10th August 2009
Sir Ian McKellen signs ‘no hate’ pledge 5
4:07 PM — Sir Ian McKellen, the openly gay veteran actor, has added his name to a list of people and organisations condemning all forms of hate crime in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
Library asked to stock ‘ex-gay’ literature 26
3:00 PM — A Wisconsin library which was attacked earlier this year for stocking a book about a gay teenager, has now come under fire from an ex-gay group which says it is "discriminatory" for not having books by ex-gay authors.
7th August 2009
AIDS chief stresses importance of positive media respresentation of LGBT Indians 1
1:14 PM — The man leading the fight against HIV and AIDS in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has said that the media should reject sensationalist reporting when dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues.
Glasgay festival’s play Jesus, Queen of Heaven upsets Christians 54
1:00 PM — Fundamentalist Christians have claimed that a play to be performed later this year as part of the Glasgay arts festival is insulting to their beliefs.
Anchorman claims he was demoted for becoming too gay 11
10:56 AM — A TV news reporter in the US state of Florida has claimed he was removed as the presenter of a high-profile show because of his sexual orientation.
6th August 2009
Brad Pitt: ‘I don’t care if my child is gay’ 11
5:05 PM — Hollywood star Brad Pitt has said that he doesn't care if any of his children are gay, saying: "I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are".
5th August 2009
60 greatest gay bars announced 14
5:07 PM — Gay website Out.com has published a list of the 60 greatest gay bars in the world, which includes three British venues.
Bollywood show enters fight for Indian gay rights 1
2:09 PM — An Indian television show is to screen an episode on gay rights. 'Yeh Chanda Kanoon Hai’, an Indian courtroom television show, is to include a court case on gay rights in its new series.
4th August 2009
London Pride Run to be held in two weeks 2
4:38 PM — Former mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is to fire the starter gun at this year's London Pride Run. The event, organised by gay running group London Frontrunners, will raise money for the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard.
Gay Sherlock Holmes ‘will turn audiences off’ 87
1:12 PM — Plans to give legendary detective Sherlock Holmes a gay twist have been attacked by a film critic who said it could turn audiences off.
3rd August 2009
Gok Wan on coming out to his parents 6
11:13 AM — Openly gay TV presenter Gok Wan has described how his family reacted when he brought a man home for the first time.
30th July 2009
Kid Rock brands Twitter ‘gay’ 11
3:59 PM — Controversial rock star Kid Rock has announced his hatred for social networking site Twitter, calling it 'gay'.
28th July 2009
Video: John Barrowman and David Tennant lock lips 18
5:53 PM — John Barrowman, star of TV shows Torchwood and Doctor Who, shared a brief kiss on the lips with David Tennant at the Comicon convention this weekend.
Norton receives thumbs up from Wogan over Eurovision 6
2:02 PM — Openly gay television host Graham Norton has received praise for his coverage of the Eurovision song contest from the show's former presenter, Sir Terry Wogan.
27th July 2009
Boy George rejected by Hare Krishnas for being gay
5:14 PM — Pop star Boy George has been blocked from becoming a fully-fledged member of the Hare Krishna movement because of his sexuality.
Rookie policeman disciplined for ‘gays on Hollyoaks’ rant 20
4:34 PM — A newly-recruited policeman has been giving a warning by Lothian and Borders Police for a homophobic internet rant.
Gay media group ranks US TV networks on gay representation 1
2:22 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released a list of the top US television networks for the representation of gay and lesbian characters.
Beverley Knight to headline UK Black Pride 11
11:30 AM — British soul star Beverley Knight is to headline UK Black Pride 2009, a celebration of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people in Britain.
24th July 2009
X-Factor losers cause controversy at Thanet Pride 6
4:54 PM — A girl band which lost out on reality television show The X-Factor have been accused of using foul language at Thanet Pride, which is billed as a family day out.
Daniel Radcliffe comes out as a Lib Dem 29
11:59 AM — Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out about his political allegiances, his thoughts on Gordon Brown and his plans to vote for the Liberal Democrats at the next general election.