15th October 2008
Elton John to write AIDS musical 1
2:33 PM — Pop star Elton John has announced that he will be writing a new musical film about AIDS for actor and director Ben Stiller.
14th October 2008
George Michael to play Abu Dhabi 5
2:49 PM — Despite claiming to have retired from live performances, popstar George Michael is planning a gig in Abu Dhabi.
13th October 2008
Hollyoaks Spoliers: Can Warren and Mandy keep their affair secret?
9:20 PM — It's not a great start to the week in Chester for Myra as she reflects on last week's traumatic events. She's clearly distraught about the whole affair, but she does her best to console her nearest and dearest. Will the McQueen's get over the shock of recent times?
US celebs tell straight teens to stop saying ‘that’s so gay’ 20
3:40 PM — A new campaign that aims to raise awareness among straight teenagers about the consequences of homophobic language in American schools has been launched.
George Michael cut from Brits following drug arrest 7
1:38 PM — Pop star George Michael has been dropped from the Brit Awards 2009 due to his recent arrest for drugs offences.
12th October 2008
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The New World 2
12:10 PM — Stephen Fry was very nearly an American. Just before he was born, his father was offered, but turned down, a job at Princeton University.
10th October 2008
BBC rejects complaints about EastEnders gay kiss 19
1:19 AM — More than 150 people who complained after two gay men kissed on BBC soap EastEnders have been told by the corporation that they treat gay and straight relationships in the same way.
Russian mayor blocks gay rights protest 1
12:24 AM — A municipal leader in Russia has said that a planned protest against homophobia by gay rights activists cannot go ahead.
Grey’s Anatomy star donates to California gay marriage defence fund
12:02 AM — Hollywood star TR Knight has donated $50,000 (£29,000) to help defeat a proposal to remove the rights of lesbian and gay Californians to get married.
9th October 2008
I don’t believe it! Richard Wilson to host Stonewall Awards 6
3:44 PM — A British comedy legend will host the country's most prestigious gay awards, it has been announced.
Immigration minister criticised for letting homophobic artist into Canada 1
1:44 PM — Campaigners against anti-gay "murder music" artists have accused a government minister in Canada of giving Jamaican star Buju Banton "a platform to incite murder."
Baltic gays will celebrate Pride in May
12:10 PM — Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian gays and lesbians will gather in Riga next May for "Friendship Days," a Pride celebration.
8th October 2008
Ugandan asylum seeker wins Sappho prize 1
12:36 PM — The editor of a website that documents the violence and intimidation suffered by the gay community in Uganda has won a prestigious prize.
7th October 2008
Obama’s gay rights stance gets Drew Barrymore’s vote 2
1:34 PM — A Hollywood actress has said she is backing the Democratic nominee for President of the United States after she heard him talk about equality for gay and lesbian people.
Mistrial scuppers firefighters claims of ‘sex harassment’ at Pride
1:07 PM — A jury in San Diego has been unable to decide whether or not to the city of San Diego was liable to pay damages to four firefighters who claim they were sexually harassed at a Pride parade.
6th October 2008
Stonewall Awards attract top names to V&A ceremony 2
5:12 PM — Organisers of the UK's most prestigious gay awards have said that more than half of the nominees have indicated they will attend, more than a month before the ceremony.
Tory ‘rising star’ backs gay arts festival 1
11:07 AM — Organisers of an LGBT arts festival have revealed that they have received support from politicians of all parties.
5th October 2008
UK’s first Muslim minister promoted to Justice
4:33 PM — Shahid Malik has been promoted to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Justice.
Brit actor Matthew Goode comfortable with gay kisses 4
12:58 AM — British star Matthew Goode says that he's comfortable with gay kisses and nude scenes in the remake of Brideshead Revisited.
4th October 2008
Hollyoaks: Niall kidnaps the McQueen family
3:42 PM — Jacqui kicks off the week disappointed to receive text messages from all of her sisters saying that they won't be able to come to her party.