26th July 2012
Elton John thanked Jay-Z for marriage equality support 6
11:27 PM — Sir Elton John made a personal phone call to rapper Jay-Z to thank him for his support for marriage equality. In May, Jay-Z announced he agreed with President Obama's position on allowing gay couples to marry, saying: "What people do in their own homes is their business... It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It's discrimination plain and simple."
23rd July 2012
Elton John urges International AIDS Conference to show compassion 2
9:52 PM — Sir Elton John has called for more compassion to be shown to people living with HIV. The singer was addressing the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington on Monday.
18th July 2012
Elton John thought homosexuality was ‘common knowledge’ 8
11:48 AM — Sir Elton John has said he was sure people knew about his homosexuality before he confirmed it in an interview in the late 1980s.
14th July 2012
Elton John says he ‘wasted a big part’ of his life on drugs 4
11:51 PM — Sir Elton John has spoken candidly about his past drug use, saying he "wasted a big part" of his life. The singer, speaking to the Today show for a forthcoming broadcast, said he was "consumed by cocaine, booze and who knows what else" earlier in his career.
6th July 2012
Ukraine: Parliament reported to have cancelled vote on anti-gay law 22
5:36 PM — The Ukrainian parliament has cancelled a scheduled vote on legislation that would ban any Ukrainian citizen from speaking out favourably about gays or lesbians, the petition website AllOUt.org said today.
30th April 2012
David Furnish calls marriage equality the ‘next great civil rights battle’ 51
11:29 AM — David Furnish has described the fight for marriage equality for gay couples as the 'next great battle' for civil rights.
29th March 2012
Sir Elton John says he plans to father a second child 39
1:33 PM — Sir Elton John has revealed he has plans to become a father again by the end of the year, hoping for a sibling for his for 14-month-old son Zachary.
27th February 2012
Elton John praises ‘Jesus-like’ Peter Tatchell’s reaction to attacks 38
11:23 AM — In an interview for next month's Attitude magazine, Elton John says human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has behaved "like Jesus Christ" in the face of anti-gay attacks and entrenched homophobia, "never reacting with hate".
21st February 2012
THT relaunches HIV hardship fund with help from Elton John AIDS Foundation 61
9:50 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has relaunched a national Hardship Fund for people living with HIV in severe financial need. Funding has been secured from the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the M·A·C AIDS Fund, as well as via Terrence Higgins Trust’s annual Walk For Life fundraising event, to provide £1.5 million of grants over a period of three years.
17th February 2012
Elton John recreated with Gaydar profile pictures 16
12:05 PM — An image of Elton John's face comprising thousands of Gaydar users' profile pictures is among the works in a collection celebrating LGBT History Month.
10th February 2012
Elton John and David Furnish fear gay dad ‘stigma’ for son 50
5:04 PM — Elton John and David Furnish have spoken of fears their son will suffer stigma for having famous gay parents.
5th December 2011
Planning underway for first birthday of Elton John’s son Zachary 22
1:10 PM — David Furnish has confirmed he and Sir Elton John will be planning a family gathering for their son's birthday on Christmas Day, but they said he will not be spoiled with presents.
30th November 2011
Rugby star Sacha Harding bares all for Elton John AIDS appeal 10
1:35 PM — Sacha Harding has posed nude for the front cover of Gay Times magazine to support Sir Elton John’s AIDS charity campaign. The magazine teamed up with the Elton John AIDS Foundation for its annual ‘Naked Issue’ which features 54 men.
24th November 2011
George Michael in hospital with pneumonia 63
12:31 PM — Austria's state broadcaster is reporting that the former Wham star is at Vienna's AKH hospital. This weekend’s concert in Cardiff has also been cancelled.
14th September 2011
Elton John sues over unpaid charity date 27
4:27 PM — Sir Elton John has issued a banker with a writ for £700,000 after the man allegedly to failed to pay up after winning a charity date with the star.
2nd August 2011
Elton’s 750,000 euro HIV donation not spent 4
1:48 PM — A 750,000 euro donation from Elton John to combat HIV in Ireland has not been spent, it has emerged. The singer gave the money to the government two years ago to be used in a clean needle project for drug addicts.
16th July 2011
Sir Elton John won’t “rush” his label’s young stars into studio too early 4
11:58 AM — Sir Elton John says that he won’t “rush” young artists who he has signed to his Rocket Music Entertainment Group company into the studio before they are ready. Rocket Music already has signed-up Leon Russell, Lily Allen, James Blunt and Sir Elton himself.
15th July 2011
Elton’s wake-up call for astronauts 15
3:40 PM — Astronauts on the final NASA shuttle mission on Thursday woke up to a pre-recorded message from gay singer Sir Elton John.
8th June 2011
New Elton John documentary to be screened by HBO in January 11
4:44 PM — A documentary following the life and career of Sir Elton John will be screened on HBO in January 2012.
27th May 2011
Sir Elton John and David Furnish nominated for celeb dad of the year 7
9:36 AM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish have become the first gay couple to be in the running for 'celebrity dad of the year.' The pair, who celebrated the birth of their son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John last Christmas, are said to be "thrilled" at the news.