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  • 11th March 2010

    John Barrowman’s hair ‘completely white’ 22

    John Barrowman said his hair was actually white

    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.

  • Norton says he won’t benefit from Ross’ BBC exit 11

    Graham Norton said he was unlikely to benefit from Ross' exit

    4:16 PM — Graham Norton has brushed aside suggestions he could become the BBC's leading chatshow host by taking over Jonathan Ross' slot.

  • 10th March 2010

    Ian McKellen backs Liverpool anti-homophobia effort 4

    Sir Ian McKellen is supporting the project

    4:13 PM — Out gay actor Sir Ian McKellen is supporting an anti-hate project by a group of gay and lesbian Merseyside teenagers which is being rolled out to 100 schools and youth centres across Liverpool.

  • Adam Lambert happy to be out and proud 8

    Adam Lambert said he was "proud" of who he is

    3:46 PM — Gay US singer Adam Lambert has said he is happy to be out and proud. He also hit back at Kiss star Gene Simmons, who suggested Lambert had "killed" his own career by coming out.

  • 9th March 2010

    TV shows with gay characters could lose Florida tax credits 26

    Glee's gay character Kurt may not represent "non-traditional family values".

    6:18 PM — Television shows and films with gay characters could miss on tax credits in Florida for not being "family-friendly". Lawmakers in the state have been coy over the meaning of the phrase "non-traditional family values".

  • Barbara Walters regrets Ricky Martin gay interview 23

    Barbara Walters said she regretted the interview

    5:44 PM — Veteran US broadcaster Barbara Walters has said that asking Ricky Martin to confirm whether he was gay was "inappropriate". She now believes it could have damaged his career in the US.

  • Will & Grace star Sean Hayes confirms he’s gay 24

    Sean Hayes said he was "never in" the closet

    5:03 PM — Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes has confirmed he is gay - adding that he was "never in" the closet. The star, who played gay character Jack McFarland in the sitcom, has been criticised in the past for not declaring his sexual orientation.

  • 8th March 2010

    John Partridge says gay Corrie character is a ‘stereotype’ 16

    John Partridge said his character had Sean Tully to thank

    5:29 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has criticised the gay Coronation Street character Sean Tully as a "stereotype".

  • Xbox Live allows gamers to identify their sexual orientation 4

    Xbox Live will allow gamers to cite their sexual orientation in gamertags

    3:32 PM — Xbox Live has changed its policy to allow gamers to display their sexual orientation or gender identity in gamertags. Players who wanted to be out and proud were previously banned from using words such as 'gay' and 'lesbian'.

  • 3rd March 2010

    Lesbian love scenes for Desperate Housewives 13

    Katherine and Robin embracing

    3:33 PM — US comedy Desperate Housewives is to get its first lesbian relationship. Highly-strung Katherine Mayfair will be seduced by her new flatmate after dreaming about sleeping with her.

  • Daniel Radcliffe addresses gay rumours 31

    Daniel Radcliffe says he is straight (Photo: David Jo)

    12:13 PM — Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has again addressed rumours that he is gay. The 20-year-old star is becoming known as a gay rights activist for his support of the Trevor Project, a helpline for suicidal LGBT people.

  • 2nd March 2010

    Another gay character for Emmerdale 6

    Marc Silcock is to join the Emmerdale cast (Photo: e4.com)

    3:56 PM — ITV soap Emmerdale is to get another gay character. Former Hollyoaks actor Marc Silcock is to play new character Jackson Walsh, who will be a potential love interest for Aaron Livesy, played by Danny Miller.

  • Friends and colleagues shocked at Kristian Digby’s death 61

    Kristian Digby was found dead yesterday

    12:04 PM — Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Kristian Digby after the gay BBC presenter was found dead yesterday. The 32-year-old star of programmes such as To Buy or Not To Buy and House Swap was pronounced dead at his Stratford home, after being discovered at 7.45am.

  • 1st March 2010

    Slovakia to hold first Pride festival 9

    Pride is coming to Slovakia

    6:59 PM — The eastern European country of Slovakia will hold a Pride festival this year. Dúhový (Rainbow) Pride will take place in Bratislava on 22nd May and is the first event of its kind in the country.

  • First lesbian storyline for Coronation Street 10

    Sian (Sacha Parkinson) will embark on a lesbian affair

    6:47 PM — Coronation Street is set for its first lesbian storyline with characters Sophie Webster and Sian Power. The relationship between Sophie (Brooke Vincent) and Sian (Sacha Parkinson) will be "implicit" and "emotional", Vincent said.

  • Daniel Radcliffe to appear in anti-homophobia ad 11

    Daniel Radcliffe will appear in an anti-homophobia ad (Photo: Daniel Jo)

    11:49 AM — Daniel Radcliffe will appear in a public service announcement to condemn homophobia. The Harry Potter star, 20, has volunteered to appear in the broadcast on behalf of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT people who are at risk of suicide.

  • 26th February 2010

    Alison Goldfrapp ‘won’t be pigeonholed’ 12

    Alison Goldfrapp says she swings both ways (Photo: Captain Pendy)

    3:07 PM — Singer Alison Goldfrapp has refused to label her sexuality, saying she is happy to swing both ways. The Goldfrapp performer was outed two months ago by a Sunday newspaper, which mentioned her in a feature about "mid-life lesbians" and carried an image of her with partner Lisa Gunning.

  • 25th February 2010

    Beverly Hills denounces anti-gay beauty queen 26

    Lauren Ashley was rejected by Beverly Hills city. (Photo: YouTube)

    11:25 AM — The city of Beverly Hills has rejected Lauren Ashley, the beauty queen who said that God wanted gay people dead. Ms Ashley, a contestant in the Miss California pageant, claimed to hold the title of Miss Beverly Hills, but a statement from the city says there is no such role.

  • 24th February 2010

    Would-be Miss California says God wants gays dead 64

    Lauren Ashley gave her views on gay marriage (Photo: YouTube)

    11:56 AM — A contestant for the 2010 Miss California pageant has given her views on same-sex marriage, saying that the Bible is "pretty black and white" on what should happen to gays.

  • 23rd February 2010

    Comedian Jason Wood dies aged 38 4

    Jason Wood died on Saturday

    6:33 PM — Musical impersonator and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jason Wood has died. The 38-year-old died in his sleep on Saturday night, his agent said today. Post-mortem examination results have not been returned yet.

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