28th August 2008
Northern Ireland gay fund in place before DUP took office
2:50 PM — Funding arrangements put in place while Northern Ireland was still under direct rule from Westminster have ensured that LGBT groups in the province are getting state funds.
Queer group claims organisers tried to censor them at Manchester Pride 15
2:09 PM — A national gay youth group has complained about scenes at Manchester Pride last weekend. The event was a 78-hour extravaganza of music, film, heritage and culture.
INTERVIEW: From CATS to Albert Square
1:35 PM — John Partridge confides that he is slowly getting used to being recognised everywhere he goes. As the actor who plays Christian Clarke on EastEnders, the attention is understandable.
TV boss apologises for coverage of gay Olympic hero 6
12:18 PM — The head of Olympics at American television network NBC has apologised for the way in which they reported the story of Matthew Mitcham.
27th August 2008
Straights to show support for LGBT community at equal rights vigils 1
4:37 PM — A project demonstrating straight Americans' support for the LGBT community will take place across America next month.
Ricky Martin “elated” after birth of twins via surrogate mother 1
11:57 AM — Latin superstar Ricky Martin is the proud father of twin boys via a surrogate mother, his representatives have announced.
Gay online TV channel to launch in Romania
11:40 AM — Romanian gays are to get their own online TV channel dedicated to the 'life and problems of the gay community' this autumn.
TV network denies censoring gay Olympic gold medallist 3
10:37 AM — US broadcaster NBC is denying they intentionally used censorship in the network's coverage of Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham.
26th August 2008
Hollyoaks: Kieron’s heartbroken after split with John Paul
10:58 PM — The day that the Osborne’s have been waiting for has finally arrived. The insurance payout is due and their debts can be cleared. But the stress of keeping all the secrets of late, and of course pretending he’s dead, gives Jack an angina attack. But how can you call an ambulance out to someone who’s […]
Hollyoaks: How will John Paul tell his mum he’s engaged?
10:41 PM — Kieron is super keen for John Paul to tell his mum about their impending nuptials. John Paul is a lot more reticent to let Myra know. What on earth will se say?
Exhibition reveals official fears over gay characters in the theatre
4:03 PM — A new exhibition will be pay tribute to the postwar period of transformation in theatre which saw writers 'coming to terms with life.'
Gay festival’s YouTube posting attracts homophobe 14
2:36 PM — Organisers of a LGBT arts festival have said they are shocked by an abusive comment about the event left on the YouTube website.
Pride dancer shot dead by police had taken drugs
2:23 PM — A man shot and killed by police in San Diego after he jumped from a cruise ship which was hosting a gay Pride party had taken drugs, according to an autopsy report.
Gay pop star’s final turn in front of adoring home crowd 1
12:57 PM — After 25 years, George Michael's live performance career is coming to an end. The Jesus to a Child superstar said goodbye in a double-whammy, two-night concert special that started on Sunday.
Gay beauty contest website targeted by vandals 2
11:55 AM — Organisers of the Mr Gay Europe event have said they are the victims of a homophobic online attack that has disabled their website.
‘N Sync star will have female partner in Dancing With The Stars 1
11:27 AM — The new cast for season seven of US show Dancing With the Stars was finally announced on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday, and gay and lesbian fans are going to have a blast.
21st August 2008
Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz unimpressed by lesbian kiss 3
12:11 PM — Scarlett Johansson and Penolope Cruz share an on-screen kiss in Woody Allen's latest film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
19th August 2008
Fox News apologises for transgender comments 5
11:55 AM — Fox News came under fire last week due to comments made by America's Newsroom host Gregg Jarrett regarding a transgender contestant on America's Top Model.
18th August 2008
Brian McFadden upsets gay rights groups in New Zealand 10
3:30 PM — Ex-Westlife singer Brian McFadden has caused a furore In New Zealand by stating that heterosexual men should not wear pink.
Katy Perry “led astray by Hollywood”, parents say 7
2:29 PM — The parents of singer Katy Perry have condemned her chart-topping single "I Kissed a Girl".