X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
Russell T Davies to explore ‘modern gay sex lives’ in two new drama series
11:39 AM — Queer As Folk and Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies is to return to Channel 4 to launch two new drama series on the contemporary sex lives of gay men.
Sherlock star Andrew Scott publicly comes out as gay 2
10:58 AM — Sherlock actor Andrew Scott has has spoken out publicly for the first time to say that "as a gay person" he condemns Russian president Vladimir Putin for introducing anti-gay legislation to the country.
16th November 2013
Reporter who received anti-gay slur challenges Alec Baldwin to fight: ‘Why don’t we settle this like men?’ 6
5:21 PM — A reporter present during a recent tirade by actor Alec Baldwin during which he used homophobic slurs, has challenged him to a charity boxing match.
X Factor winner James Arthur apologises for homophobic slur in diss song: ‘I’m disappointed in myself’ 14
4:57 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he is 'extremely disappointed' in himself for a rap he recorded in retaliation against another artist, which included homophobic slurs, but said 'in rap... words I used have a different intent'.
Actor Alec Baldwin suspended by MSNBC for calling photographer a ‘cocksucking fag’ 19
12:54 AM — Actor Alec Baldwin has been suspended from his MSNBC talk show after hurling anti-gay abuse against a New York photographer.
15th November 2013
Russell Brand: David Cameron is a posh ‘w***er’ who doesn’t worry about gay rights 47
6:54 PM — Comedian Russell Brand has made an expletive-laden rant about David Cameron and George Osborne, dubbing them “posh w***ers” and has suggested they are indifferent to gay rights.
Russian court fines Lady Gaga’s concert organiser for ‘promoting’ homosexuality to children 17
5:57 PM — Lady Gaga's promoters in Russia have been fined 20,000 rubles (£380 or $615) for violating the country's controversial anti-gay laws.
James Franco slams representation of gay sex and Fassbender’s character in ‘Shame’ 8
5:39 PM — James Franco criticises Steve McQueen's 2011 film 'Shame' for its depiction of sex addiction and gay sex.
Video: First official trailer of gay HBO series ‘Looking’ starring Jonathan Groff
5:06 PM — Dubbed as the "gay 'Girls'", HBO releases the first official trailer of highly-anticipated gay drama comedy 'Looking'.
Robbie Williams: ‘I’m a straight person pretending to be gay’ 17
4:09 PM — Robbie Williams says he’s a straight person “pretending to be gay” as it helps “balance the sides.”
Samuel L Jackson ‘had no idea’ upcoming role was a gay character 3
1:44 PM — Outspoken LGBT ally and actor Samuel L Jackson has said he was not aware his upcoming role in the film adaption of Stephen King’s ‘Cell' was a gay character.
Francis Bacon artwork breaks art auction world record at £89 million 8
12:12 PM — A triptych of portraits by the openly gay artist Francis Bacon has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at an auction, totalling £89.6 million.
14th November 2013
US radio host insists story of homophobic Christian couple was a ‘ruse’ to support ENDA 20
11:31 AM — A US radio host and Fox news contributor has accused the story of a Missouri couple who called a gay waiter "fag" on their bill of being an elaborate "ruse" designed to garner support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
13th November 2013
BBC to produce film showing how gay campaigners supported the miners in 1984 5
4:29 PM — The BBC is making a drama based on a true story about a group of gay and lesbian activists who raised money to support the miners in 1984.
US televangelist Pat Robertson instructs mother to ask her gay son whether a coach ‘molested’ him 14
1:45 PM — Pat Robertson, the US televangelist named Stonewall's 2013 Bigot of the Year, recently explained to the mother a gay child that she should ask whether he was "molested" by a coach.
Viral: Lesbians react to sex scene in Blue is the Warmest Colour
11:17 AM — In a viral video currently making the rounds online, a group of gay women have shared their views on the ten minute lesbian sex scene in Blue Is The Warmest Color, the winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival.
12th November 2013
30 Rock star Maulik Pancholy comes out as gay 2
12:47 PM — 30 Rock star Maulik Pancholy has come out as gay after celebrating a nine-year anniversary with his partner.
11th November 2013
Annie Lennox: Stigma is preventing people in Scotland from testing for HIV 4
2:24 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has commented on new research in Scotland showing nearly a quarter of people are unaware that a person living with HIV can live for more than 20 years.
Lady Gaga: ‘I never said I was a gay icon’ 6
2:05 PM — Bisexual singer Lady Gaga has insisted she is not a "gay icon" despite being an advocate and supporter of LGBT equality, instead calling herself a "gay supporter."