14th June 2008
Queer as Folk creator receives an OBE
12:37 PM — Queer as Folk creator Russell T Davies has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Mr Davies who revived Doctor Who for the BBC in addition to creating spin off Torchwood has been honoured for services to drama.
Hollyoaks: Steph and Max’s wedding plans go awry
11:53 AM — In soap world there is no such thing as a normal wedding and Hollyoaks is no different.
Hollyoaks: Eli bombs the Loft
11:33 AM — Revenge is the name of the game in this week’s visit to Hollyoaks as Newt blames Warren for Frankie’s misery.
10:50 AM — Giving it a brief glance, this could seem like ideal and stereotypical summer blockbuster material. Big budget action flick with lots of shootouts, stunts and set-pieces? Check. Glamorous female lead? Well, you’ve got Angelina Jolie as a kick-ass assassin, so that’s got to count as a check.
Drag Queen Lily Savage to receive MBE from the real Queen
12:37 AM — The gay comedian Paul O'Grady is among a number of high profile celebrities to have been bestowed an award in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Mr O'Grady, who first shot to fame as drag queen Lily Savage now hosts a chat show for Channel 4.
Sir Elton John: Diana trusted “the wrong people” 3
12:18 AM — Sir Elton John has claimed that the late Diana, Princess of Wales trusted "the wrong people" towards the end of her life.
13th June 2008
Dublin shows its Pride at 25 years of progress
9:00 PM — Dublin's 25th Gay Pride festival opens tonight with a launch party to mark the beginning of the ten day festival taking place in the George on South Great George's street.
Online bids open for a date with Apprentice contestant 1
1:31 PM — The Apprentice finalist Alex Wotherspoon has put himself up for auction on a charity website. Gay men have a chance, alongside everyone else, of bidding for a night out with the ex-model.
Canadian lesbian poet wins prestigious book prize
1:21 PM — A lesbian writer has been awarded the Trillium book prize for best poetry book. The Canadian poet Rachel Zolf won the award, as well as $10,000 (£5,010) prize money, for her book Human Resources.
Reality TV starlet claims credit for same-sex marriage in California 1
1:03 PM — "Bisexual temptress" Tila Tequila is claiming she was at least partially responsible for the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
Pop icon George Michael may retire to “quieter life”
12:05 PM — George Michael may be turning his back on the music business after concerts this summer. The 44-year-old pop star has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Cocktails, back rubs and tarot card readings raised thousands for THT
11:18 AM — A fundraising cocktail event has raised £35,000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. The event took place in the urban chic of Village Underground in Shoreditch.
New York turns to online video to promote safer sex 1
10:58 AM — As HIV infections continue to rise in some sectors of New York's gay community, NYU and Public Health Solutions this week debuted an innovative new tool.
12th June 2008
Gay sex and Presidential politics feature in autumn plays at the Royal Court
11:49 PM — The artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre today launched a season of plays that are set to challenge our views on sex and sexuality.
MTV backs campaign to get young people be open about sexual health
4:58 PM — Young people are being encouraged to talk openly about their sexual experiences in an innovative scheme aimed at reducing the stigma that surrounds sexual health.
Clapham street party will benefit GMFA
4:48 PM — Actress Michelle Collins and cabaret act Topping and Butch will be among the entertainers doing a turn at Clapham Street Party later this month.
Brokeback: The Opera scheduled to premiere in 2013
3:23 PM — Rumours that the Hollywood hit Brokeback Mountain is to be turned into an opera have been confirmed by New York City Opera's acting general manager.
Lesbian Vampire Killers movie angers campaigners 3
3:16 PM — An online group called Angry Lesbians has said it is outraged at a film that they say is "derogatory" to lesbians and women is being made.
Madonna’s estranged brother to write tell-all book
11:06 AM — He served as the artistic director for Truth or Dare and then again for her Girlie Show Tour. Then, by most accounts, Madonna and brother Christopher Ciccone had a falling out.
11th June 2008
Comedy, music and literature at Europe’s biggest lesbian event
5:48 PM — Tickets for the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) 2008, Europe's biggest lesbian event, are on sale. The four day event returns to York this October.