7th April 2006
Gay cruise director’s Mickey Mouse role
12:00 AM — Lesbian US comedian and TV presenter, Rosie O'Donnell, has compared herself to Mickey Mouse.O'Donnell, who launched the first cruise for gay and lesbian families in America, says she feels like she is putting in a Disney style performances when welcoming passengers onto the ship which travels from New York to the Bahamas.
Baywatch’s Carmen Electra makes waves at lesbian event
12:00 AM — Baywatch babe Carmen Electra says she "only wants to perform for lesbians" after wowing fans with her dance group at the Dinah Shore Golf Classic in California last weekend.Fans went crazy at the Palm Springs event, which has turned into an annual lesbian gathering, when Electra's band took to the stage.
Prison officer punished for Brokeback screening
12:00 AM — A prison officer is facing punishment for arranging a screening of gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain.The unnamed officer from a Norfolk prison in Massachusetts is accused of breaking prison guidelines because of the "graphic nature of sexually explicit scenes."
Actress recognised for gay work 1
12:00 AM — She's played a lesbian serial killer in Monster and previously refused to marry her boyfriend until same sex marriage was legalised in America, and now actress Charlize Theron has deservingly been given an award for raising issues of the gay community.Theron, was honoured for increasing "visibility and understanding" of homosexuality, at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awards in Los Angeles last weekend.
Brokeback cowboy becomes the Godfather
12:00 AM — Brokeback Mountain's gay cowboy's Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal have found a way of becoming closer in real life.Gyllenhaal has been suggested as a possible godfather for Ledger's six-month-old daughter, Matilda Rose.
Football manager faces ban over gay remarks
12:00 AM — Former Brazil coach, Wanderley Luxemburgo is facing a possible one year ban from football management after allegedly making gay remarks towards a referee.Luxemburgo, currently managing Santos in Brazil, is being investigated for making inappropriate comments about a match official in his team's 3-1 defeat to Sao Paulo.
Brokeback star reveals child plans
12:00 AM — Brokeback Mountain's leading gay cowboy, Heath Ledger, has openly expressed his heterosexuality through a desire to father around half a dozen children.The Oscar nominated, Australian actor, who currently has one daughter called Matilda, revealed that six children would be an ideal "magic number."
Rabbi to tackle gay parenting on reality TV show
12:00 AM — A rabbi best known in Britain for his book "Kosher Sex" and his friendship (now lapsed) with the bizarre pop star Michael Jackson is to present a new reality television show about troubled families called "Shalom in the Home." Among the first issues to be discussed will be gay parenting.Rabbi Shmuley Boteach became a prominent figure in the British media circuit in the late 1990s whilst chaplain for the Oxford University L'Chaim ("to life") Society.
6th April 2006
Chrysler ad drives gay activists crazy
12:00 AM — Gay rights activists are looking to put the brakes on a car advert which they claim portrays gay people in a derogatory manner.The advertising campaign for the new Chrysler Dodge Caliber features a tough looking man being turned into a pastel clad "fairy" walking dogs on pink leashes with the slogan, Anything but Cute.
Naomi Campbell offered a “200 pound lesbian to kick her ass”
12:00 AM — Naomi Campbell needs a kick up the backside, according to lesbian comedian Rosie O'Donnell.O'Donnell challenged the supermodel to a duel after discovering she allegedly assaulted her assistant with a mobile phone in New York last month.She said: "To make matters worse she had that jewel-encrusted cell phone, that's got to score with the diamonds."
Lesbian storyline coming to Coronation Street
12:00 AM — Hit ITV soap Coronation Street is rumoured to be following EastEnders with its own lesbian related storyline.Factory worker Kelly Crabtree, played by Tupele Dorgu, is set to be the victim of lesbian rumours when she moves in with a long lost friend.
Anti-gay group fails in attempt to ban Brokeback DVD 3
12:00 AM — Worldwide retailer Walmart, has decided to sell the DVD of gay cowboy movie, Brokeback Mountain, despite protests from a Christian Group.Anti gay group, The American Family Association, wanted to see the award winning film banned from outlets of the world's largest store claiming it would harm their family friendly image.
5th April 2006
12:00 AM — Happy Endings, the film that opened the 20th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, is the latest offering from Don Roos.It is a twisting and sometimes complicated tale of relationships between nine Californians. Incorporating blackmail, sperm donation, questionable paternity and long-lost parents from the director of 'The Opposite of Sex', the film explores the complexity of modern life.
International gay pride rescheduled for Jerusalem
12:00 AM — Last year's postponed WorldPride has been rearranged for this summer in Jerusalem.The international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event will be held for a week in August after it was cancelled last year due to Israel's disengagement from the Gaza Strip.
Brokeback Mountain pushed in anti gay areas 4
12:00 AM — An online guerrilla marketing group has started a campaign to place Brokeback Mountain DVDs in anti gay areas.The Ultimate Brokeback Forum is aiming to get the gay cowboy movie into 2000 libraries in rural America and into anti gay countries such as the Bahamas.
Bond reveals gay following 1
12:00 AM — The new James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, is reported to have attracted more Bond boys than girls.Craig revealed he is consistently mobbed by gay fans who want to look at his body rather than find out about the upcoming Casino Royale film.
Little Britain gay character inspires sign thefts
12:00 AM — The Welsh town of Llanddewi Brefi which is satirised in hit comedy Little Britain, is being targeted by thieving fans who are stealing the town's signs.Latex wearing, Little Britain character, Dafydd is from the west Wales village, he has entertained viewers with the catchphrase, "the only gay in the village."
MTV launches gay mobile channel
12:00 AM — An MTV channel has launched a phone service aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.Logo has formed a partnership with Amp'd mobile to provide access to gay shows and advice on gay friendly places to visit.
4th April 2006
Aguilera buys lesbian Queen Victoria painting
12:00 AM — Singer Christina Aguilera is reported to have purchased a £25,000 painting which portrays Queen Victoria as a lesbian.The artwork is created by British graffiti artist, Banksy, it shows Britain's longest serving monarch, dressed in stockings and suspenders, sitting on the lap of another woman.
Gay film festival returns to the North
12:00 AM — The 5th anniversary of Queer Screen will be celebrated at the end of this month when the Commonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST) returns to Manchester and the North West.Taking place over the second week-end of the festival, Queer Screen is a showcase of Gay and Lesbian documentaries, features and shorts from all over the world.