18th March 2010
24th BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival begins
12:30 PM — The British Film Institute's annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival opened last night in central London. The event, which is celebrating its 24th year, opened with a screening of new British film The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister at the Odeon West End.
17th March 2010
Mad Men actor Bryan Batt says gay actors must ‘make a choice’ 5
2:25 PM — Former Mad Men star Bryan Batt has said that some gay actors have to choose between honesty and success. The actor, who has been with his partner Tom Cianfichi for 21 years, said that the public does not always accept out gay stars.
16th March 2010
Slash sorry for calling Michael Jackson song ‘gay’ 13
6:58 PM — Former Guns N 'Roses guitarist Slash has apologised for calling a Michael Jackson song 'gay'. He said he meant it sounded "happy".
15th March 2010
Gareth Thomas and Nigel Owens support Cardiff Mardi Gras 7
5:27 PM — Gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas and referee Nigel Owens are supporting Cardiff Mardi Gras. The 11th festival will be held on Saturday September 4th and 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Boy George and George Michael patch up 20-year feud 8
3:22 PM — Boy George and George Michael are on speaking terms after 20 years. The pair, who are both gay, fell out in the 1980s over Michael's refusal to come out of the closet.
Cynthia Nixon and Rachel Maddow win GLAAD awards 2
12:36 PM — Cynthia Nixon and television presenters Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar were honoured on Saturday night at the 21st GLAAD media awards in New York.
Elton John’s former lover killed himself 3
11:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has revealed that a former lover committed suicide after struggling to accept his sexual orientation.
12th March 2010
Bloc Party’s Kele on coming out to his parents 5
10:10 PM — The singer of indie band Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, has spoken about how his religious parents coped with him coming out. He has rarely referred to his sexual orientation in interviews.
Belfast gay club Mynt loses licence 12
6:13 PM — One of the premier gay clubs in Belfast has lost its licence. The city council's licensing committee decided not to renew Mynt's licence, citing police allegations of customer drug use, alcohol being served out of hours and assaults.
Anti-abortion campaigner arrested over ‘death threats’ to Elton John 20
3:23 PM — An American anti-abortion campaigner has been arrested for allegedly making threats on Elton John's life. Neal Horsley, who is notorious for producing a website listing the names, addresses and photos of abortion doctors, was arrested on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
11th March 2010
John Barrowman’s hair ‘completely white’ 22
5:52 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman has revealed that his natural hair colour is "completely white". The Torchwood star, 42, said he had been dying his hair for years and that his civil partner Scott Gill, an architect, persuaded him not to go back to his roots.
Norton says he won’t benefit from Ross’ BBC exit 11
4:16 PM — Graham Norton has brushed aside suggestions he could become the BBC's leading chatshow host by taking over Jonathan Ross' slot.
10th March 2010
Ian McKellen backs Liverpool anti-homophobia effort 4
4:13 PM — Out gay actor Sir Ian McKellen is supporting an anti-hate project by a group of gay and lesbian Merseyside teenagers which is being rolled out to 100 schools and youth centres across Liverpool.
Adam Lambert happy to be out and proud 8
3:46 PM — Gay US singer Adam Lambert has said he is happy to be out and proud. He also hit back at Kiss star Gene Simmons, who suggested Lambert had "killed" his own career by coming out.
9th March 2010
TV shows with gay characters could lose Florida tax credits 26
6:18 PM — Television shows and films with gay characters could miss on tax credits in Florida for not being "family-friendly". Lawmakers in the state have been coy over the meaning of the phrase "non-traditional family values".
Barbara Walters regrets Ricky Martin gay interview 23
5:44 PM — Veteran US broadcaster Barbara Walters has said that asking Ricky Martin to confirm whether he was gay was "inappropriate". She now believes it could have damaged his career in the US.
Will & Grace star Sean Hayes confirms he’s gay 24
5:03 PM — Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes has confirmed he is gay - adding that he was "never in" the closet. The star, who played gay character Jack McFarland in the sitcom, has been criticised in the past for not declaring his sexual orientation.
8th March 2010
John Partridge says gay Corrie character is a ‘stereotype’ 16
5:29 PM — EastEnders actor John Partridge has criticised the gay Coronation Street character Sean Tully as a "stereotype".
Xbox Live allows gamers to identify their sexual orientation 4
3:32 PM — Xbox Live has changed its policy to allow gamers to display their sexual orientation or gender identity in gamertags. Players who wanted to be out and proud were previously banned from using words such as 'gay' and 'lesbian'.
3rd March 2010
Lesbian love scenes for Desperate Housewives 13
3:33 PM — US comedy Desperate Housewives is to get its first lesbian relationship. Highly-strung Katherine Mayfair will be seduced by her new flatmate after dreaming about sleeping with her.