18th October 2008
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Graham Norton to team up for Eurovision talent search 1
6:11 PM — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat composer, Lord Andew Lloyd Webber has said that he will attempt to write a winning UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. A new BBC show presented by gay comic Graham Norton will find a musician to sing the entry.
Preview: Stephen Fry In America – The Deep South 22
12:10 PM — "I'd rather be curled up in a snowy cabin with a hot whisky or, quite frankly, a Horlicks than I would spend half an hour in this rotting place." Stephen Fry exclaims after visiting the USA's southern states in his six part BBC series.
16th October 2008
Gay Little Britain star takes leading role in new BBC2 comedy 1
2:28 PM — Little Britain star Matt Lucas is set to take a lead role in a new comedy with former Eastenders actor Sean Maguire.
15th October 2008
Gay venues move out of the West end due to high rents 1
3:00 PM — Two of Soho's most popular gay venues are moving out Soho due to "soaring rents."
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.