26th July 2014
UK: James Arthur to change name following homophobic lyrics row 27
2:41 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur is to change his name to get away from the "stigma" that surrounds him, after multiple rows over homophobic lyrics.
Marcus Collins: Strictly will have same-sex dance couples eventually
12:03 PM — Singer Marcus Collins has said it is only "a matter of time" before a same-sex dance partnership is allowed on Strictly Come Dancing.
25th July 2014
Superhero TV show ‘The Flash’ to feature two gay characters 3
6:42 PM — Superhero TV show The Flash will have at least two recurring gay characters, it has been revealed.
Artist makes dresses out of condoms to raise awareness of HIV
6:00 PM — Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘the sheath dress’, a Brazilian artist has created a collection of clothes made completely from expired or damaged condoms.
Tim Gunn: I’m ‘conflicted’ about letting trans people be models 17
5:47 PM — Tim Gunn has said he is "conflicted" about letting trans women be models because they have the "bone structure of a man".
St Louis Rams coach: Michael Sam is not a ‘distraction’
4:15 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has dismissed claims that Michael Sam's sexuality is a "distraction" for the team.
Trans* Pride festival to be held in Brighton this weekend 1
12:04 PM — The second ever Trans* Pride Brighton festival is set to open this evening.
Model Andreja Pejić comes out as a transgender woman 6
10:59 AM — Model Andreja Pejić has revealed that she is a transgender woman.
24th July 2014
US: Court rules that John Travolta ‘can’t stop’ alleged gay lover’s legal action 3
3:38 PM — A court has ruled that a pilot who claims he had a gay affair with John Travolta can't be stopped from pursuing legal action for his right to speak about his claims.
Sharon Osbourne: I know lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are still in the closet 11
1:58 PM — Sharon Osbourne has said she still knows lots of gay people in the entertainment industry who are in the closet and use women as beards.
Commonwealth Games organisers: Barrowman gay kiss was scripted to promote equality 11
1:20 PM — The organisers of the Commonwealth Games have revealed that John Barrowman's surprise gay kiss in last night's opening ceremony was planned well in advance.
Watch: Scottish independence dilemma re-imagined as gay romantic comedy 5
11:55 AM — A new web series is re-imagining the Scottish independence dilemma as a gay romantic comedy.
23rd July 2014
‘Glad to be Gay’ singer Tom Robinson to play rare London show at The Jazz Cafe 13
6:57 PM — Singer-songwriter Tom Robinson is to perform a rare London show at the Jazz Cafe next week.
Watch: George Takei ‘shocked’ that comics icon Archie will be killed off saving gay friend 1
6:11 PM — George Takei has reacted to the news that comic character Archie will be shot while saving his gay friend Kevin Keller.
True Blood star slams actor who quit show over planned gay storyline 1
5:04 PM — True Blood star Nelsan Ellis has spoken out about Luke Grimes' decision to quit the show over a planned gay storyline for his character.
John Amaechi: Coach’s comments about Michael Sam are a ‘calculated’ stunt 2
3:17 PM — Retired basketball star John Amaechi has claimed that Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam were just to "keep himself in the news".
Final Fantasy players hold virtual Pride parade to celebrate same-sex marriage
12:05 PM — Final Fantasy players have held a virtual Pride parade, to celebrate the introduction of same-sex marriage to the game series.
Breaking Bad actress comes out as gay 1
11:28 AM — Breaking Bad actress Emily Rios has come out as gay.
21st July 2014
Panic! at the Disco donate to LGBT charity after Westboro Baptist Church picket 1
4:58 PM — The band Panic! at the Disco have struck back at the Westboro Baptist Church for recording a parody of one of their songs.
Two new videos explore different forms of gender expression 3
2:34 PM — Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.