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  • 27th September 2011

    Gay journalist Johann Hari faces more plagiarism claims 21

    Johann Hari has not returned his £2,000 prize money

    5:36 PM — Gay journalist Johann Hari is facing more accusations of plagiarism as the Orwell Prize committee said he had returned his 2008 award but not the £2,000 prize money.

  • 12th September 2011

    Gay senator David Norris ‘could re-enter race for Irish presidency’ 46

    David Norris will reportedly re-enter the race

    3:04 PM — Openly gay independent senator David Norris could re-enter the race for the Irish presidency, it has been reported. The Sunday Independent reported that he is considering whether to stand again, following a "consistent outpouring of public support".

  • 26th July 2011

    Gay journalist Johann Hari expected to lose Orwell Prize 20

    Johann Hari has been accused of plagiarism, fabricating quotes and using an alias to attack other journalists

    10:37 AM — Gay journalist Johann Hari is expected to lose his Orwell Prize over allegations of plagiarism. The 32-year-old was suspended by the Independent newspaper last month after bloggers spotted that he had used old quotes in interviews without attributing them.

  • 12th July 2011

    Johann Hari suspended from the Independent 33

    Johann Hari has been suspended

    4:52 PM — Gay journalist Johann Hari has been suspended from the Independent after claims that he plagiarised interviews. Independent editor Chris Blackhurst confirmed the suspension.

  • 10th January 2011

    Mary Portas says she can’t explain her sexuality 34

    Mary Portas said female sexuality was hard to define

    12:05 PM — Retail guru Mary Portas says female sexuality isn't black and white. The presenter of the BBC's Mary, Queen of Shops said she could not explain how women who had been married could fall in love with other women.

  • 1st December 2010

    Elton John turns newspaper editor for World AIDS Day 2

    Elton John guest-edited the Independent

    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.

  • 30th November 2010

    Elton John recruits famous friends for World AIDS Day Independent 8

    Elton John will guest-edit tomorrow's Independent and i

    10:38 AM — Sir Elton John is to guest-edit the Independent and spin-off i tomorrow for World AIDS Day. He has reportedly asked Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor and Kanye West to contribute to the edition.

  • 16th November 2010

    Elton John to guest-edit The Independent 2

    Elton John with his civil partner David Furnish

    11:06 AM — Elton John is to guest-edit a special edition of The Independent for World AIDS Day. The gay singer, who set up an HIV/AIDS charity in 1992, said he was looking forward to the chance of raising awareness of the issue.

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