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  • 13th May 2008

    New theatre group will fundraise for HIV

    Torchwood star and West End stalwart John Barrowman is patron of the organisation

    11:08 AM — Theatre industry professionals have launched a new support organisation for HIV positive people. TheatreMAD plans a series of theatre-based events to raise funds.

  • 12th May 2008

    Plight of gay asylum seekers to be highlighted on IDAHO

    IDAHO is held every year on May 17th

    10:30 AM — Details of more events marking the International Day Against Homophobia have been announced. IDAHO is held every year on May 17th, the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organisation.

  • 9th May 2008

    Queer arts festival kicks off with Sandra Bernhard and indie music

    There will be a comedy and music performance from Sandra Bernard this evening

    2:18 PM — Europe's leading producer of queer arts and culture is presenting a stellar line up in Manchester in the coming weeks.

  • We will be gentle with Boris, says Pride London 1

    Pride London will be held on July 5th

    1:00 PM — The chair of the UK's largest Pride event has welcomed the news that the new Mayor of London will be attending this year. Boris Johnson was elected last week, the first Tory to win the job.

  • Movie mogul demands Dem “revote” in Florida and Michigan

    Florida and Michigan look to be Clinton's only remaining shot

    10:30 AM — Hollywood heavy-hitter and ardent supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton, Harvey Weinstein threatened to hit Congressional Democrats in the wallet unless US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave him the go-ahead to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan.

  • One in five US gays and lesbians writes a blog 1

    21% of gay and lesbian respondents had written a personal blog in the last month

    10:22 AM — According to a recent survey of Americans conducted by Harris Interactive, gay and lesbian adults online are reading and writing more blogs than their heterosexual counterparts.

  • 8th May 2008

    Gay Eurovision fans issued with advice

    Serbia won the right to host the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest

    12:27 PM — The British Embassy in Belgrade is funding the production of an information leaflet for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people planning to visit the city for the Eurovision Song Contest later this month. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) of Belgrade will be producing the leaflet.

  • 7th May 2008

    Gay penguins top list of controversial books – again

    And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, was published in 2005

    4:59 PM — A heart-warming tale of same-sex love and parenting among New York penguins has topped the list of books most complained about in American libraries for the second year running.

  • INTERVIEW: The master of homoerotic horror

    The Brotherhood was an acclaimed homoerotic thriller

    4:33 PM — Working for B-movie great Roger Corman in the early 1980s launched director David DeCoteau's career, but in the 57 films he's directed in the 20-some years since, the openly gay director has carved out a niche all his own.

  • British star urges Hollywood gays out of the closet

    Marin Freeman played Tim in the hit TV show The Office

    3:52 PM — One of the stars of hit comedy The Office has said he is convinced there are many high-profile Hollywood celebrities who are gay, and he can't understand why they do not come out.

  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit on DVD

    This BAFTA award-winning drama follows the story of Jessica

    3:27 PM — An acclaimed BBC drama about lesbian coming-of-age will be available to buy on DVD next month. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is a story of love, freedom and religious intolerance.

  • Stevie Wonderful wins UK drag king contest

    Fiona King, aka Stevie Wondeful, was a first time Drag King

    12:33 PM — A London-based disability rights worker has been crowned "King of the Castle" at the first ever National Drag King competition, which was held on Sunday. Stevie Wonderful, a.k.a. Fiona King, was triumphant.

  • 6th May 2008

    Gossip columnist outs US soap actor nominated for gay role

    According to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn't just playing gay

    2:02 PM — He scored an Emmy nomination for his work as gay teen Luke Snyder on the daytime soap As the World Turns, but according to gossip columnist Perez Hilton, actor Van Hansis isn't just playing gay on TV.

  • Gay hate dancehall star refused European entry visa 4

    Sizzla has previously released anti-gay hate songs

    1:38 PM — The Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) has said it has been told by the country's Interior Ministry that homophobic Jamaican performer Sizzla will not be granted a Schengen visa for his proposed European tour this month.

  • “Russian Madonna” reluctant to be a gay icon 3

    Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar

    1:04 PM — She has had 17 number one singles and is reputed to have sold over 100 million records. Valeriya is undoubtedly a Russian superstar. PinkNews.co.uk's Adam Lake met up with Eastern diva.

  • 2nd May 2008

    No Mardi Gras parade in Birmingham this year

    Birmingham Pride takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

    1:02 PM — The organisers of Birmingham Pride, which takes place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend on May 24th and 25th, have confirmed that there will not be a parade this year.

  • School outs gay couple: the week in review

    The school's administrative staff circulated a list of dating couples

    10:28 AM — This gay week, teen queen Miley Cyrus sheds her inhibitions and then regrets it; the Greek Isle of Lesbos hates lesbians and a Memphis school board gets in trouble for outing a gay couple.

  • 1st May 2008

    US star to divorce husband beset by gay rumours

    Rumours have circulated since Jones and Reynolds tied the knot that Reynolds is gay

    10:49 AM — It was the beginning of the end for Star Jones on hit US show The View. A wedding, complete with corporate sponsors and daily updates. America could no longer relate to the talk show regular.

  • No charges over death of gay DJ

    An inquest into Kevin Greening's death will take place next month

    10:43 AM — A 51-year-old man arrested after former Radio 1 DJ Kevin Greening was found dead at his flat will not will not face charges. He had initially been arrested on suspicion of murder. He has been cautioned by police for possession of ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis.

  • 30th April 2008

    First Mr Gay UK winner charged with murder 8

    Damian was an employee of All Points North, the company owning 'Bent' Magazine, 'Mission' Club in Leeds and ironically the 'Mr Gay UK' brand

    3:45 PM — The first winner of the Mr Gay UK competition Anthony Francis Morley, has been charged with the murder of Damian Oldfield, a 33 year man worked for the company that runs the Mr Gay UK competition.

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