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.
20th May 2011
Elton John dedicates AIDS benefit dinner to Liz Taylor 2
1:19 PM — Elton John dedicated an AIDS benefit dinner to late friend and supporter Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor, who died in March, founded the amFAR HIV and AIDS charity and John said she would remain the charity event's "guiding star".
19th May 2011
Lady Gaga beats Oprah to become world’s most powerful celebrity 28
3:02 PM — Lady Gaga has knocked Oprah Winfrey off the top spot on Forbes' annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. The singer and gay rights campaigner won the top spot for her social media power.
17th May 2011
Elton John meets David Cameron to discuss HIV rates 30
11:29 AM — Elton John has met with prime minister David Cameron to discuss the work of his HIV and AIDS charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The private meeting was held at Downing Street and John also met international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, whose department has worked with the EJAF on projects around the world.
28th April 2011
Elton John’s mother speaks about rift 50
10:42 AM — Elton John's mother has spoken out about the rift between her and her son. Sheila Farebrother, 86, said the pair had not spoken for three years and she had not met the star's baby son Zachary.
26th April 2011
Elton John to carry out paternity test for son 25
11:10 AM — Sir Elton John has said that he intends to find out who the real father of his son is.
11th March 2011
Elton John backs Sheffield Eagles’ anti-homophobia rugby t-shirts 3
2:43 PM — Rugby team Sheffield Eagles are to wear t-shirts to oppose homophobia at a home game on Sunday. Sports fan Elton John said he was "delighted" at the initiative, while gay sportsmen Gareth Thomas and Steven Davies also gave their support.
7th January 2011
Ofcom won’t intervene over BBC interview with gay execution supporter 75
2:43 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom will not intervene over complaints at a BBC News interview with an anti-gay extremist who has supported the execution of HIV-positive gay men.
5th January 2011
Viewers complain over BBC interview with anti-gay extremist 93
1:12 PM — Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has received 95 complaints over a BBC news bulletin which invited an anti-gay extremist to air his views about gay parenting. Complaints have also been made directly to the BBC but the corporation refused to reveal how many it had received.
30th December 2010
Comment: If the BBC can’t stop offending gays, we should get a licence fee rebate, or quit paying 90
8:19 PM — All too often, PinkNews.co.uk finds itself publishing stories relating to the BBC offending the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. If it's not suggesting that lesbians are “munters”, allowing its highest paid presenters to continually be reprimanded by Ofcom for homophobia or hosting debates asking if gay people should be executed, it's soliciting views from abhorrent extremists on gay related issues.
Exclusive- BBC: Gay execution supporter interview was required to ‘balance’ Elton John baby coverage 147
4:33 PM — The BBC has mounted a defence of its decision to include an interview with a supporter of state sponsored execution of gay men in its coverage of the birth of Sir Elton John and David Furnish's first child. A spokesman for the corporation told PinkNews.co.uk that the interview with a right-wing Christian fundamentalist allowed the BBC News at Six to reflect a genuine debate over the issue of surrogacy for gay couples.
Gay and adopted Daily Mail columnist slams Sir Elton’s decision to have a baby 84
2:10 PM — Andrew Pierce, the consultant editor of the Daily Mail had penned a column criticising the decision of Sir Elton John and David Furnish to have a surrogate baby, despite being both gay and adopted himself.
Video: Taiwan TV animates Sir Elton and David’s baby’s birth, complete with bondage gear 27
11:39 AM — Cult Taiwanese news programme, Next Media Animation (NMA), has given its own slant on the news that Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are celebrating the birth of their son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. The animation features the couple in what appears to be some sort of bondage outfit playing with their child.
29th December 2010
New York Post mocks David Furnish as Sir Elton John’s ‘wife’ 23
8:27 PM — If the BBC's decision to ask a fundamentalist Christian who advocates the execution of gays to comment on Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish celebrating the birth of their son was not bad enough, the Murdoch owned New York Post has published its take on the story with a derogatory headline.
How to complain about the BBC interviewing pro-gay execution fundamentalist on Sir Elton’s baby 55
1:33 PM — Last night, as first highlighted by PinkNews.co.uk, the BBC's flagship BBC News at Six programme on BBC One featured an interview with Stephen Green, who has previously called for gays to be executed on the news that Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish were celebrating the birth of their first son. We explain how to complain about this story.
Exclusive: Why did BBC call on Christian who supports execution of gays to comment on Sir Elton’s baby? 139
3:46 AM — The BBC's flagship News at Six on BBC One featured a right-wing fundamentalist Christian who had previously supported the execution of gay people to comment on the birth of a surrogate son to Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish. Incredibly, the BBC did not seem to realise that the same preacher had faced bankruptcy after losing an attempted private prosecution for blasphemy against the director general of the BBC after the character of Jesus described himself as "a little bit gay" in 'Jerry Springer: The Opera'.
28th December 2010
Sir Elton John and David Furnish celebrate birth of surrogate son 39
10:04 AM — Sir Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish are celebrating the birth of their first child, born to a surrogate on Christmas Day. Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born in the United States.
27th December 2010
Perez Hilton tops the list of most Googled Gays 5
1:09 AM — Hollywood gossip blogger Perez Hilton has topped the list of 'most Googled Gays' compiled by the Advocate based on Google Trends data.
12th December 2010
Sir Elton John says he was “very close” to being killed by drugs 11
10:08 PM — Sir Elton John has told Piers Morgan that he was “very close” to dying from his addiction to drugs and drink. Sir Elton was interviewed for Piers Meets Elton: A Life Stories Special on ITV 1. He used the interview to say that he was “biggest junkie there ever was”.
1st December 2010
Elton John turns newspaper editor for World AIDS Day 2
11:46 AM — Elton John marked his World AIDS Day edition of the Independent with a cover by one of his favourite artists. The cover, of a rose, is a specially-commissioned piece of art by British painter Gary Hume.