23rd February 2010
Comedian Jason Wood dies aged 38 4
6:33 PM — Musical impersonator and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Jason Wood has died. The 38-year-old died in his sleep on Saturday night, his agent said today. Post-mortem examination results have not been returned yet.
22nd February 2010
Ray Gosling ‘did tell police name of lover he killed’ 13
3:58 PM — Veteran BBC presenter Ray Gosling has admitted that he did tell police the name of the man he claimed to have suffocated in a mercy killing.
Bafta win for Colin Firth’s gay professor 8
11:51 AM — Colin Firth has won a best actor Bafta for his portrayal of a gay professor in A Single Man. The actor scored his first Bafta win last night for his performance in fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut.
19th February 2010
Complaints over Australian commentators’ gay remarks 93
3:54 PM — Two Australian sports commentators who made a series of remarks about men's figure skating at the Winter Olympics have been accused of homophobia.
Jesus was gay, says Elton 57
12:20 PM — Elton John has said that Jesus was a "super-intelligent" gay man In a magazine interview, in which he also discussed his former drug addiction, the singer spoke his mind about the son of God.
Actors paid to ‘act gay’ in Sydney Mardi Gras 18
11:21 AM — Actors were paid to pretend to be gay in 2008's Sydney Mardi Gras, it has been claimed. According to the Scavenger, at least six actors were hired by furniture company IKEA to join its float.
18th February 2010
Elton John ‘lost the plot’ in drug battle 1
5:08 PM — Legendary gay singer Elton John has spoken about the extent of his cocaine addiction. The singer, who was addicted to the drug in the 1980s, told Parade magazine he had an all-or-nothing approach to it.
First gay boutique hotel to be opened in New York 3
3:22 PM — Developers hoping to capitalise on New York's popularity with gays and lesbians are to open the first gay boutique hotel in the city.
BBC presenter Ray Gosling held overnight over mercy killing 1
2:45 PM — Gay BBC presenter Ray Gosling was held in police custody last night after he claimed to have killed a former lover who was dying from AIDS.
17th February 2010
Pope may be invited on BBC’s Thought for the Day 39
5:59 PM — The BBC is in talks with the Pope for him to give the Thought of the Day on Radio 4's Today programme. The Pope is to visit the UK in September and BBC director-general Mark Thompson, a devout Catholic, is understood to have visited the Vatican to discuss BBC coverage of the trip.
Boyzone’s TV tribute to Stephen Gately 5
5:24 PM — Boyzone are to host a special hour-long memorial show dedicated to their late bandmate Stephen Gately. The one-off programme will be screened on ITV in the spring and has been described as "upbeat".
16th February 2010
Lady Gaga to perform Brits tribute for Alexander McQueen 2
6:34 PM — Gay-friendly singer Lady Gaga has reportedly planned a new, sombre performance for tonight's Brit Awards as a tribute to Alexander McQueen. The star, a fan of McQueen's designs, felt she could not perform one of her usual sets so soon after his death.
London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival to open next month 2
6:21 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is to take place in London next month at the British Film Institute. The event will be held between 17th and 31st March 2010 at the BFI Southbank.
15th February 2010
South African man wins Mr Gay World 2010 31
6:50 PM — A South African man has scooped the title of Mr Gay World 2010. Charl Van den Berg, a 28-year-old restaurateur from Cape Town, was named the winner at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, yesterday.
Sydney Mardi Gras attacked for being ‘too corporate’ 12
4:09 PM — The world's biggest gay festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, has been criticised for being too interested in corporate relationships, rather than community values and local activism.
GLAAD demands apology over John Mayer’s ‘fag’ comment 12
1:10 PM — After offending Jessica Simpson fans and being accused of being a racist, John Mayer has now been attacked by GLAAD for his recent Playboy interview.
12th February 2010
WHSmith will no longer sell Attitude magazine 25
2:30 PM — High street retailer WHSmith will no longer stock gay men's magazine Attitude. The monthly gay magazine, which is Britain's biggest, announced the news today.
Marc Jacobs’ partner confirms the pair are married 7
11:55 AM — Lorenzo Martone has confirmed he and fashion designer Marc Jacobs are married. Martone told a magazine the pair tied the knot on New Year's Eve, although they had yet to sign official documents.
11th February 2010
Obituary: Alexander McQueen 1
7:33 PM — The Hackney-born son of a taxi driver, Alexander McQueen shocked the fashion world with his outrageous debut collections. From this, he earned the nickname of fashion's enfant terrible, a moniker he loathed and subsequently lost as his designs matured.
Gay fashion designer Alexander McQueen commits suicide 20
4:19 PM — Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has reportedly committed suicide. The 40-year-old was renown for dressing stars such as Kylie and had once described himself as the "pink sheep" of his family.