29th January 2009
New Met police commissioner is “hypocritical” on hate crimes claims Tatchell 1
4:43 PM — Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has questioned the appointment of Sir Paul Stephenson as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.
27th January 2009
Elton John accused of snubbing Argentina’s President 5
5:23 PM — Singer Sir Elton John has left Argentina without meeting the President after she postponed a scheduled encounter after his concert in Buenos Aires.
Skins and Torchwood nominated for GLAAD media awards 1
2:35 PM — Two British TV programmes have been nominated for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
Interview: Gay director’s debut feature blurs reality and fiction
2:17 PM — Film director Patrick McGuinn's feature debut features an all-gay cast and has been hailed as "a brilliant debut."
26th January 2009
Tom Hanks backtracks on un-American comments about gay marriage opponents 7
12:30 PM — Actor Tom Hanks has said he should not have described Mormons as un-American for their support of a ban on gay marriage.
Bahrain’s government blocks access to gay sites in internet crackdown 3
11:44 AM — Gay sites such as gaydar.com can no longer be accessed from Bahrain as part of a government clampdown on internet pornography.
Sean Penn wins Screen Actors Guild award for role as gay politician Harvey Milk 3
9:15 AM — Sean Penn last night won the Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of the gay politician Harvey Milk in the film Milk.
24th January 2009
Film Review: Che Part Two
1:42 PM — In the second of a two part drama about the revolutionary life and times of Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara, viewers are taken to Bolivia for an on-the-ground document of guerrilla warfare. By all accounts , Che: Part Two it is the film Soderbergh originally wanted to make – but which would be difficult to stand on its own.
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Sasha gets her man
1:21 PM — Amy and Josh prepare for their first antenatal class but their excitement turns sour when Ste shows up. Sarah visits Mike on the pretext of collecting college books in the hope that he'll speak to her, but he is cool and distant.
23rd January 2009
Hollywood cop turned reality TV star suspended amid porn accusations 12
3:14 PM — A police officer in Hollywood has been taken off duty after it was alleged he starred in a porn film five years before he joined the force.
Bid for a tour round the East End with Peggy Mitchell at THT auction 1
2:02 PM — Dinner with a former member of the Royal Family, original artwork by Tracey Emin and an encounter with actor Kevin Spacey are among the lots on offer at a fundraising auction.
22nd January 2009
Biopic of gay politician Harvey Milk nominated for eight Oscars 5
2:26 PM — A dramatisation of the life of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
21st January 2009
Advertising watchdog rejects investigation into whether God “probably” doesn’t exist 13
5:54 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority has said that an athiest poster campaign does not break the advertising code.
Comment: Gay bishop’s eyewitness account of Obama’s inauguration 9
4:42 PM — Gene Robinson, the Anglican Bishop of New Hampshire, has returned to blogging after a break of several months to share his experiences of the inauguration celebrations in Washington DC.
Lily Allen claims gay blogger Perez Hilton is a misogynist 7
4:03 PM — Pop star Lily Allen has hit out at people who make anti-gay statements and described gossip blogger Perez Hilton as "a woman hater" in an interview to be published tomorrow.
Interview: BBC’s man in Washington accentuates the positive
3:40 PM — Justin Webb has not gone completely native in his seven years in the United States as a BBC correspondent. "There are several areas where I'm completely un-American," he asserts down a crackly phone line from Washington DC.
BBC “regrets” DJ Chris Moyles’ Auschwitz comments 10
12:20 PM — A radio personality who was once voted Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards has made a tasteless joke about the Holocaust.
Tom Hanks attacks Prop 8 Mormons as un-American 6
11:27 AM — A Hollywood star who won an Oscar for his portayal of a gay man has hit out at opponents of same-sex marriage.
20th January 2009
Obama team “regrets” that gay bishop’s prayer was not broadcast 5
11:07 AM — A spokesman for the US Presidential Inauguration Committee has confirmed that a prayer by Bishop Gene Robinson was supposed to be televised as part of a celebration concert on Sunday.
19th January 2009
Anger as gay bishop’s inauguration prayer is left out of broadcast 6
6:26 PM — A US broadcaster has been criticised for starting their live coverage of a concert in Washington DC celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama after the opening prayer led by an openly gay bishop.