2nd July 2008
Ashlee is not my beard, says Fall Out Boy Pete
12:47 PM — Fall Out Boy front man Pete Wentz, well known for courting the limelight, has spoken to a gay mag about making out with boys, his hatred of homophobia and the constant rumours he might be into men.
US Christian fundamentalists pressured Heinz to drop gay kiss advert 1
11:03 AM — A right-wing and outspokenly homophobic group in the United States organised a campaign against an advert that was only shown in the UK.
1st July 2008
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Max’s friends and family say a final farewell
10:09 PM — There are plenty of ups and downs in Hollyoaks this week. Jacqui is beside herself with excitement at the thought of the baby coming home from hospital. She can’t wait to start her role as a mummy. Little does she know, things won’t quite be so rosy when Dom and Tina later tell her that they just need some time alone.
Did a gay just qualify for the 100m final at US Olympic trials? 7
3:23 PM — An American Christian news service's blanket policy of replacing all uses of the word "gay" with "homosexual" has backfired in embarrassing fashion.
London Eye bathed in rainbow colours to mark Pride
12:06 PM — One of the UK's best-known tourist attractions will become a multi-coloured symbol of diversity for three days when it will be illuminated in the Pride rainbow colours for Pride London.
Rosie O’Donnell denies breakup and “outs” gossip columnist
10:43 AM — Big gay Rosie O’Donnell gave original gossip girl, 90-year-old Cindy Adams, a taste of her own medicine. And she didn’t chase it with a spoonful of sugar!
30th June 2008
Silence from Heinz as MPs object to gay kiss ban 5
3:25 PM — A group of MPs have signed an early day motion condemning food manufacturer Heinz for withdrawing a TV advert featuring a same-sex kiss.
Final fundraising for out of hours sexual health clinic
12:27 PM — Gay revellers will be asked to put their hand in their pocket to raise funds for the doctors, nurses and testing kits for the first year of the UK's only weekend and evening sexual health clinic at Pride London this Saturday.
Indian activists march in Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata
12:14 PM — More than a thousand people took to the streets of three major Indian cities to celebrate Pride this weekend.
Barclays to sponsor gay and lesbian networking event 1
11:16 AM — A major financial institution will sponsor the main summer event by professional gay networking group Village Drinks.
One million commemorate Stonewall Riots in New York 3
10:21 AM — The largest of the pride celebrations in the United States, more than one million people attended yesterday's gay pride parade in New York, which commemorates the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
Chace Crawford denies gay relationship with Gossip Girls co-star
10:11 AM — In the latest round of rumours that Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is gay (this batch linking him to co-star Ed Westwick), the young heartthrob's publicist has issued a statement to Us Weekly that Crawford is 100 percent straight.
28th June 2008
Meanwhile, from Paris to Berlin, gays celebrate their freedom
9:41 PM — In Paris, half a million of some of the most desirable men - and women - in the world took to the streets of their elegant city to show tout le monde just how fabulous they are.
20 Pride marchers hurt in Czech attacks 1
8:48 PM — Tear gas and fireworks were used by a mob of 150 homophobes, among them nationalist extremists, at a Pride event in the Czech city of Brno.
60 arrests and petrol bomb attacks at Sofia Pride
8:33 PM — A heavy police presence ensured there were no injuries to the 150 participants at Sofia Pride in Bulgaria today.
Gay dancer ejected from Big Brother after spitting row 3
1:57 PM — Gay dancer Denis McHugh has been removed from the Big Brother house and will be questioned by police it has emerged this afternoon.
Elton John party raised £10m at charity auction
10:54 AM — Elton John's Thursday night, £3000 a head White Tie and Tiara Ball raised £10 million from a celebrity auction. Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish held the event at their lavish £20 million home in Windsor.
27th June 2008
MEPs warn EU candidate country over Pride policing
5:45 PM — Members of the European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights have warned the Croatian authorities that police must adequately protect a Pride march this weekend.
Gay rights foe Stephen Green faces bankruptcy over court costs 11
4:27 PM — Preacher Stephen Green may have overstepped the mark when he tried to bring a private prosecution against the BBC Director General.
Queen invests Sir Ian with top honour
3:50 PM — Veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen has been made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and equality. The award was presented to the 69-year-old national treasure by the Queen.