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  • 9th December 2009

    Pepsi ‘regrets’ sponsoring homophobic Beenie Man concert 19

    Beenie Man has a number of homophobic lyrics

    3:16 PM — Drinks giant Pepsi has said it was not aware of homophobic lyrics sung by a reggae artist whose concert it supported. Beenie Man, real name Anthony Moses Davis, played a gig in Uganda last weekend.

  • Bruce Springsteen supports gay marriage 11

    The star gave his support for gay marriage (Photo: Deserted Cities)

    2:36 PM — Bruce Springsteen, who was born in New Jersey, has released a message in support of gay marriage in the state. He said he had been following the progress of a bill which would allow the right.

  • 8th December 2009

    Colin Firth says Hollywood ‘constrains’ gay actors 12

    Colin Firth said gay actors could be "constrained" in Hollywood

    4:56 PM — Colin Firth has agreed that it is difficult for gay actors to be open about their sexuality. Similar comments were made by Rupert Everett last week, who warned that stars could see their careers curtailed for coming out the closet.

  • George Michael defends gay cruising 36

    George Michael said cruising was better than meeting in bars

    10:59 AM — Gay singer George Michael has defended cruising for sex on Hampstead Heath, saying it is "nicer" than trying to pull in a bar. He said he visited the cruising hotspot in the summer.

  • 7th December 2009

    Bollywood’s first gay love scene 6

    The film features a gay kissing scene

    5:27 PM — An upcoming Bollywood film will feature what is thought to be the industry's first gay love scene. I Am Omar, one of four short stories which make up the film I Am, focuses on male sex workers and homophobic police officers.

  • X-Factor contestant Danyl Johnson sent home 6

    Danyl Johnson lost out on a place in the final

    3:06 PM — Danyl Johnson was voted off the X-Factor last night. The 27-year-old bisexual singer lost out on a place in the final, leaving the three would-be winners Olly Murs, Joe McElderry and Stacey Solomon.

  • Actor sues over Wikipedia ‘gay’ edits 23

    Ron Livingston is suing over the edits (Photo: Mark Binmore)

    3:04 PM — An American actor has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop an unknown hacker calling him gay on Wikipedia. Ron Livingston, the Stand-Off actor who married his co-star Rosemarie De Witt last month, has been plagued by a user of the site who keeps changing his personal information.

  • ‘Homophobic’ Buju Banton receives fourth Grammy nomination 14

    Buju Banton has been nominated for a Grammy award

    12:12 PM — Buju Banton, the Jamaican reggae star who has been accused of inciting hatred towards gays, has been nominated for a Grammy award. The singer had a string of gigs in the US cancelled this autumn after protests from gay groups.

  • 6th December 2009

    Feature: Bromance of “new” straight men like Scrub’s JD and Turk 20

    JD and Turk in 'Scrubs'

    5:07 PM — The term 'Bromance' refers to a close, but non-sexual, friendship between two heterosexual men, often labeled as a 'man-crush'. Bromances are often the central, but more subtle embodiment of television and film. The television programme Scrubs came to my mind when reading about self-disclosure in the relationships lecture.

  • 4th December 2009

    More Adam Lambert shows cancelled over AMA gay antics 30

    Adam Lambert said he didn't blame ABC for cancelling the shows

    11:21 AM — Gay singer Adam Lambert, who provoked controversy at the American Music Awards by kissing a man, has had more TV shows cancelled. More than 1,500 US viewers complained over a gay kiss and simulated oral sex in his performance last month.

  • 3rd December 2009

    Emmerdale could see new gay storyline 10

    Emmerdale may soon see another gay romance

    8:03 PM — A new gay storyline may be in the pipeline for Emmerdale character Aaron Livesy, played by Danny Miller. The bad boy character begins to question his sexuality next week after trying to kiss his friend Adam Barton.

  • Paul O’Grady welcomes second grandchild 1

    Paul O'Grady now has a granddaughter and a grandson

    5:54 PM — Gay TV presenter Paul O'Grady is celebrating becoming a grandfather for the second time. His daughter Sharyn Mousley gave birth to 9lb 8oz baby girl in Liverpool this week.

  • 2nd December 2009

    US actress Meredith Baxter comes out as a lesbian 6

    Meredith Baxter came out this week

    5:22 PM — Meredith Baxter, best known for her role in 80s sitcom Family Ties, has revealed she has been in a relationship with a woman for four years. The 62-year-old said she had not been "living a lie".

  • Rupert Everett says gay actors should stay in the closet 33

    Rupert Everett said gay actors should stay in the closet

    2:10 PM — Actor Rupert Everett has advised gay actors to keep their sexual orientation secret if they want to succeed. Everett, who is gay, enjoyed a host of high-profile roles in films such as My Best Friend's Wedding. But since coming out in 1989, his success has dwindled.

  • 1st December 2009

    Stephen Gately is hottest topic on Google’s search list 2

    Stephen Gately's name was the search term of the year

    2:44 PM — Stephen Gately, the Boyzone star who died last month, was the hottest topic on Google's UK site this year. Google released its annual top search lists yesterday and Gately's death also featured ninth in the web company's top ten news search.

  • 30th November 2009

    Rupert Everett vows to leave Britain if Cameron becomes prime minister 45

    12:58 PM — Gay actor Rupert Everett has said he will leave the UK if the Tories win the next general election because they are too posh.

  • Bulgarian man sells story of final hours with Stephen Gately 21

    Stephen Gately died last month on holiday

    11:45 AM — Georgi Dochev, the Bulgarian student who was at the Majorca apartment where gay Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died, has sold his story to a newspaper.

  • Ian McKellen criticises Little Britain gay sketch 29

    Ian McKellen was addressing sixth form students

    11:02 AM — Gay actor Ian McKellen has criticised the "camp" portrayal of gays on television. He said that comedy sketches such as Matt Lucas' only gay in the village in Little Britain were not helpful in fostering tolerance.

  • 25th November 2009

    Video: Game features secret gay sex scene 10

    A scene from Dragon Age: Origins

    11:37 AM — A scene in new video game Dragon Age: Orgins features a secret gay sex scene between a man an a elf. The new game, which has received high ratings, allows players to access the scenes by using the correct combination of chat-up lines on warrior elf Zevran.

  • 24th November 2009

    1,500 Americans complain over Adam Lambert’s gay kiss 35

    Adam Lambert's show on Sunday received 1,500 complaints

    1:53 PM — More than 1,500 US viewers have complained over a gay kiss and simulated oral sex in American Idol star Adam Lambert's performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday.

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