19th May 2008
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.
15th May 2008
Teachers TV devotes week of programmes to fighting homophobia
5:35 PM — A special week of programming from a digital channel for teachers will explore ways to stamp out homophobia in schools.
Microsoft regards ‘gay’ gamer tag as sexual innuendo
4:10 PM — Players of XBox online have been banned from using the name "thegayergamer" by internet company Microsoft.
IDAHO will be marked with “gravitas, concern, determination, wit and irony”
1:14 PM — The organisers of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), have said they are delighted at the range of events taking place across the country. 17th May is IDAHO.
Jodie Foster reported to have split from long-term girlfriend 1
10:25 AM — Lesbian icon Jodie Foster and her lady friend Cydney Bernard have called it quits after 14 years. Just six months ago Foster, 45, publicly acknowledged her relationship by thanking her "beautiful Cydney."
14th May 2008
Heroes star reveals Angelina crush
2:49 PM — Practically every woman in Hollywood gets asked the question at some point in her career: "Which actress would you go gay for?" Heroes star Hayden Panettiere says she'd have no problem going gay on film.
13th May 2008
THT invites supporters to hold their own Eurovision fundraiser 1
4:54 PM — Leading sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is offering Eurovision party packs to encourage people to raise funds by holding a party in honour of the kitsch song contest.
Fitness lesbian loses sponsor over breast comments
12:45 PM — American lesbian fitness guru Jackie Warner needs a new sponsor. Sports beverage Gatorade pulled its sponsorship from Warner's reality fitness show Work Out, on the Bravo network, in response to letters of outrage from viewers.
New theatre group will fundraise for HIV
11:08 AM — Theatre industry professionals have launched a new support organisation for HIV positive people. TheatreMAD plans a series of theatre-based events to raise funds.
12th May 2008
Plight of gay asylum seekers to be highlighted on IDAHO
10:30 AM — Details of more events marking the International Day Against Homophobia have been announced. IDAHO is held every year on May 17th, the day in 1990 that homosexuality was removed from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organisation.
9th May 2008
Queer arts festival kicks off with Sandra Bernhard and indie music
2:18 PM — Europe's leading producer of queer arts and culture is presenting a stellar line up in Manchester in the coming weeks.
We will be gentle with Boris, says Pride London 1
1:00 PM — The chair of the UK's largest Pride event has welcomed the news that the new Mayor of London will be attending this year. Boris Johnson was elected last week, the first Tory to win the job.
Movie mogul demands Dem “revote” in Florida and Michigan
10:30 AM — Hollywood heavy-hitter and ardent supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton, Harvey Weinstein threatened to hit Congressional Democrats in the wallet unless US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave him the go-ahead to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan.
One in five US gays and lesbians writes a blog 1
10:22 AM — According to a recent survey of Americans conducted by Harris Interactive, gay and lesbian adults online are reading and writing more blogs than their heterosexual counterparts.
8th May 2008
Gay Eurovision fans issued with advice
12:27 PM — The British Embassy in Belgrade is funding the production of an information leaflet for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people planning to visit the city for the Eurovision Song Contest later this month. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) of Belgrade will be producing the leaflet.
7th May 2008
Gay penguins top list of controversial books – again
4:59 PM — A heart-warming tale of same-sex love and parenting among New York penguins has topped the list of books most complained about in American libraries for the second year running.
INTERVIEW: The master of homoerotic horror
4:33 PM — Working for B-movie great Roger Corman in the early 1980s launched director David DeCoteau's career, but in the 57 films he's directed in the 20-some years since, the openly gay director has carved out a niche all his own.
British star urges Hollywood gays out of the closet
3:52 PM — One of the stars of hit comedy The Office has said he is convinced there are many high-profile Hollywood celebrities who are gay, and he can't understand why they do not come out.