6th July 2010
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.
Jeremy Clarkson offends gays with ‘I demand the right not to be bummed’ joke 58
3:11 PM — Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been criticised for a remark about homosexuality. The exchange was cut from Sunday night's BBC2 show, but was revealed by his guest Alistair Campbell.
George Michael arrested after crashing car into shop
11:07 AM — Gay singer George Michael was arrested early on Sunday morning after crashing his car into a shop in Hampstead, north London. He was thought to be returning from London Pride.
5th July 2010
Sam Fox in rabies scare 6
5:24 PM — Eighties pin-up Sam Fox has revealed that she is having rabies treatment after she was bitten by a stray cat on holiday. The star, 44, was staying on the island of Koh Samui with her partner Myra Stratton when the animal attacked her.
‘Hard-hitting’ homophobia plotline for Coronation Street 14
11:45 AM — ITV soap Coronation Street will see an explicit homophobic storyline this autumn for its 50th anniversary. The plot will reportedly use offensive anti-gay language, with gays and lesbians branded "degenerates" and "unnatural" by one character.
Theatre: Love the Sinner
12:05 AM — This new play by Drew Pautz begins with a contemporary argument and one familiar to the readers of this publication; how to reconcile the evangelical beliefs of African Anglicans and the more tolerant approach made by the Church of England to the subject of homosexuality. Set at a hotel in Africa (the country is not specified), bishops from across the globe are meeting to determine the approach of the Anglican Communion to this live issue.
2nd July 2010
London Pride afterparties
5:08 PM — After tomorrow's London Pride parade, speeches and acts, a number of afterparties are taking place across the capital. The official afterparty is Liberation at Koko in Camden, where the crowd will be entertained by fire-breathing, stilt-walking drag queens, dancers, acrobats and a surprise PA.
Julianne Moore supports gay marriage 2
4:07 PM — Julianne Moore, the actress who starred in gay love story A Single Man, has called for full marriage equality in the US. The star is supporting national campaigns, as well as those in her hometown of New York, to give the right to gay couples.
1st July 2010
Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy outs daughter 3
5:20 PM — Ally Sheedy, the 1980s actress best known for her role in The Breakfast Club, announced her daughter was gay this week.
Hollyoaks to introduce transgender storyline 9
4:25 PM — Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks is to introduce a storyline about a trans boy. The show, known for dealing with social issues including homosexuality, is to chart the progress of 15-year-old Jason Costello, as he transitions from being a girl.
PinkNews.co.uk launches free iPhone app 15
10:57 AM — PinkNews.co.uk has finally won approval from Apple for our iPhone application. The free app, which is available at the App store and can also be downloaded from iTunes, downloads the 40 latest stories in one go for quick and easy access to our content.
30th June 2010
India’s first online gay bookstore opens 1
6:12 PM — A lesbian has opened India's first online gay bookstore. Queer Ink, run by Shobhna Kumar, is based in Malad and will sell around 200 titles ranging from novels and academic texts to children's books.
29th June 2010
Stonewall party raises £10,000 to tackle homophobic bullying 11
5:17 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall raised more than £10,000 last week at its annual summer party. The money, raised by more than 350 guests, is to go towards the organisation's Education For All campaign, which tackles homophobic bullying in schools.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s child ‘wants to be a boy’ 22
11:57 AM — Angelina Jolie has said her four-year-old child Shiloh wants to be a boy. The actress gave an interview to Vanity Fair magazine, in which she discussed her eldest biological child with Brad Pitt.
Kylie Minogue to join Madrid Pride 6
10:50 AM — Gay icon Kylie Minogue is to play at Madrid Pride this weekend. Fresh from a surprise Glastonbury appearance with the Scissor Sisters, the star will take centre stage at Saturday's event, which is the largest gay festival in Europe.
28th June 2010
Competition: Win a L Word season six box set 2
11:20 PM — The Critically acclaimed drama, The L Word is back for its sixth and final ever season, as the dramatic lives of a group of lesbian friends unfold against the glamorous backdrop of West Hollywood. The climax to this groundbreaking series sees careers evolve, relationships tested to their limits, and a scandalous murder stunning the group. Fans will finally have the chance to complete their collection of this seductive series when Season Six comes to DVD on 28 June 2010. We've got three box sets of season six to give away!
23rd June 2010
Brussels festival cancels Beenie Man’s appearance
10:22 AM — Organisers of the Belgian Couleur Cafe Festival, held annually in Brussels, have cancelled their invitation to openly homophobic Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man.
22nd June 2010
Beenie Man won’t play Dutch music festival 8
10:05 AM — Organisers of the Dutch Parkpop music festival have withdrawn their invitation to the controversial Jamaican singer Beenie Man to play at the event.
21st June 2010
Pride crowds in Soho ‘could be restricted’ 7
6:13 PM — The number of revellers in Soho during London Pride could still be restricted, despite the festival pulling all official attractions out of the area. London Pride is to be held on Saturday July 3rd but festival organisers have been forced to withdraw all official events from Soho due to health and safety concerns.
Dutch festival bans Snoop Dogg in favour of ‘anti-gay’ Beenie Man 7
5:26 PM — A Dutch music festival has reportedly signed up the 'homophobic' Jamaican rapper Beenie Man to replace Snoop Dogg in order to preserve an "open and friendly atmosphere".