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  • 21st January 2010

    Ian McKellen says sports world should be ‘ashamed’ of homophobia 2

    Ian McKellen said the sporting world should be "ashamed" of itself

    2:32 PM — Gay actor Sir Ian McKellen has criticised the sporting world for being "slow to catch up" with progress on gay players. He said that some were becoming "shrinking violets" due to abuse from fans.

  • 20th January 2010

    Funding secures future of Brighton Pride 6

    Brighton Pride is set to go ahead this summer

    6:26 PM — A £20,000 loan from Brighton and Hove city council has secured the future of the struggling Brighton Pride festival. The festival announced a £50,000 deficit last year and was forced to cancel its winter event.

  • Playgirl vies for Iris Robinson’s toyboy lover 5

    Kirk McCambley has been offered a Playgirl photoshoot

    6:11 PM — The toyboy lover of homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson is being pursued by Playgirl magazine. The US publication, which famously featured Levi Johnston, the father of Sarah Palin's grandchild, has said it wants Kirk McCambley to agree to a racy photoshoot.

  • Kylie announces she’s ‘attracted to women’ 20

    Kylie said she was attracted to women (Photo: Flickr user: nicogenin)

    3:39 PM — Gay icon Kylie Minogue has said she is attracted to women, although she admitted she had never been in a relationship with one.

  • Adam Lambert says AMAs gay kiss ‘went too far’ 17

    Adam Lambert said he didn't regret the show

    1:12 PM — Adam Lambert has said he should have included a kiss with a man at the American Music Awards in his rehearsal. The singer had several television appearances cancelled after more than 1,500 US viewers complained about unscripted parts of his performance.

  • 19th January 2010

    Gay romance expected for Glee 14

    Gay character Kurt is set to get a boyfriend

    3:45 PM — US comedy Glee will reportedly feature a gay romance in its second season. Producers of the comedy, which is currently being aired on UK screens, are casting for three more characters, one of whom will be a love interest for gay student Kurt.

  • Video: Boyzone release single as a tribute to Stephen Gately 4

    The single features Gately's vocals

    1:30 PM — Boyzone's next album and single will feature the last vocals recorded by Stephen Gately before he died. The singer died in October from an undiagnosed heart condition and this will be the band's first release since his death.

  • 15th January 2010

    Lady Gaga to host gay marriage gala 7

    Lady Gaga said she was "honoured". (Photo: Stephen Carlile)

    6:01 PM — Lady Gaga will host a benefit gala for gay marriage tomorrow evening. The singer, who has just been nominated for a GLAAD award, said she was "honoured" to be chosen to help the cause.

  • Mr Gay China pageant shut down by police 20

    Mr Gay China was cancelled today

    1:25 PM — China's first gay pageant has been shut down by police for apparently not following the correct procedures. The event was scheduled to begin today in Beijing, with eight contestants fighting for the chance to represent their country at the Mr Gay World competition later this year.

  • Duncan James on bisexuality and depression 22

    Duncan James is appearing in Legally Blonde

    12:36 PM — Former boyband star Duncan James has spoken about being bisexual and how he struggled to come off anti-depressants after Blue split.

  • 13th January 2010

    Lady Gaga, Glambert and Glee up for GLAAD awards 4

    Adam Lambert was one nominee

    2:13 PM — Nominees for the most gay-friendly films, television programmes and performers have been announced by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

  • 12th January 2010

    Model claims he had two-year relationship with Stephen Gately 28

    Stephen Gately died in October in Majorca

    4:40 PM — Georgi Dochev, the Bulgarian student and model who was at the Majorca apartment where gay Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died, has claimed he had known Gately and his civil partner for two years.

  • Campaign to make Mrs Robinson number one 20

    Iris Robinson had an affair with a 19-year-old

    12:15 PM — An internet campaign has begun to make Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel number one in the charts. It follows the scandal surrounding homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson's dalliances with a man young enough to be her grandson.

  • China’s first gay pageant to be held this week 3

    Mr Gay China gets underway on Friday

    11:41 AM — Eight contestants will fight to the chance to be crowned Mr Gay China when the country's first gay pageant gets underway this week. China only decriminalised homosexuality in 1997 and it was seen as a mental illness until 2001.

  • 8th January 2010

    Graham Norton is bookies’ favourite to take over Jonathan Ross’ BBC slot 8

    Norton has been tipped to replace Ross

    4:42 PM — Gay presenter Graham Norton has been tipped to take over Jonathan Ross' BBC 1 slot when Ross leaves the corporation in July. Bookmaker William Hill has placed him as the favourite to take over the Friday night slot at odds of 1/6.

  • George Michael rules out Wham! reunion 4

    George Michael said Wham! would not reform

    4:29 PM — George Michael has said that he and former Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley will not reform the band. Unlike other ageing musical stars, he said the band was about being "young and exuberant".

  • Freddie Mercury’s partner dies 5

    Freddie Mercury in 1978 (Photo: Carl Lender)

    12:44 PM — The partner of the late Freddie Mercury passed away last week. Jim Hutton had lived with Mercury for six years prior to the singer's death from an AIDS-related illness in 1991

  • 7th January 2010

    Tiger Woods’ mistress ‘set to claim he had gay sex’ 22

    A mistress is reportedly set to claim Tiger Woods had sex with men

    5:06 PM — One of the women who reportedly slept with Tiger Woods is set to write a book claiming she saw him having sex with other men.

  • Jonathan Ross quits the BBC 30

    Ross said his reasons for leaving were not due to money

    12:07 PM — Jonathan Ross has announced today (Thursday) that he is leaving the BBC. The star, who got into hot water this year over a gay adoption joke last year, said his reasons for leaving were not financially motivated.

  • 6th January 2010

    Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon to fight gay adoption ban 5

    Cynthia Nixon is kicking off the gay adoption campaign

    5:46 PM — Lesbian actress Cynthia Nixon will be kicking off a campaign to repeal Florida's ban on gays and lesbians adopting. The Sex and the City star will kick off the American Civil Liberties Union's three-year campaign to end the ban this weekend at South Beach’s Shore Club.

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