15th June 2010
Man accused of threatening Elton John has case dismissed 3
11:06 AM — An anti-abortion campaigner arrested for making death threats to gay singer Elton John has had the case against him dismissed. Neal Horsley, of Atlanta, Georgia, became enraged after the singer said Jesus was a "super intelligent gay man".
14th June 2010
Gay author Alan Bennett loses £1,500 to pickpockets 8
6:09 PM — Alan Bennett was the target of pickpockets who stole £1,500 from him in an 'ice cream scam'. The gay author, 76, was shopping for food in Camden Town, London, where he lives with his long-term partner Rupert Thomas, 43.
Kelly and Sharon Osbourne shout down anti-gay protesters 13
5:50 PM — Kelly and Sharon Osbourne joined Los Angeles Pride yesterday and took to their microphones to tell anti-gay protesters where to go.
11th June 2010
Radio 2 has ‘too many camp comedians’, radio chief says 18
3:17 PM — BBC Radio 2 has got too many television comedians "camping it up", the head of a commercial radio body has said. Andrew Harrison, the chief executive of RadioCentre, which represents commercial radio, said presenters such as Graham Norton and Alan Carr were "end of the pier stuff".
‘Lezza’, ‘poof’ and ‘queer’ are acceptable on TV, Ofcom study finds 24
1:51 PM — Words such as "lezza", "poof" and "queer" are socially acceptable for use by broadcasters, an Ofcom study says. It found that other terms such as "homo" and "chick with a dick" are less well-known but are still seen as acceptable to broadcast at any time of day.
Tel Aviv Pride kicks off 20
11:09 AM — Tens of thousands of people are expected to join Tel Aviv Pride today, the Middle East's only significant gay celebration. PinkNews.co.uk founder Benjamin Cohen reports from Israel.
10th June 2010
Major Polish museum to hold exhibition on gay love 6
5:33 PM — A museum in Poland's capital city Warsaw is to hold an exhibition on gay love. The National Museum's exhibition will focus on male nudes and gay couples depicted in ancient sculpture and contemporary painting and photography.
9th June 2010
Coronation Street stars to join Manchester Pride 2
5:04 PM — Cast and crew from Coronation Street will join Manchester Pride this year on a Corrie float. They will join the gay celebrations in August as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Lady Gaga debuts video for Alejandro – a ‘celebration of gay love’ 21
11:08 AM — Lady Gaga debuted her video for new single Alejandro yesterday. The nine-minute video was directed by fashion photographer Steven Klein and shows the bisexual singer wearing a latex nun's habit and cavorting half-naked with gay men.
8th June 2010
Matt Lucas to guest-star on Glee? 1
5:10 PM — Gay comedian Matt Lucas has reportedly won a role on American television series Glee. He is to play a British teacher who harbours a secret love of musicals.
Play on Justin Fashanu’s last year to be shown next month 3
4:42 PM — A play exploring Justin Fashanu's last year is to be shown in London next month. The Norwich City player remains the only top-level footballer to have ever come out as gay.
Quinton Jackson says people should ‘lighten up’ over gay slurs 22
1:28 PM — A-Team actor Quinton Jackson has said people should "lighten up" over his remarks on homosexuality. The star told the Los Angeles Times last week that acting was "kind of gay" and "makes you soft".
7th June 2010
Lady Gaga honoured with GLAAD award
5:48 PM — Lady Gaga was given the award for Outstanding Music Artist at Saturday's GLAAD awards in San Francisco. The yearly awards celebrate equality campaigning for LGBT rights and are hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Millions of gays and lesbians join Sao Paulo Pride 3
5:12 PM — An estimated three million people joined Sao Paolo Pride yesterday in the world's biggest celebration of gay culture. Marchers through South America's biggest city came together to dance in the street, condemn homophobia and demand equal rights.
Anna Paquin says bisexuality revelation was ‘no secret’ 8
4:41 PM — Anna Paquin, the Hollywood actress, has said she was bemused at the fuss around her coming out as bisexual. The X Men and True Blood star filmed an advertisement in April for gay charity The True Colors Fund. In it, she says: "I'm bisexual and I give a damn."
EM Forster ‘stopped writing because he had gay sex’ 21
4:18 PM — The novelist EM Forster stopped writing in his forties because having gay sex killed his creative drive, a scholar claims. The author of works such as A Room With A View and Howards End stopped writing in 1924, after he published A Passage To India. He lived until 1970.
Elton John performs at US shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s wedding 34
2:30 PM — Gay singer Elton John reportedly earned $1 million for singing at the wedding of US gay marriage opponent Rush Limbaugh at the weekend. The conservative commentator, 59, is against gay marriage and has been accused of homophobia and racism.
Emmerdale ranked best soap for dealing with gay characters 5
10:41 AM — Emmerdale has been ranked top of the main three soaps for its depiction of gays and lesbians. Gay charity Stonewall polled more than 1,000 supporters on the issue. Forty-four per cent said Emmerdale was the best, while EastEnders came second on 43 per cent. Coronation Street came last with 13 per cent of the vote.
4th June 2010
Ricky Martin honoured by AIDS research gala 1
3:54 PM — Ricky Martin has been honoured at an AIDS research event. In one of his first public appearance since coming out, Martin attended a gala for amfAR's Aids research in New York City last night.
Glee’s new Christian character ‘won’t approve of homosexuality’ 31
2:15 PM — High school comedy Glee will gain a Christian character next season who disapproves of homosexuality. Glee writer Ryan Murphy said he wrote in the female character to rebalance "jabs" made at America's right-wing.