30th May 2008
West End shows for free at Leicester Square festival
6:25 PM — The UK's biggest free theatre festival will be returning to central London next month. Now in its fourth year, West End LIVE will feature world-class acts from musicals such as Avenue Q.
American Idol star stuns fans with baby announcement
3:45 PM — Clay Aiken stumped a greater portion of the American public with the news that the American Idol also-ran has apparently fathered a child.
Gay reality winner explains trans remarks were not derogatory 1
3:33 PM — Project Runway-winning designer Christian Siriano said recent comments he made in an interview with Time Out New York were not meant to be derogatory towards trans people.
COMMENT: Doctor Who, omnisexuals and penis envy
1:17 AM — Right from its origins in 1963, the classic Doctor Who series was highly political and embodied a distinct minority sensibility.
29th May 2008
Cyndi Lauper headlines Pride in US soap first
3:36 PM — American audiences of popular soap As The World Turns have been treated to a very sweet gay storyline of late, and producers of the show have recruited a gay icon to serenade the star-crossed homos.
Rainbow flag will fly over Plymouth on Pride
11:52 AM — The flag of the gay community will fly from Plymouth Guildhall this year for the first time, to mark the city’s prideevent. It is the south west’s largest gay gathering.
Radio star sacked over Kennedy assissination comments
10:54 AM — A Pittsburgh-area sports talk show host has been fired for controversial remarks he made earlier this month regarding Senator Edward Kennedy.
28th May 2008
Swedes donate 5,000 euros to Warsaw Pride
6:05 PM — The organisers of EuroPride 2008 have revealed that they are supporting this weekend's Pride festival in Warsaw with a grant.
Bristol to host fifth annual Bear Fiesta
3:26 PM — Gay venues in Bristol are preparing for a three-day celebration of heft, as the Bear Fiesta descends on the city once again.
COMMENT: Nul points for Eurovision 2008 5
2:37 PM — While relieved that the feared homophobic violence on the streets of Belgrade did not materialise, the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest failed to impress. And not just because our entry came last.
Tootsie director Sydney Pollack dies
11:37 AM — The man behind the camera of classic American films including Tootsie and Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack, died of cancer at his Pacific Palisades home on Monday.
27th May 2008
Ian McKellen and Gene Robinson to talk gays and religion at London festival 1
5:31 PM — London's Literature Festival will feature an appearance by the only openly gay bishop in the Anglican communion, it has been revealed. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be at the festival in July.
Iain Dale to enter into a civil partnership 1
2:06 PM — One of the UK's leading political bloggers is to 'tie the knot' with his partner of thirteen years. Iain Dale's eponymous diary is one of the most-visited political blogs in the country.
More changes at The Advocate as new editor appointed
1:24 PM — Jon Barrett has been named as the new editor in chief of leading US gay publication The Advocate. He was formerly senior news editor at the magazine from 1997 to 2003.
23rd May 2008
John McCain talks gay marriage with Ellen 2
2:41 AM — On the heels of the California Supreme Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage, perhaps a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show wasn't the safest stop on Senator John McCain’s campaign tour.
22nd May 2008
Manchester’s new gay community radio show
3:35 PM — A local radio station in greater Manchester is launching a new show for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Tuesday Night Out debuts on Wythenshawe FM on 3rd June from 9 to 11pm.
Tabloids speculate about Jodie Foster’s “other woman” 1
1:32 PM — Oscar winning actress Jodie Foster had another woman lined up when she and her partner of 14 years, Cydney Bernard, called it quits.
21st May 2008
Poland seen as “a country of homophobes and Teletubbies specialists” 21
3:28 PM — The Prime Minister of Poland has spoken out about his country's image abroad under the Presidency of Lech Kaczynski. Last week Human Rights Watch inducted the President into their annual "Hall of Shame."
Danes protest against gay hate music on Freewebs.com 1
2:44 PM — Online music stores are selling so-called Murder Music despite protests from gay rights activists. Martin Adelskov complained to Freewebs.com and Indietitan.com after coming across hate-filled content.
Russell T Davies stands down from Doctor Who role
12:09 PM — After breathing new life into one of television’s most loved brands, writer and executive producer Russell T Davies has announced he is to leave Doctor Who.