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.
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.