28th May 2008
Bristol to host fifth annual Bear Fiesta
3:26 PM — Gay venues in Bristol are preparing for a three-day celebration of heft, as the Bear Fiesta descends on the city once again.
COMMENT: Nul points for Eurovision 2008 5
2:37 PM — While relieved that the feared homophobic violence on the streets of Belgrade did not materialise, the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest failed to impress. And not just because our entry came last.
Tootsie director Sydney Pollack dies
11:37 AM — The man behind the camera of classic American films including Tootsie and Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack, died of cancer at his Pacific Palisades home on Monday.
27th May 2008
Ian McKellen and Gene Robinson to talk gays and religion at London festival 1
5:31 PM — London's Literature Festival will feature an appearance by the only openly gay bishop in the Anglican communion, it has been revealed. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be at the festival in July.
Iain Dale to enter into a civil partnership 1
2:06 PM — One of the UK's leading political bloggers is to 'tie the knot' with his partner of thirteen years. Iain Dale's eponymous diary is one of the most-visited political blogs in the country.
More changes at The Advocate as new editor appointed
1:24 PM — Jon Barrett has been named as the new editor in chief of leading US gay publication The Advocate. He was formerly senior news editor at the magazine from 1997 to 2003.
23rd May 2008
John McCain talks gay marriage with Ellen 2
2:41 AM — On the heels of the California Supreme Court’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage, perhaps a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show wasn't the safest stop on Senator John McCain’s campaign tour.
22nd May 2008
Manchester’s new gay community radio show
3:35 PM — A local radio station in greater Manchester is launching a new show for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. Tuesday Night Out debuts on Wythenshawe FM on 3rd June from 9 to 11pm.
Tabloids speculate about Jodie Foster’s “other woman” 1
1:32 PM — Oscar winning actress Jodie Foster had another woman lined up when she and her partner of 14 years, Cydney Bernard, called it quits.
21st May 2008
Poland seen as “a country of homophobes and Teletubbies specialists” 21
3:28 PM — The Prime Minister of Poland has spoken out about his country's image abroad under the Presidency of Lech Kaczynski. Last week Human Rights Watch inducted the President into their annual "Hall of Shame."
Danes protest against gay hate music on Freewebs.com 1
2:44 PM — Online music stores are selling so-called Murder Music despite protests from gay rights activists. Martin Adelskov complained to Freewebs.com and Indietitan.com after coming across hate-filled content.
Russell T Davies stands down from Doctor Who role
12:09 PM — After breathing new life into one of television’s most loved brands, writer and executive producer Russell T Davies has announced he is to leave Doctor Who.
Concerned Women of America insult Ellen’s gay wedding 2
11:51 AM — In the aftermath of California's historic Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, talk show host Ellen Degeneres announced she would, at long last, marry her longtime partner Portia De Rossi.
19th May 2008
To Russia with love: world’s biggest Pride to twin with Moscow
4:23 PM — They could not be more different events. In Sao Paulo, a multitude of toned, tanned gays take to the streets in a carnival atmosphere that happens to be the biggest gay parade in the world.
Gay star signs two-year deal with ITV
2:35 PM — Actor Antony Cotton will stay with hit soap opera Coronation Street for at least two years, it has been revealed. The gay performer will also be given another project of his own by ITV.
Cuban TV shows Brokeback Mountain as part of anti-homophobia drive
1:35 PM — Governments local and national marked the International Day Against Homophobia on Saturday. Cuba took the lead, with the largest meeting of gay activists in the island's history.
Video: Ellen Degeneres announces her wedding plans
12:59 PM — At least one celebrity couple is planning to take advantage of last Thursday’s ruling by the California Supreme Court declaring the ban of same-sex marriage in the state to be unconstitutional.
G-A-Y announces end of an era at Astoria
12:23 PM — Club promoter Jeremy Joseph has confirmed that his popular G-A-Y night will no longer use the Astoria as a venue on Monday, Thursday and Friday nights.
16th May 2008
Group civil partnership ceremonies planned for Manchester Pride 2
2:33 PM — Manchester Pride’s 18th birthday in August will begin with two group civil ceremonies for same-sex couples, it has been announced. The ceremonies will take place on the eve of Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend.
New attitude editor named 1
1:03 PM — Matthew Todd has been appointed as editor of gay magazine attitude. The title was bought two weeks ago by Trojan Publishing, whose stable of publications includes Asian Babes and Women's Fitness.