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  • 23rd November 2011

    No charges against students in case of bullied New York teen’s suicide 81

    Jamey Rodemeyer died in September

    9:57 AM — Chief says he is "not satisfied" after a lack of evidence, the statute of limitations and rules that a victim must file a complaint prevent police from charging students.

  • 28th October 2011

    Darren Hayes: I don’t want to be a poster child for gay rights 52

    Darren Hayes says he wants to be known for his music

    3:23 PM — Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes says he does not want to be pigeon-holed as a gay artist. The 39-year-old musician, who came out five years ago, told News.com.au: "I don't want to be a gay or a straight artist. I don't make gay records - I make records."

  • Cher: Chaz Bono is ‘same child, different wrapping’ 44

    Chaz is 'same child, different wrapping'

    10:21 AM — Cher says she sees her transgender son Chaz Bono as the same person inside after he transitioned. The singer, who previously admitted she was finding it hard to deal with the change, now appears to have accepted it.

  • 27th October 2011

    Kelly Clarkson fights off lesbian rumours 19

    Kelly Clarkson says she's not gay

    1:23 PM — US singer Kelly Clarkson says she still has to deal with rumours about her sexuality. The star has been single for several years and has blamed "stupid" rumours for putting off potential boyfriends.

  • 27th September 2011

    L Word actress ‘escorted off plane for lesbian kiss’ 115

    Leisha Hailey called for a boycott of the airline (Photo: Clea DuVall)

    10:25 AM — Leisha Hailey, who starred in the US lesbian drama The L Word, says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after a row over kissing her girlfriend.

  • 26th September 2011

    Video: Lady Gaga’s tribute to young fan who killed himself 40

    Jamey Rodemeyer was a fan of Lady Gaga

    4:10 PM — Lady Gaga dedicated a performance at the weekend to a 14-year-old fan who killed himself after suffering homophobic bullying. Jamey Rodemeyer, of Buffalo, New York, was buried yesterday.

  • 22nd September 2011

    Lady Gaga says she will meet Barack Obama over anti-gay bullying 37

    Lady Gaga said she would meet the president

    9:46 AM — Lady Gaga says she plans to meet President Obama to discuss homophobic bullying after one of her young fans killed himself. Jamey Rodemeyer, 14, from Buffalo, New York, killed himself om Sunday after posting an online tribute to the singer.

  • 21st September 2011

    New York boy, 14, kills himself after anti-gay bullying 78

    Jamey Rodemeyer said no one listened to him

    1:13 PM — A 14-year-old boy from Buffalo, New York, killed himself after suffering homophobic bullying. Jamey Rodemeyer, a student at Williamsville North High School, had made an 'It Gets Better' YouTube video and said that pro-gay singer Lady Gaga was the "reason" he was still alive.

  • 14th September 2011

    Elton John sues over unpaid charity date 27

    The banker won a date with Sir Elton and David Furnish

    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.

  • 18th July 2011

    Chris Brown may sue magazine over anti-gay claims 7

    Chris Brown's representatives said the story was untrue

    1:43 PM — Chris Brown is reportedly considering whether to sue over a magazine article which claimed he hurled homophobic abuse during a casual basketball game. Last week, US magazine Star reported that the singer was at an LA gym recently when he lost his temper and called other players "faggots".

  • 4th February 2011

    Elton John says he wants Rush Limbaugh to support civil unions 20

    Elton John said Lady Gaga was 'pure genius'

    4:54 PM — Elton John says he wants unlikely friend Rush Limbaugh to say he supports civil partnerships for gay couples. The singer sang at the controversial radio host's wedding last year and was reportedly paid $1 million for the gig.

  • 31st January 2011

    Christian Voice leader Stephen Green ‘a wifebeater’ 100

    Stephen Green is a wife-beater, his former wife says

    10:08 AM — The wife of Christian Voice leader Stephen Green says he beat her until she bled and does not believe in marital rape. Caroline Green, who was married to the anti-gay Christian extremist for 26 years, says she has come forward now because "the people who support him financially and morally should know what he is really like".

  • 11th November 2010

    Ricky Martin says he’ll get married when Puerto Rico allows it 12

    Ricky Martin said he didn't want to be a "second class citizen"

    3:17 PM — Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin says he will marry his partner when his home country legalises gay marriage. The star has not revealed the name of his long-term boyfriend, but says they would get married if they could.

  • 8th November 2010

    Jonathan Ross says George Michael is a ‘great role model for young gay men’ 27

    George Michael is a "strong, butch, unashamedly gay man"

    2:43 PM — Jonathan Ross says singer George Michael is a role model for young gay men who don't "embrace camp or feminised homosexual behaviour". According to Ross, the star, who was recently jailed for crashing his car under the influence of cannabis, is a "strong, butch, unashamedly gay man".

  • 4th November 2010

    Christina Aguilera tells gay kids ‘just be yourself’ 3

    Christina Aguilera told gay kids "it gets better"

    3:41 PM — Pop star Christina Aguilera has added her support to Stonewall's campaign against homophobic bullying. The charity has begun a new campaign called It Gets Better... Today, which is inspired by the US YouTube campaign It Gets Better.

  • 18th February 2010

    Elton John ‘lost the plot’ in drug battle 1

    Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish

    5:08 PM — Legendary gay singer Elton John has spoken about the extent of his cocaine addiction. The singer, who was addicted to the drug in the 1980s, told Parade magazine he had an all-or-nothing approach to it.

  • 10th February 2010

    La Roux: ‘I’m not gay, straight or bisexual’ 38

    La Roux: Not gay, straight or bisexual

    11:56 AM — Androgynous singer La Roux has said she does not see herself as gay, straight or bisexual. The singer, real name Elly Jackson, is known as a lesbian icon but has refused to conform with traditional ideas of gender and sexual orientation.

  • 5th February 2010

    Gavin and Stacey actor to appear in Boy George biopic 11

    Boy George will get the biopic treatment

    5:22 PM — Gay singer Boy George will be the subject of a new BBC biopic, it was announced today. The drama will document his early life up to his 1980s heyday and cast members will include Mat Horne, best known for comedy Gavin and Stacey and the flop movie Lesbian Vampire Killers.

  • 3rd February 2010

    Biopic planned for anti-gay campaigner Anita Bryant 23

    Anita Bryant was an anti-gay rights campaigner

    6:02 PM — US television network HBO is developing a biopic of Anita Bryant, the campaigner who warned gays were recruiting children.

  • 2nd February 2010

    Westlife star Mark Feehily announces engagement 18

    Mark Feehily is engaged

    5:47 PM — Westlife singer Mark Feehily announced his engagement last week on Twitter. The star and his boyfriend Kevin McDaid got engaged on their fifth anniversary. They have not revealed a date for their civil partnership.

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