have withdrawn their invitation to the controversial Jamaican singer Beenie Man to play at the event.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.