26th May 2009
Eminem helped by Elton John in drug addiction battle 9
3:00 PM — Eminem has revealed that Elton John came to his aid during his addiction to painkillers. According to the rapper, Sir Elton offered him advice on how to rid himself of the addiction which developed during his break from the limelight in 2005, when he temporarily quit the rap scene.
Nigel Lythgoe apologises for anti-gay comments on dance show 10
12:40 PM — British producer Nigel Lythgoe has apologised after being accused of homophobia. The former choreographer, who is currently appearing as a judge on US TV show So You Think You Can Dance? was criticised for comments he made over a gay couple's performance.
22nd May 2009
Stephen Fry voted top choice to replace Commons Speaker who quit over expenses scandal 1
4:22 PM — Stephen Fry has been named as the top celebrity choice to take over the role of Speaker of the House of Commons after Michael Martin was forced to resign this week over MPs' expenses.
Stephen Fry: Public anger over MPs’ expenses is ‘revolting’ 32
2:27 PM — Openly gay broadcaster Stephen Fry has waded into the row over MPs' extravagant expenses claims, saying public anger over the scandal was "revolting".
Exclusive: BBC denies live radio ban on Jonathan Ross was caused by gay ‘joke’ controversy 92
2:22 PM — The BBC has denied that complaints over a gay joke made by Jonathan Ross were the reason for axing his live Radio 2 show.
BBC star Jonathan Ross loses live radio show to avoid further complaints 17
11:30 AM — Jonathan Ross's Radio 2 show is to be pre-recorded from this weekend, the BBC has said. Last week, PinkNews.co.uk revealed that complaints had been received after he said boys who ask for a Hannah Montana MP3 should be adopted before they brought their gay partner home.
Comment: Is America ready for a gay Idol? 21
10:56 AM — Following gay singer Adam Lambert's loss in the final of American Idol, Omar Hassan questions whether 'Glambert's' sexuality dissuaded voters.
20th May 2009
Elton John: ‘HIV/AIDS is still winning’
3:06 PM — Sir Elton John has spoken out on the issue of HIV/AIDS, saying governments and the medical industry are not doing enough to prevent the world epidemic.
19th May 2009
Jonathan Ross tweets support for gay protest in Moscow 23
3:00 PM — After his latest spot of bother, Jonathan Ross has been showing his support for gay rights via Twitter.
Partner of gay comedian Frankie Howerd dies 7
10:00 AM — Dennis Heymer, the former partner and manager of comedian Frankie Howerd, has died. Mr Heymer died aged 80 last Friday in the arms of Chris Byrne, who the couple unofficially adopted as a teenager.
18th May 2009
Fergie follows Megan Fox as the latest star to come out as bisexual 11
4:37 PM — Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is the latest celebrity to come out as bisexual. The star, who married Josh Duchamel in January, told the Sun: “Put it this way, I’ve experimented definitely, but I have never had a steady girlfriend.”
Lindsay Lohan is the most-Googled gay
1:41 PM — Lindsay Lohan has topped a list of the most-Googled LGBT celebrities. The bisexual star, who has rarely been out of the headlines recently following her failed romance with DJ Samantha Ronson, was the LGBT celebrity most searched for in a list revealed by Advocate.com.
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon announces engagement 7
11:15 AM — Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda in Sex and the City, announced her engagement to long-term girlfriend Christine Marinoni yesterday.
15th May 2009
Facebook hate groups target Jews and gays 7
2:36 PM — Facebook and other social networking sites have been criticised for hosting a number of anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist web pages.
14th May 2009
Comedian Wanda Sykes’ partner gives birth to twins 1
2:05 PM — US comedian Wanda Sykes and her wife are now the parents of twins. Sykes' partner, known only as Alex, gave birth to a boy and a girl on April 27th. They have been named Olivia Lou and Lucas Claude.
Jonathan Ross ‘mortified’ over accusations of homophobia 103
12:49 PM — Jonathan Ross has spoken out over claims he was homophobic on his BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday. The star had suggested children who appeared to be gay should be adopted before they bring their "partner" home, an exclusive report in PinkNews.co.uk revealed yesterday.
13th May 2009
Apprentice candidates rebrand seaside town of Margate as a gay holiday spot 17
6:36 PM — Last night's episode of The Apprentice saw candidates attempting to rebrand the seaside town of Margate as a gay holiday destination.
Exclusive: Jonathan Ross accused of homophobia 43
5:35 PM — Ofcom have received a number of complaints over Jonathan Ross's BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday over alleged homophobia. The presenter suggested that children who appeared to be gay should be adopted.
Megan Fox talks about being bisexual 25
12:01 PM — Transformers actress Megan Fox is the latest Hollywood star to discuss her bisexuality However, the actress said she would only date lesbians, rather than bisexual women.
12th May 2009
Miss California allowed to keep crown 22
4:57 PM — Miss California Carrie Prejean, who criticised gay marriage, has been allowed to keep her title despite appearing in a string of topless photographs.