28th January 2010
Carol Ann Duffy to host ‘poetry Live Aid’ for Haiti 5
5:15 PM — Carol Ann Duffy, the first bisexual poet laureate, is to host a 'poetry Live Aid' fundraiser for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Duffy, who was given the post last year, has organised Saturday's event at Westminster's Central Hall with 21 other poets.
Bollywood gay film touted as India’s Brokeback Mountain 38
3:49 PM — Although several gay scenes have featured already in Bollywood productions, an upcoming film is being touted as India's answer to Brokeback Mountain.
Elton John and Lady Gaga ‘to play Grammys duet’ 12
2:28 PM — Elton John and Lady Gaga will reportedly perform a duet at this weekend's Grammy Awards. Sources told Metro that details still had to be finalised but organisers were keen for the two to sing together.
26th January 2010
Boyzone star Keith Duffy suffering panic attacks after Stephen Gately’s death 19
5:54 PM — Boyzone singer Keith Duffy has revealed he has been suffering from panic attacks since the death of his bandmate Stephen Gately.
25th January 2010
Glee star Jane Lynch to marry girlfriend 5
6:09 PM — US actress Jane Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in Glee, is to marry her long-term girlfriend, reports said.
LGBT tourist office moves to Soho 2
5:52 PM — London's first lesbian, gay bisexual and trans tourist information office has moved to Soho, the heart of the capital's gay scene. The tourism office can now be found at the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street, above Ku Bar.
Brighton hopes to entice gay American tourists 10
4:55 PM — Brighton and Hove city council has joined a campaign to attract more gay US tourists to Britain. The city is thought of as the top LGBT tourist destination in the UK and local tourism bosses are keen to hold onto this position.
24th January 2010
Film Review: Brothers 4
12:12 AM — Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal appears in Brothers, the latest in a line of recent war movies that attempt to look into the psyche of soldiers as well as the effect that their absence, experiences and changed personas have on their families. However, the difference here is that this is just one facet of an incredibly complex film that deals with a multitude of themes.
Film Review: All About Steve
12:05 AM — This loopy comedy caper about a nerdy crossword creator with a penchant for red cowboy boots will divide the audience firmly in two: you're either going to love it or hate it. Sandra Bullock dusts off her romantic comedy queen tiara and once again takes the helm of a fast-moving movie with throwaway one-liners and little resonance. If you're a rom-com sceptic at least you can rest assured that the experience will leave you almost as soon as you leave the cinema. If however, you're a fan of Bullock's quirky comedic heroines then you'll be booking a ticket for a second viewing.
Film Review: The Road
12:02 AM — This month heralds the much-anticipated release of The Road. This adaptation of the seminal book by Cormac McCarthy certainly has plenty to live up to with the cult following of the novel leading to the usual poor expectations of the movie version. However, it appears that the critics will be silenced as John Hillcoat has successfully recreated the post-apocalyptic world that was so vividly, if sparingly, portrayed by McCarthy.
23rd January 2010
Film Review: It’s Complicated
11:59 PM — It sure is complicated. This comedy love triangle comes from perhaps the best female-perspective comedy director in the business: Nancy Meyers. With an acclaimed CV of hits including The Holiday; What Women Want; and Something's Gotta Give, to her name you know you're in safe hands when you sit down to watch her latest Hollywood blockbuster offering. The cast list is nothing to be sneered at either as the Meyers name manages to snare the likes of Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin onto the film set. The results speak for themselves and it proves that if you want to make waves in a genre that is rarely taken too seriously by serious film buffs then the least you can do is call in the acting cavalry.
22nd January 2010
Gay celebrities Tim Gunn and Ellen DeGeneres praised by PETA 3
5:53 PM — Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn and X Factor judge Ellen DeGeneres have been praised for being animal-friendly. The pair, who are both gay, were named Man and Woman of the Year by charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Dolly Parton says gay rights are a ‘human’ issue 25
4:27 PM — Dolly Parton has said she believes gay rights are "human rights", rather than being a political issue. But she said she was not a "poster child" for gay issues.
BBC to address portrayal of gays and lesbians 28
1:21 PM — The BBC announced today it was undertaking a new project to improve how gays, lesbians and bisexuals are portrayed on television, radio and online. The corporation was condemned last month for an online debate on whether gays in Uganda should be executed.
21st January 2010
Schools to be sent DVD on homophobic bullying 15
6:42 PM — A film produced by Stonewall will be sent to all secondary schools in Britain to teach pupils about homophobic bullying. It will encourage children not to use the word 'gay' as an insult.
Ian McKellen says sports world should be ‘ashamed’ of homophobia 2
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
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
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
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
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.