2nd October 2009
Rapper 50 Cent defends ‘gay’ comments 14
12:45 PM — Rapper 50 Cent has said his comments were taken out of context after apparently saying that a joint tour between Kanye West and Lady Gaga was for gay people.
1st October 2009
Actors say EastEnders needs more gay and mixed-race characters 21
3:56 PM — Two EastEnders stars have criticised the soap for not being diverse enough. John Partridge and Nina Toussaint-White claimed it does not represent London's East End properly.
Report finds better gay representation on US TV 4
2:25 PM — A report from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has suggested that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans TV characters are becoming more prominent and realistic.
Melissa Etheridge considers lesbian coalition 6
2:24 PM — Lesbian rock icon Melissa Etheridge has discussed the possibility of forming a sisterly coalition with other female gay celebrity activists.
30th September 2009
Gay version of Real Housewives in development 5
12:36 PM — An version of Bravo's Real Housewives featuring only gay couples is reportedly in development. The series has been tentatively titled Kept and will be aired in 2010 on MTV's gay channel Logo.
29th September 2009
EastEnders actor: ‘Gay storyline is sensitive and beautiful’ 21
7:37 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has said that his character's Christian's relationship with Syed is more than just a "gay Muslim" storyline.
Gay groups to compensate bar which cancelled homophobic gig 5
7:34 PM — A coalition of gay groups is working to compensate a bar which cancelled a gig by homophobic Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton.
Lesbian idol La Roux bemused by bra-flinging fans 12
5:26 PM — La Roux singer Elly Jackson has said she knew she was going to attract a large lesbian following but is still bemused at having women's underwear thrown at her.
Bruno banned in Malaysia 12
9:56 AM — The film Bruno, about a gay fashion journalist, has been banned in Malaysia for its gay sex scenes. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, the film has already been banned in Ukraine for the same reason.
28th September 2009
London’s gay art festival announces 2009 line-up 3
2:18 PM — The programme for GFest, London's lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans art festival, has been announced. The event, now in its third year, is due to take place between November 9th and 22nd and will be held at various venues across the capital.
Gay Dr Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman told by TV bosses to stay in the closet 115
9:54 AM — Torchwood star John Barrowman has revealed his anger at being told by his bosses he should keep his sexuality a secret. The openly gay actor says he was told he should pretend to be straight in order to reach success.
Graham Norton warned over lesbian joke 11
9:52 AM — Gay TV presenter Graham Norton and his production team received a warning over a lesbian joke he made on his show in March. One viewer complained about a comment he made.
23rd September 2009
Frida Kahlo books under investigation after forgery claims 5
4:45 PM — More than 1,000 works from a private collection featured in two books on the bisexual Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are being investigated amid claims they were forged.
Mika: ‘Bisexual, if you need a term for me’ 62
11:26 AM — The BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Mika, whose sexuality has been the subject of rumour since he entered the public eye in early 2007, said this month, "Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me."
22nd September 2009
Chaz Bono to write memoir of sex change 4
4:37 PM — Chaz Bono, the son of singer Cher, is to write a memoir detailing his experiences of gender reassignment. Bono, who lived as a lesbian named Chastity for 20 years, announced his plans to transition in June.
Elton John calls for crackdown on music piracy 6
1:08 PM — Singer Elton John has written to business secretary Peter Mandelson to back the clampdown on music piracy. Lord Mandelson is currently considering whether to increase penalties for illegal file-sharers.
21st September 2009
Video: Charlize Theron steps up support for gay marriage 1
3:59 PM — Actress Charlize Theron has repeated her calls for gay marriage, saying she will not tie the knot with her boyfriend until gay and lesbian couples can do the same.
Sacked Miss California: ‘God made me criticise gay marriage’ 36
2:37 PM — Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California, has suggested that divine intervention made her publicly criticise gay marriage. Prejean was sacked in June for breaching her contract.
17th September 2009
Gay celebrity couple to appear on The Newlywed Game 9
5:13 PM — A gay couple will appear on US TV show The Newlywed Game for the first time. Former Star Trek actor George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, wed in California last year while gay marriage was briefly legal.
16th September 2009
Derren Brown’s ‘gay’ comment provokes viewer complaints 28
3:24 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 27 complaints from viewers over a comment made by Derren Brown on his show last week. The illusionist said the bonus ball was for "women and gays".