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  • 13th April 2010

    Rufus Wainwright claims 50 Cent is gay 18

    Rufus Wainwright is an out gay singer

    5:14 PM — Rufus Wainwright claims he just "knows" that rapper 50 Cent is gay. The Canadian musician told a magazine he loved his "cute little voice".

  • 12th April 2010

    Glee actor hopes gay teens can identify with his character 28

    Kurt gets a boyfriend in the next series of Glee

    3:41 PM — Chris Colfer, the actor who plays Kurt Hummel in Glee, has said he hopes gay teenagers can identify with the character.

  • Leicester may get a gay village 16

    Leicester could have a gay village

    2:34 PM — The city of Leicester may soon have its own gay village if a nightclub entrepreneur's plans are successful. Businessman Paul Giles hopes that local gay people will be encouraged to own shares in gay businesses.

  • 9th April 2010

    Malaysia could see first gay-themed film 2

    Gay film characters were previously banned in Malaysia (Photo: Katie Tegtmeyer)

    5:57 PM — Cinema audiences in Malaysia could soon see the country's first gay-themed film after censorship guidelines were eased.

  • Martina Navratilova to speak at Stonewall dinner 7

    Martina Navratilova will speak at Stonewall's fundraising dinner

    2:51 PM — Martina Navratilova will be the mystery guest at next week's Stonewall fundraising dinner. The tennis legend, who revealed this week she is being treated for breast cancer, will make the keynote address at the £175-a-head event at the Dorchester hotel.

  • Gay magazine editor brands Katie Price ‘unprofessional’ 7

    Katie Price was accused turning into a "monster"

    10:29 AM — The editor of a gay magazine has accused Katie Price of ruining her new husband Alex Reid's career by banning him from appearing on the cover of the publication.

  • 8th April 2010

    Colin Farrell supports anti-homophobia campaign 9

    Colin Farrell spoke out against homophobic bullying

    4:45 PM — Actor Colin Farrell is supporting an Irish campaign against homophobic bullying. The 31-year-old star, who is from Dublin, spoke out for LGBT charity Belong To's STAND UP! campaign.

  • Gay playwright Terrence McNally marries

    Terrence McNally married his partner

    4:03 PM — The American playwright Terrence McNally has married his longterm partner in Washington DC. The pair already had a civil partnership but said they did not like "separate but equal".

  • US student told to change ‘gay’ Lady Gaga t-shirt 13

    Lady Gaga said Cole Goforth was "an inspiration"

    1:49 PM — A Tennessee student has accused his school of discrimination after he was told to go home and change out of a t-shirt bearing the word 'gay'. Cole Goforth's shirt read "I Heart Lady Gay Gay", a play on the name of bisexual singer Lady Gaga.

  • 7th April 2010

    Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless gay young people 13

    Cyndi Lauper will open a shelter for gay youths

    2:16 PM — Pop singer Cyndi Lauper has announced she is opening a shelter in New York for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people. The gay icon said the shelter would support people who had been kicked out by their parents.

  • 6th April 2010

    Gay wrestler Chris Kanyon found dead 6

    Chris Kanyon was found dead last week

    1:30 PM — One of the first out gay professional wrestlers has been found dead at his home in an apparent suicide. Chris Klucsaritis, 40, was found by his brother in his New York apartment on Friday and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

  • 1st April 2010

    Record ticket sales for London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 3

    The event saw 29,000 visitors

    5:38 PM — The 24th Lesbian and Gay Film Festival closed in London last night with the UK premiere of Kareem Mortimer’s Children of God. Organisers said the event made a new record for ticket sales.

  • True Blood star Anna Paquin announces ‘I’m bisexual’ 39

    Anna Paquin is bisexual (Photo: Kristin Dos Santos)

    3:34 PM — Anna Paquin, the American actress, has announced she is bisexual. Paquin, who is engaged to her male co-star, has never spoken about her sexual orientation publicly.

  • Mel Gibson to play George Michael in biopic 21

    Mel Gibson will play George Michael

    8:30 AM — US actor Mel Gibson has been lined up to play George Michael in a biopic of the singer's life. Gibson, who has been accused of homophobia in the past, said he was "delighted" at being asked to play the controversial singer.

  • 31st March 2010

    Call for artists to join gay art festival 13

    GFEST is looking for artists

    5:35 PM — London's annual LGBT cross-arts festival is seeking submissions. GFEST, organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, showcases work including short film, performances and visual art and contributions are open to all.

  • Lesbian Glee star Jane Lynch to be honoured 3

    Jane Lynch is to be honoured at Outfest

    3:10 PM — Lesbian actress Jane Lynch is to be honoured at this year's Outfest Film Festival. The star, who plays the villainous Sue Sylvester in Glee, will receive the 14th annual Achievement Award, which is the festival's highest honour.

  • Ricky Martin says he’s ‘stronger than ever’ after coming out 13

    Ricky Martin thanked his fans

    11:29 AM — Ricky Martin says he is "stronger than ever" after coming out. The star thanked his fans for their support after he announced he was gay this week.

  • 30th March 2010

    Ricky Martin announces he is gay 33

    Ricky Martin came out yesterday

    11:02 AM — Latin American singer Ricky Martin has come out, describing himself as a "fortunate homosexual man". The star posted a message on his official website yesterday in English and Spanish which said: "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am."

  • 29th March 2010

    Complaints over gay EastEnders plot twist 28

    The couple's relationship is to be discovered

    1:43 PM — Contains spoilers An EastEnders storyline in which gay character Christian Clarke is attacked by a Muslim has already attracted complaints.

  • 26th March 2010

    Anger over ‘grotesque’ transgender film 15

    A still from Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives

    3:12 PM — A film to be screened at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival has been attacked for being "grotesque" and exploitative of trans women.

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