16th July 2010
John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares 3
3:19 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London. The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September.
15th July 2010
Cristiano Ronaldo parties with gay singer Lance Bass 14
3:14 PM — Real Madrid footballer and gay icon Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted partying with gay former *NSYNC star Lance Bass. The pair were photographed dining out together in Tribeca, New York’s gay district, last Friday night.
Graham Norton tipped to replace Jonathan Ross on Friday nights 4
12:56 PM — Graham Norton will take over the BBC1 Friday night flagship slot left empty by Jonathan Ross, sources say. Ross filmed his last show for the corporation yesterday and pictures released showed him apparently wrestling with guest David Beckham.
14th July 2010
My Family’s Michael to come out as gay in ‘drunken confession’ 10
5:53 PM — A character in the BBC sitcom My Family is to come out as gay in a "drunken confession" this week. Michael, the youngest son of Ben and Susan Harper, played by Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker, will stumble home drunk before declaring to his father that he is gay.
Stephen Fry reportedly splits with partner 33
2:31 PM — Gay broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry has reportedly split up with his partner of 14 years. The 52-year-old QI host is said to have moved out of the £2 million north London home he shared with Daniel Cohen, 40.
13th July 2010
Lesbians and gay men more likely to read blogs and use online networks 3
6:07 PM — A US survey has found that lesbians and gay men are among nation's heaviest users of internet blogs and social networking sites.
Janelle Monae says she’s not a lesbian 7
5:31 PM — Singer Janelle Monae has said she is not gay and claims to only date androids. The rising star, whose debut album The ArchAndroid has led to comparisons with Prince, dismissed rumours about her sexuality.
Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow ‘to make Brokeback Mountain-style video’ 4
3:32 PM — Robbie Williams will reportedly reunite with Take That - and make a Brokeback Mountain-themed promo video with former bandmate Gary Barlow.
Stonewall sponsors Black Pride 22
1:39 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has become a main sponsor of UK Black Pride. The festival, to be held on Saturday August 14th, is the UK's biggest celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people and their friends.
12th July 2010
Thousands enjoy Bournemouth’s Wild West-themed Pride 1
5:18 PM — Thousands of people enjoyed the four-day Pride celebrations and parade in Bournemouth last week. The event, named Bourne Free, started in 2004 and had a Wild West theme this year.
Small Muslim protest fails to hinder Derby Pride 19
4:38 PM — The third Derby Pride festival proceeded peacefully this weekend despite a small group of Muslim protesters. The 14-strong group held up placards urging marchers to change their lives but were largely drowned out by the colourful parade.
9th July 2010
Australia delays plans to block ‘inappropriate’ websites 25
4:57 PM — Australia will delay plans to block "inappropriate" websites, including gay porn sites, the government's communications minister has said. Stephen Conroy said the public needed to have more confidence about which websites would be on the blacklist.
Lesbian star Jane Lynch feared coming out 4
4:28 PM — Glee actress Jane Lynch says she used to worry about becoming famous and coming out. The star, who recently married her longterm girlfriend Lara Embry, joined this year's Outfest in Los Angeles.
Artist’s award-winning floral tribute to homophobia victims 9
2:35 PM — An artist who plants pansies at the site of homophobic attacks has won a Royal Horticultural Society gold medal and was awarded best conceptual garden at Hampton Court this week.
8th July 2010
X Factor’s Joe McElderry ‘not gay’ after Twitter hack 20
4:13 PM — X Factor winner Joe McElderry said he was straight yesterday after a prankster apparently posted a message on his Twitter account saying he was gay. The 19-year-old deleted a tweet yesterday which said: "It's been difficult living a lie for so many years."
Elton John to ditch pop for mature records 5
4:03 PM — Elton John has said he will no longer make pop albums. The gay singer, 63, said he wanted to make music that reflected his age.
7th July 2010
David Hyde Pierce speaks of Prop 8 pain 5
2:03 PM — Former Frasier actor David Hyde Pierce has spoken of his anger at Proposition 8, the initiative which banned gay marriage in California.
North Wales to get first Mardi Gras festival 8
1:49 PM — North Wales will get its first LGBT Mardi Gras festival next April. The two-day carnival is being organised by gay group Mesmac and will be held at the Mona showground on Anglesey.
6th July 2010
Review: Trans at London Pride 20
5:25 PM — Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.
Liverpool Pride unveils acoustic acts 1
4:35 PM — Liverpool Pride has released its line-up of acoustic acts for the festival next month. Cocabella, Last Choir Standing and Connie Lush are among the artists who will play the event.