13th June 2008
Canadian lesbian poet wins prestigious book prize
1:21 PM — A lesbian writer has been awarded the Trillium book prize for best poetry book. The Canadian poet Rachel Zolf won the award, as well as $10,000 (£5,010) prize money, for her book Human Resources.
Reality TV starlet claims credit for same-sex marriage in California 1
1:03 PM — "Bisexual temptress" Tila Tequila is claiming she was at least partially responsible for the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage in the state.
Pop icon George Michael may retire to “quieter life”
12:05 PM — George Michael may be turning his back on the music business after concerts this summer. The 44-year-old pop star has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Cocktails, back rubs and tarot card readings raised thousands for THT
11:18 AM — A fundraising cocktail event has raised £35,000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. The event took place in the urban chic of Village Underground in Shoreditch.
New York turns to online video to promote safer sex 1
10:58 AM — As HIV infections continue to rise in some sectors of New York's gay community, NYU and Public Health Solutions this week debuted an innovative new tool.
12th June 2008
Gay sex and Presidential politics feature in autumn plays at the Royal Court
11:49 PM — The artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre today launched a season of plays that are set to challenge our views on sex and sexuality.
MTV backs campaign to get young people be open about sexual health
4:58 PM — Young people are being encouraged to talk openly about their sexual experiences in an innovative scheme aimed at reducing the stigma that surrounds sexual health.
Clapham street party will benefit GMFA
4:48 PM — Actress Michelle Collins and cabaret act Topping and Butch will be among the entertainers doing a turn at Clapham Street Party later this month.
Brokeback: The Opera scheduled to premiere in 2013
3:23 PM — Rumours that the Hollywood hit Brokeback Mountain is to be turned into an opera have been confirmed by New York City Opera's acting general manager.
Lesbian Vampire Killers movie angers campaigners 3
3:16 PM — An online group called Angry Lesbians has said it is outraged at a film that they say is "derogatory" to lesbians and women is being made.
Madonna’s estranged brother to write tell-all book
11:06 AM — He served as the artistic director for Truth or Dare and then again for her Girlie Show Tour. Then, by most accounts, Madonna and brother Christopher Ciccone had a falling out.
11th June 2008
Comedy, music and literature at Europe’s biggest lesbian event
5:48 PM — Tickets for the York Lesbian Arts Festival (YLAF) 2008, Europe's biggest lesbian event, are on sale. The four day event returns to York this October.
EXCLUSIVE: Harriet Harman to attend Pride London 5
4:42 PM — LGBT Labour has announced that the Secretary of State for Equality will be attending Pride in London later this year.
Fancy a trip to New York? Go to Barcelona
3:18 PM — It is that time of year again, when we all get to travel, sightsee and even do some good for our society. Gay rights organisation Stonewall is inviting the public to join the Barcelona Equality Walk.
George could make Wham! The Movie just a careless whisper
8:33 AM — Gay icon George Michael could stop plans for a Wham! film in its tracks. The 44-year-old pop star has sold in excess of 80 million records in a career spanning three decades.
Lincolnshire Pride postponed until 2009
6:20 AM — Due to lack of funding, the Lincolnshire Pride committee are postponing this year's event. Organisers have decided to carry over the money and support raised to 2009.
10th June 2008
Pride London unveils magazine
11:05 AM — Pride London has started distribution of their new magazine to accompany the two-week festival this summer. The 2008 magazine has a different format and design.
9th June 2008
Equality chief denies wrongdoing over Big Brother payments 1
6:07 PM — A company set up by the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission gave paid advice to Channel 4 over the Big Brother race row last year.
Volunteers needed for Brighton Pride
3:11 PM — Pride in Brighton and Hove needs various volunteers to help at the summer event in August. The highly successful carnival is in its 16th year.
Dragons Den star to share business acumen with gay entrepreneurs
10:48 AM — Two of the 'dragons' from the popular BBC programme Dragon's Den are to speak at a series of events for gay professionals.