21st August 2009
Clinic nurse claims he was Michael Jackson’s gay lover 9
10:43 AM — A man who worked at the offices of Michael Jackson's dermatologist is claiming he had an affair with the singer. Jason Pfeiffer said he first got to know Jackson over the phone and the couple began an affair when he gave the singer a lift home.
Alan Cumming: ‘There’ll be a new wave of AIDS deaths’ 24
10:15 AM — Actor Alan Cumming has spoken about HIV and AIDS, saying that young people in particular must be aware of using condoms. In an interview with Attitude, out on Monday, the star claimed there was likely to be a new wave of deaths.
20th August 2009
Kylie Minogue: My gay fans looked after me 1
4:36 PM — Kylie Minogue has paid tribute to her gay fans for looking after her at the start of her career. In an interview with gay magazine Instinct, the star said her gay fans "adopted" her and defended her from criticism.
Gay Mad Men episode under fire from parents’ group 8
3:10 PM — An episode of TV drama Mad Men which featured a gay scene has been attacked by the Parents' Television Council which says it should have been given a higher rating.
19th August 2009
UPDATED: Reality TV star claims he was jailed because he is gay 8
10:19 AM — The first winner of US reality TV show Survivor has claimed he was only jailed for tax evasion because he is gay.
18th August 2009
Richard O’Brien: ‘Society should not dictate gender’ 12
5:25 PM — The writer and star or the Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, has discussed coming to terms with his gender identity.
Supermarkets censor Lesbian Vampire Killers DVD 8
4:29 PM — A number of supermarkets are censoring the DVD cover of Lesbian Vampire Killers, the comedy by Gavin & Stacey's Matthew Horne and James Corden.
Gay networking event designed for twenty-something men
4:02 PM — A new gay networking club in London has been designed specially for men in their twenties. London Twenties was set up to give young gay men the opportunity to network without having to pay pricey fees or feel uncomfortable.
Lesbian author Jeanette Winterson pens new children’s show for BBC
1:58 PM — Jeanette Winterson, the openly lesbian author, has written a one-off children's programme for BBC1. Ingenious tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who finds a mysterious glass bottle.
Lady Gaga: ‘I’m gay, my show is gay, my fans are gay’ 6
11:41 AM — Lady Gaga told Kanye West he had to accept the gayness of her show before they went on tour together. Speaking to Out magazine, the star said she told the rapper that their joint show had to remain gay to keep her fans happy.
15th August 2009
George Michael arrested after collision with lorry 12
9:43 AM — Openly gay pop star George Michael was arrested by police in the early hours of yesterday morning following a collision with a lorry it has been revealed.
14th August 2009
Alan Cumming dedicates show to HIV charity 4
4:27 PM — Actor Alan Cumming is to dedicate one night of his solo show to HIV charity National AIDS Trust. The star, who describes himself as pansexual, is bringing his show 'Alan Cumming: I Bought a Blue Car Today' to London in September.
Soap star: ‘Coronation Street needs more gay characters’ 13
3:52 PM — A Coronation Street actor has said the soap needs more gay characters. Antony Cotton, who is openly gay, plays the camp Sean Tully in the ITV soap.
13th August 2009
Dennis the Menace to stop bullying ‘gay’ Walter 33
3:23 PM — The BBC is to show a new version of Dennis the Menace but the comic book character will no longer be allowed to bully Walter the Softie after fears he could seem homophobic.
Family Guy creator: ‘Stewie is gay’ 11
12:40 PM — The creator of cartoon Family Guy has outed Stewie, the youngest member of the Griffin family. In news that is unlikely to surprise frequent viewers, Seth MacFarlane said the baby would ultimately be "gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual".
12th August 2009
Sam Fox plans to tie the knot with her female partner 15
2:56 PM — Eighties pin-up Sam Fox has revealed her plans to have a civil partnership with girlfriend Myra Stratton. The former Page 3 girl told OK! magazine that they planned to have a ceremony in England.
11th August 2009
Stephen Fry alights Twitter with photograph of his “big cock” 17
7:00 PM — Gay actor and author Stephen Fry has been amusing the social networking website Twitter with jokes about his genitles.
Queen Latifah fuels lesbian rumours 9
5:32 PM — Actress, singer and rapper Queen Latifah was spotted in a New York lesbian bar last week. The star has never confirmed rumours about her sexuality.
Jordan ‘ruins’ civil partnership with foul-mouthed rant 20
1:49 PM — Jordan reportedly ruined the civil partnership of two gay friends by launching into an abusive drunken tirade at guests.
10th August 2009
Daniel Radcliffe supports LGBT youth helpline 6
4:32 PM — Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has given a major donation to a US anti-suicide helpline for LGBT teenagers. The actor recently described gay rumours about himself as "awesome".