17th November 2008
Curb Your Enthusiasm star “proud to be a black woman, and proud to be gay” 3
2:11 PM — Comedian Wanda Sykes has spoken publicly of her pride at being a black lesbian.
Lord Mandelson reveals interest in appearing on Strictly Come Dancing 2
1:43 PM — The Business Secretary has hinted he would consider taking part in BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing.
14th November 2008
New exhibition documents homophobia at Riga Pride 1
3:22 PM — A photographic exhibition in Glasgow featuring images from the disrupted Riga Pride 2008 is a "shocking" reminder of the hate, intolerance and violence still existing in Europe.
Gay rappers mock homophobe Trick Trick over faggot comments 6
2:35 PM — A rapper who said he doesn't want "faggot money" has provoked a furious reaction from gay hip hop stars.
Southbank’s Christmas tribute to mark centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth 2
1:54 PM — Christmas Day 2008 marks the centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth.
Boyzone’s gay love interest is a video first 16
1:27 PM — Reformed boyband Boyzone have made a small but significant step forward with the release of their latest video.
13th November 2008
London’s new free gay newspaper arrives on Wednesday
5:02 PM — The popular Brighton gay newspaper one80news is coming to London. From Monday November 17th, Londoners will be offered the same twice-monthly mix of news, entertainment and information.
Waterstone’s defend decision to cancel gay author event 16
4:35 PM — A leading bookseller has said that it was "unwise" to go ahead with the launch of a gay poet's new book at a Cardiff store because of the threat of disruption from fundamentalist Christians.
12th November 2008
Video: Star Trek’s Mr Sulu defends his California gay marriage 10
5:20 PM — Actor George Takei has said that a vote to ban gay marriage in California is taking away a "fundamental right."
New GLAAD programme will monitor advertising worldwide
2:58 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, a leading US media monitoring organisation, is to integrate operations with the Commercial Closet Association (CCA).
“I don’t want your faggot money,” claims US rapper Trick Trick 49
1:46 PM — A rapper who is best-known for his work with Eminem has warned gay and lesbian people that his new album contains extreme homophobic lyrics.
Liverpool council’s village plan “ignores” LGBT community 1
12:35 PM — A leading councillor has attacked Liverpool's City Council over plans for a gay village. The city needs £260,000 for the scheme and is hoping to secure EU funds.
11th November 2008
Brian Paddick to appear in ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity 3
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick is to appear on ITV1 show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
Interview: Blowing the whistle on being gay, in love and on Gaydar 2
4:01 PM — Matthew Todd, playwright, journalist, Attitude editor and environmentalist, spoke to PinkNews.co.uk last week about the latest London production of his play Blowing Whistles.
Jamaican star Capleton’s Basel concert cancelled after Swiss gay groups protest 25
3:21 PM — A reggae star who has gone back on a promise not to perform songs encouraging violence against lesbian and gay people has had a concert in Switzerland cancelled.
Lindsay Lohan defies lesbian classification 2
1:33 PM — Actress Lindsay Lohan has spoken about her relationship with DJ Sam Ronson and revealed she does not want her sexuality to be classified as lesbian, bisexual or straight.
Stonewall defends FIT and plans a DVD copy for every school 4
12:11 PM — A play that tackles homophobic bullying is appropriate for its 11 to 14 year old target audience and a vital tool in tackling the problem, according to Britain's leading gay equality organisation.
FIT playwright on why we must fight homophobia in schools 1
11:35 AM — "I'd put entertainer," Rikki Beadle-Blair says with a grin, when I ask him what he puts down as his occupation when he fills in official forms.
Schools play about homophobia attacked by rightwing press 13
11:28 AM — In an echo of the 1980s, broadsheet and tabloid newspapers have carried lurid stories this morning about a play aimed at secondary school kids that urges them to confront homophobia.
Moscow assures gays they will be safe at Eurovision 3
10:52 AM — A leading Russian gay rights activist has accused the Moscow authorities of "pure hypocrisy" after an official gave assurances about the safety of gay people attending next year's Eurovision Song Contest.