17th July 2008
“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.
Lesbian Dame honoured at Manchester Pride’s classical music events
10:32 AM — Suffragette activist and "establishment lesbian" Dame Ethel Smyth is to be honoured as part of Manchester Pride's first classical music series.
15th July 2008
Tom Cruise adverts appear on gay blog
3:50 PM — File this one under oops… maybe. After years of telling the world he’s not gay, an ad for Tom Cruise’s official website is going after the gay community for business.
Woman’s claim on estate of mother’s lesbian partner rejected
3:20 PM — The ex-wife of director Ken Russell has lost her High Court battle over the £2.3m estate of her mother’s lesbian lover.
14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Trust him, he’s a junior doctor 1
9:43 PM — A quote from the Mayor of London graces the back cover of Max Pemberton's book. "Painfully funny," it reads.
Bush pays tribute after death of former White House Press Secretary 1
9:25 PM — President George W. Bush issued a statement this weekend saying he and his wife, Laura Bush, were "really saddened" by the death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow.
Obama campaign furious over magazine cover depicting him as a Muslim terrorist
9:17 PM — The current New Yorker Magazine cover likening Barack Obama to a turban-wearing terrorist while he fist-bumps his gun toting wife is getting raked over the coals by Obama supporters.
Miss USA takes a tumble two years in a row
9:02 PM — For the second year running, Miss USA took a giant tumble before an international audience of millions at the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant.
Sun shines on Vienna as record numbers celebrate Pride
5:13 PM — 120,000 revellers attended Vienna's Rainbow Parade on Saturday. Organisers credited the highest turnout on record to the 30C temperatures in the Austrian capital.
INTERVIEW: A British hom com to warm the most cynical of hearts
2:53 PM — British cinema's attempts at capturing gay life in the country have had mixed results. The complaint most often overheard in the bars and coffee shops of Soho is that they are either hyper-real or deeply depressing.
13th July 2008
US Christians condemn chart-topping ‘bisexual-friendly’ singer 2
9:17 PM — Brunette beauty Katy Perry just enjoyed the third week of her bisexual ballad I Kissed a Girl at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Sir Ian McKellen reveals he has received death threats
9:15 PM — Appearing on the BBC's current affairs programme, Sunday AM, the gay actor Sir Ian McKellen said that he has received many death threats. He also spoke out against homophobia within Christianity.
CNN reporter returns to work after drug bust 5
9:03 PM — A kinky CNN reporter who was arrested in Central Park in April with meth in his pocket and a sex toy in his boot is finally back at work.
Feature: Bring Brother Home
8:10 PM — Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. Reality TV programmeBig Brother is back on our screens with another gaggle of contestants grappling for their share of the limelight.
12th July 2008
Hollyoaks spoiler: Is this the end for Jack?
12:56 AM — Jack's in a terrible state this week. He's struggling to cope with mounting debts and has no idea what to do. When Frankie finds out that in desperation he's begged money from his grieving step-daughter, it's the last straw. Frankie can't take any more and leaves him.