15th February 2010
South African man wins Mr Gay World 2010 31
6:50 PM — A South African man has scooped the title of Mr Gay World 2010. Charl Van den Berg, a 28-year-old restaurateur from Cape Town, was named the winner at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, yesterday.
Sydney Mardi Gras attacked for being ‘too corporate’ 12
4:09 PM — The world's biggest gay festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, has been criticised for being too interested in corporate relationships, rather than community values and local activism.
GLAAD demands apology over John Mayer’s ‘fag’ comment 12
1:10 PM — After offending Jessica Simpson fans and being accused of being a racist, John Mayer has now been attacked by GLAAD for his recent Playboy interview.
12th February 2010
WHSmith will no longer sell Attitude magazine 25
2:30 PM — High street retailer WHSmith will no longer stock gay men's magazine Attitude. The monthly gay magazine, which is Britain's biggest, announced the news today.
Marc Jacobs’ partner confirms the pair are married 7
11:55 AM — Lorenzo Martone has confirmed he and fashion designer Marc Jacobs are married. Martone told a magazine the pair tied the knot on New Year's Eve, although they had yet to sign official documents.
11th February 2010
Obituary: Alexander McQueen 1
7:33 PM — The Hackney-born son of a taxi driver, Alexander McQueen shocked the fashion world with his outrageous debut collections. From this, he earned the nickname of fashion's enfant terrible, a moniker he loathed and subsequently lost as his designs matured.
Gay fashion designer Alexander McQueen commits suicide 20
4:19 PM — Alexander McQueen, the gay fashion designer, has reportedly committed suicide. The 40-year-old was renown for dressing stars such as Kylie and had once described himself as the "pink sheep" of his family.
Portia de Rossi to reveal all about her sexuality and eating disorder 2
1:08 PM — Portia de Rossi, the wife of Ellen DeGeneres, has revealed she is writing a tell-all autobiography. The Ally McBeal and Arrested Development actress said she would pen the book herself, rather than resorting to a ghostwriter.
10th February 2010
La Roux: ‘I’m not gay, straight or bisexual’ 38
11:56 AM — Androgynous singer La Roux has said she does not see herself as gay, straight or bisexual. The singer, real name Elly Jackson, is known as a lesbian icon but has refused to conform with traditional ideas of gender and sexual orientation.
9th February 2010
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell ‘disappointed’ with FA decision 11
3:46 PM — Peter Tatchell of the LGBT rights group, OutRage! claims today that the FA’s decision to cancel the screening of an anti homophobia film, “Has thrown the Football Association’s commitment to tackling homophobia into disarray”
Parents complain after children directed to gay fetish site 14
2:18 PM — A government spokesman has had to apologize after children searching for an educational website were directed to a gay pornography site instead.
David Cameron makes hijab joke to gay magazine 50
1:26 PM — Conservative leader David Cameron had to backtrack over a joke he made in an interview with popular gay magazine Attitude. In an hour long interview with the Tory leader, tipped to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, Cameron was questioned about being inclusive of minority groups.
Preview: PinkNews.co.uk founder explores his ‘teenage dotcom millionaire’ past 7
1:00 AM — PinkNews.co.uk founder and Channel 4 News Correspondent Benjamin Cohen is to revisit his life as a teenage dotcom millionaire a decade ago in a programme broadcast this afternoon on BBC Radio 4.
8th February 2010
‘Kick it Out’ director defends anti-homophobia film 7
7:19 PM — ‘Kick it Out’, the body responsible for tackling homophobia and racism in football, has responded to the FA’s decision to postpone the showing of a short film aimed at tackling homophobia.
Vodafone urges gay community, ‘Please keep your faith in us’ 29
5:46 PM — Vodafone has admitted that it was a member of staff and not a hacker who caused outrage on Friday by sending out a homophobic rant to its 10,000 followers on Twitter.
Browne: Being gay in business “was simply unacceptable” 12
3:20 PM — In his first major interview since being ‘outed’ by a Sunday newspaper, former BP CEO Lord Browne has spoken about the difficulties that gay men face in business. In a wide ranging interview with The Sunday Times, the 61 year old spoke openly about his years in the closet and how he has used his experiences to help others.
5th February 2010
Anne Hathaway left Catholicism after brother came out 28
5:59 PM — Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway has revealed her family became Episcopalians after her brother came out. She said: "Why should I support an organisation that has a limited view of my beloved brother?"
Gavin and Stacey actor to appear in Boy George biopic 11
5:22 PM — Gay singer Boy George will be the subject of a new BBC biopic, it was announced today. The drama will document his early life up to his 1980s heyday and cast members will include Mat Horne, best known for comedy Gavin and Stacey and the flop movie Lesbian Vampire Killers.
Lesbian heiress died from diabetes complications 3
4:13 PM — Casey Johnson, the Johnson & Johnson heiress and financee of Tila Tequila, died from diabetes complications, a coroner said yesterday.
3rd February 2010
Gay animal rights group ‘denied place in Sydney Mardi Gras’ 10
6:39 PM — An animal rights group have complained they were denied a float at this year's Sydney Mardi Gras. Animal Liberation NSW said it was deemed "not queer enough" to warrant a place in the procession.