27th July 2009
Boy George rejected by Hare Krishnas for being gay
5:14 PM — Pop star Boy George has been blocked from becoming a fully-fledged member of the Hare Krishna movement because of his sexuality.
Rookie policeman disciplined for ‘gays on Hollyoaks’ rant 20
4:34 PM — A newly-recruited policeman has been giving a warning by Lothian and Borders Police for a homophobic internet rant.
Gay media group ranks US TV networks on gay representation 1
2:22 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released a list of the top US television networks for the representation of gay and lesbian characters.
Beverley Knight to headline UK Black Pride 11
11:30 AM — British soul star Beverley Knight is to headline UK Black Pride 2009, a celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people in Britain.
24th July 2009
X-Factor losers cause controversy at Thanet Pride 6
4:54 PM — A girl band which lost out on reality television show The X-Factor have been accused of using foul language at Thanet Pride, which is billed as a family day out.
Daniel Radcliffe comes out as a Lib Dem 29
11:59 AM — Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out about his political allegiances, his thoughts on Gordon Brown and his plans to vote for the Liberal Democrats at the next general election.
Review: National Portrait Gallery salutes gay icons 5
11:31 AM — The large and opulent halls of the National Portrait Gallery play host to an interesting exhibition on the personal histories and inspirations of influential gay and lesbian figures this summer.
23rd July 2009
Men banned from lesbian event in Australia 26
12:43 PM — A company in Australia specialising in lesbian parties has won a case allowing it to ban men from its events. The judgement comes just days after a row involving a gay bar in Torquay, where a lesbian was turned away.
Queen to watch Bruno? 31
10:41 AM — Buckingham Palace has ordered a copy of Bruno, the 18-certificate film about a gay Austrian journalist. Universal Studios reportedly received an email request from the palace this week asking for a copy of the controversial movie to show at a private screening at Balmoral.
Rupert Everett says Michael Jackson is better off dead 25
10:12 AM — Outspoken gay actor Rupert Everett has described Michael Jackson as a "freak", adding that it was "fortuitous that he died".
22nd July 2009
Savage Garden singer attacks gay media stereotypes 25
3:43 PM — Darren Hayes, the former singer of Savage Garden, has complained about the mainstream media "dumbing down" homosexuality.
Culture secretary tells PinkNews.co.uk he will look into BBC ‘homophobia’ 19
3:22 PM — Culture minister Ben Bradshaw has told PinkNews.co.uk he will look at the evidence of alleged homophobia by BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles.
21st July 2009
Second annual gay rodeo held in Philadelphia 3
5:34 PM — The second annual gay rodeo, 'Stampede', is being held by the Liberty Gay Rodeo Association in Philadelphia from July 31st - August 2nd.
Fox News commentator speaks out against ‘gay slur’ 9
3:28 PM — A political commentator on Fox News has spoken out against the use of the "trendy" gay slur 'no homo', which has become popular amongst the American hip-hop scene, saying it "reinforces the idea that gay and lesbian people are worthy of ridicule, shame, and surveillance".
Video: Durex condom ad shows gay policemen 11
12:21 PM — The condom manufacturer Durex has released a new advert which shows two policemen about to get it on to the sound of ABBA.
20th July 2009
Rupert Everett: ‘I don’t want to be part of heterosexual norm’ 28
4:04 PM — Openly gay actor Rupert Everett has said that coming from "the last years of illegality" focused his character.
Gay adult TV channel breaches broadcasting code 9
1:48 PM — Gay TV, a digital premium adult channel, has come under fire from broadcasting standards agency Ofcom after a viewer complained that the channel's 'free-to-view' promotions were too explicit for the 10pm broadcast time.
17th July 2009
BBC renews Chris Moyles’ contract despite his ‘anti-gay’ outbursts 12
11:01 AM — Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles has had his contract renewed by the BBC. The presenter was censured by Ofcom earlier this year for comments he made about gay singer Will Young. In 2006, he was voted Stonewall's 'Bully of the Year'.
15th July 2009
Ukraine confirms Bruno ban, says the film ‘damages morality’ 8
5:39 PM — The Ukraine culture ministry has confirmed it is banning the film Bruno because is likely to offend conservative and religious opinion.
Gay American Idol star Adam Lambert’s concert targeted by anti-gay protestors 10
5:29 PM — An American Idol concert featuring openly gay runner-up Adam Lambert has been picketed by homophobic protesters.