24th June 2009
American poet Walt Whitman celebrated in Radio 4 gay documentary 8
5:15 PM — Radio 4 will broadcast a new celebration of the work of the poet Walt Whitman early next month. The show, Walking with Whitman, was produced by the independent radio production company Made in Manchester and will be presented by Stuart Maconie.
Perez demands apology over ‘faggot’ incident, then gives his own 15
11:08 AM — Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton chastised the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation yesterday for “criticising” his handling of the confrontation with Will.I.am that erupted on Monday night.
23rd June 2009
Stars mourn Danny La Rue 6
5:04 PM — Well-loved entertainers including Barbara Windsor, Ronnie Corbett, Barry Cryer and Joe Pasquale gathered today to celebrate the life of Danny La Rue.
‘Come out, it’s got to be done’ Ian McKellen tells closeted gays 101
3:54 PM — Ian McKellen has entreated gay people in the closet to 'come out'. In an article for the Times, published today, he wrote: “For me, coming out made me unburdened and more self-confident.
Perez Hilton asked to apologise over ‘gay slur’ 12
11:28 AM — Gay celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has been criticised by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for using a homophobic slur against singer and producer Will.i.am.
22nd June 2009
Gay CNN presenter Richard Quest on his comeback after that embarrassing park incident 51
4:46 PM — Richard Quest is described by CNN as “one of the most instantly recognisable members of the CNN team”. Quest describes himself as gay and Jewish. Gawker, on the other hand, describes him as a “park-cruising meth-head”.
EastEnders gay kiss watched by nearly 8 million 10
2:07 PM — A gay kiss on last Friday's EastEnders was watched by 7.9 million viewers, earning it a 38 per cent share of the total viewing public.
19th June 2009
Comment: Where are all the gay indie musicians? 31
12:20 PM — From Elton John to Will Young, pop music has had a long and often celebrated gay history. Stephen Gateley was sent flowers by the Spice Girls and Freddie Mercury sang 'We are the champions'. So, who are the guitar-wielding alternative acts championing their gay identity?
Ricky Martin comes out as bisexual 34
12:07 PM — Pop star Ricky Martin has revealed he is bisexual. The singer, most famous for his single Livin' La Vida Loca, told Hispanic magazine TV Aqui that his "heart could belong to a woman or a man".
Gay group asks Bruno producers to add positive message to film 12
11:16 AM — A group campaigning for positive gay representation have asked the makers of Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, to include a pro-gay message to the end of the film.
18th June 2009
Cher ‘supportive’ of Chaz Bono’s sex change 8
1:08 PM — Cher has said she supports her child Chaz Bono's decision to change gender. Chaz, formerly known as Chastity, revealed his decision to undergo gender reassignment last week.
17th June 2009
Do you want to win thousands by appearing on the BBC’s new gameshow Pointless? 7
6:57 PM — Brighter Pictures is looking for lively PAIRS of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) contestants to audition for a chance to be on… A BRAND NEW, BBC GAME SHOW, POINTLESS!
Christian ‘civil liberties’ group wants to burn gay book 44
2:30 PM — A book about a young gay man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality has provoked the wrath of a US Christian 'civil liberties' group who say it should be burned.
16th June 2009
Gay radio station to hold Pride-themed live music night 2
3:54 PM — The gay youth radio station FYi RADiO will be presenting a Pride-themed live music night to introduce London Pride on Tuesday 30th June.
Radio documentary to revisit the riots that triggered the gay revolution 4
3:00 PM — Forty years ago, a blaze of gay protest broke out outside the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich, New York. A police raid on the bar erupted in to the three-night riot that is considered by many to have been the starting point of the gay liberation movement.
Gay actor Alan Cumming receives OBE in Queen’s birthday honours 6
12:32 PM — Scottish actor and gay rights campaigner Alan Cumming has received an OBE in the annual Queen's birthday honours list. Cumming, who now lives in New York, used his honour to highlight the "inaction" of the US government on gay rights.
Lindsay Lohan may be questioned over alleged £250,000 diamond theft 1
12:12 PM — Actress Lindsay Lohan is set to be questioned by police after £250,00 worth of diamond jewellery went missing during a fashion shoot.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno offends gay rights groups 47
11:30 AM — Bruno, the latest film creation from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, has been met with complaints from gay rights groups.
15th June 2009
Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black apologises for leaked unprotected gay sex photos 82
2:02 PM — Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the screenplay for Milk, the biopic of gay rights campaigner Harvey Milk, has apologised after leaked photographs showed him having unprotected sex with another man.
12th June 2009
Ex-Miss California claims anti-gay marriage stance cost her title 19
4:32 PM — The former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, has said she believes her stance against gay marriage was what lost her the crown, not her failure to carry out her duties.