3rd November 2012
Lucy Spraggan quits X Factor due to illness 4
5:24 PM — In a statement, the 20-year-old from Sheffield said: "I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey but I'm not well enough to perform".
10th October 2012
David Walliams: Gay rumours will always follow Simon Cowell 13
5:18 PM — Little Britain star David Walliams says rumours about X Factor mogul Simon Cowell’s sexuality will always surround him – even though he says he is straight.
9th October 2012
X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan wanted to be a boy called ‘Max’, says mum 4
5:56 PM — The mother of Lucy Spraggan, the lesbian X Factor contender, has revealed that the singer wore boxers and asked to be called “Max” when she was at primary school.
15th September 2012
X Factor star Lucy Spraggan dismisses sexuality interest 12
4:33 PM — In an interview with PinkNews.co.uk, X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan says she is surprised by recent media attention about her sexuality.
12th September 2012
Joe McElderry speaks of relief at conviction of Twitter troll 5
1:24 PM — A man who abused and harassed X Factor winner Joe McElderry has been fined and given a restraining order.
7th September 2012
Ronan Keating: I still miss my ‘best friend’ Stephen Gately 23
12:23 PM — The Boyzone singer has told GaydarRadio that he still misses the gay music star, who died in 2009 from an undiagnosed heart condition; describing Stephen Gately as his “best friend”.
Brighton Pride boss speaks of ‘disappointment’ at Alexandra Burke snub 14
10:39 AM — Pride Brighton and Hove director Trevor Edwards has told the Argus newspaper that the X Factor winner’s decision to pull out of last weekend’s event was “disappointing”.
3rd September 2012
Marcus Collins serenades crowds at Cardiff Mardi Gras 8
3:49 PM — For the first time the organisers of Cardiff Mardi Gras held a parade through the city on Saturday.
In Photos: UK Brighton Pride 2012 24
9:14 AM — Brighton’s annual gay pride took place at the weekend, with thousands attending the main Preston Park event. Even though X Factor winner Alexandra Burke ended up being a no show, Brighton-based DJ Norman Cook (Fatboyslim) certainly knew how to please the crowds.
1st September 2012
Exclusive: Alexandra Burke shocks fans by ‘snubbing’ Brighton Pride 81
9:17 PM — X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has sensationally pulled out of performing at this year’s Brighton Pride event. The pop diva was due on stage at the Girls on Top tent at 6pm on Saturday, where thousands of revellers were eagerly waiting her arrival.
30th August 2012
Interview: Joe McElderry on his new album, love and Perez Hilton 14
9:38 PM — The pop star talks to Laurence Watts about his new album, Whitney Houston’s death and why he’d like you to follow him on Twitter.
27th August 2012
X Factor contestant’s mum “feels cool” that her daughter is gay 4
2:10 PM — An X Factor contestant has spoken out about being a lesbian, her mother's acceptance, and that her grandad only found out that she was gay by using Google.
25th April 2012
Joe McElderry victim of ‘Twitter homophobia’, again 26
5:18 PM — X Factor star Joe McElderry, who came out as gay following his Twitter account being hacked, has become a victim of homophia on the social network once again.
5th April 2012
Joe McElderry to headline Pride Glasgow 21
12:00 PM — Joe McElderry, the gay singer and winner of the X Factor and Popstar to Operastar has been confirmed as the headline act at Pride Glasgow this year.
22nd March 2012
David Walliams teases Simon Cowell with gay jokes on Jonathan Ross show 42
8:51 PM — Talent show mogul Simon Cowell was left visibly squirming during the filming of the Jonathan Ross show after Little Britain star David Walliams repeatedly teased the X Factor boss questions on his sexuality.
8th September 2011
Man who falsely accused Louis Walsh of sexual assault charged
3:02 PM — A man who accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexual assault has been charged with making false claims. Leonard Watters, 24, initially claimed that 58-year-old Walsh had groped him at the Krystle nightclub in Dublin after a Westlife concert in June.
30th August 2011
Jedward ‘not gay’, says tour manager 81
5:46 PM — Jedward's tour manager has denied that the Irish twins are gay. Liam McKenna told New magazine that despite speculation, the excitable duo like girls but won't discuss sex on Celebrity Big Brother in case their grandmother finds out.
19th August 2011
Will Young wants to be a father 33
1:11 PM — Will Young says he's looking forward to having children and a "less selfish" job. The gay singer said he was "very broody" but wants to meet the right man.
4th August 2011
Triple-booked X Factor stars Diva Fever pull out of Liverpool Pride 14
2:19 PM — X Factor stars Diva Fever have had to pull out of Liverpool Pride - because they were booked to play three Pride festivals on the same day. The band, comprising friends Craig Saggers and Josef Al-Smadi, were due to play Liverpool, Swindon and Cotswold Pride festivals on Saturday, leaving fans wondering whether they would be able to make each event.
3rd August 2011
Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry for Brighton Pride 5
2:52 PM — X Factor stars Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry are to perform at Brighton Pride this month. Burke, who is working on a new album will headline the August 13th festival with hits such as Bad Boys and Overcome.