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  • 8th June 2010

    Matt Lucas to guest-star on Glee? 1

    Matt Lucas has reportedly won a guest role on Glee

    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

    The play focuses on the footballer's last few months

    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

    Quinton Jackson said attention from gay men "overwhelms" him

    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

    Lady Gaga was honoured for her campaigning

    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

    Sao Paulo Pride attracted an estimated three million people

    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

    Anna Paquin said it wasn't a "big secret". (Photo: Kristin Dos Santos)

    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

    EM Forster stopped writing after he lost his virginity

    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

    Elton played at Rush Limbaugh's wedding

    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

    Gay Emmerdale character Aaron Livesey, played by Danny Miller

    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

    Ricky Martin was honoured at the gala

    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

    Glee will get a Christian character who disagrees with homosexuality

    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.

  • Gay activist Peter Tatchell to present Pope documentary 44

    Peter Tatchell said the programme would be "robustly factual"

    12:01 PM — Peter Tatchell, one of Britain's most famous gay activists, is to present a Channel 4 documentary on the Pope. Catholic figures have questioned whether he is the best person to host the programme, which will be screened ahead of Pope's September trip to the UK.

  • Video: Miley Cyrus’ pretend lesbian kiss with dancer 8

    Miley Cyrus pretended to kiss a female dancer

    10:43 AM — Gay rights supporter Miley Cyrus simulated a lesbian kiss with a dancer while performing on last night's Britain's Got Talent.

  • 3rd June 2010

    Golden Girl Rue McClanahan dies 15

    Rue McClanahan at a 2007 book signing (Photo: Kevin Buckstiegel)

    5:24 PM — Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76, her manager confirmed this afternoon. The star, who played Blanche Devereaux in the 1980s sitcom, had a massive stroke at 1am on Thursday morning.

  • 2nd June 2010

    Lesbian Glee star Jane Lynch marries 5

    Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester

    11:00 AM — Jane Lynch has married her partner Lara Embry in a ceremony in Massachusetts. The actress, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee, tied the knot with Embry in front of 18 of their friends and family on Monday.

  • 1st June 2010

    Madonna celebrates release of gay Malawi couple 9

    Madonna thanked her fans for supporting the couple (Photo: David Shankbone)

    4:37 PM — Madonna has thanked her fans for supporting her call for Malawi to release a couple jailed for homosexuality offences. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were pardoned by Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika last week after being sentenced to 14 years of hard labour.

  • A Team star Quinton Jackson says acting is ‘kinda gay’ 30

    Quinton Jackson said acting was "kinda gay".

    1:58 PM — One of the stars of upcoming film The A-Team has said that acting is "kinda gay". Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, the Ultimate Fighting champion, told the Los Angeles Times that it "makes you soft".

  • 28th May 2010

    London Borough of Camden has new gay mayor and mayoress 8

    Amy Lamé and Jonathan Simpson, new Mayoress and Mayor of Camden

    2:52 PM — Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Camden borough's first openly gay mayor, was last night confirmed in his role at a ceremony in Camden Town Hall. In his new position, Councillor Simpson pledged to retain the "rock 'n' roll" spirit of Camden, a major landmark on Britain's musical map.

  • Cult gay director John Waters has new book out 2

    Hairspray the Musical is based on Waters' 1988 film

    11:22 AM — John Waters, director of Hairspray, Serial Mom and a whole host of lesser-known trashy and camp underground epics of the 1970s inclding Multiple Maniacas, Desperate Living and Pink Flamingos, has a new book out this week. Role Models showcases his adoration for the the fringes of society and hose who dwell there.

  • 27th May 2010

    Gay superhero comic up for major award 6

    Team Spandex save the world

    4:40 PM — A new comic called Spandex, about a gang of gay superheros, has been nominated for an Eagle Award, the comic world's equivalent of an Oscar. It is being put forward in the category of Best British Colour Comic Book.

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