15th August 2008
Tyra Banks Ready to Name America’s Next Top ‘Trans’ Model? 1
2:50 PM — Could this be the season America’s Next Top Model scores a Cover Girl contract for a trans woman? On the heels of the judges declaring the first plus size model a winner last season comes news this season will introduce the show’s first transgender contestant.
Graham Norton could replace Terry Wogan as Eurovision host 2
1:58 PM — Gay comedian Graham Norton is rumoured to be being lined up by the BBC to replace Sir Terry Wogan as the British host of Eurovision.
14th August 2008
Interview: James Graham, ‘Tory Boyz’
2:34 PM — 'I am a politics and history geek,' says James Graham, 'That's not a cool thing to be at 26!' Well, perhaps it isn't, but an award-winning play and screenwriter with a host of acclaimed productions and TV series under his belt certainly IS a cool thing to be at 26.
12th August 2008
London Transgender Film Festival announced 1
3:57 PM — 2008 London Transgender Film Festival will take place at Ritzy Picturehouse, 7th-9th November.
10th August 2008
Film Review: Get Smart
11:52 AM — After the glut of remakes of 1960s TV shows back in the late nineties (Mission: Impossible, The Avengers, Maverick, Wild Wild West, etc.) churned out more duds than hits, it seemed as if Hollywood had since given up on the idea.
Film Review: You Don’t Mess With The Zohan 1
11:43 AM — For those of us who just don't find Adam Sandler funny, and who have seen no merit to date in any of his movie offerings, his continued Hollywood success is inexplicable.
Film Review: Star Wars – The Clone Wars
11:39 AM — The three Star Wars prequels still divide fans of the original trilogy. Was Jar-Jar Binks a travesty, or just The Phantom Menace's answer to the Ewoks? Were the epic battles little more than over-the-top and confusing computer game cut-scenes, or George Lucas once again pushing movie technology to its very limit?
8th August 2008
Hollyoaks: Frankie’s forced to keep up the pretence of Jack’s death
10:55 PM — Frankie's grief turns to absolute shock when she realises that hubby Jack is alive and kicking. She can barely face him or Darren as it starts to dawn on her what they've done.
Mayor Boris Johnson diverts Soho Pride funds to fight homophobic bullying 9
6:50 PM — A £10,000 grant from City Hall to a central London Pride event has been withdrawn. Soho Pride has been held in August for the last five years.
Gay youth radio station will use £4,000 grant to overhaul website 1
4:52 PM — FYI Radio, a LGBT youth user-generated radio station, has been awarded £4,000 from the European Youth in Action programme.
Anti-gay Christian “family” group folds in wake of founder’s affair 8
4:05 PM — A fundamentalist organisation run by a former police officer turned preacher has reportedly been disbanded. The Christian Congress for Traditional Values was instrumental in organising anti-gay demonstrations.
Gay favourite Bette Midler takes a swipe at MTV generation of pop stars
2:53 PM — The Divine Miss M. Bette Midler has lashed out at MTV for ruining young pop stars who are now incapable of connecting with audiences.
Hollyoaks actor calls on Iris to resign over gay comments 3
1:07 PM — An actor who plays a bisexual character in a TV soap for teenagers has spoken out against an MP at the centre of a homophobia row.
Video: Kanye West asks his fans to turn their back on gay hate 5
10:29 AM — Rapper and record producer Kanye West took a moment during a concert at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night to denounce homophobia and anti-gay hate language.
7th August 2008
DEA orders actress to answer questions about Heath Ledger’s drugs
2:09 PM — America's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a subpoena to require actress Mary-Kate Olsen to testify in front of a grand jury.
Video: Paris Hilton responds to McCain ad with “bid” for White House
11:31 AM — Last week, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain used the images of poptart celebrities Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in a new campaign ad video.
6th August 2008
‘God Hates Fags’ sect to picket show about their founder 9
5:39 PM — Alistair Newton, playwright and director of The Pastor Phelps Project: A Fundamentalist Cabaret, has invited the show's inspiration, homophobic pastor Fred Phelps, to the opening night.
Ad standards authority investigating homophobic advert 15
11:35 AM — A newspaper ad placed in the Belfast News Letter ahead of the city's Pride event is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority.
MTV and MySpace join forces to promote HIV awareness
11:10 AM — MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and MySpace have announced the launch of Untold Stories, an interactive story-writing competition.
President Bush’s homophobia makes my blood boil says Lauper 4
12:42 AM — During a stop on her True Colours tour recently, gay rights advocate Cyndi Lauper blasted President George W Bush, calling him homophobic and anti-American.