5th November 2009
Stars raise £90,000 for Terrence Higgins Trust 2
2:23 PM — The annual supper club event for HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust raised £90,000 on Tuesday evening. The yearly event saw 50 dinner parties taking place simultaneously in the capital's best restaurants and private homes.
Trans writer defends ‘offensive’ Jesus, Queen of Heaven play 34
2:02 PM — A trans woman who wrote a play portraying Jesus as undergoing transition to become a woman has defended her work, saying that protests by angry Christians have no foundation in the Bible.
Jan Moir gets late nomination for Stonewall Bigot of the Year award 16
11:54 AM — Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir has been added as a nominee for Stonewall's Bigot of the Year award. The journalist provoked outrage in October with an article that suggested Boyzone star Stephen Gately's death was "sleazy" and "unnatural".
4th November 2009
Lesbian author Sarah Waters: ‘Gay fiction is getting better’ 3
6:25 PM — Lesbian author Sarah Waters has said that the profiles of other female gay authors and their works are rising. In an interview with the Liverpool Daily Post, the Tipping the Velvet writer said the UK was currently seeing a trend for lesbian fiction.
Chris Moyles tipped to be replaced as Radio 1 breakfast host 18
3:49 PM — Chris Moyles, the BBC Radio 1 DJ who has been criticised for anti-gay remarks, may leave his breakfast show next year. Vernon Kay has reportedly been approached to take over the slot.
Christians protest over Glasgow play which shows Jesus as a trans woman 94
12:36 PM — Christian groups have been holding protests outside a Glasgow theatre which portrays Jesus as a trans woman. Jesus, Queen of Heaven is being shown as part of the Glasgay! art festival.
2nd November 2009
Elton John in hospital with E.coli and flu 6
11:40 AM — Elton John has had to cancel several more tour dates after being admitted to hospital with an E.coli infection and flu.
1st November 2009
Boyzone to release album in tribute of gay co-star Stephen Gately 4
8:04 PM — Boyzone will release an new album in tribute to Stephen Gately who died suddenly while on the island of Mallorca (Majorca) in the villa he shared with civil partner Andrew Coles.
30th October 2009
PE teacher resigns over gay porn photo shoot 24
1:49 PM — A PE teacher who was suspended earlier this year over a gay porn photo shoot has resigned. Sam Handley was suspended from Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone in September when explicit photographs of him intended for a gay porn site were circulated by pupils.
Cher’s son gives television interview about sex change 4
1:24 PM — Chaz Bono, son of international star Cher, has spoken candidly for the first time about his sex change, which he started in March this year.
29th October 2009
London’s gay arts festival launched this week 11
8:08 PM — GFest, a month-long festival celebrating LGBT arts in the capital, was officially launched at the Houses of Parliament this week.
George Michael hopes for Christmas number one 4
7:21 PM — Gay singer George Michael will reportedly go head to head with the X Factor winner for the Christmas number one. The star is to release December Song, a remix of a track he gave away free to fans last Christmas.
Liverpool’s gay arts festival kicks off next week 4
2:05 PM — Homotopia, Liverpool's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans festival, begins next week. It usually focuses on theatre, comedy, literature and debate but this year, organisers are emphasising the impact of homophobic hate crime with the strapline 'Homotopia not homophobia'.
Gay Halloween party supports Elton John’s AIDS Foundation
2:01 PM — Wilton's - the world's oldest surviving music hall - will play host to an exclusive Halloween party for gay professionals on Saturday night.
Ian McKellen on being a second-class citizen 27
12:24 PM — Gay actor Ian McKellen has spoken about the legacy of being a "second-class citizen", saying he had never dreamed of being able to marry and have children.
28th October 2009
Cher’s son Chaz Bono to give TV interview 3
4:48 PM — Chaz Bono, the son of singer Cher, is to give his first television interview since announcing his plans to become a man.
27th October 2009
Golden Girl Bea Arthur leaves $300,000 to gay youth shelter 11
7:53 PM — Bea Arthur, the former Golden Girls star who died earlier this year, has left $300,000 to a shelter for gay homeless teenagers.
Feature: The divas who helped gays out of the closet 14
12:22 PM — Terry Sanderson looks back on the history of the gay diva, tracing a line from Mae West and Marlene Dietrich all the way through to Madonna and Kylie.
Elton John forced to postpone a third show 3
11:16 AM — Elton John has had to cancel another two gigs after falling ill with flu. The star cancelled two concerts this weekend and has now postponed his appearance at Wembley Arena tonight.
26th October 2009
Film director accuses Scientology of homophobia 32
2:56 PM — A Hollywood film director has left the Church of Scientology, citing the religion's opposition to gay marriage. Paul Haggis, who directed the 2005 film Crash, was a member of the church for around 35 years.