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  • 5th December 2008

    Boy George convicted of false imprisonment 4

    Boy George has been found guilty

    11:33 AM — Pop star and DJ Boy George was found guilty of false imprisonment by a jury in London earlier today. He will be sentenced next month.

  • Graham Norton to replace Terry Wogan as host of Eurovision 2

    Graham Norton has a £6m BBC deal

    9:12 AM — Gay comic Graham Norton is to replace Sir Terry Wogan as the British host of Eurovision. The appointment comes just days after Norton attempted to quash rumours he would replace Sir Terry.

  • 4th December 2008

    South African journalist to face equality court over homophobic article 4

    HRC is to take a journalist to court

    4:34 PM — Gay rights advocates in South Africa have expressed delight that after pickets and protest the country's Human Rights Commission are to take a journalist to court over a homophobic newspaper article.

  • Homophobic preacher stands by Leviticus quote in banned advert 9

    David McIlveen claims the ASA is restricting religious freedom

    2:27 PM — The leader of Sandown Free Presbyterian Church has claimed that a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority interferes with religious freedom.

  • 3rd December 2008

    Charity for gay homeless teens rebrands to reach new generation of kids in need 1

    The Albert Kennedy Trust helps LGBT teens

    3:44 PM — The Albert Kennedy Trust has unveiled its new corporate identity and logo. The charity works with young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people whose families have rejected them or are unable to care for them.

  • Boy George declines to give evidence at his trail

    Boy George denies the charge of false imprisonment

    11:52 AM — Pop singer and DJ Boy George will not to give evidence at his trial for allegedly imprisoning a male prostitute at his London flat.

  • Brian Paddick voted off reality show I’m A Celebrity

    Brian Paddick has been voted off I'm A Celebrity

    11:40 AM — Former candidate for Mayor of London Brian Paddick has become the sixth person to be voted off the ITV reality show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!

  • 2nd December 2008

    Moscow activists pledge to go to Strasbourg over Pride bans

    The European Court of Human Rights is in Strasbourg

    4:53 PM — A Russian court has thrown out appeals from the organisers of Moscow Pride over a ban on gay rights marches earlier this year.

  • Irish state broadcaster announces first gay programme 2

    RTE is launching six new digital stations

    3:23 PM — One of RTE's new digital radio channels will broadcast Ireland's first ever programme specifically for the gay community.

  • John Barrowman apologises after “exposing” himself on Radio 1 26

    John Barrowman was encouraged to get his "willy" out

    11:24 AM — Gay actor, John Barrowman has apologised after he "exposed" himself on a BBC Radio 1 programme. The star of the Doctor Who spin off Torchwood undid his trousers after encouragement from the presenters of the youth programme Switch

  • 1st December 2008

    James Franco: Sean Penn wanted more gay sex in Harvey Milk film 2

    James Franco and Sean Penn

    10:57 PM — Hollywood star Sean Penn urged the writers of the Harvey Milk biopic Milk to include more gay sex scenes, says co-star James Franco. Penn plays Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official, in the film.

  • G-A-Y promoter apologises over Britney disappointment 1

    Britney Spears was at G-A-Y on Saturday

    4:10 PM — The promoter of club night G-A-Y has apologised to fans the non-appearance of Britney Spears on Saturday night.

  • Pride London wins tourism award for cultural diversity

    Colm Howard-Lloyd and Paul Birrell from Pride London

    1:36 PM — The UK's largest LGBT event has topped off a year of triumphs with an accolade from London's official tourist organisation.

  • Graham Norton confirms he will not be replacing Sir Terry as Eurovision host

    The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 will be held in Moscow

    1:22 PM — Comedian and TV presenter Graham Norton has put an end to rumours that he will be replacing fellow Irishman Terry Wogan as the BBC's Eurovision host.

  • 29th November 2008

    Film Review: Waltz With Bashir

    Waltz with Bashir is on release now

    12:49 AM — It seems that the old idea that cartoons are for kids has finally been shattered. Hot on the heels of the stylized black and white animated exploration of the Iranian Revolution that was last year’s multiple award-winning (and Oscar-nominated) Persepolis comes another intriguing, award-winning take on another aspect of recent Middle Eastern history that’s largely unknown outside the region. And as with Persepolis, the animated approach may be unusual, but it is also an ideal way of increasing the accessibility of a subject that would, were it dealt with in more traditional forms, almost certainly turn many of us off before we even considered going to see it. Were this – or Persepolis – a documentary, few would have paid much attention. The gimmick of animation, especially animation done well, has worked a treat in expanding the potential audience.

  • Film Review: The Baader-Meinhof Complex

    The Baader-Meinhof Complex

    12:44 AM — If you've been reading the papers over the last few years you could be forgiven for thinking that we're in the midst of an unprecedented surge of terrorist activity. Every day, the press is full of tales of bomb plots and terror threats. Government announcements constantly inform us of the need for new laws and new powers to deal with a rising tide of violent extremism. Yet if you consider the number of successful terrorist atrocities that have been carried out in the West since the turn of the millennium, though the scale of attacks like those of 9/11, 7/7 and Madrid may have increased, the number has dropped significantly.

  • Film Review: W.

    Josh Brolin stars as George W. Bush in Oliver Stone's W

    12:29 AM — In the run-up to what was already being touted as the most significant presidential election in years before the recent global financial upheavals that have added so many extra concerns to the race, it is perhaps unsurprising that Hollywood has tried to cash in on the massive political interest that has surrounded the vote. What is surprising is that the only major film of the election season is a biopic of the outgoing president, rather than a more general political piece looking at the state of the union. What's even more surprising is that the mastermind behind this George W Bush movie is Oliver Stone.

  • 28th November 2008

    Gay penguin couple accused of stealing eggs from straights 2

    And Tango Makes Three was published in 2005

    4:07 PM — A pair of gay penguins has been stealing eggs from straight couples in an attempt to become 'fathers'.

  • Writers create pro-gay ‘Princess Diana’ bible 8

    Diana, Princess of Wales, died in 1997

    1:17 PM — Film-maker Max Mitchell has announced plans to publish a pro gay translation of The Bible to be called 'The Princess Diana Bible'.

  • 27th November 2008

    Boy George reported laptop hack days before he handcuffed rent boy, court told 1

    Boy George denies the charge against him

    11:58 PM — Gay star Boy George, who is charged with the false imprisonment of a rent boy told police that his laptop was hacked into just days before the incident, a court was told.

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