23rd July 2008
Thank you for being a friend – Golden Girl dies aged 84
1:31 PM — Golden Girls star Estelle Getty died in her Los Angeles home at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a report from TMZ.com.
Stockholm gets ready for EuroPride
1:11 PM — Ten of thousands of spectators are expected to attend this years EuroPride in Stockholm, making the city Europe's gay capital.
Kevin Greening leaves his estate to his life partner
1:00 PM — A Radio DJ who died after a drugs session has left more than £500,000 to his longterm partner. Kevin Greening's 1991 will stipulated that Andrew Lowe would be the principal beneficiary of his estate.
Hadrian’s life uncovered in new British Museum exhibition 3
12:48 PM — Think of Roman Emperor Hadrian and the first thing that springs to mind is the wall that bears his name, separating England from the revolting Picts.
Swimmer Ian Thorpe reveals he is dating a woman
11:24 AM — For years, probably since his appearance at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, many have been speculating, and most gay men have been hoping, that the Thorpedo—gold medal winner Ian Thorpe—was indeed a homo.
22nd July 2008
ITV soap may get lesbian character after just 48 years 4
12:42 PM — Coronation Street is planning on introducing its first lesbian character. A source at Granada told the News of the World: "Violet was pinpointed as the one character they could take down that route."
21st July 2008
Gay paper claims Naomi Campbell will work at AIDS charity 1
9:38 PM — Gay community newspaper Pink Paper said that Naomi Campbell will spend five weeks working South London based charity Food Chain from tomorrow. However, the charity denies the claim.
The Dark Knight opening weekend breaks box office records 1
11:04 AM — With the sort of command performance that has sent Oscar voters and pundit’s tongues a-wagging, Heath Ledger helped The Dark Knight sail to the top of the box office.
19th July 2008
Hollyoaks Spoilers: Sasha goes missing
12:10 PM — It's not a happy week in Hollyoaks village. The repercussions of Darren’s fibbing are hitting the lad hard.
18th July 2008
Fans mourn as lesbian singer Katie Reider dies aged 30 2
4:05 PM — Cincinnati-born singer-songwriter Katie Reider, an out lesbian active in the LGBT community, has died from complications resulting from a two year battle with a rare facial tumour.
“Sexual terrorist” leaves GaydarRadio as new line-up announced 1
3:06 PM — Former Big Brother contestants Richard Newman and Lea Walker are to leave popular digital station GaydarRadio.
More Dragons for Village Drinks
2:41 PM — After last night's business-themed garden party, attended by former Dragons Den star Rachael Elnaugh, Village Drinks has announced a high profile line-up of speakers for later this year.
Emmy nominations for gay favourites
11:43 AM — In a year that saw a writer’s strike and a pending actor’s strike shake the US television industry to its core, a strong list of contenders to take home a gold statuette come September.
17th July 2008
INTERVIEW: What’s wrong with angry? Gay play revived for Edinburgh 1
6:21 PM — For gays of a certain age, the 1998 film Get Real holds fond memories. The story of a geeky teenage outcast, who discovers while out cottaging that the hottest boy in school is also batting for our team, just felt very, well, real.
“Scottish and inspirational” Pop Idol headlines Dumfries Pride
4:36 PM — Michelle McManus will play the Dumfries and Galloway Pride on 16th August as the opening act. It is the first Pride to take place in the region.
Joker role could win posthumous Oscar for Brokeback star 2
12:14 PM — The new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, lands in Britain next Friday. Buzzing with the glowing reviews of Heath Ledger's last performance as the Joker, the late actor has been tipped for a posthumous Oscar.
The ultimate gay chill out – a pink picnic in Glastonbury
11:46 AM — A popular LGBT event in the South West will be making a welcome return this summer. Much like the more famous Glastonbury festival, the town's pink picnic was held in 2006 but not the following year.
Singing star Cole has Hepatitis C
11:19 AM — Grammy winner Natalie Cole has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, a liver disease doctors say likely stemmed from her past years of drug abuse, her publicist said in a statement yesterday.
South Carolina gays pledge to pay for Tube adverts
10:44 AM — The organisers of Pride in the US state of South Carolina have decided to raise money to pay for an ad campaign on the London Underground promoting the state to gay tourists.
16th July 2008
Bourne Free to party come rain or shine
4:57 PM — Cloudy skies did not keep supporters away from Bournemouth's fifth annual Bourne Free Pride Festival. More than 4,000 people took part over last weekend.