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  • 22nd December 2009

    Filmstar Tom Cruise sued by alleged gay lover 27

    In 2001 Sapir claimed to have a video in his possession that proved he was having a "homosexual relationship" with the star

    12:04 PM — Hollywood film star Tom Cruise is being sued over allegations of wiretapping. Magazine editor, Michael Davis Sapir, claims that the actor hired private detective, Anthony Pellicano, to wiretap his phone. In 2001 Sapir claimed to have a video in his possession that proved he was having a "homosexual relationship" with the star.

  • 18th December 2009

    Gay club owners hope to relaunch Ghetto in 2010 11

    Ghetto was owned by Popbarz

    7:10 PM — Popbarz, the gay club owner which went into administration this week, has thanked former staff, promoters and performers. Owner Tommy Moss said it was hoped a new Ghetto venue could be opened in 2010.

  • Gay club owner goes into administration 6

    Popbarz has gone into administration

    3:14 PM — Popbarz, the owner of gay clubs such as Ghetto in London, has gone into administration. Its administrators Ideal Corporate Solutions said it had suffered a “significant downturn in trade” .

  • 17th December 2009

    Homophobic singer Buju Banton ‘innocent’ of drug charges 22

    Banton is said to be confident he will be exonerated

    11:45 AM — Buju Banton, the homophobic Jamaican reggae star, is innocent of the drug charges against him, his lawyer has said. The Grammy-nominated singer was arrested last Thursday in Miami.

  • George Michael apologises for swearing on live radio 6

    George Michael said he swore too easily

    10:59 AM — Singer George Michael had to apologise after saying f**ker on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 drivetime show. The pair were talking about cars on Top Gear.

  • 16th December 2009

    David Bowie album ‘the gayest ever made’ 1

    David Bowie's 1972 album was the "greatest, gayest" ever made

    5:46 PM — David Bowie's fifth album has been rated the "greatest, gayest" record of all time. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which he made in 1972, topped a poll by Out magazine.

  • X Factor winner Joe McElderry dismisses gay rumours 21

    Joe McElderry won the X Factor last weekend

    12:57 PM — Joe McElderry, who triumphed in the X Factor on Sunday, has brushed off rumours about his sexual orientation. An ex-girlfriend said last week he had been subjected to homophobic bullying at school because he preferred singing to sports.

  • 15th December 2009

    Elton John: ‘Gordon Brown doesn’t understand AIDS problem’ 16

    Elton John said he and David Furnish could not guarantee their vote for Labour

    10:27 AM — Gay singer Elton John has said he cannot guarantee the Labour Party his vote. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph's Mandrake column at his AIDS Foundation Winter Ball, the star said he did not feel Brown had grasped the "extent" of the rise in HIV infections.

  • 14th December 2009

    X Factor winner Joe McElderry ‘targeted by homophobic bullies’ 15

    Joe McElderry was bullied at school, his ex-girlfriend claimed

    7:20 PM — Joe McElderry, the 18-year-old winner of this year's X Factor contest, was reportedly subjected to homophobic bullying at school. The singer, who won victory last night with 61 per cent of the vote, was called 'gay boy' at school, an ex-girlfriend said.

  • Author Jeanette Winterson attacks ‘anti-gay’ tabloids 12

    Jeanette Winterson

    3:36 PM — Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson has attacked the 'negative' use of the word lesbian in newspapers. Writing on her blog, the Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit author complained that tabloids tended to emphasise the sexual orientation of gay or lesbian criminals.

  • Anti-gay singer Buju Banton arrested on drug charges 24

    Buju Banton was arrested on Thursday

    2:12 PM — The Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is in custody pending charges of drug offences. The singer, who has been condemned for lyrics calling for gays to be killed, was arrested in Miami on Thursday.

  • EastEnders’ Syed to be outed on New Year’s Day 10

    Syed and Christian will be seen by Syed's mother

    1:39 PM — Gay EastEnders character Syed Masood will be outed hours before his wedding on New Year's Day. The character is due to marry Amira Shah.

  • 11th December 2009

    Elton John opens his closet 2

    Elton John will sell off some of his stage outfits

    11:51 AM — Elton John is clearing out his closet this weekend for charity. The star and his civil partner David Furnish are selling some of their designer clothes to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

  • 10th December 2009

    Elton John and Judy Garland ranked top gay icons 10

    Elton John was the top gay male icon

    11:48 AM — Elton John and Judy Garland have been ranked as the top male and female celebrity gay icons respectively. The poll of 5,000 gay men and lesbians found that the majority of male gay icons were gay themselves, although those on the female list tended to be straight singers such as Kylie and Madonna.

  • 9th December 2009

    Pepsi ‘regrets’ sponsoring homophobic Beenie Man concert 19

    Beenie Man has a number of homophobic lyrics

    3:16 PM — Drinks giant Pepsi has said it was not aware of homophobic lyrics sung by a reggae artist whose concert it supported. Beenie Man, real name Anthony Moses Davis, played a gig in Uganda last weekend.

  • Bruce Springsteen supports gay marriage 11

    The star gave his support for gay marriage (Photo: Deserted Cities)

    2:36 PM — Bruce Springsteen, who was born in New Jersey, has released a message in support of gay marriage in the state. He said he had been following the progress of a bill which would allow the right.

  • 8th December 2009

    Colin Firth says Hollywood ‘constrains’ gay actors 12

    Colin Firth said gay actors could be "constrained" in Hollywood

    4:56 PM — Colin Firth has agreed that it is difficult for gay actors to be open about their sexuality. Similar comments were made by Rupert Everett last week, who warned that stars could see their careers curtailed for coming out the closet.

  • George Michael defends gay cruising 36

    George Michael said cruising was better than meeting in bars

    10:59 AM — Gay singer George Michael has defended cruising for sex on Hampstead Heath, saying it is "nicer" than trying to pull in a bar. He said he visited the cruising hotspot in the summer.

  • 7th December 2009

    Bollywood’s first gay love scene 6

    The film features a gay kissing scene

    5:27 PM — An upcoming Bollywood film will feature what is thought to be the industry's first gay love scene. I Am Omar, one of four short stories which make up the film I Am, focuses on male sex workers and homophobic police officers.

  • X-Factor contestant Danyl Johnson sent home 6

    Danyl Johnson lost out on a place in the final

    3:06 PM — Danyl Johnson was voted off the X-Factor last night. The 27-year-old bisexual singer lost out on a place in the final, leaving the three would-be winners Olly Murs, Joe McElderry and Stacey Solomon.

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