12th August 2010
George Michael charged with possession of drugs 7
2:49 PM — Musician George Michael has been charged with drug possession and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
11th August 2010
Stephen Fry attacks Independent on Sunday’s Pink List for ‘sneering’ at Louie Spence 39
10:54 AM — Gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has attacked the Independent on Sunday's Pink List for "insulting" and "sneering at" camp TV presenter Louie Spence.
10th August 2010
Portia de Rossi to become Portia DeGeneres 9
2:06 PM — Actress Portia de Rossi is to take her wife Ellen DeGeneres' surname. The couple married in California in 2008 and remained known by their own surnames.
6th August 2010
Reality TV star Louie Spence says he receives homophobic hate mail 6
2:36 PM — The star of Pineapple Dance Studios Louie Spence says he is sent hate mail because he is gay. Spence told the Sun he ignores the abuse because he gets plenty of support from straight male fans.
5th August 2010
George Michael to re-release Faith album 12
2:01 PM — Gay singer George Michael is to release a remastered version of his debut solo album Faith. He originally released the hit CD 23 years ago, which has sold over 20 million copies.
New BBC sitcom to star Neil Morrissey as a gay dad 13
12:00 PM — A new BBC3 sitcom will star Men Behaving Badly actor Neil Morrissey as a gay man. Morrissey will play former sperm donor Brian, who is shocked when one of his offspring tracks him down and tries to blackmail him into being a proper father.
4th August 2010
Lady Gaga’s record-breaking 13 MTV nominations 9
11:21 AM — Lady Gaga has been nominated for 13 MTV award nominations - the highest number for any artist yet. The gay-friendly singer was shortlisted twice for video of the year for singles Telephone and Bad Romance.
3rd August 2010
BBC Trust rejects complaints about ‘should gays be executed?’ online debate 25
6:49 PM — The BBC Trust's editorial standards committee has rejected complaints made significant numbers of people about a BBC Online debate entitled 'Should homosexuals face execution?' saying that while the language was "stark", the apologies made by the BBC resolved the issue.
2nd August 2010
Lindsay Lohan released from jail after 13 days 4
2:06 PM — Lindsay Lohan was released from jail in the early hours of this morning and is expected to begin a 90-day rehabilitation programme. The bisexual actress served just 13 days of her 90-day sentence for violating a 2007 probation for a drink-driving offence.
Independent on Sunday’s pink list ranks gay victors and villains 20
10:55 AM — The Independent on Sunday has published its annual list of the 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain. The list, which the newspaper said was designed to "entertain and celebrate, infuriate and amuse", also features a rogues' gallery of those who are "out but not in" - including Elton John.
Clare Balding complains to PCC over journalist’s ‘dyke on a bike’ jibe 25
10:36 AM — Lesbian sports presenter Clare Balding has made a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission after a journalist called her a "dyke on a bike".
31st July 2010
Twitter prank forces X Factor winner Joe McElderry to realise he is gay 42
4:27 PM — X Factor winner Joe McElderry has come out as gay just weeks after he claimed that he was straight. Earlier this month, pranksters hacked into his Twitter account and posted messages including: "It's been difficult living a lie for so many years..."
30th July 2010
Best of PinkNews: BBC accused of homophobia over Lindsay Lohan slurs
10:56 PM — As PinkNews.co.uk celebrates its fifth birthday, we take a look back at some of the most important exclusive stories we've broken. In January 2009, the BBC was accused of homophobia over comments about bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan it broadcast by the BBC Radio 5 Live presenter DJ Spooney. He described lesbians as "munters and mingers" and said that Hollywood superstars like Ms Lohan "should be saved for guys." It led to scores of complains to media regulator Ofcom and the BBC Trust.
Roseanne star Sara Gilbert talks about being a lesbian for the first time 2
3:41 PM — Roseanne actress Sara Gilbert has announced she is a lesbian. The star, who played Darlene Conner-Healy in the 1990s, was not exactly in the closet, as she has two children with TV producer Allison Adler.
Author Anne Rice ‘quits’ being a Christian over attitudes to gays and women 22
3:08 PM — Anne Rice, the author of Interview with a Vampire, has "quit" Christianity over the faith's "hostile" attitudes to gay rights, women and contraception. She converted to Catholicism 12 years ago but announced on her Facebook yesterday that although she remained "committed to Christ", she no longer wanted to be part of the faith.
Lesbian presenter Ellen DeGeneres leaves American Idol 2
2:46 PM — Ellen DeGeneres has announced she is leaving American Idol after being a judge for just one season. The lesbian presenter said the show was "not the right fit" for her, despite signing a five-year contract.
Theatre review: Bent 2
2:13 PM — Bent, at the intimate Tabard Theatre in Parsons Green, west London, tells the story of a young gay couple sent to a concentration camp after witnessing the murder of a German SA officer.
Rush Limbaugh says he and Elton John agree on gay marriage 25
11:08 AM — US radio host Rush Limbaugh said this week that he and Elton John share the same anti-gay marriage views. Limbaugh, known as a controversial shock jock, said on Wednesday that he and the singer support civil unions but not marriage for gay couples.
29th July 2010
Gay groups urge Lady Gaga to cancel Arizona gig over immigration laws 11
6:27 PM — Gay groups in the US are calling on Lady Gaga to cancel a gig in Phoenix, Arizona, in protest at new immigration laws. Gaga, who is bisexual and a gay rights supporter, is due to play a concert in the city on Saturday.
Kelis to headline Manchester Pride
11:23 AM — US singer Kelis is to headline Manchester's Pride festival next month. The star, whose top hits are Milkshake and Acapella, will perform on Sunday August 29th in the city.