17th July 2013
Placebo lead singer: ‘If gay people are crazy enough to want to get married, it should be allowed’ 12
2:06 PM — Speaking in celebration of the passing of the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, lead singer of the band Placebo has offered the band's support for a global movement towards the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
16th July 2013
Germany: Berlin Mayor files legal complaint against rapper for anti-gay lyrics 19
6:24 PM — A German rapper is the subject of a legal complaint filed by Berlin's mayor, who has accused him of releasing a video containing anti-gay lyrics, and which incites violence.
Adam Levine accuses talent show Idol of stopping people from coming out as gay 2
3:59 PM — Maroon 5 singer and coach of talent show The Voice Adam Levine, has hit out at rival show Idol to say that it discourages aspiring singers from coming out as gay.
15th July 2013
David Walliams: Dressing up as a girl at school allowed me to escape from anti-gay abuse 15
3:11 PM — David Walliams says dressing up as a girl during his childhood provided him with an escape from homophobic taunts.
13th July 2013
Video: Band creates video protesting recent Russian anti-gay laws 4
1:45 PM — A band has dedicated a new single from its debut album to supporting gay and lesbian people in Russia, and in opposition to recently passed anti-gay laws.
11th July 2013
Rapper Macklemore: ‘Homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community’ 4
4:28 PM — Rap star Macklemore has spoken in an interview to say that he thinks "homophobia is still rampant in the hip-hop community", but that "it's getting better".
Beyoncé says she is ‘flattered’ at the suggestion that she is a gay icon 2
1:33 PM — Superstar singer Beyoncé has said during an interview that she is "flattered" to be considered by some a gay icon, noting Judy Garland, Cher and Madonna as others, and saying she is "in the company of great women".
10th July 2013
Elton John praises Pope Francis as he’s named ‘Man of the Year’ by Vanity Fair 47
10:53 AM — Sir Elton John says Pope Francis “is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity”.
9th July 2013
Elton John to undergo surgery for appendicitis and cancels shows 4
4:20 PM — Sir Elton John has been forced to cancel a headline performance in Hyde Park after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
8th July 2013
Video: Gay themed rock song music video sees viral success 14
6:23 PM — A rock musician from the US has released a song and music video featuring a gay storyline, which has since gone viral with almost half a million YouTube views.
5th July 2013
Jessie J quits The Voice to promote new record 2
1:28 PM — Bisexual pop star Jessie J has quit her role as a coach and judge on BBC talent show, The Voice.
4th July 2013
Equal marriage rap song reaches top 20 in Billboard Hot 100 chart 4
1:53 PM — A rap song which carries a message of strong support for equal marriage, has reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
3rd July 2013
Elton John: It is ‘hard to stay sane’ in the modern music industry 2
3:12 PM — Sir Elton John has criticised the modern music industry for turning musicians into "bitter nonentities," and has said that his music career "will have to change" so that he can look after his two children.
1st July 2013
Rap duo of pro-equal marriage song, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, win BET award for best group 4
3:42 PM — Rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who entered the Billboard chart last week with a song strongly supporting equal marriage, have been awarded a BET award for best group.
28th June 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket One Direction concert for being ‘fag-enabling peverts’ 27
5:48 PM — The adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has said it will picket the concerts of boy band One Direction, deeming them "fag-enabling", because they "think it's funny... to grab each other's asses on stage".
Straight Pride UK claims that 90% of Glastonbury attendees say they are ‘proud’ to be ‘naturally straight’ 46
2:22 PM — A group which claims to aim for "full straight equality", including the right to hold "heterosexual pride" events, has tweeted from Glastonbury festival to claim that 90% of the festival's attendees are "proud" to be straight.
24th June 2013
Rapper Macklemore joins support for gay student expelled from university for proposing to her girlfriend 1
1:17 PM — US rap star Macklemore has showed his support for a Nebraska student who was expelled from her university after she proposed to her girlfriend at one of his concerts.
21st June 2013
Liverpool Pride announces Amelia Lily as headline act 1
2:45 AM — X Factor, and UK top 40 singer Amelia Lily is to headline the Liverpool Pride in August, organisers have announced.
19th June 2013
Michelle Shocked to return to San Francisco during Pride Week, to clarify her feelings following anti-gay rant 25
2:16 PM — Several months after Michelle Shocked alarmed fans at a San Francisco gig by going on an anti-gay rant, during which she said "god hates fags", the country singer has been invited back to perform, and to have the chance to really explain what she meant.
18th June 2013
Cher to perform at New York Pride’s Dance on the Pier party 3
7:08 PM — It's been announced Cher will perform at this year's New York Pride 'Dance on the Pier' party.