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  • 12th June 2008

    Madonna’s estranged brother to write tell-all book

    Madonna and brother Christopher Ciccone had a falling out

    11:06 AM — He served as the artistic director for Truth or Dare and then again for her Girlie Show Tour. Then, by most accounts, Madonna and brother Christopher Ciccone had a falling out.

  • 11th June 2008

    Comedy, music and literature at Europe’s biggest lesbian event

    YLAF 2008 is Europe's biggest lesbian event

    5:48 PM — Tickets for the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) 2008, Europe's biggest lesbian event, are on sale. The four day event returns to York this October.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Harriet Harman to attend Pride London 5

    Harriet Harman will address the crowd in Trafalgar Square

    4:42 PM — LGBT Labour has announced that the Secretary of State for Equality will be attending Pride in London later this year.

  • Fancy a trip to New York? Go to Barcelona

    The top fundraiser will win a trip for two to New York

    3:18 PM — It is that time of year again, when we all get to travel, sightsee and even do some good for our society. Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting the public to join the Barcelona Equality Walk.

  • George could make Wham! The Movie just a careless whisper

    George Michael sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades

    8:33 AM — Gay icon George Michael could stop plans for a Wham! film in its tracks. The 44-year-old pop star has sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades.

  • Lincolnshire Pride postponed until 2009

    2008's festival was due to be held on the 19th and 20th July

    6:20 AM — Due to lack of funding, the Lincolnshire Pride committee are postponing this year's event. Organisers have decided to carry over the money and support raised to 2009.

  • 10th June 2008

    Pride London unveils magazine

    Copies of the free magazine will be distributed to bars, clubs, shops, community groups and libraries

    11:05 AM — Pride London has started distribution of their new magazine to accompany the two-week festival this summer. The 2008 magazine has a different format and design.

  • 9th June 2008

    Equality chief denies wrongdoing over Big Brother payments 1

    Mr Phillips has previously had success as a TV producer and presenter

    6:07 PM — A company set up by the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission gave paid advice to Channel 4 over the Big Brother race row last year.

  • Volunteers needed for Brighton Pride

    Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers

    3:11 PM — Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers to help at the summer event in August. The highly successful carnival is in its 16th year.

  • Dragons Den star to share business acumen with gay entrepreneurs

    Rachael Elnaugh was one of the dragons in Dragon's Den

    10:48 AM — Two of the 'dragons' from the popular BBC programme Dragon's Den are to speak at a series of events for gay professionals.

  • 7th June 2008

    We never said Clinton had sex with actress claims Vanity Fair

    Bill Clinton’s office vehemently attacked the<em> Vanity Fair </em>article’s commentary

    4:51 PM — Magazine Vanity Fair has come underfire from both former US President Bill Clinton and gay and lesbian icon Gina Gershon for an article alleging her friendship with him might have gone to the next level.

  • 6th June 2008

    TiVo in hot water over links to homophobes 4

    TiVo is a digital video recorder popular in the US

    1:40 PM — One of America's coolest brands risks alienating the gay community after its links with an organisation that fights against equality were questioned.

  • Sober gays will gather at EuroPride

    SoberPride is for everyone who absolutely insists on enjoying Pride (and everything in life) sober

    12:34 PM — Special events for the thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans men and women in Europe who are in recovery from alcoholism will be held alongside this year's EuroPride.

  • Gay youth to picnic in Soho Square 2

    Soho Square is in the heart of the gay village - photo:alittleazorean@flickr.com

    4:34 AM — London's largest gathering of LGBT youth will take place in the centre of the city later this month. They will gather in Soho Square on Friday 20th June for the 'OutZone Summer Picnic'.

  • 5th June 2008

    Big Brother features a gay – again 5

    Denis is a keen dancer and watches Will and Grace

    11:46 PM — The ninth series of Channel Four's Big Brother has begun with the most ever housemates, 16 that the programme has ever seen.

  • Celebs and politicians old and new mark AIDS Trust’s 21st

    Erasure's Andy Bell was one of the first pop stars to come out as gay

    4:01 PM — The National Aids Trust has celebrated their 21st anniversary at Home House, the private members club in London.

  • Gone Baby Gone

    Casey Affleck stars as Patrick and Michelle Monaghan as Angie in Gone Baby Gone.

    3:29 PM — It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Ben Affleck. After several years as a jobbing bit-part actor he landed his big break with an Oscar for the screenplay for Good Will Hunting, co-written with his best friend Matt Damon.

  • The Escapist

    (L-R)Joseph Fiennes as Lenny Drake, Brian Cox as Frank Perry and Liam Cunningham as Brodie in The Escapist.

    3:28 PM — Everyone likes a good prison break, as the producers of the American TV show of the same name can happily attest, now that they’re on their fourth series – despite the titular escape having successfully happened at the end of the first.

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    (L-R) Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Ben Barnes, Anna Popplewell and Skandar Keynes star in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

    3:28 PM — After the success of Peter Jackson’s gloriously ambitious adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was surely only a matter of time before Hollywood got around to tackling that other great mid-20th century fantasy series, CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

  • Mongol

    Tadanobu Asano stars as Temudjin in Mongol.

    3:28 PM — Be honest, when was the last time you saw a movie from Kazakhstan? Most of us could barely point it out on a map, let alone name any of this mysterious Central Asian country’s cultural achievements.

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