19th June 2009
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.
BBC stars ‘not paid enough’, says Graham Norton’s business partner 10
10:54 AM — The business partner of Graham Norton has said that the BBC's stars are not paid enough. Last week, BBC executives told a gathered crowd of around 100 TV and radio presenters that those earning over £100,000 must expect a pay cut of 25 per cent when their contracts come up for renewal.
11th June 2009
Anti-gay Miss California sacked for failing to turn up to appearances 73
11:40 AM — The recently crowned Miss California, Carrie Prejean, who caused outrage for expressing her anti gay marriage views, has been sacked for breaching her contract.
10th June 2009
Video: Ramsay apologises to Australian journalist but denies ‘lesbian’ slur 5
5:14 PM — Gordon Ramsay has apologised for his tirade against Australian journalist Tracy Grimshaw, saying his mother had given him a "bollocking". However, the chef denied calling her a lesbian during his abusive verbal attack on her at a live cooking show.
New look for DIVA magazine 2
2:43 PM — DIVA magazine is getting a brand new look for its 15th birthday. The new issue, on sale tomorrow, includes icons such as Sarah Waters, Sue Perkins and Whoopi Goldberg, along with more news, arts, sex and relationships coverage.
9th June 2009
Adam Lambert now officially gay 31
5:55 PM — Adam Lambert, the runner-up of American Idol, has officially come out. After weeks of speculation, the star confirmed he is gay in an interview, adding: “I don’t think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that.”
Australian prime minister weighs in on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘lesbian pig’ row 9
4:50 PM — Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has criticised TV chef Gordon Ramsay for calling a journalist a 'lesbian pig'. Rudd dubbed the fiery chef a "lowlife" over the allegedly homophobic comments he made while giving a demonstration at a food show in Melbourne on Saturday.
8th June 2009
Sir Elton John speaks out on ‘untrustworthy’ politicians 5
4:58 PM — Sir Elton John has criticised the current state of the UK government, branding politicians “untrustworthy”. The singer said: “Its tragic when you lose faith in everybody that’s a politician."
Bristol radio station censured by Ofcom over ‘hostile’ homophobic comments 21
3:16 PM — A Bristol radio station has been forced to apologise after a presenter called homosexuality a "pestilence" and claimed that "right thinking" people thought it was unnatural. The segment was broadcast in March on Ujima Radio, a community station serving Bristol's black community.