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  • 21st May 2010

    Madonna condemns Malawi for jailing gay men 23

    Madonna condemned the sentences (Photo: David Shankbone)

    11:41 AM — Madonna has said she is "shocked" at Malawi for sentencing a gay couple to 14 years in jail. The singer, who is the adoptive mother of two Malawian children and possibly the country's most famous benefactor, called on the country to challenge the court's decision.

  • 20th May 2010

    Courtney Love claims she had lesbian fling with Kate Moss 8

    Courtney Love said she had slept with Kate Moss (Photo: aphrodite-in-nyc)

    10:25 AM — Courtney Love has told a magazine she slept with Kate Moss more than a decade ago in Milan, Italy. The Hole singer and widow of deceased Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain recently hinted at having slept with a female supermodel.

  • 19th May 2010

    Boy George actor to star in film about gay author 4

    Douglas Booth as Boy George

    4:37 PM — Douglas Booth, the actor who starred in a BBC biopic of Boy George, has been lined up to appear in a film about A Single Man author Christopher Isherwood.

  • Doncaster Pride defends £3 entry charge 14

    Doncaster Pride will charge £3 to each visitor over 16

    2:15 PM — Doncaster Pride has defended its plans to charge entry to this year's festival. Yesterday, PinkNews.co.uk reported that the August 21st festival would charge £3 to each visitor over the age of 16 and organisers said they were "inundated" with accusations of greed.

  • EastEnders actor Marc Elliot ‘abused in the street’ for gay character 9

    Marc Elliot said he received abuse for playing a gay character

    10:51 AM — Marc Elliot, the actor who plays gay Muslim Syed in EastEnders, has revealed he gets regular abuse in the street for playing a gay character.

  • 18th May 2010

    Video: Daniel Radcliffe’s ad on gay youth suicide rates 14

    Daniel Radcliffe appears in the gay charity's ad (Photo: David Jo)

    5:45 PM — Actor Daniel Radcliffe has filmed a public service announcement on behalf of a gay charity. The Harry Potter star is a supporter of the Trevor Project, a charity which supports LGBT young people who are at risk of suicide.

  • Mathew Horne dismisses accusations of homophobia 31

    Mathew Horne as Culture Club drummer Jon Moss (Photo: BBC)

    4:49 PM — Mathew Horne, one of the stars of Gavin and Stacey, has dismissed accusations his sketch show was homophobic, saying it was criticised because he and co-star James Corden were "over-exposed".

  • Brighton Pride terminates bar contract after row over finances 8

    Brighton Pride terminated Aeon Events' contract

    3:47 PM — The company contracted to run Brighton Pride's bars until 2011 has had its relationship with the festival terminated. Aeon Events, the gay-run promotion company which owns the Wild Fruits night, said its contract was terminated after it demanded to see proof of the festival's financial position.

  • Doncaster Pride secured by £24,500 grant but will charge entry 3

    Doncaster Pride will charge £3 entry this year

    11:11 AM — Doncaster Pride has been given a £24,500 grant by the National Lottery but will charge visitors £3 entry for this year's event. The festival will be held at Doncaster Racecourse this summer, which organisers say has resulted in "significant increases in costs".

  • 14th May 2010

    Graham Norton takes over Jonathan Ross’ radio show 5

    Graham Norton begins the new show in October

    11:33 AM — Graham Norton is taking over Jonathan Ross' Satuday morning BBC Radio 2 show. The gay presenter was tipped as the most likely successor to Ross, who is leaving the BBC after 13 years.

  • 12th May 2010

    Glee creator calls for boycott of ‘bigoted’ magazine column 6

    Glee creator Ryan Murphy attacked the article

    7:01 PM — The creator of gay-friendly comedy Glee has urged a boycott of Newsweek magazine over a "bigoted" column. Ryan Murphy said that an article questioning whether gay actors could play straight characters was "needlessly cruel and mind-blowingly bigoted".

  • 11th May 2010

    Cynthia Nixon on coming out, her partner and bisexuality

    Cynthia Nixon called her partner "a short man with boobs".

    2:48 PM — Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon has described her decision to come out. The star, who has been with fiancee Christine Marinoni for six years, initially kept their relationship secret on the advice of an unnamed publicist.

  • Elton John to perform in Morocco despite calls to ban him 4

    Elton John will still perform in Morocco, festival organisers said

    11:23 AM — Elton John will still perform at a music festival in Morocco despite calls to ban him because he is gay. An Islamist group said he could encourage homosexuality.

  • 10th May 2010

    Bloc Party’s Kele criticises Nigerian attitudes to gays 5

    Kele Okereke said he had problems with some aspects of his heritage

    4:42 PM — Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke has said he finds it hard to relate to his parents' culture. The out gay singer was born in Britain to Nigerian parents, but said that he had problems with Nigerian attitudes to homosexuality and women.

  • Gay Boyzone star Stephen Gately ‘died happy’ 9

    Stephen Gately died happy, his civil partner said

    11:43 AM — Stephen Gately died at a time in his life when he was contented and happy, his civil partner Andrew Cowles has said. In one of his first interviews since Gately's death last October, Mr Cowles described his partner's happiness at writing a novel and being open about his sexuality.

  • 6th May 2010

    Cannes Film Festival to get first gay award 2

    The Queer Palm will be Cannes' unofficial gay award

    4:47 PM — Cannes Film Festival will have its first unofficial gay award this year. Inspired by the Teddy award at Berlin Film Festival and the Queer Lion at Venice Film Festival, an independent group is establishing the Queer Palm.

  • Country music star Chely Wright is a lesbian 6

    Chely Wright came out this week (Photo: MTW65)

    11:35 AM — US country artist Chely Wright has announced she is a lesbian. The 39-year-old Kansas native came out after months of rumours about her sexuality.

  • 5th May 2010

    Emmerdale’s gay plotline nominated for British Soap Awards 4

    Danny Miller as Aaron Livesy

    4:15 PM — Emmerdale's gay storyline has helped it bag the most nominations at the British Soap Awards. The plotline sees Aaron Livesy (played by Danny Miller) struggle to come to terms with being gay and the mixed reactions of his family and friends.

  • Glee’s Jane Lynch had lesbian affair with teacher 3

    Jane Lynch revealed she had an affair with a teacher

    12:59 PM — Glee actress Jane Lynch has revealed she had an affair with a female teacher. The 49-year-old, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, said she struggled to accept her identity.

  • 4th May 2010

    BBC criticised for ‘violent’ homophobic attack scenes in EastEnders 15

    Syed (left) and Christian's relationship has been exposed

    3:33 PM — The BBC has received around 40 complaints over a homophobic attack scene in EastEnders. In the episode, broadcast last Thursday, gay character Christian Clarke, played by John Partridge, was attacked in his flat after his affair with Muslim character Syed Masood was revealed.

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