26th January 2009
Bahrain’s government blocks access to gay sites in internet crackdown 3
11:44 AM — Gay sites such as gaydar.com can no longer be accessed from Bahrain as part of a government clampdown on internet pornography.
Sean Penn wins Screen Actors Guild award for role as gay politician Harvey Milk 3
9:15 AM — Sean Penn last night won the Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of the gay politician Harvey Milk in the film Milk.
24th January 2009
Film Review: Che Part Two
1:42 PM — In the second of a two part drama about the revolutionary life and times of Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara, viewers are taken to Bolivia for an on-the-ground document of guerrilla warfare. By all accounts , Che: Part Two it is the film Soderbergh originally wanted to make – but which would be difficult to stand on its own.
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Sasha gets her man
1:21 PM — Amy and Josh prepare for their first antenatal class but their excitement turns sour when Ste shows up. Sarah visits Mike on the pretext of collecting college books in the hope that he'll speak to her, but he is cool and distant.
23rd January 2009
Hollywood cop turned reality TV star suspended amid porn accusations 12
3:14 PM — A police officer in Hollywood has been taken off duty after it was alleged he starred in a porn film five years before he joined the force.
Bid for a tour round the East End with Peggy Mitchell at THT auction 1
2:02 PM — Dinner with a former member of the Royal Family, original artwork by Tracey Emin and an encounter with actor Kevin Spacey are among the lots on offer at a fundraising auction.
22nd January 2009
Biopic of gay politician Harvey Milk nominated for eight Oscars 5
2:26 PM — A dramatisation of the life of assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards.
21st January 2009
Advertising watchdog rejects investigation into whether God “probably” doesn’t exist 13
5:54 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority has said that an athiest poster campaign does not break the advertising code.
Comment: Gay bishop’s eyewitness account of Obama’s inauguration 9
4:42 PM — Gene Robinson, the Anglican Bishop of New Hampshire, has returned to blogging after a break of several months to share his experiences of the inauguration celebrations in Washington DC.
Lily Allen claims gay blogger Perez Hilton is a misogynist 7
4:03 PM — Pop star Lily Allen has hit out at people who make anti-gay statements and described gossip blogger Perez Hilton as "a woman hater" in an interview to be published tomorrow.
Interview: BBC’s man in Washington accentuates the positive
3:40 PM — Justin Webb has not gone completely native in his seven years in the United States as a BBC correspondent. "There are several areas where I'm completely un-American," he asserts down a crackly phone line from Washington DC.
BBC “regrets” DJ Chris Moyles’ Auschwitz comments 10
12:20 PM — A radio personality who was once voted Bigot of the Year at the Stonewall Awards has made a tasteless joke about the Holocaust.
Tom Hanks attacks Prop 8 Mormons as un-American 6
11:27 AM — A Hollywood star who won an Oscar for his portayal of a gay man has hit out at opponents of same-sex marriage.
20th January 2009
Obama team “regrets” that gay bishop’s prayer was not broadcast 5
11:07 AM — A spokesman for the US Presidential Inauguration Committee has confirmed that a prayer by Bishop Gene Robinson was supposed to be televised as part of a celebration concert on Sunday.
19th January 2009
Anger as gay bishop’s inauguration prayer is left out of broadcast 6
6:26 PM — A US broadcaster has been criticised for starting their live coverage of a concert in Washington DC celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama after the opening prayer led by an openly gay bishop.
Ulster TV legend reveals he was spat at after coming out 1
5:39 PM — Northern Ireland TV presenter Julian Simmons has revealed he has been a victim of homophobic abuse. In an interview with the Sunday Life, he said that he had been spat at in the street just days after coming out last summer.
Gay bishop kicks off inauguration celebrations in Washington DC
3:14 PM — Openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson delivered the opening prayer at an Obama inauguration concert last night.
17th January 2009
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Zak declares his love for Michaela – eventually!
11:37 AM — Hannah is thrilled when Matt turns up at The Dog full of his usual charm. Not wanting to see Hannah get hurt, Justin tries to warn her about him.
16th January 2009
Rumpole creator and Gay News defender Sir John Mortimer dies 3
11:55 PM — Author, dramatist and free-speech barrister Sir John Mortimor has died at the age of 85 after a long illness. Sir John famously defended the publishers of Gay News in 1976 after they were accused of blasphemy for publishing a poem that appeared to imply that Jesus was gay.
Ad standards body to rule on “no God” campaign next week 22
4:23 PM — The Advertising Standards Authority will decide next week whether to investigate complaints that a series of adverts on public transport which claim there is no God have breached the code of conduct.