26th August 2009
Gay kiss for Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick 7
4:10 PM — The upcoming series of teen drama Gossip Girl will see one of the male leads lock lips in a gay kiss. The third series is currently in production in New York, and sources have revealed that Ed Westwick, who plays Chuck Bass, will have an encounter with a new gay character.
25th August 2009
Harvey Milk to be inducted into California Hall of Fame 4
7:10 PM — Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have chosen gay icon Harvey Milk as one of 13 inductees into the state's Hall of Fame.
Manchester Pride closes city streets over the Bank Holiday weekend 5
2:35 PM — Details of road closures during the Manchester Pride Big Weekend and the Pride Parade have been announced today by the festival organisers.
Blue Peter presenter’s trans comments not ‘unfair treatment’ says Ofcom 18
2:09 PM — The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has not upheld a complaint from a trans woman against a programme celebrating 50 years of the children's TV programme Blue Peter.
Oprah protege Dr Phil accused of “pathologising” LGBT people 375
1:11 PM — American TV personality Dr Phil has been accused of giving a platform to controversial ex-gay therapists.
24th August 2009
New research finds 33% of Brighton’s LGBT population have used cannabis 15
2:03 PM — New research has revealed that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in Brighton are much more likely to use illegal drugs than the general population.
Serbia’s Interior Minister promises police protection for Pride parade 2
1:47 PM — Police in Belgrade will ensure public safety during next month's Pride events, a senior politician has said.
Gay news anchorman wins restraining order against former partner 1
1:17 PM — An American TV news presenter at the centre of allegations of workplace discrimination has been granted a two year restraining order against his former boyfriend.
X Factor favourite tells tabloid he is bisexual 26
10:47 AM — A contestant on ITV1 show X Factor has told a Sunday tabloid that he is bisexual.
21st August 2009
Claire Balding’s cancer ‘in remission’ 5
4:21 PM — Claire Balding, the openly lesbian BBC sports presenter, has spoken of her delight after discovering her treatment for throat cancer had been successful.
Mary Portas to tie the knot with her partner 3
11:47 AM — Mary Portas, the presenter of BBC show Mary Queen of Shops, is reportedly planning to have a civil partnership with her girlfriend.
Clinic nurse claims he was Michael Jackson’s gay lover 9
10:43 AM — A man who worked at the offices of Michael Jackson's dermatologist is claiming he had an affair with the singer. Jason Pfeiffer said he first got to know Jackson over the phone and the couple began an affair when he gave the singer a lift home.
Alan Cumming: ‘There’ll be a new wave of AIDS deaths’ 24
10:15 AM — Actor Alan Cumming has spoken about HIV and AIDS, saying that young people in particular must be aware of using condoms. In an interview with Attitude, out on Monday, the star claimed there was likely to be a new wave of deaths.
20th August 2009
Kylie Minogue: My gay fans looked after me 1
4:36 PM — Kylie Minogue has paid tribute to her gay fans for looking after her at the start of her career. In an interview with gay magazine Instinct, the star said her gay fans "adopted" her and defended her from criticism.
Gay Mad Men episode under fire from parents’ group 8
3:10 PM — An episode of TV drama Mad Men which featured a gay scene has been attacked by the Parents' Television Council which says it should have been given a higher rating.
19th August 2009
UPDATED: Reality TV star claims he was jailed because he is gay 8
10:19 AM — The first winner of US reality TV show Survivor has claimed he was only jailed for tax evasion because he is gay.
18th August 2009
Richard O’Brien: ‘Society should not dictate gender’ 12
5:25 PM — The writer and star or the Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, has discussed coming to terms with his gender identity.
Supermarkets censor Lesbian Vampire Killers DVD 8
4:29 PM — A number of supermarkets are censoring the DVD cover of Lesbian Vampire Killers, the comedy by Gavin & Stacey's Matthew Horne and James Corden.
Gay networking event designed for twenty-something men
4:02 PM — A new gay networking club in London has been designed specially for men in their twenties. London Twenties was set up to give young gay men the opportunity to network without having to pay pricey fees or feel uncomfortable.
Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson pens new children’s show for BBC
1:58 PM — Jeanette Winterson, the openly lesbian author, has written a one-off children's programme for BBC1. Ingenious tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who finds a mysterious glass bottle.