14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Trust him, he’s a junior doctor 1
9:43 PM — A quote from the Mayor of London graces the back cover of Max Pemberton's book. "Painfully funny," it reads.
Bush pays tribute after death of former White House Press Secretary 1
9:25 PM — President George W. Bush issued a statement this weekend saying he and his wife, Laura Bush, were "really saddened" by the death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
Obama campaign furious over magazine cover depicting him as a Muslim terrorist
9:17 PM — The current New Yorker Magazine cover likening Barack Obama to a turban-wearing terrorist while he fist-bumps his gun toting wife is getting raked over the coals by Obama supporters.
Miss USA takes a tumble two years in a row
9:02 PM — For the second year running, Miss USA took a giant tumble before an international audience of millions at the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant.
Sun shines on Vienna as record numbers celebrate Pride
5:13 PM — 120,000 revellers attended Vienna's Rainbow Parade on Saturday. Organisers credited the highest turnout on record to the 30C temperatures in the Austrian capital.
INTERVIEW: A British hom com to warm the most cynical of hearts
2:53 PM — British cinema's attempts at capturing gay life in the country have had mixed results. The complaint most often overheard in the bars and coffee shops of Soho is that they are either hyper-real or deeply depressing.
13th July 2008
US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer 2
9:17 PM — Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Sir Ian McKellen reveals he has received death threats
9:15 PM — Appearing on the BBC's current affairs programme, Sunday AM, the gay actor Sir Ian McKellen said that he has received many death threats. He also spoke out against homophobia within Christianity.
CNN reporter returns to work after drug bust 5
9:03 PM — A kinky CNN reporter who was arrested in Central Park in April with meth in his pocket and a sex toy in his boot is finally back at work.
Feature: Bring Brother Home
8:10 PM — Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. Reality TV programmeBig Brother is back on our screens with another gaggle of contestants grappling for their share of the limelight.
12th July 2008
Hollyoaks spoiler: Is this the end for Jack?
12:56 AM — Jack's in a terrible state this week. He's struggling to cope with mounting debts and has no idea what to do. When Frankie finds out that in desperation he's begged money from his grieving step-daughter, it's the last straw. Frankie can't take any more and leaves him.
11th July 2008
South Carolina gets cold feet over gay Tube adverts 2
3:52 PM — The tourism agency of a US state has distanced itself from an advert on London Underground designed to attract gay tourists.
Dancing With The Stars may feature gay couple 6
10:54 AM — Openly gay former boy band icon Lance Bass could Tango his way into homosexual history becoming the first celebrity to dance his way up the Dancing with the Stars' ladder—with another man.
10th July 2008
Police praise Pride London organisers after record turnout
3:38 PM — The senior officer in charge of policing at Pride London has said that all involved should be proud of last weekend's event.
Pride London 2008 attended by 825,000 people 1
2:35 PM — Official figures released today reveal that the capital hosted one of largest Pride events in the world last weekend.
9th July 2008
Newcastle’s Pride march has reached capacity 1
5:59 PM — Organisers of the North East's biggest community Pride event have asked people to stop registering for the march as they have reached the maximum capacity of 250 participants.
Pride London apologises for trans toilet drama 9
3:10 PM — The Directors of Pride London have said that they deeply regret that some trans people were asked to use a disabled toilet at the festivities in Trafalgar Square.
Neighbours actor to star in cult play featuring queer characters
2:31 PM — An Australian comedy featuring transsexual and lesbian characters will be coming to the White Bear Theatre Club in London later this month.
Did Borat strike again with gay kiss at cage-fight? 2
12:17 PM — Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is suspected of orchestrating a homoerotic spectacle that went "right up to the line" of the US state of Arkansas’s morality laws.
8th July 2008
Straight Pride has a “homophobic agenda” 5
6:35 PM — Plans for a so-called "Straight Pride" in New York, promoted by a reggae music label, have been criticised by leading a campaigner against homophobia.