9th September 2009
Comment: We need to speak up against homophobia in music 4
5:54 PM — Several concerts by reggae artist Buju Banton were recently cancelled in America, amid controversy over notoriously homophobic lyrics which incite the murder of gay people. The campaign which led to the cancellations shows gay people need to confront musicians like him.
Video: George Clooney resists gay fan who stripped off for him 2
10:56 AM — George Clooney proved his reputation for smoothness this week when a half-naked man made a pass at him. The incident happened at a press conference at Venice Film Festival.
8th September 2009
Lesbian author Sarah Waters on Booker Prize shortlist 1
2:43 PM — Lesbian author Sarah Waters is one of six authors on the Booker Prize shortlist, which was announced today. Waters is on the list for her novel The Little Stranger. She has been shortlisted twice before, for her works Fingersmith and The Night Watch.
7th September 2009
EastEnders actor tells of support for gay storyline
6:50 PM — EastEnders actor Marc Elliot, who plays gay Muslim Syed, has said he has received nothing but positive feedback from fans about the storyline.
4th September 2009
Gossip singer Beth Ditto: ‘Obama is smart for not prioritising gay marriage’ 27
5:02 PM — Gossip singer Beth Ditto has called marriage "stupid" and said she agrees with US president Barack Obama for not making gay marriage a priority.
Lindsay Lohan praised as ‘fashion expert’ 2
4:28 PM — Bisexual star Lindsay Lohan is "extremely knowledgeable" about fashion, so says the resident expert on US TV show Project Runway.
Lindsay Lohan leads mourners at memorial service for DJ AM 2
4:00 PM — Bisexual actress Lindsay Lohan and her girlfriend Samantha Ronson (sister of singer Mark Ronson), Nicole Richie and John Mayer were among mourners at a memorial service for DJ AM yesterday.
Lacy Gaga ‘thrilled’ two men had gay sex at her concert 10
3:54 PM — Lady Gaga was thrilled to learn two men had sex at one of her concerts. The 'Poker Face' singer says her career high point so far was during a concert in New York when the audience - which included '4 Minutes' star Madonna - shed their inhibitions and made love as she sang.
Lady Gaga says claims she is a hermaphrodite are ‘ridiculous’ 7
3:50 PM — Lady Gaga has branded claims she is a hermaphrodite "ridiculous". The 'Poker Face' singer furiously denied rumours she has both male and female genitalia, insisting the speculation has gone beyond a joke.
3rd September 2009
Stephen K Amos: ‘Where are all the other gay black comedians?’ 6
11:26 AM — Comedian Stephen K Amos has spoken about his experiences as a gay black man on the comedy circuit and the issue of race in television.
2nd September 2009
Skins actresses: ‘We’ve helped lesbians come out’ 4
5:08 PM — Two young stars from teen drama Skins have said their on-screen lesbian relationship has helped gay girls find the courage to come out.
Comment: Is it time for a more realistic L Word? 11
4:18 PM — The L Word is no more, but following news that BBC3 has commissioned a new lesbian drama, V King Macdona hopes for a more realistic portrayal of lesbian life.
Playboy’s Hugh Hefner was an early gay rights activist 5
11:13 AM — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner was an early gay rights advocate, a new film of his life claims. The documentary, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, says the 83-year-old has a little-known history of campaigning for equal gay rights.
1st September 2009
L Word producers to create lesbian reality TV show 8
3:53 PM — The producers of the original lesbian series The L Word are set to create a new reality TV show, entitled The Real L Word: Los Angeles.
Graham Norton to take over Paul O’Grady’s Channel 4 slot? 2
12:15 PM — Openly gay TV presenter Graham Norton is rumoured to be planning to return to Channel 4 to replace Paul O'Grady.
Lesbian drama series coming to BBC3 3
10:40 AM — BBC3 has commissioned a new drama which will focus on the sex lives of a group of 20-something lesbian friends in Glasgow. Lip Service, a six-part series, is to be filmed later this year.
28th August 2009
Britain among countries backing Budapest Pride 9
6:31 PM — The Budapest embassies of the UK, US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, France and Germany have expressed their support for Pride events in the city.
Gay bishop Gene Robinson to appear at Christian festival 25
3:43 PM — A controversial gay cleric will be one of the attractions a Christian music and arts festival being held in Cheltenham this Bank Holiday weekend.
LGBT rights group’s conversations with the faithful now available online 9
3:22 PM — America's largest LGBT rights organisation has announced the release of a unique online collection of meditations on religious belief.
Live Nation cancels concerts by homophobic Jamaican singer 16
2:36 PM — A series of US concerts by reggae star Buju Banton have been cancelled after protests from LGBT groups. Banton was due to perform in Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas and Houston.